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, Jul. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$19,211,530-12%3,792--$5,066$62,785,3371Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$9,942,840-22%3,50125$2,840$118,434,5552Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,171,472-26%3,504--$1,476$24,708,0591Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$3,822,194-26%4,001-467$955$264,791,8973Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,739,033-21%3,177-576$1,177$362,965,3785Disney
6Grown Ups$2,795,064-30%3,074-389$909$129,165,3574Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,454,848-20%2,805-398$875$115,138,6073Paramount
8Predators$2,156,303-20%2,6690$808$40,300,5432Fox
9Knight and Day$978,069-35%1,925-703$508$69,117,4004Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$668,790-29%1,532-926$437$169,290,6756Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$330,949-28%446246$742$5,084,1865Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$171,750-23%36229$474$310,018,59011Paramount
3The A-Team$118,691-38%428-808$277$75,207,2066Fox
4Winter's Bone$102,918-33%12115$851$3,064,0526Roadside Attractions
5Shrek Forever After$79,467-31%240-221$331$234,393,5839Paramount / DreamWorks
6Marmaduke$77,317-28%274-109$282$32,090,4057Fox
7Letters to Juliet$68,718-28%27231$253$52,129,85810Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$66,151-31%228-26$290$217,387,99717Paramount / DreamWorks
9Solitary Man$50,842-38%146-26$348$3,850,7969Anchor Bay
10Robin Hood$44,070-40%226-74$195$104,839,03010Universal
11Get Him to the Greek$44,070-40%287-155$154$60,009,7707Universal
12Date Night$35,988-33%166-39$217$98,258,66415Fox
13Killers$32,813-24%166-103$198$46,090,7807Lionsgate
14Splice$19,973-21%117-87$171$16,920,1927Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$345,210-20%3831$9,084$1,813,8662Focus
2Hubble 3D$87,468-19%530$1,650$10,855,30818Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$31,017-16%97-59$320$94,936,6568Warner Bros. / New Line
4Under the Sea 3D$22,040-19%130$1,695$22,969,60675Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Jonah Hex$16,032-63%46-19$349$10,192,0145Warner Bros.
6City Island$11,331-35%49-16$231$6,573,59218Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$10,642-26%67-63$159$163,192,11416Warner Bros.
8Just Wright$8,904-32%56-24$159$21,476,68610Fox Searchlight
9I Hate Luv Storys$8,593-38%35-44$246$826,5613UTV
10Avatar$4,549-37%4-5$1,137$749,701,42031Fox
11Grease Sing-a-Long$3,957-91%219$188$225,7632Paramount
12The Back-up Plan$3,381-33%25-36$135$37,481,24213CBS Films
13Princess Kaiulani$929-7%3-3$310$855,35510Roadside Attractions
14The Secret of Kells$91824%6-4$153$686,46020GKIDS
15The Square (2010)$888-34%4-1$222$404,89815Apparition
16Udaan$621-56%2--$311$2,7151UTV Communications