Fury storms into number one with $24 million opening weekend

Sony’s ‘Fury,’ starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood, easily trounced the competition this weekend at the domestic box-office. The film brought in a little under $24 million in the project’s debut weekend in theaters.

The film follows army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines during WWII. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Taking second-place was 20th Century FOX’s ‘Gone Girl’ with $18 million across the nation. Third-place went to another film from 20th Century FOX, the animated story ‘The Book Of Life.’ That film brought in $17 million domestically also in its first weekend in theaters.

Fourth place went to the Disney film ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ with a little over $12 million, that film has now earned just short of $37 million domestically overall. Rounding-out the top-five was ‘The Best Of Me,’ from Relativity Media with $10 million, a surprisingly low turnout for a Nicholas Sparks film in its first weekend.