Grosses

'Fury' Holds Up Well on Monday with $2.36M; 'Gone Girl' Takes Second with $1.45MOctober 21, 2014 12:36 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury took in $2.36 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down 59 percent from Sunday's performance, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Fury has grossed $26.06 million through four days of release. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 10 percent ahead of the $23.63 million four-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year (which fell 70 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.62 million).

Fox's Gone Girl placed in second with $1.45 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 63 percent from last Monday's inflated Columbus Day performance. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $108.23 million in 18 days. That places the film 76 percent ahead of the $61.36 million 18-day take of 2012's Argo.

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life claimed third place with $0.840 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film fell 84 percent from Monday. The Book of Life has grossed $17.85 million in its first four days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.01 million during its first four days.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.827 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was down 69 percent from Sunday and also down 69 percent from last Monday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $41.66 million in eleven days, but is now displaying signs of significant front-loading.

Warner's The Judge rounded out Monday's top five with $0.686 million. The Robert Downey Jr. led drama fell 64 percent from Sunday and 63 percent from last Monday. The Judge continues to perform towards the lower end of its modest expectations with an eleven-day take of $27.51 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me followed closely behind in sixth with $0.677 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden was down 67 percent from Sunday. The Best of Me is performing on the low end of its modest expectations with $10.68 million in four days and is also showing early signs of being front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Apr. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$5,376,041-42%3,916-221$1,373$336,666,3634Lionsgate
2The Three Stooges$4,405,893-37%3,477--$1,267$17,010,1251Fox
3The Cabin in the Woods$3,486,541-39%2,811--$1,240$14,743,6141Lionsgate
4Titanic 3D$3,397,160-35%2,69723$1,260$44,723,8192Paramount
5American Reunion$2,642,475-40%3,20311$825$39,712,5352Universal
6Wrath of the Titans$1,934,341-36%3,102-443$624$71,252,0053Warner Bros.
7Mirror Mirror$1,807,412-40%3,206-412$564$49,316,1853Relativity Media
821 Jump Street$1,642,789-43%2,735-274$601$120,323,6815Sony / Columbia
9Lockout$1,519,081-39%2,308--$658$6,231,8361Open Road
10Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$865,330-34%2,112-891$410$204,513,9157Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$214,783-49%435-89$494$6,064,9376CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$211,463-34%502-149$421$100,463,52410Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bully (2012)$162,628-23%158152$1,029$814,6353Weinstein Company
4Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$157,223-41%102--$1,541$641,5421Code Black Entertainment
5John Carter$96,131-38%446-569$216$68,747,8696Disney
6Safe House$76,055-53%371-111$205$125,276,75510Universal
7Act of Valor$64,967-44%352-356$185$69,257,4748Relativity Media
8Blue Like Jazz$59,613-37%136--$438$261,1901Roadside Attractions
9The Vow$55,753-49%335-144$166$124,333,56810Sony / Screen Gems
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$52,002-47%183-264$284$3,822,9615Paramount Vantage
11This Means War$48,918-56%283-38$173$53,830,8629Fox
12A Thousand Words$48,497-50%277-230$175$17,827,6986Paramount
13Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$43,354-39%216-61$201$51,367,4149Sony / Columbia
14Chronicle$37,085-44%1653$225$64,166,01911Fox
15Casa de mi Padre$30,895-15%121-162$255$5,703,1585Lionsgate / Pantelion
16Friends With Kids$29,869-50%113-94$264$6,970,1646Roadside Attractions
17Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$27,904-37%153-42$182$132,829,38918Fox
18The Artist$25,940-45%121-101$214$44,048,63321Weinstein Company
19The Iron Lady$23,046-48%146-90$158$29,837,30716Weinstein Company
20Project X (2012)$21,106-54%145-299$146$54,331,2437Warner Bros.
21Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$17,238-51%125-79$138$34,798,0558Lionsgate
22The Woman in Black$15,982-47%122-37$131$54,212,64311CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$23,291-39%400$582$18,148,88254Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Touchback$16,060-45%50--$321$66,9931Anchor Bay Films
3Silent House (2012)$12,523-57%59-155$212$12,666,4816Open Road
4We Bought a Zoo$11,043-48%83-16$133$75,498,09717Fox
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,637-38%33-12$231$43,369,47810Fox
6Red Tails$6,444-41%43-12$150$49,798,19613Fox
7The Grey$5,618-48%13-54$432$51,571,84612Open Road
8Coriolanus$5,187-47%181$288$665,67613Weinstein Company
9Albert Nobbs$4,756116%12-18$396$2,980,18712Roadside Attractions
10W.E.$4,745-27%17-4$279$546,21611Weinstein Company
11The Descendants$4,651-51%41-37$113$82,570,65322Fox Searchlight
12Undefeated$3,624-57%172$213$487,7519Weinstein Company