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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, Jun. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$6,385,761-60%3,663--$1,743$62,051,5661Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$3,002,209-55%3,535--$849$28,671,6641Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,870,982-60%3,868-518$484$211,893,5394Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$1,607,335-44%2,7025$595$38,008,0552Universal
5Killers$1,018,545-50%2,8590$356$31,280,1692Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$759,205-58%3,108-538$244$72,987,5073Disney
7Sex and the City 2$731,000-50%2,750-695$266$85,390,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marmaduke$702,262-58%3,2130$219$22,987,8022Fox
9Iron Man 2$538,035-57%2,305-702$233$299,820,4256Paramount
10Splice$409,000-51%2,4500$167$13,563,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$322,150-55%1,895-704$170$99,785,8205Universal
12Letters to Juliet$253,356-45%1,331-631$190$47,007,5985Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$62,509-50%430-228$145$96,329,22710Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$45,000-54%333199$135$162,003,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$41,135-54%281-62$146$214,467,51612Paramount / DreamWorks
4Just Wright$33,692-52%279-239$121$20,829,2635Fox Searchlight
5Babies$31,105-46%146-35$213$6,885,1216Focus
6Furry Vengeance$25,544-50%268143$95$16,847,5077Summit
7City Island$23,839-66%159-18$150$5,679,38113Anchor Bay
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,271-44%202-42$115$63,388,16713Fox
9Kick-Ass$21,418-38%17861$120$47,812,1779Lionsgate
10Raajneeti$16,000-77%12413$129$1,304,0002UTV Communications
11A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$10,000-44%125-169$80$62,588,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Back-up Plan$9,070-51%112-41$81$36,926,5798CBS Films
13The Losers$8,200-45%127-79$65$23,536,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$65,000-10%481$1,354$8,157,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$32,707-68%5331$617$903,7884Anchor Bay
3Avatar$16,293-23%26-20$627$749,333,09226Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$12,00033%15-2$800$22,423,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$11,307-55%4--$2,827$96,1041Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,889-56%261$188$776,3885Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$4,371-53%63-84$69$15,527,53917Summit
8The Square (2010)$4,24116%170$249$330,85610Apparition
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$2,982-56%43-38$69$88,721,73018Fox
10The Secret of Kells$1,873-72%20-4$94$600,99815GKIDS
11The Joneses$811-21%81$101$1,443,3819Roadside Attractions
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$697-45%4--$174$5,6551Anchor Bay