Grosses

'Fury' Returns to First Place on Thursday with $1.11M; 'John Wick' a Close Second with $1.06M; 'Ouija' Takes Third with $0.94MOctober 31, 2014 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury was up one spot from Wednesday to return to first place on Thursday with $1.11 million. The World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down 45 percent from last Thursday. Fury placed in third for the week with $18.29 million. That was down 45 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $51.34 million. The film is currently running 3 percent ahead of the $49.94 million 14-day take of The Monuments Men earlier this year.

John Wick was down one spot and 8 percent from Wednesday to place in a close second on Thursday with $1.06 million. The Keanu Reeves led action thriller from Lionsgate trailed Fury by just $51,206 for the day. John Wick placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $19.54 million. That was on the high end of expectations and was boosted from relatively strong IMAX sales. The film is currently running 23 percent ahead of the $15.88 million seven-day take of 2008's Street Kings.

Ouija followed closely behind in third with $0.94 million. The low-budget PG-13 horror film from Universal and Platinum Dunes increased 8 percent over Wednesday, as the film received a nice pre-Halloween boost yesterday. Ouija was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $24.06 million. That was on the low end of expectations and was 20 percent stronger than the $20.12 million start of last year's Carrie.

Fox's Gone Girl claimed fourth place with $0.896 million. In the process, the critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film surpassed the $127.51 million final domestic gross of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button yesterday to become the highest grossing film of Fincher's career. Gone Girl placed in fourth for the week with $14.81 million. That was down 38 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to an impressive $127.80 million.

The Weinstein Company's St. Vincent rounded out Thursday's top five with $0.690 million. The low-budget comedy starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy increased 2 percent over Wednesday. St. Vincent placed in sixth for the week with $10.64 million and has grossed an encouraging $11.77 million to date.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Mar. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$11,646,564-36%3,9120$2,977$144,056,3262Disney
2The Call$4,093,980-40%2,507--$1,633$17,118,7451Sony / TriStar
3The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$2,352,597-43%3,160--$744$10,177,2571Warner Bros. / New Line
4Jack the Giant Slayer$1,779,200-36%3,357-168$530$54,007,6353Warner Bros. / New Line
5Identity Thief$1,037,330-49%2,842-160$365$123,606,1756Universal
6Snitch (2013)$905,516-42%2,35313$385$37,261,8954Lionsgate / Summit
7Escape From Planet Earth$706,910-30%2,211-338$320$52,178,0005Weinstein Company
821 And Over$654,507-39%2,424-347$270$21,918,7403Relativity Media
9Dead Man Down$611,114-30%2,1880$279$9,373,3692FilmDistrict
10Silver Linings Playbook$581,751-51%1,602-125$363$124,551,78218Weinstein Company
11Safe Haven$515,107-53%2,206-335$234$66,911,0395Relativity Media
12A Good Day to Die Hard$308,599-40%1,117-608$276$65,471,6465Fox
13The Last Exorcism Part II$235,619-60%1,575-1125$150$14,381,1743CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$335,108-40%646-25$519$121,344,82617Fox
2Quartet$259,291-37%688-27$377$14,833,59110Weinstein Company
3Emperor$163,046-42%31150$524$2,028,5812Roadside Attractions
4Side Effects (2013)$140,233-45%402-200$349$30,482,7816Open Road
5Warm Bodies$134,440-46%659-393$204$64,580,2007Lionsgate / Summit
6Argo$122,518-50%540-201$227$135,178,25123Warner Bros.
7Dark Skies$114,341-53%703-802$163$16,647,1164Weinstein / Dimension
8Zero Dark Thirty$108,980-46%450-72$242$95,314,28113Sony / Columbia
9Lincoln$104,508-42%46634$224$181,408,46719Disney / DreamWorks
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$88,346-38%305-32$290$302,393,02114Warner Bros. / New Line
11Django Unchained$70,479-45%266-70$265$161,583,27112Weinstein Company
12Les Miserables (2012)$53,020-41%241-45$220$148,478,39012Universal
13Rise of The Guardians$51,586-29%213-62$242$103,005,66517Paramount / DreamWorks
14Parental Guidance$37,535-41%2223$169$76,543,90012Fox
15Mama$34,680-44%204-10$170$71,325,3309Universal
16Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$26,964-37%130-95$207$54,679,1068Paramount
17The Impossible$22,196-39%105-9$211$18,614,62413Lionsgate / Summit
18Jack Reacher$19,464-44%130-64$150$80,033,64313Paramount
19Beautiful Creatures (2013)$17,535-47%125-156$140$19,173,8925Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$73,600-33%9477$783$645,6573Fox Searchlight
2From Up on Poppy Hill$21,057-22%2--$10,529$57,5851GKIDS
3Parker$17,648-27%9258$192$17,536,3448FilmDistrict
4Bless Me, Ultima$16,522-14%45-7$367$1,465,1324Arenas Entertainment
5The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$13,350-42%45-11$297$311,8853Methinx Entertainment
6To the Arctic 3D$11,567-48%520$222$11,689,88548Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Kai Po Che$11,013-46%42-29$262$1,080,3844UTV Motion Pictures
8Gangster Squad$9,413-29%50-40$188$45,920,38010Warner Bros.
9Born to Be Wild 3D$8,371-39%300$279$22,206,827102Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hyde Park on Hudson$5,714-45%31-8$184$6,336,68315Focus
11Camp (2013)$4,819-28%1511$321$64,8764Freestyle Releasing