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, Jul. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$23,662,240-19%3,997--$5,920$143,074,9601Universal
2The Lone Ranger$7,904,440-26%3,904--$2,025$48,715,0101Disney
3The Heat$6,873,984-26%3,1843$2,159$86,259,1952Fox
4Monsters University$5,352,100-25%3,739-265$1,431$216,253,9793Disney
5World War Z$5,231,828-23%3,316-291$1,578$158,989,6383Paramount
6White House Down$3,715,710-28%3,2220$1,153$50,485,2492Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,248,714-24%2,905-1226$1,118$271,188,4504Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$1,759,698-15%2,104-606$836$85,674,3204Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$788,021-28%1,606-958$491$110,498,6036Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$2,625,479-28%876--$2,997$17,391,1671Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$358,095-30%565-470$634$223,065,0118Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$256,055-42%617-933$415$235,488,6757Universal
4Epic$136,025-31%428-346$318$104,042,6677Fox
5The Internship$123,742-29%379-629$326$42,762,5385Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$123,045-33%170-52$724$3,054,1465Roadside Attractions
7After Earth$109,465-25%270-61$405$58,886,9826Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$105,369-19%33861$312$111,254,2437Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$103,333-48%294-246$351$406,410,98710Disney
10The Bling Ring$98,378-14%159-471$619$5,119,5834A24
11The Croods$92,263-32%269-38$343$185,125,18916Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$81,925-25%185-70$443$142,907,9049Warner Bros.
13The Purge$70,400-47%256-866$275$63,552,9655Universal
14The East$45,180-35%102-83$443$1,965,3056Fox Searchlight
15Mud$44,295-32%111-57$399$20,861,65311Roadside Attractions
16Pain and Gain$36,301-17%170144$214$49,519,36711Paramount
1742 (2013)$30,764-36%182-70$169$94,811,13313Warner Bros.
18Olympus Has Fallen$17,867-24%110-55$162$98,895,41716FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$156,818-29%19--$8,254$552,7881Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$72,488-29%7051$1,036$438,9483Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$27,095-29%513$531$1,084,1796CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$10,876-21%274$403$1,440,3039Roadside Attractions
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$9,956-24%63-55$158$122,476,27815Paramount
6Kon-Tiki$6,970-30%24-10$290$1,406,29211Weinstein Company
7Scary Movie 5$5,053-27%43-79$118$31,868,31413Weinstein / Dimension
8The Sapphires$4,277-24%15-3$285$2,422,57516Weinstein Company
9Ghanchakkar$4,239-21%30-59$141$203,0442UTV Motion Pictures
10Copperhead$3,170-22%15-44$211$109,4742Brainstorm Media
11Escape From Planet Earth$2,696-20%62-39$43$56,885,48521Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,057-36%4-15$264$34,9562Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$537-33%2-4$269$501,62510eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$1475%20$74$120,4805High Top Releasing
15Not Today$146-5%2-3$73$312,94113Freestyle Releasing