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 Sat, May. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$10,591,000-33%3,332--$3,179$26,327,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$4,814,49590%3,426-239$1,405$188,910,3096Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$3,456,23741%3,093-201$1,117$71,942,3814Fox
4The Back-up Plan$3,089,51328%3,2800$942$21,215,0132CBS Films
5Furry Vengeance$2,937,55468%2,997--$980$4,689,6401Summit
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$2,586,00055%2,737-534$945$152,309,0005Warner Bros.
7The Losers$2,446,00028%2,9360$833$16,490,0002Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$1,827,85835%2,542-523$719$40,897,9423Lionsgate
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$1,703,26837%2,271-188$750$33,722,5693Sony / Screen Gems
10The Last Song$1,001,46938%2,276-518$440$58,074,6625Disney