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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 26 - Sun, Apr. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$20,500,000--3,277--$6,256$20,500,0001Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$17,000,000-54%3,7929$4,483$64,287,5002Universal
342 (2013)$10,200,000-42%3,405155$2,996$68,554,3723Warner Bros.
4The Big Wedding$7,500,000--2,633--$2,848$7,500,0001Lionsgate
5The Croods$6,400,000-31%3,283-152$1,949$162,824,7836Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$3,500,000-39%2,707-468$1,293$116,276,1435Paramount
7Scary Movie 5$3,200,000-48%2,733-669$1,171$27,236,9363Weinstein / Dimension
8Olympus Has Fallen$2,750,000-39%2,334-304$1,178$93,058,4726FilmDistrict
9The Place Beyond the Pines$2,700,000-45%1,58442$1,705$16,224,8715Focus
10Jurassic Park 3D$2,300,000-43%1,848-482$1,245$41,990,3754Universal
11Evil Dead$1,900,000-54%2,186-637$869$51,767,7584Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

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Platform (1 — 99)

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