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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 Wed, Aug. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$3,769,202-21%3,651--$1,032$49,059,2841Sony / Columbia
2Inception$2,216,375-15%3,418-127$648$235,007,1214Warner Bros.
3Step Up 3D$1,508,824-31%2,435--$620$21,537,9571Disney
4Despicable Me$1,382,265-18%3,413-189$405$213,826,7055Universal
5Dinner for Schmucks$1,345,515-17%3,00493$448$51,171,3482Paramount / DreamWorks
6Salt$1,260,639-20%3,317-295$380$96,000,0893Sony / Columbia
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,073,288-20%3,7050$290$29,896,0252Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$708,445-22%2,7257$260$25,949,1952Universal
9Toy Story 3$514,837-13%1,714-391$300$398,033,3838Disney
10Ramona and Beezus$344,753-13%1,478-1241$233$22,139,8173Fox
11The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$340,325-12%1,704-630$200$294,218,3226Summit
12The Sorcerer's Apprentice$324,421-14%1,766-758$184$58,092,1974Disney
13Grown Ups$291,578-14%1,769-500$165$156,611,3547Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$322,750-16%994147$325$15,063,2715Focus
2The Last Airbender$86,172-18%639-599$135$129,257,5496Paramount
3Shrek Forever After$79,033-17%308-22$257$236,801,51212Paramount / DreamWorks
4Predators$54,722-8%454-419$121$50,672,0615Fox
5Middle Men$46,755-31%252--$186$500,0251Paramount
6Knight and Day$41,604-15%336-495$124$74,988,2487Fox
7Winter's Bone$38,850-1%1412$276$4,593,2419Roadside Attractions
8Iron Man 2$30,077-14%224-62$134$311,900,68614Paramount
9The A-Team$28,776-18%241-41$119$76,618,3509Fox
10Marmaduke$22,070-16%170-60$130$33,220,76710Fox
11Twelve$18,1102%231--$78$163,0291Hannover House
12Cyrus$16,2442%132-84$123$7,186,8508Fox Searchlight
13Sex and the City 2$16,190-7%200158$81$95,287,27311Warner Bros. / New Line
14Killers$13,635-7%172-47$79$46,903,05910Lionsgate
15Get Him to the Greek$13,225-4%110-45$120$60,963,49010Universal
16Letters to Juliet$12,354-9%103-70$120$52,933,32713Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$85,9966%530$1,623$13,044,66821Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$25,148-9%45--$559$305,6401Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$24,20020%130$1,862$23,553,67078Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Concert$10,90818%1917$574$131,8203Weinstein Company
5Solitary Man$5,820-11%45-18$129$4,230,22412Anchor Bay
6Date Night$5,570-12%46-30$121$98,626,08318Fox
7The Disappearance of Alice Creed$3,539-17%10--$354$52,9831Anchor Bay
8City Island$2,70023%7-8$386$6,662,55021Anchor Bay
9Jonah Hex$1,97818%25-58$79$10,545,5818Warner Bros.
10Princess Kaiulani$4161%1-1$416$862,87713Roadside Attractions