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. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$3,886,167-23%3,9692$979$152,376,4462Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$2,567,490-28%2,806--$915$39,270,3601Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,119,771-9%3,826--$554$23,814,5181Disney
4Sex Tape$1,516,212-23%3,062--$495$19,645,8101Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,185,772-18%3,224-689$368$230,802,4534Paramount
6Tammy$897,599-19%3,402-63$264$73,938,8153Warner Bros. / New Line
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$709,145-6%2,169-716$327$162,809,3856Fox / DreamWorks Animation
822 Jump Street$667,902-15%2,229-582$300$182,614,5656Sony / Columbia
9Earth to Echo$557,591-8%2,450-780$228$33,629,7013Relativity Media
10Maleficent$512,892-9%1,541-536$333$229,842,5838Disney
11Begin Again$352,906-13%1,302363$271$10,420,2804Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$228,515-8%1,030-75$222$12,119,8904Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$193,356-19%1,491-1558$130$29,869,8173Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$181,365-14%1,003-965$181$44,975,6605Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$159,666-7%557-445$287$122,074,6377Fox
2Chef$155,5424%552-149$282$26,356,20411Open Road
3Edge of Tomorrow$146,164-9%602-501$243$97,059,7447Warner Bros.
4Think Like a Man Too$107,688-20%628-603$171$64,295,2625Sony / Screen Gems
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$96,819-16%387-268$250$230,791,9699Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$74,611-6%32623$229$199,244,83410Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$62,898-6%211-145$298$3,643,7654RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$56,574-6%256-29$221$130,400,30815Fox
9Blended$45,377-14%285-50$159$45,352,5099Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$36,685-6%230-37$160$149,205,53511Universal
11The LEGO Movie$15,657-5%202-148$78$257,529,70324Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$165,6178%3429$4,871$2,247,1142IFC Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$71,65446%410$1,748$4,785,83316Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Wish I Was Here$60,151-4%68--$885$662,4601Focus
4The Grand Seduction$23,207-5%90-2$258$3,002,0388eOne Films US
5Belle$19,159-2%92-15$208$10,501,82812Fox Searchlight
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$8,68413%46-17$189$58,966,08320Fox Searchlight
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,153-3%63-15$114$111,310,35420Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Other Woman (2014)$5,747-24%60-36$96$83,839,55713Fox
9Yves Saint Laurent$4,023-3%11-3$366$221,5484Weinstein Company
10I Origins$4,011-1%4--$1,003$39,0081Fox Searchlight
11Fed Up$1,72735%12-8$144$1,520,64711RADiUS-TWC
12God's Not Dead$1,1330%11-14$103$60,740,98218Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$279-49%104$28$207,5037RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2390%8-2$30$8,459,64211Clarius Entertainment