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, Jan. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$25,274,00869%3,4615$7,303$309,259,0843Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$14,889,88271%3,6260$4,106$116,992,8382Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$12,998,26449%3,74747$3,469$133,881,1772Fox
4It's Complicated$7,127,42534%2,89710$2,460$47,503,3002Universal
5The Blind Side$4,554,77932%2,926160$1,557$200,958,1207Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$4,112,26345%1,8950$2,170$37,779,1405Paramount
7The Princess and the Frog$3,631,52038%3,328-147$1,091$79,701,3264Disney
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,933,34649%2,7180$711$22,350,6543Sony / Columbia
9Invictus$1,485,82651%2,17010$685$28,110,5034Warner Bros.
10Nine$1,459,19569%1,4120$1,033$11,255,2603The Weinstein Company