Grosses

'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 Sun, Jun. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$32,067,098-14%4,028--$7,961$110,307,1891Disney
2The Karate Kid (2010)$9,995,684-10%3,6630$2,729$107,130,2392Sony / Columbia
3The A-Team$4,892,491-6%3,5449$1,380$50,427,5882Fox
4Get Him to the Greek$1,802,000-22%2,592-110$695$47,844,0003Universal
5Shrek Forever After$1,801,027-16%3,207-661$562$223,076,9255Paramount / DreamWorks
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,670,828-23%2,605-503$641$80,800,5744Disney
7Jonah Hex$1,628,000-10%2,825--$576$5,379,0001Warner Bros.
8Killers$1,404,858-28%2,619-240$536$39,302,4113Lionsgate
9Iron Man 2$1,107,6946%1,612-693$687$304,210,3297Paramount
10Marmaduke$583,223-52%2,495-718$234$27,711,0003Fox
11Robin Hood$533,0001%1,046-849$510$102,080,0006Universal
12Sex and the City 2$527,000-46%1,680-1070$314$90,170,0004Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Splice$294,000-17%944-1506$311$15,569,0003Warner Bros
2Letters to Juliet$190,964-40%806-525$237$48,591,4096Summit
3Solitary Man$119,400-38%10754$1,116$1,424,9935Anchor Bay
4Raavan$109,170-42%119--$917$480,7031Reliance Big Pictures
5Date Night$89,031-40%345-85$258$96,883,25711Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$87,000-4%267-66$326$162,385,00012Warner Bros.
7How to Train Your Dragon$53,231-16%213-68$250$214,764,29813Paramount / DreamWorks
8City Island$52,037-39%133-26$391$5,937,64514Anchor Bay
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$47,407-20%16195$294$42,365,76810Sony / Screen Gems
10Just Wright$47,375-33%158-121$300$21,085,7566Fox Searchlight
11The Bounty Hunter$42,600-53%174-62$245$66,754,01714Sony / Columbia
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$38,000-16%228103$167$62,734,0008Warner Bros. / New Line
13Furry Vengeance$34,075-21%235-33$145$17,060,7948Summit
14Kick-Ass$24,906-13%157-21$159$47,950,72810Lionsgate
15The Back-up Plan$23,780-36%16654$143$37,050,5819CBS Films
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21,412-23%146-56$147$63,547,66614Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$108,780-24%3935$2,789$474,3282Roadside Attractions
2Hubble 3D$90,000-3%502$1,800$8,633,00014Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cyrus$59,427-15%4--$14,857$181,7161Fox Searchlight
4Babies$29,725-16%97-49$306$7,081,1937Focus
5Raajneeti$24,000-29%56-68$429$1,436,0003UTV Communications
6Avatar$13,616-30%17-9$801$749,434,95027Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$9,000-25%150$600$22,499,00071Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Square (2010)$5,567-21%12-5$464$353,34811Apparition
9The Losers$5,400-28%31-96$174$23,581,0009Warner Bros.
10Princess Kaiulani$5,384-19%16-10$337$808,7256Roadside Attractions
11The Secret of Kells$4,3438%15-5$290$620,35716GKIDS
12The Joneses$3,617-13%7-1$517$1,456,85610Roadside Attractions
13Racing Dreams$636-12%2--$318$43,5335Hanover House