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, Sep. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Town$9,423,43313%2,861--$3,294$17,771,8691Warner Bros.
2Easy A$7,130,3065%2,856--$2,497$13,917,4691Sony / Screen Gems
4Resident Evil: Afterlife$4,261,72942%3,2096$1,328$41,154,3902Sony / Screen Gems
5Alpha and Omega$4,130,65780%2,625--$1,574$6,419,4301Lionsgate
6Takers$1,410,81653%2,139-52$660$51,676,3814Sony / Screen Gems
7The American$1,205,88145%2,457-376$491$32,139,8343Focus
8The Other Guys$934,01958%1,827-419$511$114,957,2147Sony / Columbia
9Inception$910,67953%1,305-278$698$284,667,19910Warner Bros.
11Eat Pray Love$677,28335%1,668-671$406$77,163,2226Sony / Columbia
12The Expendables$630,67858%1,854-1204$340$100,677,4886Lionsgate
13Going the Distance (2010)$563,93923%2,007-1023$281$16,439,9553Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Last Exorcism$560,36342%2,013-718$278$39,855,6454Lionsgate
15Nanny McPhee Returns$452,580103%1,578-786$287$27,324,1605Universal
16The Switch (2010)$418,14441%1,158-437$361$26,385,5555Miramax

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Sep. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$434,240119%939-436$462$244,460,53511Universal
2Lottery Ticket$308,61685%677-228$456$23,355,2225Warner Bros.
3Vampires Suck$274,97069%964-706$285$35,735,0815Fox
4Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$155,52047%383-236$406$30,981,0456Universal
5Salt$143,69650%335-149$429$116,903,1779Sony / Columbia
6Grown Ups$139,97262%304-35$460$161,017,45613Sony / Columbia
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$124,55597%360-65$346$42,935,0858Warner Bros.
9Dinner for Schmucks$99,03137%313-223$316$72,155,8548Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$92,78953%339-848$274$300,047,90812Summit
11Flipped$79,01147%375-67$211$1,528,5057Warner Bros.
12Ramona and Beezus$78,14695%260-15$301$25,670,5199Fox
13The Kids Are All Right$74,37461%169-49$440$20,469,00811Focus
14Piranha 3D$67,60241%264-561$256$24,695,8235Weinstein Company
15The Last Airbender$53,15486%174-46$305$131,528,34912Paramount
16The Karate Kid (2010)$43,65078%147-21$297$176,563,97715Sony / Columbia
17Winter's Bone$37,72141%101-9$373$5,928,66215Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Sep. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catfish$94,2348%12--$7,853$181,2661Universal / Rogue
2Hubble 3D$64,81291%633$1,029$15,587,68527Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Never Let Me Go$45,33435%4--$11,334$123,8291Fox Searchlight
4The Tillman Story$26,70155%283$954$502,6335Weinstein Company
5Under the Sea 3D$18,771145%161$1,173$24,204,00284Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Knight and Day$16,89426%64-29$264$76,358,41213Fox
7We Are Family$16,68040%78--$214$586,5853UTV Communications
9Jack Goes Boating$12,36948%4--$3,092$20,7141Relativity / Overture
10The Romantics$10,22636%1412$730$73,1202Four of a Kind
11The Concert$8,85884%201$443$532,4039Weinstein Company
12Bran Nue Dae$7,54354%171$444$45,4812Freestyle Releasing
13Cyrus$4,07337%19-7$214$7,416,36214Fox Searchlight
14Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$3,189-10%1--$3,189$6,7491Collective Eye
15La Soga$2,63453%4-3$659$204,64067-57 Releasing
16Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo$96120%2--$481$1,7641Cinema Purgatorio
17Solitary Man$9601%7-2$137$4,352,67618Anchor Bay
18Princess Kaiulani$3641%2-1$182$882,97019Roadside Attractions
19The Disappearance of Alice Creed$248-23%3-1$83$156,2447Anchor Bay