NORTH AMERICA: 'Fury' Collects $33.05M During Its First Week of ReleaseOctober 24, 2014 01:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

p>Sony's Fury took in $2.04 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down a solid 5 percent from Wednesday's performance. After being a bit front-loaded over the weekend, Fury held up nicely throughout the midweek. Fury was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $33.05 million. That was towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 15 percent ahead of the $28.67 million seven-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Fox's Gone Girl held steady in second place with $1.47 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and down 35 percent from last Thursday. Gone Girl placed in second for the week with $23.72 million. That was down 37 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a very impressive $112.99 million.

Warner's The Judge grossed $0.74 million to remain in third. In the process, the Robert Downey Jr. led drama surpassed the $30 million mark on Thursday. The Judge was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 34.5 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in seventh for the week with $11.13 million. That represented a 41 percent decline from last week and places the film's 14-day total at $30.03 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me was up 2 percent and one spot from Wednesday to claim fourth on Thursday with $0.68 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden placed in sixth for the week with a seven-day start of $12.93 million. The Best of Me continues to perform on the low end of its modest expectations (and softly for a Sparks adaptation).

The Book of Life was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.66 million. Fox's modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance. The Book of Life placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $20.11 million. That was in line with expectations and was on par with the recent $20.11 million seven-day take of The Boxtrolls.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Birdman continued to impress with $46,874 from 4 locations. That represented a 12 percent decline from Wednesday and gave the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton a massive per-location average of $11,719 for the day. Birdman has grossed $630,441 through seven days of platform release. The film will be playing in 50 locations this weekend.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 11 - Sun, Oct. 13

Wide (1000+)

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)

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
11The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$260,000--147--$1,769$260,0001Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
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)

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