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, Dec. 6 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$7,775,778165%4,1630$1,868$317,440,7343Lionsgate
2Frozen (2013)$6,723,820260%3,7420$1,797$109,361,2563Disney
3Out of the Furnace$1,887,69114867%2,101--$898$1,914,7671Relativity Media
4Thor: The Dark World$1,295,977155%3,074-212$422$190,195,6195Disney
5Delivery Man$1,131,085186%2,905-131$389$22,155,8673Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$1,015,036113%2,5700$395$12,915,4262Open Road
7The Best Man Holiday$780,615153%1,577-140$495$65,346,2304Universal
8The Book Thief$761,557120%1,31682$579$10,136,6125Fox
9Last Vegas$367,106116%1,539-315$239$59,688,7146CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$315,78575%1,082-83$292$34,187,9058Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$275,296134%1,5259$181$5,653,2992Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$242,538142%1,157-346$210$99,443,0737Paramount
13Lee Daniels' The Butler$69,4131601%1,007936$69$115,726,56917Weinstein Company
14Free Birds$60,81869%1,202-1085$51$53,507,7446Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$625,458101%8350$749$6,598,0933Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$424,387127%73438$578$11,372,7116Focus
3Gravity$330,950140%900-116$368$250,606,20410Warner Bros.
4Captain Phillips$149,584124%640-167$234$103,139,9619Sony / Columbia
5Nebraska$137,096145%11311$1,213$1,854,5744Paramount Vantage
6Ender's Game$133,938107%608-235$220$59,769,6796Lionsgate / Summit
7Oldboy (2013)$90,1339%5830$155$1,745,3492FilmDistrict
8About Time$61,180118%266-65$230$14,841,7786Universal
9Despicable Me 2$39,060191%252-19$155$367,025,65523Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$34,045113%312-395$109$115,140,21011Sony / Columbia
11All Is Lost$27,19459%147-7$185$5,406,8348Roadside Attractions
12Don Jon$15,377384%12599$123$24,324,40611Relativity Media
13Insidious Chapter 2$12,914154%122-18$106$83,493,20713FilmDistrict
14Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$11,880132%140-23$85$68,273,24318Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Llewyn Davis$123,340--4--$30,835$123,3401CBS Films
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$19,562141%40$4,891$125,2782Weinstein Company
3Enough Said$16,72090%94-27$178$17,244,70612Fox Searchlight
4Escape Plan$10,956143%81-60$135$24,583,9318Lionsgate / Summit
5Instructions Not Included$8,439193%46-22$183$44,429,66315Lionsgate / Pantelion
6The Family (2013)$7,87071%96-34$82$36,838,47913Relativity Media
7The Counselor$7,03884%71-7$99$16,877,9147Fox
8Twice Born$4,151--10--$415$4,1511eOne Films US
9Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$876-63%6-50$146$339,3473Reliance Entertainment