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, Jul. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$36,000,000-50%3,9692$9,070$138,952,8442Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$28,369,000--2,806--$10,110$28,369,0001Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$18,000,000--3,826--$4,705$18,000,0001Disney
4Sex Tape$15,000,000--3,062--$4,899$15,000,0001Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,000,000-39%3,224-689$3,102$227,156,8884Paramount
6Tammy$7,605,000-39%3,402-63$2,235$71,253,0963Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$4,700,000-28%2,229-582$2,109$180,509,1116Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,800,000-37%2,169-716$1,752$160,671,8956Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Maleficent$3,302,000-21%1,541-536$2,143$228,367,2358Disney
10Earth to Echo$3,260,000-41%2,450-780$1,331$31,979,3143Relativity Media
11Begin Again$2,762,000-2%1,302363$2,121$9,487,6664Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$1,725,000-28%1,030-75$1,675$11,468,6964Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,575,000-67%1,491-1558$1,056$29,258,7503Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$1,230,000-51%1,003-965$1,226$44,463,7205Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,129,332-10%552-149$2,046$25,941,01711Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$1,110,000-39%602-501$1,844$96,624,6507Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$1,100,000-54%628-603$1,752$63,964,3275Sony / Screen Gems
4Persecuted$959,266--736--$1,303$959,2661Millennium Entertainment
5The Fault in Our Stars$800,000-47%557-445$1,436$121,583,0787Fox
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$700,000-32%387-268$1,809$230,474,6629Fox
7Snowpiercer$456,484-28%211-145$2,163$3,457,9074RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$280,000-29%256-29$1,094$130,215,98815Fox
9Neighbors (2014)$221,000-38%230-37$961$149,061,05511Universal
10Third Person$126,256-47%154-73$820$800,3905Sony Pictures Classics

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$1,197,820209%3429$35,230$1,812,9872IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$495,000--68--$7,279$495,0001Focus
3Obvious Child$139,888-36%96-38$1,457$2,602,7777A24
4Ida (2014)$118,000-20%75-13$1,573$3,334,06412Music Box Films
5Belle$114,000-17%92-15$1,239$10,451,68412Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$45,700-4%33-7$1,385$2,062,7809Roadside Attractions
7Land Ho!$36,0755%73$5,154$85,8902Sony Pictures Classics
8I Origins$28,719--4--$7,180$28,7191Fox Searchlight
9There’s No Place Like Utopia$27,830--1--$27,830$27,8301Rocky Mountain Pictures
10Mood Indigo$25,121--2--$12,561$25,1211Drafthouse Films
11Yves Saint Laurent$24,361-28%11-3$2,215$209,1074Weinstein Company
12A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$21,19653%93$2,355$106,5215Big World Pictures
13A Five Star Life$16,500--1--$16,500$16,5001Music Box Films
14Code Black$11,592-41%70$1,656$98,5675Long Shot Factory
15The Breakup Guru$8,000-44%3-3$2,667$201,6414China Lion Film
16Coherence$7,500--7--$1,071$67,5655Oscilloscope
17Alive Inside$7,150--1--$7,150$7,1501BOND/360
18Fed Up$4,715-20%12-8$393$1,514,64211RADiUS-TWC
19Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$3,32375%104$332$206,2567RADiUS-TWC