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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Oct 03Fri276$46,405,98552%$49,371,110Annabelle
Oct 10Fri283$42,818,136-8%$46,975,226Dracula Untold
Oct 22Wed295$8,136,177-8%$9,290,068Fury (2014)
Oct 21Tue294$10,534,364-7%$11,881,947Fury (2014)
Oct 20Mon293$8,721,630-54%$10,081,963Fury (2014)
Oct 19Sun292$28,815,383-16%$32,498,340Fury (2014)
Oct 17Fri290$37,547,766-12%$41,933,034Fury (2014)
Oct 18Sat291$48,870,273-11%$55,411,545Fury (2014)
Oct 23Thu296$7,827,800-9%$8,908,051Fury (2014)
Oct 15Wed288$8,809,457-1%$9,946,366Gone Girl
Oct 16Thu289$8,562,519-4%$9,630,155Gone Girl
Oct 05Sun278$32,128,66034%$34,867,097Gone Girl
Oct 04Sat277$57,714,51639%$62,330,626Gone Girl
Oct 14Tue287$11,305,642-5%$12,623,077Gone Girl
Oct 13Mon286$18,948,89498%$21,056,369Gone Girl
Oct 12Sun285$34,175,9856%$37,415,936Gone Girl
Oct 11Sat284$54,804,495-5%$61,072,308Gone Girl
Oct 09Thu282$8,933,54965%$9,701,249Gone Girl
Oct 08Wed281$8,879,26344%$9,647,845Gone Girl
Oct 07Tue280$11,887,90443%$12,785,913Gone Girl
Oct 06Mon279$9,563,65943%$10,293,361Gone Girl
Oct 02Thu275$5,423,531-14%$6,184,994The Equalizer
Oct 01Wed274$6,153,97310%$6,896,243The Equalizer