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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 Mon, Dec. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Little Fockers$8,415,680-26%3,536--$2,380$53,499,4801Universal
2True Grit (2010)$7,145,360-26%3,047--$2,345$43,186,4221Paramount
3TRON: Legacy$6,333,441-16%3,4510$1,835$93,707,1442Disney
4Yogi Bear$3,634,65011%3,5150$1,034$39,546,8312Warner Bros.
5The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$3,485,140-4%3,350-205$1,040$66,082,1703Fox
6Tangled$3,238,43323%2,582-619$1,254$146,933,7565Disney
7Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,690,583-7%2,546--$1,057$8,998,2741Fox
8Black Swan$2,451,056-8%1,466507$1,672$31,140,1164Fox Searchlight
9The Fighter$2,433,385-17%2,5118$969$29,093,0993Paramount
10The Tourist$1,806,980-17%2,7560$656$42,657,3203Sony / Columbia
11Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,437,6713%1,732-1128$830$274,432,3066Warner Bros.
12How Do You Know$1,362,536-8%2,4830$549$16,364,1232Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$1,706,653-17%700657$2,438$10,036,3885Weinstein Company
2Megamind$181,56532%764-261$238$142,867,9238Paramount / DreamWorks
3Burlesque$132,970-4%330-1180$403$36,871,4785Sony / Screen Gems
4Due Date$128,637-21%404-753$318$98,449,2068Warner Bros.
5The Social Network$99,963-7%24921$401$92,438,79013Sony / Columbia
6Unstoppable (2010)$96,616-20%393-1481$246$78,608,4757Fox
7Red (2010)$76,081-16%330-109$231$88,967,63411Summit
8127 Hours$72,587-9%115-192$631$9,934,7458Fox Searchlight
9Life As We Know It$52,085-10%248173$210$52,509,65812Warner Bros.
10Tees Maar Khan$48,440-52%108--$449$789,6021UTV Communications
11Despicable Me$47,2859%193-40$245$250,838,93525Universal
12Love and Other Drugs$45,461-2%144-949$316$30,908,5935Fox
13Fair Game (2010)$31,277-20%161-107$194$8,927,1448Summit
14Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$23,1369%158-52$146$55,368,72714Warner Bros.
15Jackass 3D$20,312-22%13787$148$116,982,38511Paramount
16Paranormal Activity 2$16,102-24%145-29$111$84,553,94510Paramount
17Faster (2010)$15,906-41%123-537$129$22,742,6135CBS Films
18Morning Glory (2010)$11,995-10%126-137$95$30,675,0667Paramount
19The Next Three Days$9,185-15%111-250$83$21,061,4786Lionsgate
20Hereafter$7,430-27%128-104$58$32,649,24911Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$96,18050%47-9$2,046$19,717,56341Warner Bros. / IMAX
2I Love You Phillip Morris$40,427-36%6919$586$802,7354Roadside Attractions
3Rabbit Hole$28,514-21%3429$839$195,2842Lionsgate
4Somewhere (2010)$27,683-18%7--$3,955$200,6801Focus
5Under the Sea 3D$20,913100%121$1,743$25,160,66098Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Tempest$8,156-3%14-7$583$197,1223Disney
7Country Strong$8,126-32%2--$4,063$51,9911Sony / Screen Gems
8The Town$6,174-15%62-82$100$92,129,86915Warner Bros.
9For Colored Girls$3,490-4%39-40$89$37,654,3848Lionsgate
10Inception$3,437-2%28-34$123$292,541,08624Warner Bros.
11The Warrior's Way$1,646-5%34-183$48$5,551,3784Relativity Media
12Winter's Bone$333-21%51$67$6,241,94529Roadside Attractions