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, Jul. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$7,076,5507%4,099--$1,726$80,417,7511Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$5,760,502-10%4,2340$1,361$305,525,6522Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$3,384,128-4%3,334--$1,015$47,060,6981Universal
4The Proposal$2,424,00212%3,09941$782$98,931,5073Disney
5The Hangover$1,951,347-1%3,070-455$636$208,971,9735Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,413,12812%2,6060$542$29,198,5482Warner Bros.
7Up$1,180,74114%2,656-831$445$267,033,4656Disney
8Year One$497,551-2%2,240-784$222$39,308,3633Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$376,2947%1,908-1087$197$59,237,1804Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$343,4278%1,419-831$242$168,369,0367Fox