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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 Sat, May. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$22,642,56450%4,39010$5,158$196,923,3842Paramount
2Robin Hood$13,872,0006%3,503--$3,960$26,903,0001Universal
3Letters to Juliet$5,361,8437%2,968--$1,807$10,354,9561Summit
4Just Wright$3,413,21019%1,831--$1,864$6,291,9301Fox Searchlight
5How to Train Your Dragon$2,377,66093%2,620-1760$908$206,254,3348Paramount / DreamWorks
6A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$2,023,00030%3,075-257$658$54,986,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Date Night$1,789,71544%2,481-253$721$85,727,5636Fox
8The Back-up Plan$1,053,58334%2,497-506$422$33,577,0904CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$1,050,621101%2,695-307$390$14,418,9943Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$561,00062%1,300-857$432$159,803,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$515,25459%1,062-644$485$40,198,0515Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$405,86837%5439$747$3,587,2672Focus
2Oceans$292,65525%973-259$301$17,444,0644Disneynature
3The Last Song$243,16741%802-501$303$61,111,8657Disney
4Kick-Ass$228,76741%609-1150$376$46,467,4145Lionsgate
5City Island$217,64391%2536$860$3,498,1529Anchor Bay
6The Losers$206,00048%701-1749$294$22,647,0004Warner Bros.
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$204,29980%403-179$507$331,411,22711Disney
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$181,85384%468-157$389$61,872,3669Fox
9Avatar$153,27678%279-49$549$748,372,76222Fox
10Shutter Island$137,43558%310121$443$127,145,62513Paramount
11Hot Tub Time Machine$133,00048%458-344$290$49,102,0008MGM
12She's Out of My League$128,57653%206-55$624$31,551,50710Paramount
13The Bounty Hunter$101,59145%293-169$347$64,991,3329Sony / Columbia
14Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$81,18076%281-123$289$59,636,4237Lionsgate
15The Ghost Writer$58,23185%150-81$388$15,056,85513Summit
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$56,09777%209-12$268$88,319,14514Fox
17The Tooth Fairy$39,28992%132-28$298$59,805,57517Fox
18Our Family Wedding$27,68169%103-16$269$20,073,53610Fox Searchlight
19The Crazies$27,04960%111-38$244$39,090,28612Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$118,000-7%480$2,458$5,665,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$68,73915%33--$2,083$128,5881Roadside Attractions
3Greenberg$20,44855%77-37$266$4,143,1669Focus
4Under the Sea 3D$13,000-19%184$722$21,970,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Joneses$12,21559%56-12$218$1,393,8535Roadside Attractions
6Cop Out$11,00053%53-38$208$44,861,00012Warner Bros.
7Letters to God$11,00049%75-37$147$2,787,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$9,23853%264$355$452,32311GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$9,12158%50-25$182$39,432,63722Fox Searchlight
10The Runaways$7,97428%49-16$163$3,522,4259Apparition
11The Square (2010)$7,366106%14-3$526$238,4726Apparition
12Brooklyn's Finest$6,81851%64-49$107$27,150,20211Overture
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$2,69324%1--$2,693$4,8661Cinema Purgatorio
14Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo$1,900-30%0----$01Argot Pictures
15The Blind Side$1,00043%11-14$91$255,950,00026Warner Bros.