Grosses

NORTH AMERICA: 'Fury' Collects $33.05M During Its First Week of ReleaseOctober 24, 2014 01:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

p>Sony's Fury took in $2.04 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down a solid 5 percent from Wednesday's performance. After being a bit front-loaded over the weekend, Fury held up nicely throughout the midweek. Fury was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $33.05 million. That was towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 15 percent ahead of the $28.67 million seven-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Fox's Gone Girl held steady in second place with $1.47 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and down 35 percent from last Thursday. Gone Girl placed in second for the week with $23.72 million. That was down 37 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a very impressive $112.99 million.

Warner's The Judge grossed $0.74 million to remain in third. In the process, the Robert Downey Jr. led drama surpassed the $30 million mark on Thursday. The Judge was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 34.5 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in seventh for the week with $11.13 million. That represented a 41 percent decline from last week and places the film's 14-day total at $30.03 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me was up 2 percent and one spot from Wednesday to claim fourth on Thursday with $0.68 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden placed in sixth for the week with a seven-day start of $12.93 million. The Best of Me continues to perform on the low end of its modest expectations (and softly for a Sparks adaptation).

The Book of Life was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.66 million. Fox's modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance. The Book of Life placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $20.11 million. That was in line with expectations and was on par with the recent $20.11 million seven-day take of The Boxtrolls.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Birdman continued to impress with $46,874 from 4 locations. That represented a 12 percent decline from Wednesday and gave the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton a massive per-location average of $11,719 for the day. Birdman has grossed $630,441 through seven days of platform release. The film will be playing in 50 locations this weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Feb. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$7,380,089--1,483--$4,976$7,380,0891Lionsgate
2Hitch$6,425,913239%3,571-4$1,799$107,435,0963Sony / Columbia
3Cursed$3,679,452--2,805--$1,312$3,679,4521Miramax / Dimension
4Constantine$3,679,272136%3,0060$1,224$42,610,2772Warner Bros.
5Man of the House (2005)$2,976,696--2,422--$1,229$2,976,6961Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$1,906,490212%2,12520$897$59,422,56911Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$1,847,974148%3,1880$580$17,299,3012Fox
8Are We There Yet?$1,060,537154%2,242-277$473$73,427,3196Sony / Columbia
9The Aviator (2004)$980,199185%1,579-131$621$90,915,30310Miramax
10Sideways$951,517210%1,229-71$774$60,583,42119Fox Searchlight