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 Sun, May. 8 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Fast Five$9,026,830-29%3,66218$2,465$139,779,2852Universal
3Jumping the Broom$5,873,98013%2,035--$2,886$15,215,4871Sony / TriStar
4Something Borrowed$4,252,357-13%2,904--$1,464$13,945,3681Warner Bros.
5Rio (2011)$3,053,315-13%3,258-450$937$115,206,0694Fox
6Water for Elephants$2,170,197-3%2,614-206$830$42,083,2203Fox
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$1,620,1555%1,881-407$861$47,085,2183Lionsgate
8Soul Surfer$859,9561%1,781-229$483$36,886,2825Sony / TriStar
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$732,502-16%2,5050$292$6,876,2172Weinstein Company
10African Cats$448,27233%1,035-189$433$12,895,8843Disneynature
13Scream 4$147,020-51%1,333-888$110$36,920,1904Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Source Code$355,750-33%930-715$383$50,944,9226Summit
3The Conspirator$195,824-25%457-240$428$9,792,9544Roadside Attractions
4Win Win$167,208-30%268-34$624$8,351,3738Fox Searchlight
6Jane Eyre (2011)$156,008-6%248-46$629$9,433,9449Focus
7The Lincoln Lawyer$147,602-24%440-279$335$55,547,6248Lionsgate
8Limitless$131,213-36%379-459$346$77,006,4178Relativity Media
10Arthur (2011)$65,292-24%355-896$184$32,245,3845Warner Bros.
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$62,986-37%339-164$186$51,289,7967Fox
12Battle: Los Angeles$56,192-28%229127$245$83,004,3899Sony / Columbia
13The Adjustment Bureau$44,910-70%215-62$209$62,057,09010Universal
15Your Highness$31,160-65%164-238$190$21,422,3455Universal
16Sucker Punch$30,311-25%210136$144$36,188,5177Warner Bros.
17Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$28,849-25%464-411$62$1,106,8682Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
18Just Go With It$25,085-32%133-66$189$102,941,38013Sony / Columbia
19Red Riding Hood$24,756-27%156-53$159$37,522,7489Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$106,44914%59-10$1,804$4,252,3015Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Beaver$34,902-18%22--$1,586$107,5771Summit
3Hubble 3D$22,167-22%320$693$24,619,14060Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The King's Speech$19,025-14%90-95$211$138,647,69524Weinstein Company
5Beastly$12,114-29%76-50$159$27,812,32810CBS Films
6Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$10,968-28%52-17$211$37,860,85112Fox
7Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$10,649-32%57-52$187$73,000,94213Paramount
8Dum Maaro Dum$9,022-9%33-60$273$534,5743Fox Searchlight
9Hall Pass$8,630-35%67-49$129$45,045,03711Warner Bros. / New Line
10Kill the Irishman$7,594-36%23-7$330$1,108,8049Anchor Bay Films
11No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$7,37183%21-24$351$1,300,5135Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Unknown (2011)$5,665-25%49-52$116$63,677,73512Warner Bros.
13Cedar Rapids$5,412-43%22-4$246$6,827,58113Fox Searchlight
14The Company Men$3,356-14%3520$96$4,428,04316Weinstein Company
15Biutiful$2,291-11%16-6$143$5,071,44519Roadside Attractions
16Miral$1,128-20%5-5$226$366,7577Weinstein Company
17Passion Play$7441%2--$372$2,1001Image Entertainment
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$650-45%4--$163$143,88934Collective Eye
19The Music Never Stopped$597-24%73$85$236,8458Roadside Attractions
20Sympathy For Delicious$383-32%20$192$13,1142Maya Entertainment