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'Ouija' Off To Respectable Start; 'John Wick' and 'St. Vincent' Look PromisingOctober 25, 2014 08:23 AM

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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, Dec. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$9,716,36618%3,555--$2,733$17,971,5681Fox
2Tangled$6,690,02196%3,565-38$1,877$111,175,1123Disney
3The Tourist$6,635,49410%2,756--$2,408$12,668,5851Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$3,751,48756%3,577-548$1,049$255,337,2324Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,719,65946%2,967-185$580$73,418,2145Fox
6Burlesque$1,329,76328%2,876-161$462$31,743,9743Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,249,85023%2,240-218$558$26,916,9573Fox
8Megamind$1,209,817117%2,425-748$499$139,458,5826Paramount / DreamWorks
9Due Date$1,108,01530%1,990-460$557$94,300,6766Warner Bros.
10Faster (2010)$748,82642%2,106-364$356$20,882,5113CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$457,00739%1,426-810$320$20,060,7264Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$398,96938%1,6220$246$4,665,0532Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$218,50130%1,004-1259$218$30,084,3375Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$415,56731%416-17$999$7,973,9966Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$263,56170%4360$604$8,070,5646Summit
3Red (2010)$192,99244%564-215$342$87,792,8109Summit
4The Social Network$135,26479%227-33$596$91,322,04711Sony / Columbia
5Despicable Me$91,800112%258-22$356$250,196,11523Universal
6For Colored Girls$73,20561%243-242$301$37,499,8456Lionsgate
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$72,77296%288-34$253$54,984,40912Warner Bros.
8Skyline$67,86563%277-301$245$21,211,7655Universal / Rogue
9The Town$58,16253%255-63$228$91,913,18713Warner Bros.
10Easy A$43,86441%203-26$216$58,247,73513Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$24,01918%120-88$200$52,195,91010Warner Bros.
12Inception$21,67929%108-9$201$292,450,67022Warner Bros.
13Paranormal Activity 2$18,97529%125-75$152$84,322,4538Paramount
14Jackass 3D$18,62126%108-72$172$116,820,5799Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$1,306,57932%9072$14,518$4,572,8972Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$249,20560%1913$13,116$1,337,2553Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$121,45123%4--$30,363$219,9721Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$63,84452%3529$1,824$257,0042Roadside Attractions
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$57,55973%150$3,837$307,1286Warner Bros.
6Hubble 3D$34,825-9%570$611$19,128,10239Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Tempest$16,0778%5--$3,215$30,9681Disney
8Conviction$15,84556%75-32$211$6,725,9249Fox Searchlight
9Hereafter$14,46772%87-27$166$32,482,1479Warner Bros.
10Under the Sea 3D$9,778-1%11-2$889$25,029,07996Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Waiting for 'Superman'$8,10677%55-30$147$6,363,91712Paramount Vantage
12Guzaarish$6,08497%22-36$277$1,013,0124UTV
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$5,16647%14--$369$8,6821Roadside Attractions
14The Nutcracker in 3D$4,79871%37-78$130$186,5263Freestyle Releasing
15Stone$3,64846%19-3$192$1,774,86310Relativity / Overture
16Wild Target$2,829-1%10-3$283$115,0267Freestyle
17Frankie & Alice (2010)$2,363-34%1--$2,363$5,9541Freestyle Releasing
18Jack Goes Boating$2,04727%4233$49$537,42613Relativity / Overture
19Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$1,621197%2--$811$21,2732Argot Pictures
20Winter's Bone$1,36935%31$456$6,232,10527Roadside Attractions
21Cool It$48684%10-5$49$61,6885Roadside Attractions