Grosses

'Fury' Holds Up Well on Monday with $2.36M; 'Gone Girl' Takes Second with $1.45MOctober 21, 2014 12:36 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury took in $2.36 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down 59 percent from Sunday's performance, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Fury has grossed $26.06 million through four days of release. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 10 percent ahead of the $23.63 million four-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year (which fell 70 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.62 million).

Fox's Gone Girl placed in second with $1.45 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 63 percent from last Monday's inflated Columbus Day performance. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $108.23 million in 18 days. That places the film 76 percent ahead of the $61.36 million 18-day take of 2012's Argo.

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life claimed third place with $0.840 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film fell 84 percent from Monday. The Book of Life has grossed $17.85 million in its first four days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.01 million during its first four days.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.827 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was down 69 percent from Sunday and also down 69 percent from last Monday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $41.66 million in eleven days, but is now displaying signs of significant front-loading.

Warner's The Judge rounded out Monday's top five with $0.686 million. The Robert Downey Jr. led drama fell 64 percent from Sunday and 63 percent from last Monday. The Judge continues to perform towards the lower end of its modest expectations with an eleven-day take of $27.51 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me followed closely behind in sixth with $0.677 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden was down 67 percent from Sunday. The Best of Me is performing on the low end of its modest expectations with $10.68 million in four days and is also showing early signs of being front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jul. 26 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lucy$15,024,580-12%3,173--$4,735$32,112,6901Universal
2Hercules (2014)$10,226,374-8%3,595--$2,845$21,284,8281Paramount
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$6,690,30440%3,668-301$1,824$167,142,6723Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$3,925,59513%2,85650$1,375$48,787,4652Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$3,709,28833%3,83913$966$32,310,2072Disney
6Sex Tape$2,362,82124%3,0620$772$25,173,4492Sony / Columbia
7And So It Goes$1,890,85239%1,762--$1,073$3,251,6871Clarius Entertainment
8Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,886,71243%2,476-748$762$234,961,7175Paramount
9Tammy$1,408,60729%2,562-840$550$77,245,3354Warner Bros. / New Line
1022 Jump Street$1,034,31330%1,613-616$641$184,982,0607Sony / Columbia
11How to Train Your Dragon 2$851,93340%1,358-811$627$164,891,4397Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Maleficent$721,55133%1,077-464$670$231,603,5299Disney
13Begin Again$652,30351%1,244-58$524$11,818,8805Weinstein Company
14Earth to Echo$542,49225%1,272-1178$426$35,119,9114Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$1,142,15559%361--$3,164$1,859,1531Roadside Attractions
2Wish I Was Here$457,46836%625557$732$1,519,4952Focus
3The Fluffy Movie$433,125-16%432--$1,003$946,3411Open Road
4Kick$415,57515%177--$2,348$777,3201UTV Motion Pictures
5America (2014)$356,33540%760-270$469$12,949,0315Lionsgate
6Chef$326,23379%405-147$806$27,007,67212Open Road
7Edge of Tomorrow$220,61940%353-249$625$97,562,2578Warner Bros.
8Jersey Boys$213,20967%462-541$461$45,478,3986Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$179,61118%387-170$464$122,552,5468Fox
10X-Men: Days of Future Past$161,58042%289-98$559$231,153,14610Fox
11Think Like a Man Too$155,27236%317-311$490$64,649,2686Sony / Screen Gems
12Godzilla (2014)$151,98037%302-24$503$199,579,89711Warner Bros.
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$108,92225%321-1170$339$30,211,9654Sony / Screen Gems
14Neighbors (2014)$107,12024%208-22$515$149,435,84512Universal
15Rio 2$87,88028%230-26$382$130,613,46416Fox
16Snowpiercer$82,91952%149-62$557$3,838,8205RADiUS-TWC
17Blended$81,86026%223-62$367$45,547,03310Warner Bros.
18The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,50938%187-31$377$202,354,34413Sony / Columbia
19Heaven is for Real$37,72730%129-20$292$91,240,71815Sony / TriStar
20The LEGO Movie$11,377-2%2020$56$257,569,51325Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$67,48614%410$1,646$4,969,35517Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$35,63666%74-16$482$3,077,7979eOne Films US
3I Origins$30,50546%7672$401$93,2312Fox Searchlight
4Belle$22,09258%58-34$381$10,557,92213Fox Searchlight
5Words and Pictures$11,20753%28-5$400$2,103,09110Roadside Attractions
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,14521%58-5$158$111,334,08721Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The Other Woman (2014)$7,97316%39-21$204$83,860,09114Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$6,22039%8-3$778$236,9635Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$1,57332%9-2$175$60,745,24619Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,20220%131$92$1,526,14012RADiUS-TWC
11Come Back to Me$1,016-46%10--$102$2,9151Freestyle Releasing
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44043%4-6$110$208,8278RADiUS-TWC
13The Hornet's Nest$31812%10$318$311,65512Freestyle Releasing
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$28677%6-2$48$8,460,61812Clarius Entertainment
15A Long Way Off$165-30%1--$165$28,7448Moving Visions Entertainment