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, May. 4 - Sun, May. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$200,300,000--4,349--$46,057$200,300,0001Disney
2Think Like a Man$8,000,000-55%2,010-5$3,980$73,029,4343Sony / Screen Gems
3The Hunger Games$5,700,000-47%2,794-778$2,040$380,726,9987Lionsgate
4The Lucky One (2012)$5,510,000-49%3,005-170$1,834$47,916,9453Warner Bros.
5The Pirates! Band of Misfits$5,400,000-52%3,3580$1,608$18,563,4592Sony / Columbia
6The Five-Year Engagement$5,088,000-52%2,9415$1,730$19,191,9052Universal
7The Raven$2,508,000-66%2,2096$1,135$12,047,3452Relativity Media
8Safe (2012)$2,470,000-69%2,2715$1,088$12,873,7582Lionsgate
9Chimpanzee$2,395,000-54%1,531-36$1,564$23,012,4333Disneynature
10The Three Stooges$1,800,000-65%2,174-931$828$39,636,6824Fox
11The Cabin in the Woods$1,550,000-66%1,669-970$929$38,003,9434Lionsgate
1221 Jump Street$1,050,000-65%1,040-780$1,010$133,984,6838Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Reunion$838,880-71%856-1298$980$55,322,4905Universal
2Mirror Mirror$715,000-68%922-1095$775$60,143,2516Relativity Media
3Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$403,775-52%521-362$775$209,011,42010Universal
4Titanic 3D$335,000-82%333-1076$1,006$57,260,1745Paramount
5Lockout$207,261-78%311-948$666$13,882,1814Open Road
6Bully (2012)$168,000-49%2630$639$2,534,8776Weinstein Company
7Damsels in Distress$159,42892%205148$778$630,1445Sony Pictures Classics
8Safe House$112,000-33%175-54$640$126,026,15013Universal
9A Thousand Words$80,000-31%140-29$571$18,188,6049Paramount
10Act of Valor$73,000-53%193-92$378$69,823,57611Relativity Media
11Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$60,000310%143104$420$34,939,71411Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$750,301--27--$27,789$750,3011Fox Searchlight
2Monsieur Lazhar$220,814-10%8113$2,726$912,55428Music Box Films
3Bernie$140,45064%85$17,556$261,7492Millennium Entertainment
4Footnote$96,684-34%82-19$1,179$1,696,5489Sony Pictures Classics
5Darling Companion$67,6735%4629$1,471$211,7143Sony Pictures Classics
6Sound of My Voice$52,65646%2823$1,881$101,9102Fox Searchlight
7A Beautiful Soul$51,800--20--$2,590$51,8001Tyscot Manhaddon Films
8The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$46,845-38%36-20$1,301$956,5337Music Box Films
9Jeff Who Lives at Home$30,000-48%47-32$638$4,193,6758Paramount Vantage
10Elles$30,00024%137$2,308$67,3852Kino Lorber
11Casa de mi Padre$28,75034%6832$423$5,847,7448Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$26,683-67%30-37$889$1,136,2394Code Black Entertainment
13Friends With Kids$17,625-44%34-19$518$7,186,8629Roadside Attractions
14Coriolanus$13,000-18%184$722$727,67216Weinstein Company
15The Artist$13,000-55%41-9$317$44,240,49524Weinstein Company
16Blue Like Jazz$10,330-72%20-26$517$578,1804Roadside Attractions
17A Little Bit of Heaven$9,830--11--$894$9,8301Millennium Entertainment
18Touchback$7,000-73%12-16$583$196,7974Anchor Bay Films
19Undefeated$6,000-47%13-7$462$530,46912Weinstein Company
20Rampart$3,892-67%10-8$389$969,50513Millennium Entertainment
21Turn Me On, Dammit!$1,680-81%1-4$1,680$57,2026New Yorker Films