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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, Jun. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$21,064,84212%3,663--$5,751$39,881,1201Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,357,579-3%3,535--$2,647$19,018,1391Fox
3Shrek Forever After$6,586,70348%3,868-518$1,703$205,302,1404Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,768,00014%2,7025$1,395$33,523,0002Universal
5Killers$3,225,01218%2,8590$1,128$28,209,8602Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,661,84732%3,108-538$856$70,420,4793Disney
7Marmaduke$2,466,81331%3,2130$768$20,623,1512Fox
8Sex and the City 2$2,100,00012%2,750-695$764$83,188,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,936,63844%2,305-702$840$298,039,8856Paramount
10Splice$1,173,00025%2,4500$479$12,324,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$1,118,00044%1,895-704$590$98,744,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$690,41227%1,331-631$519$46,063,8305Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$263,37724%430-228$613$96,141,14310Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$147,4709%236-13$625$66,349,71713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$144,93137%279-239$519$20,725,4845Fox Searchlight
4How to Train Your Dragon$143,86849%281-62$512$214,336,61812Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$133,00036%333199$399$161,861,00011Warner Bros.
6City Island$131,729117%159-18$828$5,585,14713Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$119,00055%12413$960$1,019,0002UTV Communications
8Furry Vengeance$72,07439%268143$269$16,770,8767Summit
9Babies$66,21743%146-35$454$6,796,6966Focus
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$62,70523%202-42$310$63,323,33813Fox
11Kick-Ass$41,11426%17861$231$47,756,0749Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,5210%112-41$273$36,898,8808CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,00020%125-169$240$62,560,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$22,00022%127-79$173$23,513,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$173,23084%5331$3,268$768,6284Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$83,000-1%481$1,729$8,020,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$34,13234%4--$8,533$59,6831Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$29,94526%66-36$454$42,178,4259Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$27,71374%26-20$1,066$749,295,70826Fox
6The Ghost Writer$18,45363%63-84$293$15,513,82517Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$14,0000%15-2$933$22,390,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Princess Kaiulani$12,3678%261$476$760,4525Roadside Attractions
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,16823%43-38$260$88,711,98618Fox
10The Secret of Kells$6,84895%20-4$342$592,35315GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$6,34884%170$373$322,96410Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$2,02020%4--$505$3,6881Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,789174%81$224$1,441,5419Roadside Attractions