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 Fri, Oct. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$7,831,333108%3,481--$2,250$19,039,3461Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$6,003,755267%2,404459$2,497$74,243,6503Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$2,412,469161%2,764-126$873$46,490,0533Overture
4Couples Retreat$2,390,228245%3,026-48$790$82,956,9854Universal
5Where the Wild Things Are$1,948,377154%3,645-90$535$58,669,5453Warner Bros.
6Saw VI$1,905,544176%3,0360$628$19,167,4782Lionsgate
7The Stepfather (2009)$1,199,584279%2,346-388$511$22,546,7443Sony / Screen Gems
8Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$990,806200%2,7540$360$8,701,2522Universal
9Astro Boy$975,419238%3,0206$323$8,831,9262Summit
10Amelia$968,380219%1,070250$905$6,274,3502Fox Searchlight