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 Tue, Feb. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$2,141,017-4%3,183--$673$29,080,9411Fox
2Slumdog Millionaire$737,54418%1,633222$452$68,558,28712Fox Searchlight
3Gran Torino$707,9801%3,015-30$235$111,588,1184Warner Bros.
4Paul Blart: Mall Cop$686,779-3%3,20662$214$84,640,2803Sony / Columbia
5Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$662,639-10%2,9420$225$34,563,4592Sony / Screen Gems
6New in Town$486,6138%1,941--$251$7,677,7801Lionsgate
7The Uninvited$415,036-9%2,344--$177$11,198,4011Paramount / DreamWorks
8My Bloody Valentine 3D$378,220-7%1,406-1128$269$45,611,9133Lionsgate
9Hotel for Dogs$300,342-4%3,160-111$95$48,767,3273Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$297,5827%2,126-137$140$117,044,2806Paramount