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, Nov. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$9,780,637210%2,5661729$3,812$48,622,1612Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$5,378,011322%3,4580$1,555$29,535,4812Disney
3Flushed Away$5,294,091336%3,7070$1,428$28,515,8282Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$4,915,167--2,264--$2,171$4,915,1671Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$2,396,245154%3,013-154$795$65,673,7043Lionsgate
6The Return (2006)$1,826,771--1,986--$920$1,826,7711Rogue
7Babel$1,726,9771685%1,2511216$1,380$3,565,6113Paramount Vantage
8The Prestige$1,615,584151%2,236-69$723$43,026,3444Disney
9The Departed$1,606,849152%2,210-575$727$106,148,1636Warner Bros.
10A Good Year$1,259,394--2,066--$610$1,259,3941Fox