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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200144 (Nov 02 - Nov 04) - 2001$129,495,62940%$144,078,27238%Monsters, Inc.
201244 (Nov 02 - Nov 04) - 2012$118,833,67718%$138,399,42021%Wreck-It Ralph
200544 (Nov 04 - Nov 06) - 2005$115,339,49330%$135,084,88334%Chicken Little
200744 (Nov 02 - Nov 04) - 2007$118,484,9739%$134,496,8403%American Gangster
200644 (Nov 03 - Nov 05) - 2006$108,773,464-6%$130,362,396-3%Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
201344 (Nov 01 - Nov 03) - 2013$115,987,099-2%$127,904,626-8%Ender's Game
200244 (Nov 01 - Nov 03) - 2002$97,886,627-24%$117,153,504-19%The Santa Clause 2
201144 (Nov 04 - Nov 06) - 2011$100,400,59920%$114,283,85920%Puss in Boots (2011)
200044 (Nov 03 - Nov 05) - 2000$92,321,67883%$104,367,59955%Charlie's Angels
200344 (Oct 31 - Nov 02) - 2003$86,474,530-12%$102,468,004-13%Scary Movie 3
200444 (Oct 29 - Oct 31) - 2004$88,893,5343%$100,806,259-2%The Grudge
201044 (Oct 29 - Oct 31) - 2010$83,776,9628%$94,895,4065%Saw 3D
200944 (Oct 30 - Nov 01) - 2009$77,487,21912%$90,792,0294%Michael Jackson's This Is It
200844 (Oct 31 - Nov 02) - 2008$69,307,226-42%$87,680,000-35%High School Musical 3: Senior Year
199944 (Oct 29 - Oct 31) - 1999$50,439,30717%$67,212,10236%House on Haunted Hill (1999)
199744 (Oct 31 - Nov 02) - 1997$45,570,464-4%$54,908,1712%I Know What You Did Last Summer
199644 (Nov 01 - Nov 03) - 1996$47,475,2971%$54,015,7686%Romeo + Juliet
199444 (Nov 04 - Nov 06) - 1994$47,216,09031%$53,316,17727%Stargate
199544 (Nov 03 - Nov 05) - 1995$46,916,688-1%$51,074,635-4%Get Shorty
199844 (Oct 30 - Nov 01) - 1998$43,177,693-5%$49,267,385-10%John Carpenter's Vampires
199344 (Oct 29 - Oct 31) - 1993$36,056,49628%$42,009,45834%The Nightmare Before Christmas
198944 (Nov 03 - Nov 05) - 1989$33,758,05189%$40,250,37694%Look Who's Talking
199144 (Nov 01 - Nov 03) - 1991$35,795,99415%$39,380,1085%The People Under the Stairs
199044 (Nov 02 - Nov 04) - 1990$31,107,431-8%$37,587,571-7%Jacob's Ladder
199244 (Oct 30 - Nov 01) - 1992$28,163,719-21%$31,247,919-21%Under Siege
198644 (Oct 31 - Nov 02) - 1986$26,877,5778%$29,254,3594%Crocodile Dundee
198544 (Nov 01 - Nov 03) - 1985$24,961,51417%$27,997,22013%Death Wish 3
198744 (Oct 30 - Nov 01) - 1987$25,988,491-3%$27,713,376-5%Fatal Attraction
198344 (Nov 04 - Nov 06) - 1983$23,478,8114%$26,133,06313%Deal of the Century
198444 (Nov 02 - Nov 04) - 1984$21,415,987-9%$24,727,609-5%The Terminator
198844 (Oct 28 - Oct 30) - 1988$17,860,771-31%$20,751,245-25%Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers