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 Sat, Mar. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$33,017,57037%3,912--$8,440$57,114,1921Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$4,494,76578%3,5250$1,275$40,812,6352Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$2,986,99066%3,002-228$995$114,999,0755Universal
4Snitch (2013)$2,333,54366%2,340-171$997$30,492,4853Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$2,188,53819%2,188--$1,000$4,021,0471FilmDistrict
621 And Over$2,131,41727%2,7710$769$15,599,2922Relativity Media
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,740,61067%1,727-109$1,008$119,786,80617Weinstein Company
8Safe Haven$1,676,97734%2,541-410$660$62,012,3614Relativity Media
9Escape From Planet Earth$1,519,315116%2,549-561$596$46,846,7514Weinstein Company
10The Last Exorcism Part II$1,452,82536%2,7000$538$11,481,3782CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$967,79170%1,725-864$561$62,783,1854Fox
12Dark Skies$585,78850%1,505-808$389$15,287,5423Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$472,18359%1,052-878$449$63,328,8366Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$738,17586%67145$1,100$118,923,54816Fox
2Quartet$567,37260%715-10$794$12,913,3979Weinstein Company
3Argo$490,20077%741-244$662$134,039,09522Warner Bros.
4Emperor$438,44833%261--$1,680$769,2761Roadside Attractions
5Side Effects (2013)$415,00376%602-510$689$29,352,6865Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$327,20385%522-200$627$94,458,38412Sony / Columbia
7Lincoln$212,23684%432-220$491$180,731,37018Disney / DreamWorks
8Django Unchained$198,29560%336-647$590$160,990,94211Weinstein Company
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$172,90779%337127$513$301,765,46913Warner Bros. / New Line
10Les Miserables (2012)$140,14566%286-66$490$148,053,28011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$110,118143%275-20$400$102,610,28616Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$81,56471%281-794$290$18,969,0344Warner Bros.
13Parental Guidance$78,27665%219-39$357$76,245,21811Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$74,67559%225-376$332$54,444,5197Paramount
15Mama$72,76070%214-233$340$71,079,7258Universal
16Jack Reacher$61,52353%194-31$317$79,859,31412Paramount
17The Impossible$44,04454%114-37$386$18,460,95412Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$49,18753%1710$2,893$295,7272Fox Searchlight
2Kai Po Che$45,83884%71-33$646$989,6083UTV Motion Pictures
3The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$33,48184%56-12$598$218,9002Methinx Entertainment
4Gangster Squad$25,03258%90-48$278$45,840,6619Warner Bros.
5Bless Me, Ultima$21,59066%52-131$415$1,365,3733Arenas Entertainment
6Girl Rising$21,3804%13--$1,645$185,5761Gathr Films
7Skyfall$19,79284%69-32$287$304,350,11218Sony / Columbia
8Hyde Park on Hudson$17,38869%391$446$6,278,87914Focus
9To the Arctic 3D$16,5447%520$318$11,551,37047Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02131%300$334$22,116,478101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$7,51539%6346$119$8,823,5627Relativity Media
12Parker$6,54231%34-17$192$17,465,4907FilmDistrict
13Bullet to the Head$4,96760%34-52$146$9,480,2386Warner Bros.
14Camp (2013)$4,89220%42$1,223$28,0513Freestyle Releasing
15Broken City$4,83462%24-45$201$19,663,2858Fox
16A Late Quartet$3,18383%71$455$1,559,61519Entertainment One / RKO
17Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$2,98359%1--$2,983$4,8631Rialto Pictures
18The Sweeney$399109%1-10$399$26,1622eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$20-57%10$20$97,26823Roadside Attractions