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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, May. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$9,140,767127%3,9638$2,307$93,893,0842Paramount
2Bridesmaids$7,834,830--2,918--$2,685$7,834,8301Universal
3Fast Five$5,917,080181%3,793131$1,560$155,163,2803Universal
4Priest (2011)$5,632,212--2,864--$1,967$5,632,2121Sony / Screen Gems
5Something Borrowed$2,297,465108%2,9040$791$20,943,9772Warner Bros.
6Jumping the Broom$1,996,760172%2,0350$981$20,690,5742Sony / TriStar
7Rio (2011)$1,608,618269%2,929-329$549$118,576,7585Fox
8Water for Elephants$1,167,262108%2,425-189$481$45,543,0424Fox
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$616,757184%1,449-432$426$48,634,9064Lionsgate
10Soul Surfer$489,255263%1,468-313$333$37,895,4236Sony / TriStar
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$166,65818%1,276-1229$131$7,578,2513Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious$333,925227%762-239$438$51,049,9147FilmDistrict
2Source Code$236,255103%626-304$377$51,632,7777Summit
3Everything Must Go$221,551--218--$1,016$221,5511Roadside Attractions
4Hanna$160,13971%425-323$377$38,166,9146Focus
5The Conspirator$112,73281%370-87$305$10,140,8385Roadside Attractions
6The Lincoln Lawyer$100,175125%345-95$290$55,814,5609Lionsgate
7Limitless$99,189102%298-81$333$77,304,2979Relativity Media
8Scream 4$91,46621%426-907$215$37,323,6785Weinstein Company
9Win Win$91,294107%248-20$368$8,620,3369Fox Searchlight
10Jane Eyre (2011)$88,28271%2480$356$9,722,36010Focus
11Rango$86,022322%216-61$398$120,587,95611Paramount
12HOP$84,915276%459-443$185$106,538,0057Universal
13Arthur (2011)$71,145241%344-11$207$32,401,8136Warner Bros.
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$65,600423%311-28$211$51,409,9218Fox
15The Adjustment Bureau$59,860228%164-51$365$62,186,82511Universal
16Battle: Los Angeles$53,640--225-4$238$83,138,43510Sony / Columbia
17The Beaver$42,056317%10583$401$192,4132Summit
18Go For It!$33,831--218--$155$33,8311Lionsgate / Pantelion
19Your Highness$32,560231%148-16$220$21,494,3406Universal
20Paul$30,770132%181-23$170$37,297,1759Universal
21Sucker Punch$24,02660%139-71$173$36,270,5388Warner Bros.
22Red Riding Hood$15,921114%100-56$159$37,569,59410Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$104,59650%57-2$1,835$4,598,1386Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$32,5929%342$959$24,748,64761Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Just Go With It$17,401--89-44$196$102,988,94814Sony / Columbia
4The King's Speech$12,63889%71-19$178$138,685,09125Weinstein Company
5Beastly$7,91597%46-30$172$27,836,46111CBS Films
6No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$5,799346%5029$116$1,312,4356Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$5,021150%38-14$132$37,874,59713Fox
8Cedar Rapids$3,648147%12-10$304$6,837,27514Fox Searchlight
9Dum Maaro Dum$3,479120%20-13$174$543,6354Fox Searchlight
10Kill the Irishman$3,2375%13-10$249$1,123,25110Anchor Bay Films
11Skateland$1,842--2--$921$1,8421Freestyle Releasing
12Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$1,746-92%34-430$51$1,178,3983Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
13The Company Men$1,081-43%11-24$98$4,436,14317Weinstein Company
14Biutiful$1,06418%11-5$97$5,078,26820Roadside Attractions
15Miral$81455%50$163$369,3008Weinstein Company
16The Music Never Stopped$497141%5-2$99$238,4559Roadside Attractions
17Meet Monica Velour$392--1--$392$27,1856Anchor Bay Films