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 Mon, Dec. 24 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 24 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$7,004,342-45%3,832--$1,828$51,787,7531Disney
2I Am Legend$4,401,169-57%3,62014$1,216$141,170,8382Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$4,390,793-50%3,49924$1,255$88,434,5932Fox
4Charlie Wilson's War$1,957,076-38%2,575--$760$11,614,4351Universal
5Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,168,920-55%1,249--$936$10,470,1211Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Golden Compass$1,000,219-39%2,953-575$339$50,002,3973New Line
7Enchanted$874,595-39%2,752-314$318$99,296,7685Disney
8P.S. I Love You$717,767-63%2,454--$292$7,198,3211Warner Bros.
9Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story$554,421-57%2,650--$209$4,727,6941Sony / Columbia
10No Country for Old Men$379,104-45%1,222-126$310$37,288,9217Miramax