'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, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The LEGO Movie$69,110,000--3,775--$18,307$69,110,0001Warner Bros.
2The Monuments Men$22,700,000--3,083--$7,363$22,700,0001Sony / Columbia
3Ride Along$9,400,000-22%2,800-67$3,357$105,122,5904Universal
4Frozen (2013)$6,914,000-23%2,460-294$2,811$368,678,62612Disney
5That Awkward Moment$5,540,000-37%2,8090$1,972$16,848,0352Focus
6Lone Survivor$5,300,000-25%2,869-416$1,847$112,586,2867Universal
7Vampire Academy$4,101,000--2,676--$1,533$4,101,0001Weinstein Company
8The Nut Job$3,809,000-48%3,004-468$1,268$55,081,6644Open Road
9Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$3,600,000-32%2,139-768$1,683$44,469,4154Paramount
10Labor Day (2013)$3,230,000-38%2,5840$1,250$10,172,3962Paramount
11American Hustle$3,100,000-25%1,640-576$1,890$138,117,0809Sony / Columbia
12The Wolf of Wall Street$2,570,000-24%1,167-440$2,202$107,883,8247Paramount
13August: Osage County$1,511,000-49%1,327-992$1,139$34,320,1207Weinstein Company
14I, Frankenstein$1,425,000-62%1,427-1326$999$17,432,2933Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Gravity$1,685,000-17%701-431$2,404$266,487,80019Warner Bros.
2Philomena$809,000-16%504-63$1,605$28,683,92212Weinstein Company
312 Years a Slave$800,000-45%678-494$1,180$47,331,27417Fox Searchlight
4Her (2013)$737,000-38%457-346$1,613$22,469,8878Warner Bros.
5Nebraska$700,000-39%525-350$1,333$14,940,06813Paramount Vantage
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$700,000-43%537-396$1,304$255,410,1789Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$670,000-29%529-293$1,267$422,420,78512Lionsgate
8Dallas Buyers Club$631,000-54%488-564$1,293$23,703,48615Focus
9Saving Mr. Banks$435,000-59%485-590$897$81,889,2189Disney
10Devil's Due$296,000-71%385-905$769$15,380,6854Fox
11Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$260,000-19%346-74$751$124,794,2658Paramount
12The Legend Of Hercules$214,000-60%248-350$863$18,369,8075Lionsgate / Summit
13Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,000-26%197-23$660$119,281,92720Sony / Columbia
14Captain Phillips$110,000-37%182-63$604$106,734,78118Sony / Columbia
15Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$70,000-26%115-48$609$52,528,8449Lionsgate
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$60,000-25%103-47$583$32,376,3506Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1Gloria (2014)$250,70048%6435$3,917$555,4373Roadside Attractions
2The Past$105,348-4%6718$1,572$843,4758Sony Pictures Classics
3The Great Beauty$104,717-8%531$1,976$1,795,33113Janus Films
4The Invisible Woman$56,958-64%74-62$770$981,2647Sony Pictures Classics
5Gimme Shelter (2014)$55,520-82%76-271$731$1,335,6953Roadside Attractions
6Kids for Cash$40,800--4--$10,200$40,8001SenArt Films / Paladin
7Tim's Vermeer$39,011-22%73$5,573$127,5632Sony Pictures Classics
9A Field in England$5,013--10--$501$5,0131Drafthouse Films