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'Ouija' Off To Respectable Start; 'John Wick' and 'St. Vincent' Look PromisingOctober 25, 2014 08:23 AM

by Phil Contrino

Saturday Update: Ouija is off to a respectable start. The horror flick is headed for a $20 million debut after snagging $8.3 million on Friday. Unlike most horror entries, Ouija should hold up reasonably well considering that it has opened before Halloween.

John Wick is on pace for $14 million after tallying $5.5 million on Friday. 

St. Vincent is on pace for $8.2 million after grossing $2.6 million on Friday.

Check back tomorrow for official studio weekend estimates.

Friday Update #2: Sources tell BoxOffice that Ouija is headed for $19 million-$20 million during its debut frame. Of course, horror films tend to pop late on Friday night, so we're not ruling out a surge that could put the fright flick above that range.

John Wick is off to a solid start with what's look like a $14 million debut frame. If word of mouth is strong among action aficionados, then Keanu Reeves' latest could post an even higher debut. This definitely marks a comeback for Reeves.

St. Vincent is set for as much as $10 million during its expansion weekend.

Check back tomorrow morning for updated projections and official Friday estimates. 

Friday Update #1: Universal's Ouija bowed to $911,000 last night. That's noticeably behind the $2.1 million start for Annabelle earlier this month, although that pic had some benefit in marketing with the aid of being a prequel to last year's horror blockbuster The Conjuring. Ouija's Thursday take is more in line with Carrie's $730,000 last October, which ultimately earned $16.1 million over opening weekend. Ouija's own native brand awareness could feasibly give it a boost as the weekend progresses.

Lionsgate reports that John Wick grabbed a healthy $870,000 from Thursday night shows in over 2,000 locations. That more than double A Walk Among the Tombstones' $430,000 Thursday night start in September, which went on to earn $12.8 million over opening weekend, as well as Brick Mansions' $400,000 ($9.5 million opening weekend). Strong buzz and critical reviews for the sleeper hit had been building in recent weeks, which could be a factor in last night's strong turnout, but the chances of a weekend close to $20 million now look even better.

Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company is sending St. Vincent into wide release today following its healthy start in limited play over the past couple of weeks.

More as it comes.

 

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, May. 16 - Sun, May. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$93,188,384--3,952--$23,580$93,188,3841Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$25,065,895-49%3,31132$7,570$90,591,1002Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$16,803,227-53%3,991-333$4,210$172,169,8643Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$10,515,659--3,019--$3,483$10,515,6591Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$6,307,823-34%3,054-252$2,065$71,672,0164Fox
6Heaven is for Real$4,380,052-41%2,893-155$1,514$82,228,5935Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$3,739,890-26%2,371-602$1,577$117,991,2156Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$3,664,058-36%2,271-430$1,613$250,532,3047Disney
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,957,456-48%2,578-80$759$6,564,4772Clarius Entertainment
10Moms' Night Out$1,773,470-59%1,0462$1,695$7,200,9022Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$1,164,742-33%991-242$1,175$146,789,7429Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,041,698-33%630-140$1,653$55,478,50411Fox Searchlight
3Belle$940,44693%173128$5,436$1,767,7443Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$737,811-48%780-220$946$58,924,1639Freestyle / Pure Flix
5The LEGO Movie$524,5987%355-46$1,478$254,342,25015Warner Bros.
6Brick Mansions$506,100-69%724-1230$699$19,609,9464Relativity Media
7Fading Gigolo$398,857-46%35616$1,120$2,681,3455Millennium Entertainment
8Bears$375,653-64%580-663$648$16,839,7225Disneynature
9Draft Day$369,998-56%495-325$747$28,393,6176Lionsgate / Summit
10The Railway Man$305,568-30%1832$1,670$2,749,9466Weinstein Company
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$304,7541%319-38$955$109,303,05411Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Transcendence$279,951-21%315-200$889$22,635,8405Warner Bros.
13Non-Stop (2014)$268,295-18%220-16$1,220$91,439,40012Universal
14Noah$211,230-58%286-191$739$100,262,3518Paramount
15Locke$204,922-8%12148$1,694$820,0474A24
16The Lunchbox$162,421-33%130-23$1,249$3,681,95312Sony Pictures Classics
17300: Rise of an Empire$162,271105%155-36$1,047$106,488,12811Warner Bros.
18The Quiet Ones$161,124-78%341-792$473$8,357,4634Lionsgate
19Need For Speed$124,2237%160-36$776$43,369,17910Disney / DreamWorks
20Muppets Most Wanted$104,091-41%195-90$534$50,154,1799Disney
21A Haunted House 2$92,425-73%124-402$745$17,059,6495Open Road
22Oculus$81,161-68%140-270$580$27,431,0316Relativity Media
23Frozen (2013)$43,107-30%112-30$385$400,523,07926Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$708,690246%7266$9,843$991,5622Open Road
2Fed Up$184,00746%5537$3,346$369,2082RADiUS-TWC
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$142,8029%371$3,860$1,833,4177Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Ida (2014)$127,06749%2114$6,051$346,5123Music Box Films
5Only Lovers Left Alive$122,498-31%953$1,289$1,288,5366Sony Pictures Classics
6Palo Alto$106,19467%3632$2,950$199,3592Tribeca Film
7RoboCop (2014)$101,754-22%81-65$1,256$58,607,00714Sony / Columbia
8Under the Skin (2014)$77,587-39%56-37$1,385$2,224,8257A24
9God's Pocket$75,558252%8077$944$104,4012IFC Films
10Journey to the South Pacific$72,6552%150$4,844$2,696,69025IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
11The German Doctor$63,1920%394$1,620$275,5534IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
12Finding Vivian Maier$63,005-45%64-33$984$1,240,1468IFC Films
13Hubble 3D$57,10220%16-3$3,569$44,130,086218Warner Bros. / IMAX
14The Monuments Men$53,495-31%94-28$569$78,031,62015Sony / Columbia
15The Immigrant$44,064--3--$14,688$44,0641Weinstein Company
162 States$35,949-61%32-27$1,123$2,221,6765UTV Motion Pictures
17Jerusalem 3D$34,438-30%14-6$2,460$4,139,61335National Geographic
18Le Week-End$34,143-40%40-25$854$2,155,85710Music Box Films
19Walking with the Enemy$30,085-56%47-25$640$799,6944Liberty Studios
20The Double (2014)$29,690103%1210$2,474$53,3442Magnolia Pictures
21Chinese Puzzle$23,544--2--$11,772$23,5441Cohen Media Group
22The Hornet's Nest$23,039-13%1713$1,355$53,5262Freestyle Releasing
23Bad Words$21,032147%8354$253$7,764,02710Focus
24Particle Fever$18,841--11--$1,713$829,58411Abramorama / Bond 360
25The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$15,046-24%153$1,003$205,4687Zeitgeist Films
26Jodorowsky's Dune$10,662-68%1410$762$556,8839Sony Pictures Classics
27Blue Ruin$9,240-80%24-37$385$239,0564RADiUS-TWC
28Under the Sea 3D$7,94441%7-6$1,135$33,952,720275Warner Bros. / IMAX
29Son of God$7,843-61%46-22$171$59,681,11712Fox
30To the Arctic 3D$7,516174%50$1,503$14,048,157109Warner Bros. / IMAX
31Godzilla: The Japanese Original$7,444-75%8-11$931$117,8825Rialto Pictures
32The Raid 2$6,850-51%11-11$623$2,602,1228Sony Pictures Classics
33Nymphomaniac: Volume I$6,8039%7-6$972$763,0869Magnolia Pictures
34Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$5,066--1--$5,066$5,0661International Film Circuit
35Half of a Yellow Sun$4,843--1--$4,843$4,8431Monterey Media
36The Wind Rises$4,830-13%132$372$5,201,87913Disney
37Young and Beautiful$4,684-38%3-4$1,561$31,7454IFC Films
38Redwood Highway$4,515-33%3-1$1,505$17,6746Monterey Media
39Rob the Mob$4,466-6%60$744$206,9099Millennium Entertainment
40Dancing in Jaffa$4,348-46%8-5$544$134,4846IFC Films
41For No Good Reason$4,27515%7-1$611$28,2644Sony Pictures Classics
42Tim's Vermeer$4,056-8%7-1$579$1,662,56616Sony Pictures Classics
43Philomena$3,716-25%9-4$413$37,707,71926Weinstein Company
44Born to Be Wild 3D$3,21814%104$322$23,318,874163Warner Bros. / IMAX
45Alan Partridge$2,64069%4-3$660$152,2117Magnolia Pictures
46Next Year Jerusalem$2,590--1--$2,590$2,5901First Run Features
4750 to 1$2,530-73%6-5$422$685,7319Ten Furlongs
48Tasting Menu$2,482696%43$621$12,7385Magnolia Pictures
49Joe (2014)$2,334-78%10-13$233$371,8976Roadside Attractions
50Horses of God$2,251--1--$2,251$3,7791Kino Lorber
51Nymphomaniac: Volume II$1,980-67%6-7$330$314,9197Magnolia Pictures
52The Pleasures of Being Out of Step$1,846--1--$1,846$1,8461First Run Features
53Bicycling with Molière$1,823-60%4-1$456$32,9274Strand Releasing
54Hateship Loveship$1,783-51%3-5$594$50,5736IFC Films
55Manakamana$1,48750%10$1,487$14,8675Cinema Guild
56Stage Fright (2014)$1,455-59%10-1$146$6,0212Magnolia / Magnet
57For a Woman$1,4040%42$351$13,9193Film Movement
58Queen Margot (2014 re-issue)$1,190-76%10$1,190$11,2782Cohen Media Group
59That Demon Within$1,156-31%1-1$1,156$169,5965China Lion Film
60Ilo Ilo$1,060-56%31$353$37,6907Film Movement
61The Protector 2$99865%10$998$2,3173Magnolia / Magnet
62The Jewish Cardinal$860-60%30$287$127,35619Film Movement
63The Unknown Known$6594%3-3$220$266,8707RADiUS-TWC
64A People Uncounted$390--1--$390$3901First Run Features
65The Missing Picture$3326%21$166$49,7689Strand Releasing
6620 Feet from Stardom$220-12%10$220$4,945,35949RADiUS-TWC
67In Bloom$128-69%1-1$128$51,21419Big World Pictures
68No God, No Master$79-88%1-3$79$6,7388Monterey Media