Grosses

'Fury' Returns to First Place on Thursday with $1.11M; 'John Wick' a Close Second with $1.06M; 'Ouija' Takes Third with $0.94MOctober 31, 2014 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury was up one spot from Wednesday to return to first place on Thursday with $1.11 million. The World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down 45 percent from last Thursday. Fury placed in third for the week with $18.29 million. That was down 45 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $51.34 million. The film is currently running 3 percent ahead of the $49.94 million 14-day take of The Monuments Men earlier this year.

John Wick was down one spot and 8 percent from Wednesday to place in a close second on Thursday with $1.06 million. The Keanu Reeves led action thriller from Lionsgate trailed Fury by just $51,206 for the day. John Wick placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $19.54 million. That was on the high end of expectations and was boosted from relatively strong IMAX sales. The film is currently running 23 percent ahead of the $15.88 million seven-day take of 2008's Street Kings.

Ouija followed closely behind in third with $0.94 million. The low-budget PG-13 horror film from Universal and Platinum Dunes increased 8 percent over Wednesday, as the film received a nice pre-Halloween boost yesterday. Ouija was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $24.06 million. That was on the low end of expectations and was 20 percent stronger than the $20.12 million start of last year's Carrie.

Fox's Gone Girl claimed fourth place with $0.896 million. In the process, the critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film surpassed the $127.51 million final domestic gross of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button yesterday to become the highest grossing film of Fincher's career. Gone Girl placed in fourth for the week with $14.81 million. That was down 38 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to an impressive $127.80 million.

The Weinstein Company's St. Vincent rounded out Thursday's top five with $0.690 million. The low-budget comedy starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy increased 2 percent over Wednesday. St. Vincent placed in sixth for the week with $10.64 million and has grossed an encouraging $11.77 million to date.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$1,507,039-29%3,371-326$447$256,734,8124Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$1,086,355-35%3,864-116$281$149,576,3653Paramount
3If I Stay$1,042,368-32%2,907--$359$19,526,5211Warner Bros. / New Line
4Let's Be Cops$883,284-32%3,032-62$291$48,269,4072Fox
5The November Man$861,238--2,776--$310$861,2380Relativity Media
6The Giver$545,073-29%3,0030$182$25,717,7422Weinstein Company
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$538,479-23%1,944-99$277$34,247,3723Disney / DreamWorks
8When the Game Stands Tall$511,739-26%2,673--$191$10,147,4121Sony / TriStar
9The Expendables 3$476,918-37%3,2210$148$29,202,4722Lionsgate
10Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For$471,652-38%2,894--$163$8,169,8861Weinstein / Dimension
11Lucy$304,505-31%1,559-961$195$114,790,1305Universal
12Into the Storm$242,052-37%2,375-1059$102$39,218,3703Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$165,149-14%723-48$228$16,838,7907IFC Films
2Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$107,614-31%626-636$172$204,316,9557Fox
3What If$80,184-41%680-107$118$2,519,6543CBS Films
4Hercules (2014)$72,008-30%622-853$116$70,186,2415Paramount
5Get On Up$71,070-24%509-592$140$28,939,7304Universal
6A Most Wanted Man$68,658-21%433-211$159$14,266,2835Roadside Attractions
7Calvary$50,803-9%240110$212$1,755,3124Fox Searchlight
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$50,543-18%353-24$143$172,269,48211Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Step Up All In$50,426-43%948-1124$53$13,882,4723Lionsgate / Summit
10Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$40,434-6%302261$134$6,649,49721Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Transformers: Age of Extinction$29,448-19%28377$104$243,919,6479Paramount
12Earth to Echo$28,698-39%781627$37$38,145,1968Relativity Media
13The Purge: Anarchy$21,905-21%258-317$85$70,787,5806Universal
14And So It Goes$19,387-15%156-206$124$14,727,2575Clarius Entertainment
15X-Men: Days of Future Past$15,836-6%188-35$84$232,798,36614Fox
16Chef$15,436-4%105-17$147$29,562,19016Open Road
17The Fault in Our Stars$15,298-2%185-21$83$124,476,56612Fox
18Edge of Tomorrow$13,303-8%192-69$69$99,992,24712Warner Bros.
19Tammy$11,380-18%157-119$72$83,405,3348Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yves Saint Laurent$10,169-36%213$484$525,7499Weinstein Company
2Jersey Boys$7,295-12%64-51$114$46,724,86110Warner Bros.
3The One I Love$4,859-16%8--$607$62,9951RADiUS-TWC
4Snowpiercer$4,762-18%28-14$170$4,442,5189RADiUS-TWC
5Godzilla (2014)$3,7865%70-48$54$200,672,19315Warner Bros.
6The Grand Seduction$3,70812%19-6$195$3,376,86013eOne Films US
7Begin Again$3,654-32%39-23$94$14,534,3879Weinstein Company
8America (2014)$3,3954%7210$47$14,426,3689Lionsgate
9Blended$3,146-17%66-45$48$46,290,74114Warner Bros.
10Rio 2$2,6013%72-56$36$131,489,88520Fox
11Wish I Was Here$1,52726%19-35$80$3,564,5486Focus
12The Fluffy Movie$1,484-18%30-21$49$2,825,9245Open Road
13The LEGO Movie$3648%7-8$52$257,750,40229Warner Bros.