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, Jan. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$6,151,668-41%3,730-38$1,649$163,844,9613Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$3,040,818-47%3,027157$1,005$124,035,4914Sony / Columbia
3Children of Men$2,581,934-36%1,2091193$2,136$11,805,5471Universal
4Freedom Writers$2,063,125-48%1,360--$1,517$9,404,8641Paramount
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,909,041-32%3,303-442$578$66,964,5794Paramount
6Happily N'Ever After$1,723,161-38%2,381--$724$6,607,9071Lionsgate
7The Good Shepherd$1,608,613-43%2,25032$715$48,342,3453Universal
8Rocky Balboa$1,515,000-41%3,018-1$502$60,644,1853MGM
9Eragon$1,347,651-35%2,625-360$513$67,044,5434Fox
10Happy Feet$1,252,789-27%2,212-353$566$185,424,6958Warner Bros.