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 Sun, Nov. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flushed Away$5,675,775-33%3,707--$1,531$18,814,4321Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$5,366,355-39%3,458--$1,552$19,503,2911Disney
3Saw III$3,301,786-48%3,1670$1,043$59,381,9082Lionsgate
4The Departed$1,803,401-50%2,785-166$648$102,006,9375Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$1,727,784-49%2,30524$750$39,138,0753Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$1,087,467-46%2,375185$458$26,551,6973Paramount / DreamWorks
7Open Season (2006)$853,951-40%2,458-601$347$81,255,2356Sony / Columbia
8Man of the Year (2006)$764,143-56%2,388-238$320$33,849,7684Universal
9Flicka$727,029-41%2,314-563$314$17,603,2403Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$356,262-53%1,274-699$280$52,284,0376Disney