Grosses

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, Dec. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$29,850,000-5%3,9280$7,599$190,319,5463Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$28,845,00047%3,335-205$8,649$248,366,4766Disney
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$20,150,000-23%3,5070$5,746$83,667,0182Paramount
4American Hustle$19,550,0002%2,5070$7,798$60,000,3533Sony / Columbia
5The Wolf of Wall Street$18,510,000--2,537--$7,296$34,301,5591Paramount
6Saving Mr. Banks$14,021,00050%2,1100$6,645$37,843,6173Disney
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$13,000,000--2,909--$4,469$25,594,9601Fox
8The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$10,200,00016%2,315-634$4,406$391,123,8436Lionsgate
947 Ronin$9,869,000--2,689--$3,670$20,571,2201Universal
10Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$7,400,000-12%1,788-406$4,139$43,719,0763Lionsgate
11Grudge Match$7,310,000--2,838--$2,576$13,428,2221Warner Bros.
12Walking With Dinosaurs$7,100,0000%3,24312$2,189$20,768,3062Fox
13Justin Bieber's Believe$2,014,000--1,037--$1,942$4,276,5001Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,422,0008186%975971$2,484$4,731,4685Weinstein Company
2Philomena$1,829,00051%727-11$2,516$16,506,4236Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$1,254,57416%16113$7,792$4,625,2894CBS Films
4Nebraska$800,00042%250-60$3,200$5,773,8057Paramount Vantage
5Thor: The Dark World$660,000-51%319-797$2,069$202,387,5378Disney
6The Book Thief$640,000-15%481-199$1,331$17,910,4928Fox
7Gravity$525,00022%175-127$3,000$254,610,40413Warner Bros.
8Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$515,00074%303-10$1,700$116,607,31314Sony / Columbia
912 Years a Slave$388,0005%154-147$2,519$37,813,98411Fox Searchlight
10Ender's Game$292,000175%24962$1,173$61,192,0269Lionsgate / Summit
11Dallas Buyers Club$286,805-25%124-206$2,313$15,738,6019Focus
12Last Vegas$247,000-2%221-112$1,118$62,686,7619CBS Films
13The Best Man Holiday$246,000-37%120-231$2,050$70,279,2707Universal
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$238,00023%257-21$926$101,267,11110Paramount
15Free Birds$214,000212%24359$881$54,422,0229Relativity Media
16Despicable Me 2$134,00036%165-32$812$367,741,66026Universal
17Delivery Man$120,000-75%136-527$882$29,647,5956Disney / DreamWorks
18Escape Plan$70,0009%107-31$654$24,958,08111Lionsgate / Summit
19Out of the Furnace$45,000-86%102-626$441$11,125,7514Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$645,000148%4741$13,723$1,537,3212Warner Bros.
2August: Osage County$179,475--5--$35,895$179,4751Weinstein Company
3Lone Survivor$92,468--2--$46,234$155,4351Universal
4The Great Beauty$73,3447%420$1,746$785,5737Janus Films
5All Is Lost$63,95032%66-17$969$5,946,90011Roadside Attractions
6Personal Tailor$51,000-55%90$5,667$253,7222China Lion Film
7The Past$39,24034%52$7,848$93,2442Sony Pictures Classics
8The Invisible Woman$37,149--3--$12,383$58,2651Sony Pictures Classics
920 Feet from Stardom$4,22345%8-2$528$4,813,89729RADiUS-TWC
10Inequality for All$40214%1-1$402$1,191,39414RADiUS-TWC