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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 Thu, Dec. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,891,483-2%4,1250$459$227,500,6412Warner Bros.
2Tangled$1,427,5815%3,6030$396$74,961,9211Disney
3Burlesque$825,7450%3,0370$272$20,856,5951Sony / Screen Gems
4Love and Other Drugs$728,485-1%2,45589$297$16,922,0771Fox
5Unstoppable (2010)$546,8050%3,183-78$172$62,792,6703Fox
6Faster (2010)$483,574-7%2,4540$197$14,283,1301CBS Films
7Due Date$448,305-2%2,555-178$175$86,748,8524Warner Bros.
8Megamind$333,3092%3,4110$98$131,674,3104Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Next Three Days$302,682-3%2,5640$118$15,731,0092Lionsgate
10Morning Glory (2010)$231,819-1%2,4410$95$27,329,7233Paramount
11Skyline$70,9950%1,189-1694$60$20,519,0403Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$142,6812%29314$487$4,992,6244Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$84,530-10%3960$213$6,336,0844Summit
3Red (2010)$77,2568%9140$85$86,419,9727Summit
4For Colored Girls$54,8404%6050$91$36,807,6204Lionsgate
5The Social Network$35,4705%2910$122$90,565,6679Sony / Columbia
6Secretariat$33,154-1%5010$66$57,689,5988Disney
7The Town$24,660-3%3180$78$91,532,60411Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$15,9609%2660$60$249,787,06521Universal
9Jackass 3D$14,5051%1830$79$116,622,4487Paramount
10Paranormal Activity 2$12,3852%2790$44$84,156,4596Paramount
11Life As We Know It$10,97719%249-52$44$52,019,4428Warner Bros.
12Saw 3D$10,78816%145-661$74$45,710,1785Lionsgate
13Inception$10,196-2%144-20$71$292,316,47420Warner Bros.
14Alpha and Omega$7,2260%2280$32$25,107,26711Lionsgate
15Hereafter$7,15914%202-111$35$32,388,1177Warner Bros.
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,871-4%1300$30$54,596,90310Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$33,15513%4--$8,289$483,4581Weinstein Company
2Hubble 3D$29,140-4%570$511$18,834,39137Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Guzaarish$6,551-31%96-12$68$931,2622UTV
4Under the Sea 3D$5,894112%130$453$24,963,90794Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Conviction$5,4352%86-2$63$6,596,1327Fox Searchlight
6Waiting for 'Superman'$5,214-25%690$76$6,280,93510Paramount Vantage
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$3,712-4%90-34$41$52,415,96010Fox
8The Nutcracker in 3D$3,05220%450$68$98,7441Freestyle Releasing
9Nowhere Boy$1,96929%40-20$49$1,429,6628Weinstein Company
10Stone$1,80725%230$79$1,748,7738Relativity / Overture
11Catfish$94575%90$105$3,237,34311Universal / Rogue
12Jack Goes Boating$73740%90$82$531,46811Relativity / Overture
13Wild Target$727-5%6-1$121$79,8585Freestyle
14Let Me In$562-3%310$18$12,131,6859Relativity / Overture
15The Tillman Story$3934%132$30$794,32015Weinstein Company
16Winter's Bone$75-26%2--$38$6,226,77325Roadside Attractions
17Cool It$74-52%1--$74$58,4083Roadside Attractions