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. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$4,735,274-43%2,9112895$1,627$20,816,7901Warner Bros.
2First Sunday$3,883,955-49%2,213--$1,755$17,715,1071Sony / Screen Gems
3Juno$3,193,433-45%2,448523$1,305$70,863,3003Fox Searchlight
4Alvin and the Chipmunks$2,933,362-33%3,384-78$867$187,938,6155Fox
5National Treasure: Book of Secrets$2,862,948-45%3,377-385$848$187,116,8604Disney
6I Am Legend$1,941,599-47%3,353-295$579$240,284,1055Warner Bros.
7The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$1,189,770-39%1,337--$890$4,250,8991Universal
8One Missed Call$1,146,226-58%2,2400$512$20,493,9022Warner Bros.
9P.S. I Love You$1,120,325-46%2,323-148$482$46,831,8294Warner Bros.
10The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$1,057,607-32%2,506-271$422$35,203,3753Sony / Columbia