Grosses

'Fury' Holds Up Well on Monday with $2.36M; 'Gone Girl' Takes Second with $1.45MOctober 21, 2014 12:36 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury took in $2.36 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down 59 percent from Sunday's performance, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Fury has grossed $26.06 million through four days of release. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 10 percent ahead of the $23.63 million four-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year (which fell 70 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.62 million).

Fox's Gone Girl placed in second with $1.45 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 63 percent from last Monday's inflated Columbus Day performance. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $108.23 million in 18 days. That places the film 76 percent ahead of the $61.36 million 18-day take of 2012's Argo.

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life claimed third place with $0.840 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film fell 84 percent from Monday. The Book of Life has grossed $17.85 million in its first four days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.01 million during its first four days.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.827 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was down 69 percent from Sunday and also down 69 percent from last Monday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $41.66 million in eleven days, but is now displaying signs of significant front-loading.

Warner's The Judge rounded out Monday's top five with $0.686 million. The Robert Downey Jr. led drama fell 64 percent from Sunday and 63 percent from last Monday. The Judge continues to perform towards the lower end of its modest expectations with an eleven-day take of $27.51 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me followed closely behind in sixth with $0.677 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden was down 67 percent from Sunday. The Best of Me is performing on the low end of its modest expectations with $10.68 million in four days and is also showing early signs of being front-loaded.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 7 - Sun, Mar. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300: Rise of an Empire$45,050,000--3,470--$12,983$45,050,0001Warner Bros.
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$32,500,000--3,934--$8,261$32,500,0001Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Non-Stop (2014)$15,400,000-47%3,11323$4,947$52,138,9252Universal
4The LEGO Movie$11,005,000-47%3,290-480$3,345$224,971,6125Warner Bros.
5Son of God$10,000,000-61%3,27111$3,057$41,494,8952Fox
6The Monuments Men$3,100,000-37%2,001-1001$1,549$70,601,6435Sony / Columbia
73 Days to Kill$3,062,000-38%2,348-524$1,304$25,556,2173Relativity Media
8Frozen (2013)$3,010,000-17%1,660-86$1,813$393,050,11416Disney
912 Years a Slave$2,175,000123%1,065654$2,042$53,107,03521Fox Searchlight
10Ride Along$2,004,000-34%1,323-546$1,515$129,968,0808Universal
11RoboCop (2014)$2,000,000-56%1,714-1171$1,167$54,746,1084Sony / Columbia
12About Last Night$1,650,000-51%1,074-730$1,536$46,498,3904Sony / Screen Gems
13Pompeii$1,600,000-63%1,658-1000$965$21,068,0283Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$1,100,000-43%605-340$1,818$148,430,90813Sony / Columbia
2Gravity$900,0001%38444$2,344$271,812,60623Warner Bros.
3The Wind Rises$871,000-43%4960$1,756$3,458,2303Disney
4Philomena$708,000-41%670-427$1,057$35,931,74716Weinstein Company
5The Wolf of Wall Street$700,000-43%359-146$1,950$115,702,85711Paramount
6Dallas Buyers Club$637,00047%31296$2,042$26,206,60719Focus
7Endless Love (2014)$434,000-72%536-1338$810$23,128,7904Universal
8Lone Survivor$411,000-60%472-545$871$124,118,25611Universal
9The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$338,00059%333118$1,015$257,391,30713Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Nut Job$316,000-52%490-262$645$61,399,6078Open Road
11Repentance$290,000-42%1575$1,847$912,0972Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
12Her (2013)$264,000-37%155-95$1,703$25,000,17812Warner Bros.
13That Awkward Moment$221,000-60%188-420$1,176$25,589,6266Focus
14Nebraska$200,000-49%180-109$1,111$17,482,51717Paramount Vantage
15Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$155,000-89%304-1013$510$127,256,37712Paramount
16August: Osage County$125,000-48%196-150$638$37,304,45611Weinstein Company
17The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$125,000-33%133-65$940$424,094,84316Lionsgate
18Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$120,000-56%107-260$1,121$50,108,0348Paramount
19Stalingrad (2014)$105,000-79%143-165$734$862,6092Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$800,000--4--$200,000$800,0001Fox Searchlight
2Tim's Vermeer$180,09340%6512$2,771$727,2496Sony Pictures Classics
3The Great Beauty$159,63289%7729$2,073$2,443,33717Janus Films
4The Lunchbox$126,443184%1310$9,726$190,2832Sony Pictures Classics
5Gloria (2014)$107,400-27%75-27$1,432$1,769,6427Roadside Attractions
6I, Frankenstein$55,000-58%92-77$598$18,955,0987Lionsgate
7Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me$48,300163%2317$2,100$116,1213IFC Films
8Labor Day (2013)$45,000-6%84-23$536$13,320,6006Paramount
9The Legend Of Hercules$36,000-49%61-28$590$18,816,7939Lionsgate / Summit
10Particle Fever$34,800--3--$11,600$41,7011Abramorama / Bond 360
11The Face of Love$25,800--3--$8,600$25,8001IFC Films
12Beijing Love Story$12,000-71%6-5$2,000$412,9484China Lion Film
13In Bloom$2,307133%42$577$35,6499Big World Pictures