Grosses

'Fury' Continues to Hold Up Well on Tuesday with $2.84M; 'Gone Girl' Remains Strong in Second with $1.79MOctober 22, 2014 12:51 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury grossed $2.84 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was up a healthy 20 percent over Monday. After being a bit front-loaded over the weekend, Fury has been holding up nicely so far during the midweek. Fury has grossed $28.89 million in five days. That is towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 12.5 percent ahead of the $25.67 million five-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Fox's Gone Girl held steady in second place with $1.79 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck increased 23 percent over Monday and was down a very solid 36 percent from last Tuesday. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $110.02 million in 19 days. That places the film 75 percent ahead of the $62.89 million 19-day take of 2012's Argo.

Warner's The Judge was up two spots and a very strong 45 percent over Monday to take third on Tuesday with $0.995 million. It was a very tight race for places third through sixth on Tuesday, as only $93,996 separated third place from sixth place. The Judge was down 38 percent from last Tuesday and has grossed $28.50 million in twelve days, which is towards the lower end of expectations.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.985 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was up 19 percent over Monday and down 50 percent from last Tuesday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $42.65 million in twelve days, but continues to display signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Fox's The Book of Life was down two spots from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.948 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film was up 13 percent over Monday, as family films in general didn't hold up as well as films aimed at adults on Tuesday. The Book of Life has grossed $18.79 million in five days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.87 million during its first five days.

Relativity's The Best of Me took in $0.900 million to remain in sixth. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden increased 33 percent over Monday's performance. The Best of Me continues to perform on the low end of its modest expectations (and softly for a Sparks adaptation) with a five-day start of $11.58 million.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Birdman continued to impress with $51,664 from 4 locations. That represented a 5 percent decline from Monday and gave the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton a massive per-location average of $12,916 for the day. Birdman has grossed $530,405 through five days of platform release and is set to open in additional locations on Friday.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198343 (Oct 28 - Oct 30) - 1983$20,680,355-25%$22,284,512-21%Never Say Never Again
198443 (Oct 26 - Oct 28) - 1984$23,518,30914%$28,149,79526%The Terminator
198543 (Oct 25 - Oct 27) - 1985$19,523,648-17%$21,643,794-23%Jagged Edge
198643 (Oct 24 - Oct 26) - 1986$33,003,99669%$35,461,82764%Crocodile Dundee
198743 (Oct 23 - Oct 25) - 1987$30,639,519-7%$32,416,902-9%Fatal Attraction
198843 (Oct 21 - Oct 23) - 1988$23,525,035-23%$27,611,951-15%Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
198943 (Oct 27 - Oct 29) - 1989$32,628,27739%$38,843,68541%Look Who's Talking
199043 (Oct 26 - Oct 28) - 1990$30,830,042-6%$37,082,235-5%Graveyard Shift
199143 (Oct 25 - Oct 27) - 1991$29,468,087-4%$36,668,886-1%House Party 2
199243 (Oct 23 - Oct 25) - 1992$36,736,07525%$41,123,48912%Under Siege
199343 (Oct 22 - Oct 24) - 1993$44,163,95220%$48,914,76619%The Beverly Hillbillies
199443 (Oct 28 - Oct 30) - 1994$42,768,466-3%$50,296,2353%Stargate
199543 (Oct 27 - Oct 29) - 1995$44,967,6865%$49,319,051-2%Get Shorty
199643 (Oct 25 - Oct 27) - 1996$44,417,511-1%$49,852,0081%Sleepers
199743 (Oct 24 - Oct 26) - 1997$49,335,53511%$60,565,15921%I Know What You Did Last Summer
199843 (Oct 23 - Oct 25) - 1998$59,382,81220%$66,453,94310%Pleasantville
199943 (Oct 22 - Oct 24) - 1999$57,181,140-4%$76,821,55116%The Best Man
200043 (Oct 27 - Oct 29) - 2000$67,899,05019%$81,275,9306%Meet the Parents
200143 (Oct 26 - Oct 28) - 2001$67,854,9020%$85,256,0795%K-PAX
200243 (Oct 25 - Oct 27) - 2002$81,809,62721%$106,626,67425%jackass: the movie
200343 (Oct 24 - Oct 26) - 2003$115,982,12642%$129,888,92422%Scary Movie 3
200443 (Oct 22 - Oct 24) - 2004$95,434,710-18%$106,245,305-18%The Grudge
200543 (Oct 28 - Oct 30) - 2005$82,582,534-13%$102,287,487-4%Saw II
200643 (Oct 27 - Oct 29) - 2006$83,341,2281%$105,053,0453%Saw III
200743 (Oct 26 - Oct 28) - 2007$81,156,199-3%$102,364,732-3%Saw IV
200843 (Oct 24 - Oct 26) - 2008$115,855,68443%$134,485,75131%High School Musical 3: Senior Year
200943 (Oct 23 - Oct 25) - 2009$100,950,047-13%$116,044,295-14%Paranormal Activity
201043 (Oct 22 - Oct 24) - 2010$117,205,90216%$129,493,81312%Paranormal Activity 2
201143 (Oct 28 - Oct 30) - 2011$90,229,806-23%$105,076,475-19%Puss in Boots (2011)
201243 (Oct 26 - Oct 28) - 2012$74,831,900-17%$93,473,766-11%Argo
201343 (Oct 25 - Oct 27) - 2013$93,288,47925%$102,927,24710%Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa