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, Jul. 3 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$30,376,098-12%4,088--$7,431$162,618,2121Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$8,818,021-7%4,1150$2,143$117,204,0022Disney
3Bad Teacher$4,932,854-2%3,0490$1,618$59,952,5632Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$4,295,985-9%2,973--$1,445$13,096,0651Universal
5Super 8$2,759,094-3%3,088-336$893$108,465,2454Paramount
6Green Lantern (2011)$2,245,080-5%3,280-536$684$102,244,8963Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,932,4942%2,861-481$675$50,562,6783Fox
8Monte Carlo$1,918,344-20%2,473--$776$7,453,9441Fox
10X-Men: First Class$1,048,576-2%1,602-1031$655$138,662,6455Fox
11The Hangover Part II$828,027-4%1,568-1187$528$248,243,6156Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$746,326-5%1,473-771$507$233,738,4017Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$599,5261%1,281-1246$468$156,859,4896Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$414,0086%22813$1,816$7,571,7766Fox Searchlight
3Rio (2011)$136,649-19%308-36$444$140,479,50912Fox
5Fast Five$111,755-9%302-156$370$208,303,66010Universal
6Water for Elephants$54,497-17%234-58$233$58,026,26711Fox
7Soul Surfer$47,339-23%205-35$231$43,400,45113Sony / TriStar
8Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$44,717-4%221-670$202$13,936,9874Relativity Media
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$36,120-19%14094$258$53,011,19011Lionsgate
10Something Borrowed$30,701-17%191-112$161$38,677,2739Warner Bros.
11The Lincoln Lawyer$29,250-17%138-51$212$57,786,12316Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$207,1351%89--$2,327$581,9431UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$84,05815%470$1,788$8,199,85613Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$40,6768%330$1,233$26,297,49868Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Better Life$36,8273%117$3,348$181,4262Summit
5Double Dhamaal$31,65011%41--$772$477,8232Reliance Big Pictures
7Source Code$11,745-71%66-40$178$54,640,98714Summit
8Submarine$10,3061%20-6$515$342,0245Weinstein Company
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$10,103-6%68-46$149$10,056,71610Weinstein Company
10Limitless$7,729-31%55-30$141$79,230,92316Relativity Media
12Jane Eyre (2011)$4,873-5%26-25$187$11,210,24817Focus
13Win Win$4,5654%18-14$254$10,143,68616Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$3,566-14%31-27$115$52,671,36315Fox
15Everything Must Go$2,922-10%19-14$154$2,648,5128Roadside Attractions
16The Conspirator$2,008-34%15-10$134$11,501,53312Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$8573%40$214$68,9835Anchor Bay Films
18The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$777-10%1--$777$18,6378Argot Pictures
1935 and Ticking$762-39%21$381$78,9167Image Entertainment
20The Art of Getting By$507-33%7-300$72$1,425,8393Fox Searchlight
21The Music Never Stopped$195-5%53$39$250,87016Roadside Attractions