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, Apr. 26 - Sun, Apr. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$20,000,000--3,277--$6,103$20,000,0001Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$17,443,000-53%3,7929$4,600$64,730,5002Universal
342 (2013)$10,725,000-39%3,405155$3,150$69,079,3723Warner Bros.
4The Big Wedding$7,500,000--2,633--$2,848$7,500,0001Lionsgate
5The Croods$6,600,000-29%3,283-152$2,010$163,024,7836Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$3,620,000-37%2,707-468$1,337$116,396,1435Paramount
7Scary Movie 5$3,457,000-44%2,733-669$1,265$27,493,9363Weinstein / Dimension
8Olympus Has Fallen$2,768,000-38%2,334-304$1,186$93,076,4726FilmDistrict
9The Place Beyond the Pines$2,699,140-45%1,58442$1,704$16,224,0115Focus
10Jurassic Park 3D$2,300,000-43%1,848-482$1,245$41,990,3754Universal
11Evil Dead$2,000,000-51%2,186-637$915$51,867,7584Sony / TriStar
12Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,704,000-43%1,610-435$1,058$226,152,1398Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$2,185,980--363--$6,022$2,185,9801Roadside Attractions
2The Company You Keep$1,245,765214%807723$1,544$2,343,9104Sony Pictures Classics
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$1,116,000-50%942-463$1,185$50,650,3235Lionsgate
4Filly Brown$565,000-62%25971$2,181$2,310,0912Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Home Run$452,030-71%371-10$1,218$2,281,3302IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
6The Host (2013)$370,000-63%611-745$606$25,857,0865Open Road
7Identity Thief$329,000-32%425-55$774$133,139,38012Universal
8Disconnect$262,454--111--$2,364$770,2273LD Entertainment
9Silver Linings Playbook$201,000-63%361-506$557$131,426,34224Weinstein Company
10The Sapphires$182,000-29%12612$1,444$1,418,1646Weinstein Company
11Snitch (2013)$180,000123%25291$714$42,318,83110Lionsgate / Summit
12The Lords of Salem$178,000-72%280-75$636$1,033,2932Anchor Bay Films
13Escape From Planet Earth$160,00011%28343$565$55,048,54711Weinstein Company
14Admission$115,238-66%279-206$413$17,693,5396Focus
15Trance$112,000-72%157-286$713$2,118,7974Fox Searchlight
16Arthur Newman$108,000--248--$435$108,0001Cinedigm
17Warm Bodies$102,000-32%190-50$537$66,268,78313Lionsgate / Summit
18Life of Pi$80,000-51%131-62$611$124,666,21223Fox
19Quartet$78,000-50%130-46$600$18,001,11416Weinstein Company
20Side Effects (2013)$47,739-84%108-537$442$31,993,87212Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Renoir$129,906-8%637$2,062$859,9615IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
2No (2013)$70,965-40%74-14$959$2,139,19211Sony Pictures Classics
3Upstream Color$51,670-25%4313$1,202$296,7264ERBP
4From Up on Poppy Hill$51,445-31%40-8$1,286$797,3567GKIDS
5The Reluctant Fundamentalist$32,700--3--$10,900$32,7001IFC Films
6In the House$31,177-1%96$3,464$77,3572Cohen Media Group
7Kon-Tiki$22,334--2--$11,167$22,3341Weinstein Company
8Blancanieves$20,716-26%12-15$1,726$191,8455Cohen Media Group
9At Any Price$16,574--4--$4,144$22,7661Sony Pictures Classics
10Midnight's Children$12,200--2--$6,100$12,2001Paladin/108 Media
11An Oversimplification of Her Beauty$11,100--2--$5,550$11,1001Variance Films
12Graceland$11,081--14--$792$11,0811Drafthouse Films
13It's a Disaster$10,500-42%9-4$1,167$57,2163Oscilloscope
14Storm Surfers 3D$6,500--2--$3,250$6,5001XLrator Media