Grosses

'Fury' Continues to Hold Up Well on Tuesday with $2.84M; 'Gone Girl' Remains Strong in Second with $1.79MOctober 22, 2014 12:51 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury grossed $2.84 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was up a healthy 20 percent over Monday. After being a bit front-loaded over the weekend, Fury has been holding up nicely so far during the midweek. Fury has grossed $28.89 million in five days. That is towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 12.5 percent ahead of the $25.67 million five-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Fox's Gone Girl held steady in second place with $1.79 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck increased 23 percent over Monday and was down a very solid 36 percent from last Tuesday. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $110.02 million in 19 days. That places the film 75 percent ahead of the $62.89 million 19-day take of 2012's Argo.

Warner's The Judge was up two spots and a very strong 45 percent over Monday to take third on Tuesday with $0.995 million. It was a very tight race for places third through sixth on Tuesday, as only $93,996 separated third place from sixth place. The Judge was down 38 percent from last Tuesday and has grossed $28.50 million in twelve days, which is towards the lower end of expectations.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.985 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was up 19 percent over Monday and down 50 percent from last Tuesday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $42.65 million in twelve days, but continues to display signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Fox's The Book of Life was down two spots from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.948 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film was up 13 percent over Monday, as family films in general didn't hold up as well as films aimed at adults on Tuesday. The Book of Life has grossed $18.79 million in five days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.87 million during its first five days.

Relativity's The Best of Me took in $0.900 million to remain in sixth. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden increased 33 percent over Monday's performance. The Best of Me continues to perform on the low end of its modest expectations (and softly for a Sparks adaptation) with a five-day start of $11.58 million.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Birdman continued to impress with $51,664 from 4 locations. That represented a 5 percent decline from Monday and gave the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton a massive per-location average of $12,916 for the day. Birdman has grossed $530,405 through five days of platform release and is set to open in additional locations on Friday.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 11 - Sun, Nov. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Immortals$32,000,000--3,112--$10,283$32,000,0001Relativity Media
2Jack and Jill$26,000,000--3,438--$7,563$26,000,0001Sony / Columbia
3Puss in Boots (2011)$25,500,000-23%3,903-60$6,533$108,809,1663Paramount / DreamWorks
4Tower Heist$13,176,700-45%3,3703$3,910$43,868,5502Universal
5J. Edgar$11,470,000--1,910--$6,005$11,568,5341Warner Bros.
6A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$5,900,000-54%2,8750$2,052$23,222,3822Warner Bros. / New Line
7In Time$4,150,000-45%2,591-536$1,602$30,666,7373Fox
8Paranormal Activity 3$3,625,000-57%2,776-510$1,306$100,822,5524Paramount
9Footloose (2011)$2,735,000-39%2,215-596$1,235$48,775,7785Paramount
10Real Steel$2,000,000-42%1,758-680$1,138$81,748,1166Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moneyball$1,100,000-38%813-465$1,353$71,891,5698Sony / Columbia
2Courageous$1,000,000-35%905-233$1,105$31,553,5887Sony / TriStar
3The Ides of March$975,000-50%696-695$1,401$38,389,0266Sony / Columbia
4The Rum Diary$789,951-73%947-1345$834$12,357,9353FilmDistrict
5Anonymous$600,000-51%482-32$1,245$3,771,3913Sony / Columbia
6Margin Call$595,000-17%19820$3,005$3,361,6834Roadside Attractions
750/50$525,000-45%424-323$1,238$33,859,1157Summit
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$495,000-71%669-1194$740$19,165,3044Summit
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$490,0008%18385$2,678$1,690,0464Fox Searchlight
10The Way$334,379-7%171-53$1,955$2,633,3346Producers Distribution Agency
11Johnny English Reborn$210,000-69%210-434$1,000$8,134,7904Universal
12Sarah's Key$95,000-65%162-156$586$7,572,40317Weinstein Company
13Dream House$75,540-62%172-158$439$21,280,0657Universal
14Abduction$75,000-43%127-80$591$27,486,7908Lionsgate
15Killer Elite$61,66245%16041$385$25,089,5408Open Road
16The Thing (2011)$61,335-77%141-243$435$16,903,8605Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Like Crazy$525,00097%7054$7,500$1,076,2663Paramount Vantage
2The Skin I Live In$312,289-5%9113$3,432$1,711,7155Sony Pictures Classics
3Melancholia$265,000--19--$13,947$265,0001Magnolia Pictures
4Take Shelter$134,383-24%82-8$1,639$1,234,8657Sony Pictures Classics
5Midnight in Paris$51,722-25%38-16$1,361$55,556,19126Sony Pictures Classics
6Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$51,000-12%72-26$708$38,420,78413Weinstein Company
7Into the Abyss$50,784--12--$4,232$50,7841IFC Films
8I Don't Know How She Does It$30,000949%8375$361$9,640,5019Weinstein Company
9Inni$18,000114%83$2,250$75,1543Cinema Purgatorio
10Elite Squad: The Enemy Within$9,500--1--$9,500$9,5001Variance Films
11Laugh at My Pain$6,667-71%13-26$513$7,688,85010CodeBlack Entertainment
12The Son of No One$2,800-84%4-6$700$28,9872Anchor Bay Films
13Texas Killing Fields$700-85%3-7$233$45,2635Anchor Bay Films