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 Wed, Jul. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$6,676,696-31%3,967--$1,683$97,126,0681Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,950,628-25%3,913-320$498$215,395,5663Paramount
3Tammy$1,632,167-23%3,4650$471$62,345,7832Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,181,499-21%2,885-412$410$155,975,0905Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$1,068,812-19%3,2300$331$27,903,1702Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$1,009,413-20%2,811-513$359$175,036,4485Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$787,826-20%2,077-312$379$224,486,3067Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$641,982-23%3,0490$211$27,224,3462Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$404,200-13%1,968-662$205$42,926,5094Warner Bros.
10America (2014)$395,250-6%1,1050$358$9,403,3433Lionsgate
11The Fault in Our Stars$290,357-16%1,002-863$290$120,549,1286Fox
12Think Like a Man Too$255,338-22%1,231-498$207$62,664,1464Sony / Screen Gems
13Edge of Tomorrow$248,101-21%1,103-435$225$95,302,6486Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$396,406-18%939764$422$6,406,9403Weinstein Company
2Chef$196,255-7%70115$280$24,657,76410Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$143,811-22%655-389$220$229,642,4388Fox
4Snowpiercer$95,7742%356106$269$2,912,6013RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$76,407-18%285-26$268$129,862,19314Fox
6Blended$52,842-18%33530$158$44,883,1808Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$52,010-7%267-48$195$148,789,32510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$36,536-12%303-49$121$198,468,6229Warner Bros.
9The LEGO Movie$30,85517%350110$88$257,417,50423Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$28,1103%188-39$150$42,694,5607Universal
11Belle$21,617-15%107-16$202$10,316,19211Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$57,7361%5--$11,547$565,5571IFC Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,362-6%410$1,350$4,398,66315Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$27,719-16%921$301$2,788,3127eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$10,697-10%96-46$111$83,774,29412Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$10,424-11%63-9$165$58,880,99719Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,8521%78-33$126$111,258,98519Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$7,752-20%40-21$194$2,010,5798Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,7342%144$410$178,8583Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$2,382-5%25-35$95$60,728,78217Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,671-36%202$84$1,508,07810RADiUS-TWC
11The Signal (2014)$1,23155%15-20$82$599,9935Focus
12The Railway Man$1,01220%11-3$92$4,437,49614Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$566-2%10-13$57$8,457,68710Clarius Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$213184%6-6$36$202,8186RADiUS-TWC
15The Hornet's Nest$87-3%21$44$310,62510Freestyle Releasing