Brad Pitt’s “Fury” comfortably beat Ben Affleck’s “Gone Girl” at the box office. The David Ayer directed World War II drama raked in a respectable $23.5 million on its debut weekend. The story starts with the events that took place in April 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses. The five-man crew of an American tank, led by battle tested “Wardaddy,” prepares for their deadliest mission into Nazi territory. After losing a member of their crew, a young private who has never seen the frontline is transferred into their ranks. They are assigned to cover the flank of the primary forces moving toward Berlin, but find themselves facing the brunt of the battle. Faced with constant enemy fire and no reinforcements, the crew of the American tank must charge forth to complete their mission.
“Gone Girl” slips down one place this week with approximately $17.8 million. The film Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, has raked in an impressive $201,2 worldwide in three weeks. Guillermo Del Toro‘s mythic animated adventure “The Book of Life” debuted in third place this week with an estimated $17 million. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” slips down to four place from third compared to last week with $12 million in its second weekend, and Nicholas Sparks’ novel adaptation “The Best of Me” rounds up the top 5 with $10.2 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “Fury” – $23.5 million
- “Gone Girl” – $17.8 million
- “The Book of Life” – $17 million
- “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” – $12 million
- “The Best of Me” – $10.2 million
- “Dracula Untold” – $ 9.9 million
- “The Judge” – $7.9 million
- “Annabelle” – $7.9 million
- “The Equalizer” – $5.5 million
- “The Maze Runner” – $4.5 million