'Fury' Continues to Hold Up Well on Tuesday with $2.84M; 'Gone Girl' Remains Strong in Second with $1.79MOctober 22, 2014 12:51 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury grossed $2.84 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was up a healthy 20 percent over Monday. After being a bit front-loaded over the weekend, Fury has been holding up nicely so far during the midweek. Fury has grossed $28.89 million in five days. That is towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 12.5 percent ahead of the $25.67 million five-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Fox's Gone Girl held steady in second place with $1.79 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck increased 23 percent over Monday and was down a very solid 36 percent from last Tuesday. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $110.02 million in 19 days. That places the film 75 percent ahead of the $62.89 million 19-day take of 2012's Argo.

Warner's The Judge was up two spots and a very strong 45 percent over Monday to take third on Tuesday with $0.995 million. It was a very tight race for places third through sixth on Tuesday, as only $93,996 separated third place from sixth place. The Judge was down 38 percent from last Tuesday and has grossed $28.50 million in twelve days, which is towards the lower end of expectations.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.985 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was up 19 percent over Monday and down 50 percent from last Tuesday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $42.65 million in twelve days, but continues to display signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Fox's The Book of Life was down two spots from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.948 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film was up 13 percent over Monday, as family films in general didn't hold up as well as films aimed at adults on Tuesday. The Book of Life has grossed $18.79 million in five days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.87 million during its first five days.

Relativity's The Best of Me took in $0.900 million to remain in sixth. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden increased 33 percent over Monday's performance. The Best of Me continues to perform on the low end of its modest expectations (and softly for a Sparks adaptation) with a five-day start of $11.58 million.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Birdman continued to impress with $51,664 from 4 locations. That represented a 5 percent decline from Monday and gave the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton a massive per-location average of $12,916 for the day. Birdman has grossed $530,405 through five days of platform release and is set to open in additional locations on Friday.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Mar. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$22,784,019--3,936--$5,789$22,784,0191Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$4,662,265--3,194--$1,460$4,662,2651Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,720,472140%3,607-344$754$72,022,8563Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$2,401,78579%3,085-405$779$87,489,9043Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$2,245,867136%3,1150$721$24,869,7502Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$1,855,350153%2,945-238$630$74,130,0804Universal
7The LEGO Movie$976,506102%2,501-539$390$240,213,1807Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$935,762157%1,8960$494$10,745,7862Lionsgate
9Son of God$662,42854%2,139-851$310$53,612,0764Fox
10Frozen (2013)$166,29046%1,069-397$156$397,175,55118Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1God's Not Dead$2,802,085--780--$3,592$2,802,0851Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,890,100445%304238$6,217$8,100,6193Fox Searchlight
3The Monuments Men$260,44145%938-656$278$74,994,1677Sony / Columbia
4Ride Along$181,955137%650-374$280$132,674,95510Universal
53 Days to Kill$168,95827%752-814$225$29,314,6005Relativity Media
6Veronica Mars$137,47965%34756$396$2,502,2232Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$120,90020%522-403$232$55,711,48523Fox Searchlight
8The Nut Job$75,17792%335-70$224$62,339,57010Open Road
9American Hustle$65,49244%281-222$233$149,639,89815Sony / Columbia
10RoboCop (2014)$63,477-4%328-637$194$56,917,6656Sony / Columbia
11About Last Night$62,99626%214-410$294$48,129,1666Sony / Screen Gems
12Philomena$56,59110%297-205$191$36,938,29618Weinstein Company
13Gravity$56,55527%202-118$280$272,920,83825Warner Bros.
14The Wolf of Wall Street$52,31469%215-71$243$116,549,02013Paramount
15Lone Survivor$39,03576%211-105$185$124,707,96613Universal
16Pompeii$37,454-35%201-470$186$22,725,6875Sony / TriStar
17Dallas Buyers Club$37,34122%178-103$210$26,954,68521Focus
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$35,65645%224-53$159$257,939,36515Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$32,25079%211-57$153$424,449,83018Lionsgate
20Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$26,02684%128-24$203$50,367,13910Paramount
21August: Osage County$16,0556%141-62$114$37,554,93813Weinstein Company
22Winter's Tale$11,628483%14494$81$12,529,9076Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Words$141,136888%8781$1,622$296,9092Focus
2That Awkward Moment$23,910102%93-29$257$25,926,9118Focus
3Her (2013)$18,01120%73-48$247$25,325,38114Warner Bros.
4Gloria (2014)$9,155-7%50-25$183$1,951,5709Roadside Attractions
5The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$8,66678%63-25$138$58,143,87313Fox
6Blood Ties$8,580--28--$306$8,5801Roadside Attractions
7Repentance$7,621-2%43-83$177$1,162,0194Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
8Walking With Dinosaurs$4,70519%59-39$80$36,003,23214Fox
9Vampire Academy$3,222797%3523$92$7,763,6177Weinstein Company
10Ernest & Celestine$2,067-8%7-2$295$84,9584GKIDS
11Stalingrad (2014)$1,909-56%13-57$147$982,4924Sony / Columbia
12The Art of the Steal (2014)$1,152-66%15-45$77$58,6682RADiUS-TWC
13Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,111-8%18-5$62$8,312,90217Weinstein Company
14Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$224187%1--$224$22,6327Rialto Pictures