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, Feb. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$9,737,52050%3,1212$3,120$70,498,8152Universal
2The Vow$9,215,86425%2,9580$3,116$78,543,5552Sony / Screen Gems
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$8,710,71526%3,174--$2,744$15,645,5491Sony / Columbia
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$8,469,86190%3,50030$2,420$46,041,4542Warner Bros. / New Line
5This Means War$6,893,51923%3,189--$2,162$14,087,0941Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$3,353,67876%2,6550$1,263$31,132,8582Fox
8The Woman in Black$2,728,24640%2,559-297$1,066$43,281,9183CBS Films
9The Secret World of Arrietty$2,573,34952%1,522--$1,691$4,266,0701Disney
10The Grey$1,321,00070%2,107-694$627$46,991,1604Open Road
11The Descendants$1,295,02095%1,243-338$1,042$74,041,51814Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$899,12567%1,634-499$550$15,881,8403Universal
13Red Tails$595,16354%1,009-571$590$47,098,9825Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,021,47284%8080$1,264$26,675,21013Weinstein Company
3Underworld Awakening$468,73160%826-831$567$61,005,9415Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$451,27778%623111$724$24,064,9118Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$325,38861%933-1123$349$25,203,8724Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$264,40872%577-798$458$30,420,7609Warner Bros.
7Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$233,51956%403138$579$185,100,97110Warner Bros.
9Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$219,977113%184-48$1,196$22,526,16911Focus
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$213,439103%400-102$534$129,507,17310Fox
11Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$206,07068%275-194$749$207,141,86810Paramount
12The Adventures of Tintin$164,68784%30346$544$76,255,4769Paramount
13The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$145,67881%189-80$771$101,246,0109Sony / Columbia
14Man on a Ledge$137,46951%401-1022$343$18,274,3854Lionsgate
15We Bought a Zoo$127,44866%287-133$444$73,561,0639Fox
16War Horse$120,90166%394-108$307$78,601,5959Disney / DreamWorks
17Beauty and the Beast 3D$104,265133%214-464$487$46,896,9266Disney
18Joyful Noise$90,65543%340-346$267$30,242,1356Warner Bros.
19My Week with Marilyn$83,58498%120-5$697$13,570,91813Weinstein Company
20Albert Nobbs$82,21384%119-32$691$2,291,3774Roadside Attractions
21Puss in Boots (2011)$71,39098%163-46$438$148,918,49517Paramount / DreamWorks
22Jack and Jill$50,62975%134-53$378$73,978,41115Sony / Columbia
23Happy Feet Two$41,827106%135-67$310$63,791,33714Warner Bros.
24The Darkest Hour$41,46668%11395$367$21,287,0919Summit
25The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$22,89651%148-82$155$281,251,35714Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$95,96959%98-13$979$951,7332UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$58,01558%451$1,289$16,318,34046Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Haywire$29,14667%79-184$369$18,728,3545Relativity Media
4Shame$27,47557%44-8$624$3,698,60612Fox Searchlight
5W.E.$21,16663%203$1,058$188,0993Weinstein Company
6Coriolanus$16,11090%132$1,239$307,3505Weinstein Company
7Undefeated$12,95972%5--$2,592$20,5081Weinstein Company
8Young Adult$11,58847%8752$133$16,285,68311Paramount
9Pariah (2011)$8,08558%130$622$680,4688Focus
10The Devil Inside$5,58429%34-61$164$53,176,3717Paramount
11New Year's Eve$5,50638%33-122$167$54,534,78211Warner Bros. / New Line
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,09178%8-2$386$282,6969FilmDistrict
13Immortals$2,35389%29-4$81$83,501,03715Relativity Media
14J. Edgar$1,28147%11-31$116$37,302,62415Warner Bros.
15Vettai$5973%1-1$597$201,2396UTV Communications