Grosses

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, Aug. 3 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$10,226,05050%4,242-162$2,411$328,423,8143Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$9,092,341--3,601--$2,525$9,092,3411Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$5,839,346--3,391--$1,722$5,839,3461Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,504,54727%3,542-327$707$125,967,4064Fox
5The Watch$1,929,47845%3,1680$609$20,942,6812Fox
6Step Up Revolution$1,913,47341%2,60639$734$19,710,6222Lionsgate / Summit
7Ted (2012)$1,632,53060%2,767-362$590$199,567,7656Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$1,243,40023%2,425-735$513$247,583,7335Sony / Columbia
9Brave$806,2207%2,110-441$382$221,240,2607Disney
10Magic Mike$474,3801%1,202-873$395$109,988,6856Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$328,77346%687-166$479$39,867,81711Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$298,069123%318110$937$5,026,8616Fox Searchlight
3Savages$260,555-8%704-710$370$45,360,5655Universal
4Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$222,51836%737-374$302$63,632,9436Lionsgate
5Men in Black 3$188,515--326139$578$176,160,89311Sony / Columbia
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$160,974-6%504-304$319$210,425,8049Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Intouchables$135,04682%1940$696$8,217,70711Weinstein Company
8The Hunger Games$129,24736%291-19$444$406,397,10520Lionsgate
9Snow White and the Huntsman$92,68513%309-46$300$153,605,93010Universal
10The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$74,64322%230-46$325$44,778,21414Fox Searchlight
11Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$60,552-43%277-329$219$24,647,6265Paramount
12Prometheus$45,98828%198-31$232$125,705,1069Fox
13Safety Not Guaranteed$41,64351%121-28$344$3,345,1969FilmDistrict
14Dark Shadows$32,532-26%132-90$246$79,551,71813Warner Bros.
15Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$32,43218%165-32$197$36,919,6597Fox
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$21,662--112-39$193$31,006,05615Sony / Columbia
17Rock of Ages$21,105-13%145-157$146$38,405,2098Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$103,115575%6451$1,611$345,8852Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$61,689-1%520$1,186$6,711,62416Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$20,95128%330$635$20,297,44370Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Soldiers of Fortune$7,241--50--$145$7,2411Roadside Attractions
5Easy Money (2012)$5,218179%61$870$97,9024Weinstein Company
6For Greater Glory$3,793-54%34-55$112$5,642,32310ARC Entertainment
7A Cat In Paris$2,11115%142$151$265,24010GKIDS
8Mirror Mirror$2,082-37%39-17$53$64,885,94319Relativity Media