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, 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