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, Aug. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$4,529,509-30%3,319--$1,365$11,033,3310Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,814,719-6%3,862-266$729$454,709,7284Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$2,101,184-12%3,0720$684$52,933,5691Sony / Columbia
4The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$1,492,013-5%3,77818$395$78,040,7122Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$1,383,627-10%2,70740$511$26,220,5741Warner Bros.
6Mamma Mia!$1,362,315-7%3,031-31$449$109,917,1704Universal
7Step Brothers$927,038-9%2,984-125$311$85,884,0363Sony / Columbia
8Journey to the Center of the Earth$653,705-5%1,778-297$368$84,660,3905Warner Bros. / New Line
9WALL-E$458,534-9%1,803-341$254$212,293,7727Disney
10Swing Vote$333,291-6%2,106-107$158$13,548,2052Disney