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, Nov. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$23,441,762--3,404--$6,887$23,441,7621Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$5,586,422264%3,6830$1,517$46,550,7852Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$1,942,225137%2,45310$792$19,117,7682Overture
4The Fourth Kind$1,772,572218%2,5303$701$17,616,7952Universal
5Michael Jackson's This Is It$1,529,24695%3,037-444$504$63,638,8723Sony / Columbia
6Paranormal Activity$1,498,589232%2,712154$553$101,143,7005Paramount
7Couples Retreat$1,417,660242%2,509-348$565$99,300,5036Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$1,258,222139%2,071-403$608$64,648,6915Overture
9The Box$1,146,517182%2,6350$435$11,168,5162Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$628,817143%2,090-666$301$71,656,0765Warner Bros.