Fury Tops Weekend Box Office

Posted on October 19, 2014

Fury topped the box office this weekend. The World War II movie starring Brad Pitt, Shia LeBeouf and Logan Lerman made $23.5 million. The film was written and directed by David Ayer.

Gone Girl fell from first place but had another strong performance during its third weekend in theaters. The mystery/thriller movie starring Ben Affleck fell just 32.6% from the week before. It made $17.8 million to push its total box office gross over the $100 million mark to $107 million.

In the battle of children's movies The Book of Life topped Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The animated Book of Life opened with $17 million and had a good per theater average of $5,537. Alexander made $12 million during its second weekend in theaters.

The Best of Me was the third new wide release film this weekend. The film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. It did not perform as well as past Sparks-based movies. It made $10 million despite airing in 2,936 theaters. We doubt this will be the last Sparks film despite the weak debut.

The Best of Me was followed by Dracula Untold, The Judge, Annabelle, The Equalizer and The Maze Runner. The film Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, had a very strong limited release opening. It made $415,000 despite airing in just 4 theaters.

You can see the complete box office chart for the weekend here.

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