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, Mar. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$4,814,037-66%4,055--$1,187$48,546,3561Paramount / DreamWorks
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,978,722-63%3,384-355$585$295,513,6574Disney
3Hot Tub Time Machine$1,545,088-61%2,754--$561$15,565,5901MGM
4Diary of a Wimpy Kid$1,240,561-59%3,0836$402$37,138,9512Fox
5The Bounty Hunter$1,047,772-64%3,0740$341$39,466,2052Sony / Columbia
6She's Out of My League$403,180-57%2,432-526$166$25,989,7403Paramount
7Green Zone$358,960-62%2,564-440$140$30,833,9653Universal
8Repo Men$352,660-61%2,519-2$140$11,657,3902Universal
9Shutter Island$337,739-61%2,123-581$159$120,950,2916Paramount
10Our Family Wedding$215,073-67%1,132-477$190$17,153,5353Fox Searchlight