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 Sat, Jun. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$13,281,04751%3,88668$3,418$178,741,6083Disney
2The Hangover$12,603,94422%3,35586$3,757$94,889,5902Warner Bros.
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$9,335,05813%3,074--$3,037$17,569,6441Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$4,112,29039%3,365-442$1,222$140,922,6984Fox
5Land of the Lost$3,587,24423%3,53413$1,015$32,332,9232Universal
6Star Trek$2,391,84055%2,638-564$907$230,368,5846Paramount
7Imagine That$2,205,00220%3,008--$733$4,042,4901Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$2,017,07441%2,650-654$761$112,583,8594Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$1,794,05949%2,436-489$736$122,098,6205Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$1,579,01515%2,273-237$695$34,235,9273Universal