Brad Pitt war movie Fury knocks Gone Girl from top spot in weekend box office

Brad Pitt war drama Fury has finally ended the domination of Gone Girl which has topped the box office for the last three weekends, pulling in $2.557m on its opening weekend.

Fury, set in the final stages of World War II and focussing on a hardened tank crew sent a raw recruit to fill a vacancy for the push, narrowly held off the film starring Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike, which took $2.186m over the weekend.

Gone Girl’s total takings now exceed $19m in Australia.

Warner Brothers comedy drama This is Where I Leave You starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was third on its opening weekend, but couldn’t crack the million dollar mark taking $832,932 ahead US comedy Tammy which had $657,286.

Last week’s number two Walk Among the Tombstones plummeted to fifth with pulling in $535,885 in its second week, whilst Bollywood action comedy drama Happy New Year got $380,115 in its opening weekend.

Nicole Kidman’s latest flick Before I go to Sleep took $230,769 in its second weekend across 199 screens, in its second weekend.

Whiplash, about an aspiring drummer put through the ringer at a music academy, took $131,458 on 37 screens on its opening, beating Hector and the Search for Happiness starring Simon Pegg, which got $64,623 on debut.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Fury (Sony) $2,557,187 336 $2,602,887
Gone Girl (Fox) $2,186,244 411 $19,326,789
This Is Where I Leave You (Wb) $832,932 235 $889,412
Tammy (Wb) $657,286 0 $2,081,144
Walk Among The Tombstones (Roadshow) $535,885 238 $2,060,366
Happy New Year (Mindblowing Films) $380,115 30 $380,115
Annabelle (Wb) $353,503 170 $5,557,116
Dracula Untold (Universal) $309,977 163 $5,367,363
The Judge (Roadshow) $280,948 247 $2,710,499
The Maze Runner (Fox) $277,771 169 $15,737,806
Before I Go To Sleep (Studiocanal) $230,769 199 $855,588
Whiplash (Sony) $131,458 37 $171,630
The Equalizer (Roadshow) $107,319 65 $6,502,184
Kaththi (Mks Retail) $106,838 9 $160,979
The Boxtrolls (Universal) $91,843 0 $6,592,525
Living Is Easy (with Eyes Closed) (Palace) $67,433 14 $192,170
Hector And The Search For Happiness (Becker) $64,623 42 $65,481
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount) $63,831 0 $17,744,162
The House Of Magic (Studiocanal) $55,457 105 $3,196,998
Pride (Eone) $54,739 94 $60,059

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