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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 Fri, Aug. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$13,124,233--3,651--$3,595$13,124,2331Sony / Columbia
2Step Up 3D$6,657,326--2,435--$2,734$6,657,3261Disney
3Inception$5,552,03653%3,418-127$1,624$214,684,1354Warner Bros.
4Dinner for Schmucks$3,372,41023%3,00493$1,123$39,617,9622Paramount / DreamWorks
5Salt$3,289,80649%3,317-295$992$84,169,9473Sony / Columbia
6Despicable Me$2,849,85524%3,413-189$835$202,853,8405Universal
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$2,160,40630%3,7050$583$21,686,5562Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$1,716,42528%2,7257$630$20,512,5552Universal
9Toy Story 3$877,8325%1,714-391$512$394,146,0868Disney
10Grown Ups$777,32927%1,769-500$439$154,040,5537Sony / Columbia
11The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$724,13616%1,704-630$425$291,535,7446Summit
12The Sorcerer's Apprentice$692,39010%1,766-758$392$55,394,0074Disney
13Ramona and Beezus$521,418-30%1,478-1241$353$19,973,0783Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$720,93667%994147$725$12,163,9415Focus
2The Last Airbender$200,778-14%639-599$314$128,467,1456Paramount
3The Karate Kid (2010)$182,920129%442-19$414$173,453,9309Sony / Columbia
4Predators$133,0153%454-419$293$50,187,0135Fox
5Shrek Forever After$131,98621%308-22$429$236,251,78612Paramount / DreamWorks
6Middle Men$103,683--252--$411$103,6831Paramount
7Knight and Day$99,1778%336-495$295$74,643,4787Fox
8Winter's Bone$80,026100%1412$568$4,262,2769Roadside Attractions
9The A-Team$59,60346%241-41$247$76,393,6729Fox
10Iron Man 2$56,80219%224-62$254$311,669,46814Paramount
11Killers$38,18363%172-47$222$46,787,82210Lionsgate
12Twelve$35,518--231--$154$35,5181Hannover House
13Marmaduke$33,9184%170-60$200$33,079,17210Fox
14Cyrus$26,486-17%132-84$201$7,065,2118Fox Searchlight
15Get Him to the Greek$23,095-75%110-45$210$60,853,90510Universal
16Sex and the City 2$22,506267%200158$113$95,183,89011Warner Bros. / New Line
17Letters to Juliet$19,912-4%103-70$193$52,856,25613Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$88,550-5%530$1,671$12,605,39821Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$73,034--45--$1,623$73,0341Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$22,411-18%130$1,724$23,445,61878Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Concert$17,603364%1917$926$53,9193Weinstein Company
5The Disappearance of Alice Creed$12,840--10--$1,284$12,8401Anchor Bay
6Solitary Man$12,41867%45-18$276$4,177,07312Anchor Bay
7Date Night$9,189-8%46-30$200$98,587,74018Fox
8Jonah Hex$5,575-26%25-58$223$10,528,9158Warner Bros.
9Avatar$2,685-47%1-1$2,685$749,758,31334Fox
10Grease Sing-a-Long$2,477--21-12$118$299,1075Paramount
11City Island$1,235-11%7-8$176$6,652,09921Anchor Bay
12Princess Kaiulani$379-42%1-1$379$860,73813Roadside Attractions