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 Sat, Jan. 11 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lone Survivor$14,461,7750%2,8752873$5,030$29,247,0863Universal
2Frozen (2013)$7,136,347129%3,239-79$2,203$312,843,6348Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$3,838,55141%2,521-36$1,523$76,142,4303Paramount
4American Hustle$3,814,98148%2,629111$1,451$99,350,1445Sony / Columbia
5The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$3,689,79880%3,075-655$1,200$239,939,3005Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Legend Of Hercules$3,493,32410%2,104--$1,660$6,654,7391Lionsgate / Summit
7Saving Mr. Banks$2,970,81253%2,671561$1,112$67,286,2395Disney
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$2,781,66032%2,88316$965$27,053,9862Paramount
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$2,694,91544%3,012-395$895$116,981,9714Paramount
10Her (2013)$2,229,13721%1,7291682$1,289$7,476,5184Warner Bros.
11The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,083,46472%1,762-381$1,182$412,684,2098Lionsgate
12The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$2,003,92153%2,584-338$776$51,606,4733Fox
13Grudge Match$890,34454%2,005-851$444$27,971,4643Warner Bros.
1447 Ronin$706,68051%1,359-1331$520$35,975,4203Universal
15Walking With Dinosaurs$688,249218%1,339-1221$514$33,213,4244Fox
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$556,21287%1,040-434$535$51,618,3025Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1August: Osage County$3,110,20042%905900$3,437$5,850,2103Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$867,40155%729573$1,190$8,858,4186CBS Films
3Philomena$599,49951%6070$988$21,552,3238Weinstein Company
4Nebraska$379,66561%521281$729$7,945,0769Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$195,98374%155-10$1,264$256,114,52915Warner Bros.
6The Book Thief$178,89252%303-26$590$19,646,20310Fox
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$166,370142%264-14$630$117,973,97516Sony / Columbia
8Thor: The Dark World$151,37078%257-34$589$203,856,04410Disney
912 Years a Slave$127,10082%114-37$1,115$38,830,63713Fox Searchlight
10Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$120,23356%363-647$331$7,682,4047Weinstein Company
11Dallas Buyers Club$113,38971%125-3$907$16,621,92411Focus
12Last Vegas$80,20453%240-17$334$63,347,64911CBS Films
13Free Birds$78,546161%232-21$339$55,073,51011Relativity Media
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$62,68666%192-28$326$101,795,16812Paramount
15Captain Phillips$43,36754%1149$380$104,963,66314Sony / Columbia
16Lee Daniels' The Butler$41,15452%1363$303$116,405,00122Weinstein Company
17Despicable Me 2$33,565158%137-14$245$368,029,77028Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dhoom 3$48,428116%43-95$1,126$8,003,5814Yash Raj Films
2Escape Plan$17,54373%77-7$228$25,110,17213Lionsgate / Summit
3All Is Lost$15,19159%69-2$220$6,096,27413Roadside Attractions
4Justin Bieber's Believe$13,12262%75-962$175$6,178,8443Open Road
5Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$6,912137%33-6$209$68,533,34523Fox
6Out of the Furnace$5,48522%37-22$148$11,211,0756Relativity Media
7Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1$2,00093%1--$2,000$3,0361Anchor Bay Films