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 Thu, Jul. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$8,402,784-4%4,306-60$1,951$351,089,4802Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$3,433,948-5%3,094--$1,110$46,664,9771Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$3,080,470-4%2,99014$1,030$74,856,1292Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,493,6542%2,688-142$556$66,270,0773Warner Bros. / New Line
5WALL-E$1,077,5321%3,044-266$354$199,477,6395Disney
6Hancock$1,051,7180%3,309-467$318$210,796,3724Sony / Columbia
7Space Chimps$810,063-1%2,53827$319$19,253,2592Fox
8The X-Files: I Want to Believe$783,023-7%3,185--$246$13,632,3411Fox
9Hellboy II: The Golden Army$648,0010%3,018-194$215$68,744,1773Universal
10Wanted (2008)$349,593-3%1,750-683$200$130,081,5815Universal