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 Fri, Feb. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Vow$7,400,854154%2,9580$2,502$69,327,6912Sony / Screen Gems
2Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$6,934,834--3,174--$2,185$6,934,8341Sony / Columbia
3Safe House$6,491,680154%3,1212$2,080$60,761,2952Universal
4This Means War$5,583,770--3,189--$1,751$7,193,5751Fox
5Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$4,455,251289%3,50030$1,273$37,571,5932Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Woman in Black$1,943,054215%2,559-297$759$40,553,6723CBS Films
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,905,945166%2,6550$718$27,779,1802Fox
9The Secret World of Arrietty$1,692,721--1,522--$1,112$1,692,7211Disney
10The Grey$777,10185%2,107-694$369$45,670,1604Open Road
11The Descendants$663,728129%1,243-338$534$72,746,49814Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$539,220102%1,634-499$330$14,982,7153Universal
13Red Tails$387,28368%1,009-571$384$46,503,8195Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$554,779139%8080$687$25,653,73813Weinstein Company
3Underworld Awakening$293,40923%826-831$355$60,537,2105Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$253,84892%623111$407$23,613,6348Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$202,275-5%933-1123$217$24,878,4844Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$153,37513%577-798$266$30,156,3529Warner Bros.
7Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$150,098416%403138$372$184,867,45210Warner Bros.
9Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$122,37594%275-194$445$206,935,79810Paramount
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$105,239250%400-102$263$129,293,73410Fox
11Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$103,345110%184-48$562$22,306,19211Focus
12Man on a Ledge$90,986-24%401-1022$227$18,136,9164Lionsgate
13The Adventures of Tintin$89,473183%30346$295$76,090,7899Paramount
14The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$80,461--189-80$426$101,100,3329Sony / Columbia
15We Bought a Zoo$76,994189%287-133$268$73,433,6159Fox
16War Horse$72,72846%394-108$185$78,480,6949Disney / DreamWorks
17Joyful Noise$63,52144%340-346$187$30,151,4806Warner Bros.
18Beauty and the Beast 3D$44,835-33%214-464$210$46,792,6616Disney
19Albert Nobbs$44,60034%119-32$375$2,209,1644Roadside Attractions
20My Week with Marilyn$42,21765%120-5$352$13,487,33413Weinstein Company
21Puss in Boots (2011)$36,129123%163-46$222$148,847,10517Paramount / DreamWorks
22Jack and Jill$28,856--134-53$215$73,927,78215Sony / Columbia
23The Darkest Hour$24,6202866%11395$218$21,245,6259Summit
24Happy Feet Two$20,28670%135-67$150$63,749,51014Warner Bros.
25The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$15,11622%148-82$102$281,228,46114Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$60,231167%98-13$615$855,7642UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$36,76077%451$817$16,260,32546Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Shame$17,51152%44-8$398$3,671,13112Fox Searchlight
4Haywire$17,464-21%79-184$221$18,699,2085Relativity Media
5W.E.$13,00391%203$650$166,9333Weinstein Company
6Coriolanus$8,490106%132$653$291,2405Weinstein Company
7Young Adult$7,884212%8752$91$16,274,09511Paramount
8Undefeated$7,549--5--$1,510$7,5491Weinstein Company
9Pariah (2011)$5,11893%130$394$672,3838Focus
10The Devil Inside$4,34435%34-61$128$53,170,7877Paramount
11New Year's Eve$3,993-47%33-122$121$54,529,27611Warner Bros. / New Line
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,73612%8-2$217$279,6059FilmDistrict
13Immortals$1,248-44%29-4$43$83,498,68415Relativity Media
14J. Edgar$871-48%11-31$79$37,301,34315Warner Bros.
15Vettai$57966%1-1$579$200,6426UTV Communications