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 Wed, Dec. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$11,942,925-12%3,688--$3,238$67,663,1801Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$5,713,320-20%2,86311$1,996$73,667,7002Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$4,252,55211%3,728162$1,141$36,477,6502Paramount
4Rocky Balboa$3,266,866-27%3,017265$1,083$34,416,5421MGM
5The Good Shepherd$3,045,523-26%2,215--$1,375$21,306,7391Universal
6Eragon$2,708,835-12%3,03010$894$45,607,0102Fox
7Happy Feet$2,634,1467%2,565-770$1,027$165,624,2696Warner Bros.
8We Are Marshall$2,310,298-20%2,606--$887$13,767,9971Warner Bros.
9The Holiday$2,054,203-9%2,63521$780$41,262,7883Sony / Columbia
10Casino Royale (2006)$1,296,851-9%1,588-626$817$147,649,0066Sony / Columbia