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, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$95,000,000--4,080--$23,284$95,000,0001Disney
2Lucy$18,100,000-59%3,20229$5,653$79,387,3852Universal
3Get On Up$14,900,000--2,468--$6,037$14,900,0001Universal
4Hercules (2014)$10,000,000-66%3,5950$2,782$51,648,0482Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$8,500,000-49%3,283-385$2,589$189,129,6734Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,600,000-31%3,241-598$2,036$47,772,2063Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$5,400,000-48%2,656-200$2,033$62,810,9753Universal
8Sex Tape$3,500,000-42%2,500-562$1,400$33,858,4643Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$3,250,000-30%1,81654$1,790$10,378,7832Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,160,000-54%1,732-744$1,247$241,125,9156Paramount
11Tammy$1,500,000-57%1,415-1147$1,060$81,462,7055Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,200,000-46%861-497$1,394$168,554,0578Fox / DreamWorks Animation
222 Jump Street$1,200,000-54%828-785$1,449$188,461,0828Sony / Columbia
3Maleficent$1,180,000-36%681-396$1,733$234,648,13110Disney
4Begin Again$650,000-59%727-517$894$13,737,3376Weinstein Company
5Chef$650,000-15%350-55$1,857$28,302,46913Open Road
6The Fluffy Movie$450,000-66%4320$1,042$2,289,9522Open Road
7America (2014)$350,000-61%478-282$732$14,070,0436Lionsgate
8The Fault in Our Stars$300,000-38%282-105$1,064$123,386,7389Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$200,000-49%190-99$1,053$231,709,25311Fox
10I Origins$70,000-9%12246$574$236,1203Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Calvary$70,000--4--$17,500$70,0001Fox Searchlight