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, Feb. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spiderwick Chronicles$5,736,340-12%3,847--$1,491$27,115,8261Paramount
2Jumper$4,738,263-40%3,428--$1,382$38,719,2481Fox
3Step Up 2 the Streets$3,216,334-38%2,470--$1,302$28,726,2551Disney
4Fool's Gold$1,946,311-45%3,1250$623$43,809,4552Warner Bros.
5Definitely, Maybe$1,707,218-39%2,204--$775$14,591,7161Universal
6Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$1,445,696-42%2,3870$606$30,182,5032Universal
7Juno$970,463-34%1,865-456$520$125,052,4638Fox Searchlight
827 Dresses$687,250-30%1,936-905$355$70,649,1935Fox
9The Bucket List$683,534-40%2,307-446$296$81,659,1546Warner Bros.
10There Will Be Blood$643,373-39%1,410-210$456$31,619,2238Paramount Vantage