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, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$46,180,000-44%4,0040$11,533$171,005,4482Disney
2The Heat$40,000,000--3,181--$12,575$40,000,0001Fox
3World War Z$29,800,000-55%3,6070$8,262$123,722,2942Paramount
4White House Down$25,700,000--3,222--$7,976$25,700,0001Sony / Columbia
5Man of Steel$20,820,000-50%4,131-76$5,040$248,660,1063Warner Bros.
6This Is The End$8,700,000-35%2,710-345$3,210$74,681,0093Sony / Columbia
7Now You See Me$5,500,000-30%2,564-259$2,145$104,680,5915Lionsgate / Summit
8Fast & Furious 6$2,400,000-51%1,550-867$1,548$233,302,7706Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$2,040,000-36%1,035-530$1,971$220,500,8677Paramount
10The Internship$1,425,000-58%1,008-908$1,414$41,705,0864Fox
11The Purge$1,229,000-66%1,122-1079$1,095$62,791,7204Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$1,403,000-37%540-384$2,598$405,435,0569Disney
2The Bling Ring$850,000-58%630-20$1,349$4,363,3053A24
3Epic$820,000-54%774-1220$1,059$103,009,5256Fox
4Before Midnight$666,047-26%290-151$2,297$5,743,3386Sony Pictures Classics
5Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$589,500-22%21711$2,717$2,207,2484Roadside Attractions
6The Croods$460,000-9%307-17$1,498$184,412,27015Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$255,000-30%185-10$1,378$1,640,0645Fox Searchlight
8Mud$195,500-37%160-53$1,222$20,560,42510Roadside Attractions
9The Big Wedding$93,00028%101-40$921$21,762,86110Lionsgate
10Scary Movie 5$75,000-10%122-12$615$31,800,73512Weinstein / Dimension
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$74,000-18%118-21$627$122,395,57114Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
120 Feet from Stardom$232,517261%4438$5,284$415,3963RADiUS-TWC
2Fill the Void$184,636-1%6115$3,027$912,8116Sony Pictures Classics
3Frances Ha$160,000-9%90-48$1,778$3,482,1087IFC Films
4The Attack$139,794411%3633$3,883$181,9742Cohen Media Group
5I'm So Excited$102,730--5--$20,546$102,7301Sony Pictures Classics
6Unfinished Song$95,141270%1917$5,007$134,7082Weinstein Company
7Dirty Wars$45,000-1%3010$1,500$275,4704IFC Films
8Stories We Tell$32,000-24%23-10$1,391$1,389,1418Roadside Attractions
9Museum Hours$29,435--2--$14,718$29,4351Cinema Guild
10A Band Called Death$28,511--13--$2,193$28,5111Drafthouse Films
11Byzantium$18,000--6--$3,000$18,0001IFC Films
12What Maisie Knew$16,466-49%18-15$915$994,2129Millenium Entertainment
13How to Make Money Selling Drugs$15,285--5--$3,057$20,0971Tribeca Film
14Pain and Gain$11,000-55%26-24$423$49,360,18910Paramount
15The Iceman$3,982-42%5-7$796$1,930,4019Millennium Entertainment