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 Thu, Jun. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$2,784,275-3%4,38619$635$194,252,0663Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$1,956,025-13%2,697--$725$26,458,3151Universal
4Sex and the City 2$1,462,400-6%3,4450$424$79,220,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,462,378-3%3,6460$401$65,742,1522Disney
7Iron Man 2$853,5931%3,007-797$284$294,761,1845Paramount
8Splice$603,000-10%2,450--$246$10,211,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$584,425-2%2,599-774$225$96,848,5404Universal
10Letters to Juliet$459,6382%1,962-863$234$45,060,3014Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$88,3482%658-468$134$95,665,4279Fox
2Just Wright$64,314-8%518-677$124$20,475,1304Fox Searchlight
3How to Train Your Dragon$52,930-11%343-482$154$214,095,92211Paramount / DreamWorks
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$36,662-8%244-39$150$63,209,48712Fox
6City Island$30,035-14%177-24$170$5,392,77112Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$29,000-33%111--$261$1,019,0001UTV Communications
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$22,0005%294-597$75$62,506,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Losers$18,000-5%206123$87$23,473,0007Warner Bros.
10Hot Tub Time Machine$18,000-5%203-161$89$50,288,00011MGM
11Clash of the Titans (2010)$17,0006%134-91$127$161,629,00010Warner Bros.
12MacGruber$14,160-6%177-2369$80$8,525,6003Universal / Rogue
13The Back-up Plan$11,232-2%153-238$73$36,837,7737CBS Films
14Shutter Island$10,924-8%152-49$72$128,012,93416Paramount
15The Ghost Writer$10,803-10%14789$73$15,484,06616Summit
17Furry Vengeance$8,143-14%125-122$65$16,646,7836Summit
18Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,8405%105-72$56$60,095,85210Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$76,0001%47-1$1,617$7,851,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$15,00055%17-1$882$22,363,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Solitary Man$13,419-29%2216$610$503,7223Anchor Bay
5Princess Kaiulani$7,78525%25-13$311$736,6024Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,940-9%81-27$86$88,691,72917Fox
7The Tooth Fairy$3,229-9%46-30$70$60,008,77020Fox
8The Secret of Kells$2,7427%24-1$114$581,98514GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$1,607-14%172$95$313,1589Apparition
10Letters to God$285-14%9-5$32$2,844,0539Vivendi
11The Joneses$78-66%7-1$11$1,439,1058Roadside Attractions