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 Thu, Jul. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$3,867,049-13%3,79020$1,020$131,710,5252Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$3,349,686-11%2,9250$1,145$95,603,4352New Line
3Fantastic Four$1,462,791-6%3,449-170$424$129,345,8113Fox
4The Island (2005)$1,251,900-12%3,122--$401$18,355,3941DreamWorks
5Bad News Bears$1,227,162-12%3,183--$386$17,032,5291Paramount
6War of the Worlds$1,048,080-3%3,265-459$321$212,885,1614Paramount
7Hustle and Flow$563,8333%1,013--$557$10,561,1581Paramount Classics
8Batman Begins$544,977-6%2,275-535$240$193,431,0946Warner Bros.
9The Devil's Rejects$532,905-11%1,757--$303$9,741,0901Lionsgate
10Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$489,175-5%1,916-454$255$176,707,8587Fox