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. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$12,400,69618%2,194--$5,652$22,867,4611Lionsgate
2Eight Below$7,175,28275%3,0726$2,336$40,607,1642Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$5,088,96071%3,313-164$1,536$57,813,5953Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$3,903,56322%2,8982$1,347$31,801,4252Fox
5Firewall$3,365,58386%2,740-100$1,228$35,788,0253Warner Bros.
6Curious George$3,235,72498%2,60937$1,240$40,999,7803Universal
7Final Destination 3$2,387,07850%2,726-154$876$43,435,0933New Line
8Doogal$1,552,39078%2,318--$670$2,425,6971The Weinstein Company
9Freedomland$1,266,36754%2,3610$536$9,969,2982Sony / Columbia
10When a Stranger Calls (2006)$1,141,35335%2,060-569$554$44,945,4234Sony / Screen Gems