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, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$39,500,000--2,663--$14,833$39,500,0001Universal
2Lone Survivor$23,000,000-39%2,989114$7,695$73,810,1214Universal
3The Nut Job$18,800,000--3,427--$5,486$18,800,0001Open Road
4Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$16,300,000--3,387--$4,813$16,300,0001Paramount
5Frozen (2013)$12,500,000-15%2,979-260$4,196$333,131,3619Disney
6American Hustle$10,300,00024%2,204-425$4,673$116,131,1916Sony / Columbia
7Devil's Due$8,500,000--2,544--$3,341$8,500,0001Fox
8August: Osage County$7,700,0008%2,0511146$3,754$18,289,2704Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$7,400,000-16%1,930-591$3,834$90,176,5984Paramount
10Saving Mr. Banks$4,050,000-38%2,449-222$1,654$75,294,2976Disney
11Her (2013)$4,000,000-26%1,7290$2,313$14,999,4275Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$3,800,000-53%1,815-1260$2,094$248,619,8456Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Legend Of Hercules$3,200,000-64%2,1040$1,521$14,175,6512Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

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Platform (1 — 99)

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