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 Wed, Apr. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Heaven is for Real$1,870,128-23%2,4170$774$36,350,1861Sony / TriStar
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,773,553-20%3,825-113$464$207,075,4383Disney
3Rio 2$1,506,933-22%3,97527$379$81,156,0702Fox
4Transcendence$763,412-26%3,455--$221$13,679,5041Warner Bros.
6Draft Day$482,041-15%2,7810$173$20,933,6922Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$460,848-16%2,486-624$185$135,437,5015Lionsgate / Summit
8A Haunted House 2$450,763-27%2,310--$195$10,575,2421Open Road
9Oculus$433,440-17%2,6480$164$22,656,8292Relativity Media
10God's Not Dead$402,304-11%1,796-64$224$49,502,9115Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$346,077-4%1,280-187$270$46,017,1727Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Apr. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Muppets Most Wanted$129,12813%929-1097$139$48,738,6695Disney
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$75,6333%780-797$97$107,431,1757Fox / DreamWorks Animation
32 States$53,051-29%135--$393$1,263,8491UTV Motion Pictures
4The LEGO Movie$39,8403%340-270$117$252,405,23211Warner Bros.
5Non-Stop (2014)$32,400-14%360-280$90$90,256,9308Universal
6Frozen (2013)$24,888-11%290-54$86$399,960,21522Disney
7300: Rise of an Empire$23,502-14%265-260$89$105,559,7627Warner Bros.
8Dom Hemingway$18,396-4%12987$143$355,1413Fox Searchlight
9Bad Words$16,088-19%223-540$72$7,617,0926Focus
10Son of God$14,063-15%503-305$28$59,486,3938Fox
11Cesar Chavez$13,55230%117-188$116$5,426,0984Lionsgate / Pantelion
12The Nut Job$11,042-6%201-60$55$64,051,54214Open Road
13Sabotage (2014)$9,258-30%130-621$71$10,387,0524Open Road
14Make Your Move$8,881-13%142--$63$109,8411High Top Releasing
15Gravity$8,430-5%145-57$58$274,004,65129Warner Bros.
163 Days to Kill$7,014-9%11027$64$30,561,8899Relativity Media
17Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$6,619-7%114-21$58$15,945,9376Lionsgate
18Philomena$6,17119%101-56$61$37,654,94922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Apr. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$37,2275%370$1,006$919,2833Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Railway Man$16,3242%2622$628$300,9812Weinstein Company
3Joe (2014)$9,15510%480$191$252,0032Roadside Attractions
412 Years a Slave$4,658-22%53-11$88$56,629,51827Fox Searchlight
5The Unknown Known$3,897-8%49-31$80$238,1503RADiUS-TWC
6Frankie & Alice$2,963-17%43-128$69$685,0313Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
7Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,55030%1--$2,550$17,9051Rialto Pictures
8Watermark$2,433-28%96$270$50,8583eOne Films US
9Ernest & Celestine$1,302-19%31-8$42$246,5458GKIDS
1013 Sins$1,114-9%45--$25$12,8381RADiUS-TWC
11Gloria (2014)$1,02425%13-11$79$2,085,99213Roadside Attractions
12Dallas Buyers Club$930-9%14-19$66$27,291,79025Focus
13Veronica Mars$627-35%15-8$42$3,321,3756Warner Bros.
14August: Osage County$580-35%16-11$36$37,728,73717Weinstein Company
15Cuban Fury$495-15%8-71$62$91,8722eOne Films US
16Gabrielle (2014)$160-46%1--$160$3,6391eOne Films US