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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.

 

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, May. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$6,338,848-9%4,380--$1,447$159,159,8711Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$638,000-8%3,3320$191$51,409,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3Date Night$424,048-2%2,734-359$155$82,699,1075Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$402,669-2%3,003-423$134$202,644,1607Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Back-up Plan$395,189-4%3,003-277$132$31,737,3023CBS Films
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$221,0000%2,157-580$102$158,896,0006Warner Bros.
7Oceans$203,0902%1,23222$165$16,917,4323Disneynature
8The Losers$202,000-4%2,450-486$82$22,302,0003Warner Bros.
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$198,373-5%1,706-565$116$39,357,8164Sony / Screen Gems
10Kick-Ass$193,960-7%1,759-783$110$46,076,2354Lionsgate
11Furry Vengeance$181,140-4%3,0025$60$12,846,9642Summit
12The Last Song$88,4671%1,303-973$68$60,695,9746Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$176,672-8%534--$331$2,885,5561Focus
2Hot Tub Time Machine$71,0000%802-310$89$48,879,0007MGM
3Alice in Wonderland (2010)$58,7671%582-468$101$331,093,71310Disney
4City Island$49,729-19%247-22$201$3,166,4028Anchor Bay
5Avatar$49,3386%328-59$150$748,133,19921Fox
6Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$26,062-6%404-323$65$59,509,0826Lionsgate
7The Ghost Writer$22,9230%231-105$99$14,967,11912Summit
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21,848-1%625-541$35$61,591,8188Fox
9She's Out of My League$13,805-2%26118$53$31,339,1209Paramount
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,7511%221-44$53$88,231,28013Fox
11Greenberg$10,896-6%114-29$96$4,109,4968Focus
12Shutter Island$10,314-8%189-61$55$126,921,30312Paramount
13The Tooth Fairy$8,072-3%160-26$50$59,745,85216Fox
14Our Family Wedding$7,899-8%11921$66$20,029,4649Fox Searchlight
15The Crazies$6,847-10%149-48$46$39,046,33611Overture
16Letters to God$5,8000%112-87$52$2,769,0005Vivendi
17Brooklyn's Finest$4,295-2%113-33$38$27,138,85410Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$101,00029%48-1$2,104$5,419,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$20,00054%182$1,111$21,941,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Joneses$6,5871%68-55$97$1,373,9434Roadside Attractions
4The Runaways$5,3591%65-57$82$3,508,2228Apparition
5Crazy Heart$5,234-13%75-43$70$39,417,74121Fox Searchlight
6Cop Out$3,4000%91-50$37$44,844,00011Warner Bros.
7The Book of Eli$3,100-6%61-16$51$94,835,00017Warner Bros.
8Remember Me$3,07615%76-42$40$19,068,2409Summit
9The Square (2010)$2,532-4%17-7$149$227,5295Apparition
10The Secret of Kells$1,842-9%22-15$84$437,04610GKIDS
11The Blind Side$80014%25-21$32$255,948,00025Warner Bros.