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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. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$8,921,924-53%4,0280$2,215$235,811,2752Disney
2Grown Ups$5,310,771-54%3,534--$1,503$45,817,3331Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$2,163,763-63%3,098--$698$29,592,2761Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$2,136,427-53%3,74077$571$137,925,1483Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$867,968-53%3,242-302$268$63,915,4003Fox
6Get Him to the Greek$569,140-41%2,189-403$260$55,185,6354Universal
7Shrek Forever After$515,236-48%2,340-867$220$230,054,3256Paramount / DreamWorks
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$361,669-50%1,851-754$195$86,583,5485Disney
9Killers$294,109-46%2,271-348$130$44,232,8634Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$261,120-48%2,8250$92$9,432,2032Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$194,463-55%1,169-443$166$307,138,1108Paramount
12Marmaduke$157,106-41%1,110-1385$142$30,166,0474Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$192,100-46%901-779$213$93,264,7155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$90,315-53%669-377$135$103,392,0857Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,135-37%333120$268$215,511,66314Paramount / DreamWorks
4Letters to Juliet$68,848-40%509-297$135$49,606,2777Summit
5Solitary Man$45,853-67%17770$259$2,120,4076Anchor Bay
6Splice$36,815-47%340-604$108$16,265,9214Warner Bros
7Date Night$32,720-49%286-59$114$97,353,13912Fox
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$25,637-51%226-41$113$162,723,24513Warner Bros.
9The Back-up Plan$15,988-46%147-19$109$37,259,19010CBS Films
10Furry Vengeance$15,824-48%157-78$101$17,302,0999Summit
11City Island$14,878-65%105-28$142$6,171,16515Anchor Bay
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$13,133-49%172-56$76$62,915,3009Warner Bros. / New Line
13Just Wright$11,123-43%111-47$100$21,230,2157Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,089-37%105-41$96$63,704,70715Fox
15Kick-Ass$7,228-37%102-55$71$48,050,73311Lionsgate
16Raavan$7,209-72%115-5$63$670,4952Reliance Big Pictures

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$60,061-18%500$1,201$9,223,48915Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Winter's Bone$49,933-64%7031$713$1,114,2643Roadside Attractions
3Cyrus$38,971-59%1713$2,292$605,2302Fox Searchlight
4Under the Sea 3D$10,6927%13-2$822$22,597,42972Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Avatar$9,455-37%15-2$630$749,545,02928Fox
6Babies$8,561-43%64-33$134$7,206,8458Focus
7The Square (2010)$1,840-70%8-4$230$381,53712Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$1,553-60%150$104$639,54817GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$1,197-40%8-8$150$827,3907Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$381-69%3-4$127$1,465,57211Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$113-73%20$57$45,1466Hanover House