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 Mon, Dec. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$19,418,139-20%3,4564$5,619$232,303,3252Fox
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$12,096,892-20%3,700--$3,269$87,823,5841Fox
3Sherlock Holmes$11,166,213-30%3,626--$3,079$73,470,4901Warner Bros.
4It's Complicated$4,272,760-35%2,887--$1,480$26,373,5801Universal
5The Princess and the Frog$3,071,216-4%3,4750$884$66,748,1403Disney
6The Blind Side$2,810,000-19%2,766-641$1,016$186,938,3416Warner Bros.
7Up in the Air$2,264,000-30%1,8951720$1,195$26,299,8774Paramount
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,110,000-26%2,7180$408$16,707,3082Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,096,605-29%1,4121408$777$6,892,1322The Weinstein Company
10The Twilight Saga: New Moon$959,000-15%1,593-1049$602$281,923,6236Summit