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, Oct. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Real Steel$7,970,377-26%3,440--$2,317$27,319,6771Disney / DreamWorks
2The Ides of March$2,778,264-35%2,199--$1,263$10,470,1431Sony / Columbia
3Dolphin Tale$2,769,988-30%3,478-37$796$49,040,7363Warner Bros.
4Moneyball$2,010,187-38%3,01825$666$49,207,1673Sony / Columbia
6Courageous$1,572,407-16%1,1610$1,354$16,160,0322Sony / TriStar
7The Lion King 3D$1,436,615-26%2,267-73$634$86,008,5954Disney
8Dream House$1,185,480-39%2,6643$445$14,467,4902Universal
9What's Your Number?$840,763-33%3,0119$279$10,382,8002Fox
10Contagion$810,773-37%2,250-494$360$69,026,5435Warner Bros.
12Killer Elite$649,061-29%2,411-575$269$21,646,9293Open Road
13The Help$555,481-33%2,064-441$269$162,652,3639Disney / DreamWorks
14Drive (2011)$535,422-30%1,330-644$403$30,107,8854FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Smurfs$159,936-28%515104$311$139,381,79911Sony / Columbia
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$124,219-27%407155$305$379,750,74713Warner Bros.
3Laugh at My Pain$117,750-45%248-30$475$6,929,7605CodeBlack Entertainment
4Captain America: The First Avenger$88,003-33%303-47$290$175,805,85312Paramount
5Rise of the Planet of the Apes$82,012-38%382-209$215$174,937,80310Fox
6The Debt$74,711-31%358-245$209$30,564,7666Focus
7Colombiana$62,516-38%245-167$255$36,206,2177Sony / TriStar
8Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$58,301-19%365-345$160$37,763,5338Weinstein Company
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$51,739-39%222-183$233$83,120,91411Warner Bros.
10Warrior (2011)$49,992-27%319-388$157$13,427,8545Lionsgate
11Zookeeper$42,894-36%198-55$217$80,112,56014Sony / Columbia
12Cowboys & Aliens$40,170-37%206-35$195$99,768,67111Universal
13I Don't Know How She Does It$28,775-27%240-505$120$9,486,4774Weinstein Company
14Horrible Bosses$27,998-32%142-80$197$117,388,06914Warner Bros. / New Line
15Transformers: Dark of the Moon$24,767-31%143-65$173$352,358,77915Paramount / DreamWorks
16Straw Dogs (2011)$24,056-34%181-693$133$10,324,4414Sony / Screen Gems
17Sarah's Key$20,218-12%113-26$179$6,882,89312Weinstein Company
18Shark Night 3D$19,721-34%145-147$136$18,595,9886Relativity Media
19Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$19,063-39%114-102$167$23,820,0767FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$36,765-7%490$750$13,336,19727Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Machine Gun Preacher$34,535-25%9360$371$291,1983Relativity Media
3Seven Days in Utopia$17,463-13%77-58$227$4,289,4686Visio Entertainment
4Munger Road$16,125-16%98$1,792$98,8612Freestyle Releasing
5Mr. Popper's Penguins$11,994-24%68-35$176$68,181,94017Fox
6Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$9,829-27%27-7$364$409,2116Indomina Media
7Thunder Soul$9,522-34%3724$257$120,6513Roadside Attractions
8Final Destination 5$9,098-32%61-83$149$42,575,7189Warner Bros. / New Line
9Bad Teacher$9,069-33%64-290$142$100,292,85616Sony / Columbia
10Our Idiot Brother$7,434-33%67-69$111$24,657,7287Weinstein Company
11Circumstance$5,644-6%18-5$314$371,9637Roadside Attractions
12Dirty Girl$5,044-23%9--$560$17,8591Weinstein Company
13Margaret$4,494-14%1412$321$24,9502Fox Searchlight
14Apollo 18$4,433-39%46-68$96$17,520,1676Weinstein Company
15Muran$2,960-4%7-3$423$27,2082UTV Communications
16The Future$1,179-28%15-1$79$544,78711Roadside Attractions
17Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster$787-30%90$87$13,6342UTV Communications
18Sarah Palin: You Betcha!$220-39%4-2$55$10,5242Freestyle Releasing
19Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$72-67%1--$72$244,66956Collective Eye
20Project Nim$47-69%6-1$8$399,00114Roadside Attractions