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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, Dec. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1TRON: Legacy$17,509,781--3,451--$5,074$17,509,7811Disney
2Yogi Bear$4,602,095--3,515--$1,309$4,602,0951Warner Bros.
3The Fighter$3,941,21112297%2,5032499$1,575$4,375,1462Paramount
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$3,555,851127%3,5550$1,000$33,919,4262Fox
5How Do You Know$2,572,546--2,483--$1,036$2,572,5461Sony / Columbia
6The Tourist$2,553,324101%2,7560$926$24,644,5572Sony / Columbia
7Tangled$2,182,299117%3,201-364$682$121,325,2314Disney
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,320,55570%2,860-717$462$262,021,8125Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$555,60964%1,874-1093$296$76,098,2176Fox
10Burlesque$416,1266%1,510-1366$276$34,528,0364Sony / Screen Gems
11Due Date$379,32430%1,157-833$328$96,444,2467Warner Bros.
12Love and Other Drugs$338,821-6%1,093-1147$310$29,428,0844Fox
13Megamind$150,348-20%1,025-1400$147$141,101,3107Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$2,516,655466%959869$2,624$9,924,9293Fox Searchlight
2127 Hours$149,20017%307-109$486$8,914,7277Fox Searchlight
3Faster (2010)$125,453-30%660-1446$190$22,192,0014CBS Films
4Red (2010)$96,56289%439-125$220$88,189,98310Summit
5The Social Network$68,43643%2281$300$91,627,33712Sony / Columbia
6Fair Game (2010)$53,553-1%268-168$200$8,483,9687Summit
7The Next Three Days$52,883-54%361-1065$146$20,815,9335Lionsgate
8Despicable Me$40,775113%233-25$175$250,363,09024Universal
9Morning Glory (2010)$33,703-46%263-741$128$30,485,0416Paramount
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$24,79373%210-78$118$55,112,29513Warner Bros.
11The Warrior's Way$24,398-78%217-1405$112$5,444,2153Relativity Media
12Paranormal Activity 2$22,064352%17449$127$84,376,5049Paramount
13Easy A$21,102--161-42$131$58,349,09814Sony / Screen Gems
14Hereafter$20,336446%232145$88$32,526,09910Warner Bros.
15The Town$16,148-13%144-111$112$92,033,41414Warner Bros.
16Skyline$14,145-8%123-154$115$21,329,6056Universal / Rogue

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$272,607224%4324$6,340$2,112,4354Weinstein Company
2I Love You Phillip Morris$36,386107%4914$743$410,8973Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$26,1983%56-1$468$19,276,75540Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$22,73928%150$1,516$405,3367Warner Bros.
5Rabbit Hole$15,308--5--$3,062$15,3081Lionsgate
6Life As We Know It$11,97056%75-45$160$52,247,44411Warner Bros.
7For Colored Girls$9,828-29%79-164$124$37,598,5517Lionsgate
8Under the Sea 3D$8,65435%110$787$25,064,82297Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Inception$8,56433%62-46$138$292,494,10823Warner Bros.
10Jackass 3D$4,879-18%50-58$98$116,862,61510Paramount
11Stone$4,081267%6445$64$1,786,16811Relativity / Overture
12Waiting for 'Superman'$1,781-81%33-22$54$6,403,95513Paramount Vantage
13Winter's Bone$98891%41$247$6,234,81728Roadside Attractions
14Hemingway's Garden of Eden$323-81%5-9$65$19,8712Roadside Attractions
15Cool It$39-59%2-8$20$62,4596Roadside Attractions