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 Sat, Feb. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$9,480,36148%3,571-4$2,655$116,915,4573Sony / Columbia
2Diary of a Mad Black Woman$9,140,23024%1,483--$6,163$16,520,3191Lionsgate
3Constantine$5,150,62940%3,0060$1,713$47,760,9062Warner Bros.
4Cursed$3,941,3257%2,805--$1,405$7,620,7771Miramax / Dimension
5Man of the House (2005)$3,919,67832%2,422--$1,618$6,896,3741Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$3,571,79987%2,12520$1,681$62,994,36811Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$3,029,15464%3,1880$950$20,328,4552Fox
8Are We There Yet?$1,890,02078%2,242-277$843$75,317,3396Sony / Columbia
9The Aviator (2004)$1,862,15590%1,579-131$1,179$92,777,45810Miramax
10Sideways$1,730,61282%1,229-71$1,408$62,314,03319Fox Searchlight