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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 Sun, Jul. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$13,258,246-43%4,468--$2,967$157,577,1691Summit
2The Last Airbender$9,322,544-35%3,169--$2,942$57,836,1161Paramount
3Toy Story 3$8,309,479-27%4,0280$2,063$289,106,1933Disney
4Grown Ups$5,127,427-27%3,5340$1,451$77,631,1172Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,119,803-21%3,1046$1,005$45,751,8472Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$2,225,125-28%3,109-631$716$151,523,5174Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$903,564-25%2,153-1089$420$69,280,9744Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$331,555-29%884-1305$375$17,474,8155Universal
2Shrek Forever After$269,007-18%957-1383$281$232,278,6417Paramount / DreamWorks
3Iron Man 2$180,072-26%522-647$345$308,292,7779Paramount
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$175,677-34%600-1251$293$88,144,6716Disney
5Letters to Juliet$162,679-47%340-169$478$50,945,2748Summit
6Solitary Man$157,915-23%176-1$897$2,757,6637Anchor Bay
7Killers$120,417-35%727-1544$166$45,170,6365Lionsgate
8Robin Hood$96,390-24%378-291$255$103,913,9358Universal
9Sex and the City 2$94,733-37%355-546$267$94,076,9426Warner Bros. / New Line
10Marmaduke$85,980-38%475-635$181$30,815,1265Fox
11How to Train Your Dragon$81,827-37%303-30$270$216,156,99415Paramount / DreamWorks
12Date Night$46,168-37%242-44$191$97,634,50813Fox
13Jonah Hex$32,844-21%350-2475$94$9,937,4233Warner Bros.
14Splice$31,564-55%140-200$225$16,539,2425Warner Bros
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$29,940-30%175-51$171$162,916,18914Warner Bros.
16Death at a Funeral (2010)$25,570-47%136-20$188$42,708,95112Sony / Screen Gems
17Furry Vengeance$20,088-43%107-50$188$17,466,37210Summit
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$9,928-35%110-62$90$62,992,95010Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$225,106-28%7760$2,923$1,492,3463Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$131,802-27%8313$1,588$1,712,2204Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$81,731-10%522$1,572$9,678,30516Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$37,317-15%81-24$461$6,320,62816Anchor Bay
5Under the Sea 3D$15,521-1%130$1,194$22,684,01873Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Just Wright$13,320-41%95-16$140$21,310,3948Fox Searchlight
7The Back-up Plan$12,906-35%97-50$133$37,358,50511CBS Films
8Babies$12,6220%42-22$301$7,279,5239Focus
9The Bounty Hunter$11,594-56%67-37$173$67,050,02416Sony / Columbia
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,062-33%70-35$144$63,789,16216Fox
11Avatar$9,700-19%9-6$1,078$749,596,88729Fox
12Raavan$4,232-19%28-87$151$702,4283Reliance Big Pictures
13The Secret of Kells$3,626-10%14-1$259$655,93018GKIDS
14Princess Kaiulani$1,925-12%5-3$385$836,4718Roadside Attractions
15Racing Dreams$1,515200%30$505$49,1627Hanover House
16The Square (2010)$1,479-30%5-3$296$392,46413Apparition
17The Joneses$1,0908%1-2$1,090$1,469,63212Roadside Attractions