Hell hath no fury like Brad Pitt in a tank.

The actor's WWII drama "Fury" declared war on the competition at the box office on Friday, rolling its way to an $8.8 million victory. 

The film, which also stars Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Berthnal and Shia LaBeouf, will likely earn around $25 million for the weekend. 

In second place, David Fincher's "Gone Girl" remains a big draw, pulling in another $5.5 million in its third Friday. So far, the drama has earned a big $94.8 million domestically and should be crossing the $100 mark at some point today or tomorrow. 

The animated newcomer "Book of Life" placed third on Friday with $4.9 million, but could easily pass "Gone Girl" for the pole position spot by Sunday, as families hit the multiplex. Both titles are likely to earn around $18 million for the weekend. 

Fellow rookie "The Best of Me," another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, debuted to $4.1 million, and should go home with $11 million or so in its opening weekend. 

Rounding out the top five was the family-friendly "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day," which had an pretty good day with $3.2 million. So far, the Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner film has earned $28 million domestically. 

On the smaller side of things, Alejandro G. Inarritu's acclaimed "Birdman" is on track to gross $410,000 from just four theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a location average of $102,500, just behind "The Grand Budapest Hotel's" 2014 record. 

Look for complete weekend estimates Sunday on HitFix. 

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.