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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 Mon, May. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,715,485-74%4,39010$846$214,916,3612Paramount
2Robin Hood$3,257,790-64%3,503--$930$39,321,1751Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,141,212-64%2,968--$385$14,681,6981Summit
4Just Wright$581,843-71%1,831--$318$8,866,8321Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$419,000-61%3,075-257$136$56,486,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$352,917-75%2,620-383$135$208,000,6138Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$315,044-60%2,481-253$127$86,837,6666Fox
8The Back-up Plan$201,942-63%2,497-506$81$34,326,7244CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$117,704-82%2,695-307$44$15,206,7743Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$113,000-65%1,300-857$87$160,241,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$106,590-64%1,062-644$100$40,602,5545Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$116,260-60%5439$214$3,997,4762Focus
2Oceans$107,397-52%973-259$110$17,776,8474Disneynature
3Kick-Ass$70,829-52%609-1150$116$46,687,0615Lionsgate
4The Losers$44,000-61%701-1749$63$22,805,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$42,225-67%802-501$53$61,282,6137Disney
6Avatar$41,240-57%279-49$148$748,509,61322Fox
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$39,557-68%403-179$98$331,573,47211Disney
8Hot Tub Time Machine$38,000-54%458-344$83$49,223,0008MGM
9City Island$33,607-70%2536$133$3,640,7959Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,822-61%310121$87$127,240,49213Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$19,625-82%468-157$42$61,998,3199Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$15,048-67%281-123$54$59,696,4337Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,123-59%150-81$74$15,095,23713Summit
14She's Out of My League$10,365-69%206-55$50$31,595,08710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,455-76%209-12$40$88,362,90514Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,121-73%103-16$50$20,097,36010Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$4,896-63%111-38$44$39,108,27412Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$4,824-79%132-28$37$59,833,25117Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,000-6%480$1,521$5,817,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$23,186-60%33--$703$210,1811Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$13,00060%180$722$22,005,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Greenberg$6,117-50%77-37$79$4,161,4279Focus
5The Runaways$3,451-43%49-16$70$3,531,9059Apparition
6The Joneses$3,380-49%56-12$60$1,404,0625Roadside Attractions
7The Secret of Kells$3,017-65%264$116$463,94311GKIDS
8Letters to God$2,800-62%74-38$38$2,797,0006Vivendi
9Crazy Heart$2,269-43%50-25$45$39,438,89222Fox Searchlight
10Cop Out$2,100-65%53-38$40$44,869,00012Warner Bros.
11Brooklyn's Finest$2,022-52%64-49$32$27,156,44811Overture
12The Square (2010)$1,193-70%14-3$85$243,6456Apparition
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$658-56%1--$658$7,0101Cinema Purgatorio
14The Blind Side$150-79%11-14$14$255,951,00026Warner Bros.