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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, Jan. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Grit (2010)$1,110,164-69%3,12441$355$111,145,3213Paramount
2Black Swan$811,617-64%1,58431$512$62,030,1216Fox Searchlight
3Little Fockers$790,125-74%3,675121$215$124,477,8853Universal
4Season of the Witch$754,249-70%2,816--$268$11,366,6241Relativity Media
5TRON: Legacy$692,824-75%3,013-352$230$148,905,2444Disney
6The Fighter$595,983-67%2,528-6$236$58,441,9295Paramount
7Country Strong$486,371-72%1,4241422$342$7,949,8253Sony / Screen Gems
8The Tourist$297,449-66%2,442-314$122$61,455,3935Sony / Columbia
9Tangled$275,746-82%2,383-199$116$176,055,2427Disney
10Yogi Bear$275,441-87%3,288-227$84$75,712,2124Warner Bros.
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$274,214-79%2,814-134$97$94,806,4105Fox
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$236,308-82%2,964-125$80$34,684,6293Fox
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$171,343-73%1,507-225$114$287,833,1138Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$148,588-64%1,902-581$78$28,982,2454Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$545,492-70%75858$720$33,442,1577Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$54,578-67%603354$91$94,132,04815Sony / Columbia
3Love and Other Drugs$31,937-56%21237$151$31,715,1097Fox
4Unstoppable (2010)$25,608-65%398-52$64$80,048,8559Fox
5Due Date$21,999-62%244-160$90$99,674,53110Warner Bros.
6I Love You Phillip Morris$19,968-69%10032$200$1,455,4486Roadside Attractions
7Red (2010)$17,255-62%261-42$66$89,860,19213Summit
8Megamind$16,900-80%375-389$45$144,691,28410Paramount / DreamWorks
9Life As We Know It$10,165-73%188-60$54$53,143,89214Warner Bros.
10Morning Glory (2010)$8,618-62%17852$48$30,892,5979Paramount
11Fair Game (2010)$7,309-59%103-6$71$9,249,26110Summit
12Despicable Me$5,340-84%178-19$30$251,389,96027Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$74,806-65%4036$1,870$1,219,3902Weinstein Company
2127 Hours$21,960-62%88-15$250$10,846,55910Fox Searchlight
3Somewhere (2010)$15,635-70%179$920$679,6243Focus
4Hubble 3D$15,417-56%0-47--$20,403,93443Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$10,334-69%340$304$638,3154Lionsgate
6No One Killed Jessica$9,877-84%48--$206$237,3501UTV Communications
7Faster (2010)$4,493-66%79-40$57$22,945,7247CBS Films
8Jackass 3D$4,368-58%70-67$62$117,194,66813Paramount
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,740-79%95-63$39$55,642,66816Warner Bros.
10Paranormal Activity 2$2,488-70%90-55$28$84,725,64412Paramount
11Summer Wars$2,396-54%1412$171$38,3503GKIDS
12The Warrior's Way$2,126-58%32-6$66$5,607,0466Relativity Media
13Hereafter$1,001-70%33-95$30$32,742,59713Warner Bros.
14Tees Maar Khan$695-84%38--$18$1,073,3813UTV Communications
15Winter's Bone$596-62%64$99$6,254,97831Roadside Attractions
16For Colored Girls$241-79%21-7$11$37,686,51510Lionsgate