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Fury (2014)

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Details Release Date: Oct 17, 2014; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Brad Pitt; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Most directors try to prevent actors from fighting. But while shooting the fictional WWII tank movie Fury, David Ayer had his five stars—Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Michael Peña—start each day by attempting to beat the crap out of one another. ''We put them through martial-arts training and physical combat classes,'' says Ayer (End of Watch). ''It's a great icebreaker for actors. There's something very honest about being punched in the face.'' Despite all the famous—and hopefully undamaged—faces in the cast, producer John Lesher says the real star is Fury itself, a 30-ton gun-on-tracks ''played'' by an antique Sherman tank. ''It has such personality,'' he says. ''It's just this beast.''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
The November Man
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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