“Fury” opened with a stir at the continent’s box offices this weekend, and arrived in the number one spot with an estimated $23.5 million in sales.
The World War II epic from Brad Pitt, about a Yankee tank crew fighting far behind Nazi lines, opened with a $23.5 million total in receipts. Movie analysts Paul Dergarabedian at Rentrak said the “Fury” was “catnip” to male movie fans, and its audience was 71 percent men and boys.
“Gone Girl” dropped to number two, after three weeks in the top spot.
It was estimated to sell $17.9 million in tickets this three-day period, with a three-week gross of $107.1 million domestically.
“The Book Of Life” opened in third, with a $17 million opener.
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” was third, at $12 million this weekend and $36.9 million in the bank over two weeks.
Rounding out the top 10 movies this weekend in the United States and Canada, as reported by the studios and gathered by Rentrak, were “The Best Of Me” (premiering at $10.2 million), “Dracula Untold” ($9.9 million), “The Judge” ($7.9 million), “Annabelle” ($7.3 million), “The Equalizer” ($5.5 million) and “The Maze Runner” ($4.5 million).