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, Aug. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$19,324,326-24%3,660--$5,280$69,283,5241Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$7,510,046-22%3,9264$1,913$128,061,4172Fox
3Underdog$3,114,090-28%3,013--$1,034$11,584,6041Disney
4I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$3,076,432-27%3,289-212$935$91,798,9403Universal
5Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$3,072,328-19%3,125-880$983$261,028,1414Warner Bros.
6Hairspray (2007)$2,700,549-23%3,115-6$867$78,862,8243New Line
7Transformers$1,937,986-19%2,419-930$801$296,379,4645Paramount / DreamWorks
8No Reservations$1,850,060-29%2,4250$763$24,172,7312Warner Bros.
9Hot Rod$1,561,621-11%2,607--$599$5,309,6741Paramount
10Ratatouille$1,220,064-23%1,940-994$629$188,244,7476Disney