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, Oct. 11 - Sun, Oct. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$44,265,000-21%3,66085$12,094$123,399,9192Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$26,000,000--3,020--$8,609$26,000,0001Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$14,200,000-32%3,874-127$3,665$78,036,6773Sony / Columbia
4Machete Kills$3,797,000--2,538--$1,496$3,797,0001Open Road
5Runner Runner$3,725,000-52%3,0260$1,231$14,113,9582Fox
6Prisoners$3,665,000-36%2,855-381$1,284$53,619,8794Warner Bros.
7Insidious Chapter 2$2,650,000-32%2,156-451$1,229$78,447,0175FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$2,364,000-47%2,130-178$1,110$22,201,2694Universal
9Don Jon$2,340,000-44%1,996-426$1,172$20,141,1503Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$2,075,000-49%1,320-710$1,572$18,272,4783Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$1,127,000-30%1,150-456$980$146,550,88710Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$575,000-62%1,050-973$548$35,799,3495Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enough Said$1,935,000-12%606169$3,193$8,186,5994Fox Searchlight
2Pulling Strings$1,150,000-53%42841$2,687$4,124,4682Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Instructions Not Included$1,000,000-46%711-147$1,406$42,674,4887Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$628,000-49%980-583$641$113,548,7719Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$524,400-47%502-9$1,045$1,748,5082Roadside Attractions
6Romeo and Juliet (2013)$509,000--461--$1,104$509,0001Relativity Media
7Despicable Me 2$508,0005%434-51$1,171$363,062,51515Universal
8Monsters University$369,000-12%235-15$1,570$267,060,15517Disney
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$344,000-20%404-109$851$66,465,05310Fox
10Riddick$262,000-52%430-365$609$41,664,5556Universal
11The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$260,000--147--$1,769$260,0001Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
12Planes$238,000-8%3804$626$88,448,38110Disney
13Blue Jasmine$220,736-37%190-99$1,162$31,663,11812Sony Pictures Classics
14Metallica Through The Never$204,005-71%289-300$706$3,167,6443Picturehouse
15The Wolverine$185,0002%227-14$815$131,850,97512Fox
162 Guns$118,000-9%166-34$711$75,424,50011Universal
17Red 2$107,000-28%168-35$637$53,217,30913Lionsgate / Summit
18Parkland$88,487-71%133-124$665$524,0642Exclusive Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inequality for All$152,59810%8039$1,907$558,3693RADiUS-TWC
2Wadjda$108,569-10%473$2,310$619,2555Sony Pictures Classics
3Generation Iron$75,770-43%34-36$2,229$631,3674The Vladar Company
4Escape From Tomorrow$66,112--30--$2,204$66,1121Producers Distribution Agency
5Linsanity$51,500-48%167$3,219$184,4442Ketchup Entertainment
6In a World...$48,300-16%53-25$911$2,784,01610Roadside Attractions
7Austenland$48,010-11%52-13$923$1,907,1769Sony Pictures Classics
8You're Next$41,000389%8742$471$18,470,4998Lionsgate
9A.C.O.D.$36,06690%1815$2,004$62,5052The Film Arcade
10The World's End$34,009-46%73-58$466$25,904,7878Focus
11The Spectacular Now$20,135-54%33-25$610$6,778,70111A24
12We Are What We Are (2013)$15,82391%135$1,217$47,0613eOne Films US
13Ghost Team One$8,458--15--$564$8,4581The Film Arcade
14God Loves Uganda$7,300--1--$7,300$7,3001Variance Films
15Broadway Idiot$6,496--1--$6,496$6,4961FilmBuff
16As I Lay Dying$6,001--1--$6,001$6,0011Millenium Entertainment
17Cassadaga$1,716--3--$572$1,7161Archstone Distribution