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, Nov. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$38,226,254-38%4,125--$9,267$99,910,8041Warner Bros.
2Megamind$7,657,530106%3,779-170$2,026$104,676,0613Paramount / DreamWorks
3Unstoppable (2010)$5,869,33145%3,2092$1,829$38,788,6882Fox
4Due Date$3,844,13433%3,229-136$1,191$70,255,4673Warner Bros.
5The Next Three Days$2,739,08123%2,564--$1,068$4,960,8421Lionsgate
6Morning Glory (2010)$2,328,66845%2,54426$915$18,562,2042Paramount
7Skyline$1,528,03041%2,8833$530$16,821,3702Universal / Rogue
8Red (2010)$1,161,64863%2,034-844$571$82,982,3916Summit
9For Colored Girls$1,087,49067%1,216-911$894$33,878,1063Lionsgate
11Paranormal Activity 2$427,09341%1,101-1302$388$83,366,8325Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$696,60883%386211$1,805$3,346,7463Summit
2The Social Network$447,02778%571-517$783$89,006,4478Sony / Columbia
3127 Hours$391,22151%10886$3,622$1,635,9583Fox Searchlight
4Saw 3D$376,64842%806-1170$467$45,082,8434Lionsgate
5Jackass 3D$327,42745%687-920$477$115,910,4236Paramount
6Life As We Know It$241,38441%558-681$433$51,507,3697Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$129,970106%268-5$485$249,092,99020Universal
9Hereafter$126,97758%403-1288$315$32,107,6546Warner Bros.
10The Town$100,44273%165-210$609$90,931,31710Warner Bros.
11Alpha and Omega$91,194112%252129$362$24,741,48110Lionsgate
12Conviction$85,54485%190-303$450$6,393,6236Fox Searchlight
13Inception$68,90147%198-64$348$292,030,15719Warner Bros.
14Waiting for 'Superman'$48,82773%118-86$414$6,098,5219Paramount Vantage
15Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$47,50547%185-64$257$52,292,2649Fox
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$35,20367%138-102$255$54,447,1329Warner Bros.
17Easy A$29,79651%105-92$284$57,631,31710Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$58,60218%571$1,028$18,314,28136Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Nowhere Boy$16,48085%60-51$275$1,385,8817Weinstein Company
3Stone$14,91260%55-32$271$1,701,7407Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$12,117-7%13-1$932$24,847,52193Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Let Me In$9,73554%85-58$115$12,108,6018Relativity / Overture
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$9,19645%46-21$200$6,344,2087Focus
7Cool It$4,82796%421$115$49,4922Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$3,96542%13-12$305$3,218,35310Universal / Rogue
9Jack Goes Boating$2,41156%18-16$134$520,89810Relativity / Overture
10Wild Target$2,35938%72$337$62,6854Freestyle
11The Tillman Story$91427%11-10$83$788,19914Weinstein Company
12Winter's Bone$44451%4-6$111$6,225,14624Roadside Attractions