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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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man Too$29,241,911--2,225--$13,142$29,241,9111Sony / Screen Gems
222 Jump Street$27,460,995-52%3,3060$8,306$109,911,1252Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$24,719,312-50%4,26815$5,792$94,596,0472Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jersey Boys$13,319,371--2,905--$4,585$13,319,3711Warner Bros.
5Maleficent$12,910,766-30%3,450-173$3,742$185,879,3344Disney
6Edge of Tomorrow$9,820,080-41%3,212-293$3,057$73,991,5733Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$8,565,710-42%3,34067$2,565$98,694,0433Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$6,150,460-37%2,681-361$2,294$216,744,7105Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$1,888,304-43%1,365-723$1,383$194,983,3886Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,600,550-51%1,417-996$1,130$40,302,4504Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$1,368,375-42%1,033-863$1,325$145,716,9507Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,708,590-22%961-141$1,778$16,805,7807Open Road
2Blended$1,007,492-42%842-739$1,197$42,358,8835Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$633,630-34%434-248$1,460$199,510,8358Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$538,050-33%444-133$1,212$34,402,1986Disney
5The Rover$481,214594%608603$791$562,4402A24
6Rio 2$413,379-1%310-73$1,333$127,375,99211Fox
7Belle$318,771-38%244-94$1,306$9,198,2518Fox Searchlight
8Divergent$270,363-29%289-47$936$150,160,03514Lionsgate / Summit
9Ida (2014)$268,8175%13321$2,021$2,065,3308Music Box Films
10The Grand Seduction$240,242-12%12420$1,937$1,769,7174eOne Films US
11The Other Woman (2014)$217,118-11%231-13$940$83,091,1159Fox
12Words and Pictures$214,891-46%175-42$1,228$1,477,7615Roadside Attractions
13Captain America: The Winter Soldier$196,797-28%184-39$1,070$256,690,27912Disney
14Heaven is for Real$179,604-46%201-331$894$89,811,56010Sony / TriStar
15The LEGO Movie$172,592-24%31514$548$256,696,31720Warner Bros.
16The Signal (2014)$149,636-4%20484$734$403,5862Focus
17The Grand Budapest Hotel$132,861-32%112-37$1,186$58,347,15616Fox Searchlight
18Mr. Peabody & Sherman$109,413-24%179-28$611$110,844,75116Fox / DreamWorks Animation
19God's Not Dead$92,662-29%112-38$827$60,481,73314Freestyle / Pure Flix
20The Immigrant$88,902-42%110-30$808$1,858,9456Weinstein Company
21Bears$57,271225%11469$502$17,630,68610Disneynature
22Muppets Most Wanted$39,142-42%116-42$337$51,065,72114Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Obvious Child$245,16483%5537$4,458$578,8873A24
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$129,511-5%410$3,159$3,243,36412Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Alone Yet Not Alone$80,550-85%80-23$1,007$830,59239Enthuse Entertainment
4Hubble 3D$51,11812%22-1$2,324$44,704,751223Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Journey to the South Pacific$49,473-14%17-2$2,910$3,321,43630IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
6Moms' Night Out$48,847-7%50-31$977$10,166,9867Sony / TriStar
7Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44,58144%4628$969$125,8883RADiUS-TWC
8Third Person$38,856--5--$7,771$38,8561Sony Pictures Classics
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,408148%529$700$8,388,5067Clarius Entertainment
10The Railway Man$35,07539%8434$418$4,361,68511Weinstein Company
11Brick Mansions$32,157-43%60-25$536$20,285,5189Relativity Media
12Fading Gigolo$30,322-40%31-17$978$3,667,61410Millennium Entertainment
13Fed Up$28,092-33%47-9$598$1,401,1947RADiUS-TWC
14Venus in Fur$24,761--2--$12,381$24,7611IFC Films
15Jerusalem 3D$22,561-11%13-2$1,735$4,492,27840National Geographic
16The Lunchbox$22,144-28%260$852$4,135,62617Sony Pictures Classics
17Ivory Tower$20,85717%97$2,317$45,6962IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
1850 to 1$20,6461044%1210$1,721$742,95214Ten Furlongs
19Only Lovers Left Alive$19,755-12%23-4$859$1,696,90311Sony Pictures Classics
20We Are the Best!$14,713-38%234$640$124,2314Magnolia Pictures
21Night Moves$14,258-71%30-25$475$198,2834Cinedigm
22Cold in July$13,784-58%18-24$766$396,5615IFC Films
23A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$12,863--2--$6,432$12,8631Big World Pictures
24A Coffee in Berlin$12,188211%65$2,031$19,6302Music Box Films
25Le Chef$11,290--1--$11,290$11,2901Cohen Media Group
26Borgman$11,22490%139$863$30,6893Drafthouse Films
27Under the Sea 3D$9,40524%7-5$1,344$34,057,448280Warner Bros. / IMAX
28The Last Sentence$9,020--2--$4,510$9,0201Music Box Films
29Chinese Puzzle$8,946-60%11-10$813$292,8076Cohen Media Group
30Frozen (2013)$8,746-58%23-5$380$400,704,37731Disney
31Locke$8,662-25%18-5$481$1,268,4019A24
32Under the Skin (2014)$8,457-12%160$529$2,485,59312A24
33Finding Vivian Maier$7,980-26%11-3$725$1,435,28213IFC Films
34Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$7,363-63%9-2$818$106,3935IFC Films
35The Double (2014)$7,097-2%144$507$152,6087Magnolia Pictures
36Oculus$6,736-41%17-14$396$27,689,47411Relativity Media
37Hellion$6,714-12%32$2,238$14,7552IFC Films
38Code Black$6,319--1--$6,319$6,3191Long Shot Factory
39To the Arctic 3D$5,318-2%3-2$1,773$14,136,984114Warner Bros. / IMAX
40Redwood Highway$4,854-4%82$607$98,93911Monterey Media
41Half of a Yellow Sun$4,513170%3-1$1,504$32,4526Monterey Media
42Lucky Them$3,486-53%92$387$24,1184IFC Films
43Le Week-End$3,414-10%5-4$683$2,216,75315Music Box Films
44The Amazing Catfish$3,025313%21$1,513$4,2202Strand Releasing
45Just a Sigh$3,00260%21$1,501$74,70914Distrib Films
46The Hornet's Nest$2,969-22%30$990$305,0207Freestyle Releasing
47Jodorowsky's Dune$2,732-18%4-2$683$628,89414Sony Pictures Classics
48Particle Fever$2,485125%10$2,485$867,58716Abramorama / Bond 360
49Norte, the End of History$2,164--1--$2,164$2,1641Cinema Guild
50Filth$2,07844%4-1$520$27,4424Magnolia / Magnet
51Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,8269%50$365$33,0746International Film Circuit
52Born to Be Wild 3D$1,59136%118$145$23,414,686168Warner Bros. / IMAX
53The Sacrament$1,312-38%50$262$7,3233Magnolia / Magnet
54Bicycling with Molière$1,292-73%2-4$646$52,5409Strand Releasing
55For No Good Reason$976-74%4-16$244$60,2369Sony Pictures Classics
56Godzilla: The Japanese Original$71797%21$359$142,83110Rialto Pictures
57Blue Ruin$550-46%1-1$550$258,1139RADiUS-TWC
58The Unknown Known$480-15%2-1$240$275,65812RADiUS-TWC
59Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$391-67%10$391$59,43219Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
60Deep Sea 3D$294-68%2-6$147$46,065,659434Warner Bros. / IMAX
61A Long Way Off$262-97%1-12$262$27,0133Moving Visions Entertainment
62Manakamana$140--1--$140$22,81910Cinema Guild
63Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$44-77%10$44$3062First Run Features