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, Nov. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$5,146,646-71%4,056--$1,269$68,253,9491Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$2,191,351-54%2,792--$785$21,357,4941Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$846,590-65%3,464-162$244$76,418,8693Disney
4Zack and Miri Make a Porno$775,561-47%2,7350$284$21,461,6822The Weinstein Company
5Changeling$722,542-62%1,8555$390$21,282,6643Universal
6Soul Men$473,624-62%2,044--$232$5,874,9451MGM / Weinstein
7Saw V$438,073-53%2,829-255$155$52,625,4113Lionsgate
8The Secret Life of Bees$334,785-59%1,481-130$226$30,237,7244Fox Searchlight
9The Haunting of Molly Hartley$332,460-50%2,576-76$129$10,397,2622Freestyle
10Eagle Eye$286,476-50%1,407-600$204$96,633,6537Paramount / DreamWorks