'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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Oct 04Sat277$57,714,51639%$62,330,626Gone Girl
Oct 11Sat284$54,804,495-5%$61,072,308Gone Girl
Oct 18Sat291$48,870,273-11%$55,439,421Fury (2014)
Oct 03Fri276$46,405,98552%$49,371,110Annabelle
Oct 10Fri283$42,818,136-8%$46,975,226Dracula Untold
Oct 25Sat298$40,380,008-17%$47,748,854Ouija
Oct 17Fri290$37,547,766-12%$41,952,658Fury (2014)
Oct 12Sun285$34,175,9856%$37,415,936Gone Girl
Oct 24Fri297$32,425,274-14%$37,374,282Ouija
Oct 05Sun278$32,128,66034%$34,867,097Gone Girl
Oct 19Sun292$28,815,383-16%$32,514,031Fury (2014)
Oct 26Sun299$24,266,297-16%$28,441,786Ouija
Oct 13Mon286$18,948,89498%$21,081,097Gone Girl
Oct 07Tue280$11,887,90443%$12,785,913Gone Girl
Oct 14Tue287$11,305,642-5%$12,641,501Gone Girl
Oct 21Tue294$10,534,364-7%$11,886,835Fury (2014)
Oct 06Mon279$9,563,65943%$10,293,361Gone Girl
Oct 28Tue301$8,986,640-15%$10,447,580John Wick
Oct 09Thu282$8,933,54965%$9,701,249Gone Girl
Oct 08Wed281$8,879,26344%$9,647,845Gone Girl
Oct 15Wed288$8,809,457-1%$9,957,969Gone Girl
Oct 20Mon293$8,721,630-54%$10,085,968Fury (2014)
Oct 16Thu289$8,562,519-4%$9,639,288Gone Girl
Oct 22Wed295$8,136,177-8%$9,293,288Fury (2014)
Oct 23Thu296$7,827,800-9%$8,910,351Fury (2014)
Oct 27Mon300$6,983,014-20%$8,304,802John Wick
Oct 30Thu303$6,638,622-15%$7,836,778Fury (2014)
Oct 29Wed302$6,627,706-19%$7,847,408John Wick
Oct 01Wed274$6,153,97310%$6,896,243The Equalizer
Oct 02Thu275$5,423,531-14%$6,184,994The Equalizer