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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 17 - Sun, Feb. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$23,969,280-40%3,1212$7,680$78,238,8952Universal
2The Vow$23,600,000-43%2,9580$7,978$85,526,8372Sony / Screen Gems
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$22,000,000--3,174--$6,931$22,000,0001Sony / Columbia
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$20,085,000-27%3,50030$5,739$53,201,3422Warner Bros. / New Line
5This Means War$17,550,000--3,189--$5,503$19,159,8051Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,865,000-65%2,6550$2,962$33,738,2352Fox
7Chronicle$7,500,000-38%2,556-352$2,934$50,979,4263Fox
8The Woman in Black$6,645,000-34%2,559-297$2,597$45,255,6183CBS Films
9The Secret World of Arrietty$6,375,000--1,522--$4,189$6,375,0001Disney
10The Grey$3,031,454-40%2,107-694$1,439$47,924,5134Open Road
11The Descendants$2,925,000-15%1,243-338$2,353$75,007,77014Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$2,132,370-46%1,634-499$1,305$16,575,8653Universal
13Red Tails$1,415,000-41%1,009-571$1,402$47,531,5365Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$2,325,0004%8080$2,877$27,423,95913Weinstein Company
2Hugo$1,625,000-8%558-144$2,912$66,711,12413Paramount
3Underworld Awakening$1,100,000-56%826-831$1,332$61,343,8015Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$1,034,000-11%623111$1,660$24,393,7868Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$775,000-66%933-1123$831$25,451,2094Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$640,000-57%577-798$1,109$30,642,9779Warner Bros.
7Contraband$516,000-59%420-661$1,229$65,742,0206Universal
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$500,000-7%400-102$1,250$129,688,49510Fox
9Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$488,000-31%275-194$1,775$207,301,42310Paramount
10Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$475,922-13%184-48$2,587$22,678,76911Focus
11The Adventures of Tintin$400,00018%30346$1,320$76,401,3169Paramount
12Man on a Ledge$323,000-75%401-1022$805$18,368,9484Lionsgate
13Albert Nobbs$191,350-30%119-32$1,608$2,355,9144Roadside Attractions
14My Week with Marilyn$179,000-14%120-5$1,492$13,624,11713Weinstein Company
15Puss in Boots (2011)$165,000-24%163-46$1,012$148,975,97617Paramount / DreamWorks
16The Darkest Hour$92,0001237%11395$814$21,313,0059Summit
17The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$59,000-65%148-82$399$281,272,34514Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Separation$335,02126%549$6,204$2,051,7738Sony Pictures Classics
2Thin Ice$190,800--53--$3,600$190,8001IDP/ATO Pictures
3A Dangerous Method$167,776-18%96-11$1,748$5,187,27913Sony Pictures Classics
4In Darkness$77,193182%1411$5,514$137,1562Sony Pictures Classics
5We Need to Talk About Kevin$64,112-24%160$4,007$597,70111Oscilloscope
6W.E.$50,039-16%203$2,502$203,9693Weinstein Company
7Rampart$49,593-18%2823$1,771$134,0132Millennium Entertainment
8Coriolanus$37,36520%132$2,874$320,1155Weinstein Company
9Bullhead$33,600--7--$4,800$33,6001Drafthouse Films
10Undefeated$30,875--5--$6,175$30,8751Weinstein Company
11Carnage (2011)$29,477-28%35-1$842$2,416,33610Sony Pictures Classics
12Chico & Rita$26,60329%54$5,321$56,1702GKIDS
13Pariah (2011)$20,075-14%130$1,544$687,3408Focus
14An Inconsistent Truth$5,302-28%31$1,767$52,7564Rocky Mountain Pictures