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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, Jul. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$20,838,620-2%3,476--$5,995$42,181,2601Universal
2The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$12,288,70311%4,4680$2,750$227,019,7202Summit
3Toy Story 3$8,945,34738%3,753-275$2,384$333,652,1994Disney
4Predators$8,467,871-19%2,669--$3,173$18,874,3651Fox
5The Last Airbender$6,718,55629%3,20334$2,098$95,017,4582Paramount
6Grown Ups$6,507,84128%3,463-71$1,879$106,506,2393Sony / Columbia
7Knight and Day$3,336,11535%2,628-476$1,269$59,887,2933Fox
8The Karate Kid (2010)$2,289,49435%2,458-651$931$162,914,7185Sony / Columbia
9The A-Team$738,98931%1,236-917$598$73,473,4345Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$586,64860%200123$2,933$3,098,7784Fox Searchlight
2Get Him to the Greek$296,14035%442-442$670$59,227,3606Universal
3Winter's Bone$215,01466%10623$2,028$2,400,2245Roadside Attractions
4Shrek Forever After$207,38226%461-496$450$233,654,8388Paramount / DreamWorks
5Solitary Man$199,40167%172-4$1,159$3,404,8898Anchor Bay
6Iron Man 2$170,99541%333-189$513$309,137,17710Paramount
7Letters to Juliet$153,02240%241-99$635$51,652,0869Summit
8Marmaduke$140,40415%383-92$367$31,454,6456Fox
9How to Train Your Dragon$126,52617%254-49$498$216,811,02816Paramount / DreamWorks
10Robin Hood$121,42528%300-78$405$104,422,8209Universal
11Killers$120,19531%269-458$447$45,788,6916Lionsgate
12Sex and the City 2$85,37327%156-199$547$94,645,7907Warner Bros. / New Line
13Date Night$77,36023%205-37$377$97,954,19014Fox
14Splice$51,26735%20464$251$16,719,8566Warner Bros
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$33,32228%130-45$256$163,077,66715Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$199,94439%7--$28,563$343,3241Focus
2Hubble 3D$94,7231%531$1,787$10,205,37717Warner Bros. / IMAX
3I Hate Luv Storys$55,31639%79--$700$719,7062UTV
4City Island$42,564108%65-16$655$6,477,95917Anchor Bay
5Grease Sing-a-Long$31,51227%12--$2,626$91,3181Paramount
6Just Wright$22,79240%80-15$285$21,401,9539Fox Searchlight
7Furry Vengeance$22,42833%86-21$261$17,585,10811Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$20,892-12%130$1,607$22,804,23774Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Avatar$17,79170%90$1,977$749,648,67230Fox
10Jonah Hex$17,53536%65-285$270$10,073,2984Warner Bros.
11The Back-up Plan$14,87523%61-36$244$37,438,29912CBS Films
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid$12,2492%51-19$240$63,862,44117Fox
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$11,24325%53-57$212$63,051,07611Warner Bros. / New Line
14Princess Kaiulani$2,06321%61$344$845,0429Roadside Attractions
15Racing Dreams$1,600-51%1-1$1,600$54,9458Hanover House
16The Secret of Kells$1,445115%10-4$145$680,04119GKIDS
17The Square (2010)$1,41754%50$283$400,13214Apparition
18Raajneeti$964103%5--$193$1,514,2696UTV Communications
19The Joneses$8071%21$404$1,473,65713Roadside Attractions