Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ Opens to $8.8 Million, Shooting for $25 Million

From Variety: “Brad Pitt’s World War II drama “Fury” is ruling the battlefield.

“Fury” opened to No. 1 at the U.S. box office on Friday — ahead of two-time champ “Gone Girl” and newcomer “The Book of Life” — with $8.8 million. This includes $1.2 million from Thursday night showings. The tank tale looks to haul $25 million in its debut weekend.

Pitt stars as an army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Germany during the end of WWII. This is a record opening for director David Ayer, who wrote and directed 2012’s “End of Watch” and scripted “Training Day.” The movie also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña.

Aside from Pitt’s star power, the $68 million production — backed by Columbia Pictures in association with QED Intl. and LStar Capital — has the critics on its side, earning 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Pitt’s other WWII pic — of the revenge fantasy variety — launched to $38 million in 2009. The Quentin Tarantino-directed hit “Inglourious Basterds” went on to reel in $321.5 million worldwide.”

Fury: 58th BFI London Film Festival photo call, press conference & gala photos (19th October 2014)

Photos of Brad at the 58th BFI London Film Festival – photo call, press conference and Closing Night Gala on the 19th October have been added to the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2014 > Fury photo call – 58th BFI London Film Festival – 19th October 2014 – Corinthia Hotel London, London

Public Appearances > 2014 > Fury press conference – 58th BFI London Film Festival – 19th October 2014 – Corinthia Hotel London, London

Public Appearances > 2014 > Fury – 58th BFI London Film Festival – Closing Night Gala – 19th October 2014 – Odeon Leicester Square, London

Fury: New York Photo Call & Premiere photos (14th October 2014)

Photos of Brad at the Fury New York photo call and premiere on the 14th October have been added to the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2014> Fury press conference – 14th October 2014 – Tribeca Grill, New York City

Public Appearances > 2014> Fury New York Premiere – 14th October 2014 – DGA Theater, New York City