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, Jun. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$17,474,785--3,424--$5,104$17,474,7851Fox
2Madagascar$4,868,11170%3,929-213$1,239$116,100,9353DreamWorks
3The Longest Yard (2005)$4,538,353117%3,65420$1,242$109,144,0633Paramount
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,005,45875%3,322-328$1,206$321,260,4954Fox
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$3,919,227--2,655--$1,476$3,919,2271Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$2,862,58885%2,8208$1,015$27,776,1872Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,948,30569%2,5830$754$19,969,2122Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$1,923,761--1,912--$1,006$1,923,7611Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$812,41517%1,949-1076$417$74,676,5275New Line
10High Tension$689,613--1,323--$521$689,6131Lions Gate