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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 Tue, Jun. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: First Class$5,075,246-7%3,641--$1,394$65,629,0431Fox
2The Hangover Part II$3,259,0720%3,6150$902$192,314,4652Warner Bros.
3Kung Fu Panda 2$2,700,42916%3,95227$683$105,060,6032Paramount / DreamWorks
4Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$2,092,97613%3,966-198$528$194,151,0543Disney
5Bridesmaids$1,722,21013%2,919-39$590$110,407,3204Universal
6Thor$550,67910%2,780-516$198$170,174,4285Paramount
7Fast Five$347,0050%2,237-744$155$202,673,4056Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something Borrowed$129,1509%688-752$188$36,920,7245Warner Bros.
2Water for Elephants$105,67923%572-222$185$55,924,8077Fox
3Rio (2011)$100,0955%691-981$145$136,885,6528Fox
4Jumping the Broom$81,352-5%589-350$138$36,074,2775Sony / TriStar
5Priest (2011)$49,050-3%583-1335$84$28,813,2334Sony / Screen Gems
6Rango$39,18532%254-26$154$122,221,36014Paramount
7Source Code$36,39822%288-11$126$53,916,67210Summit
8HOP$26,95529%245-54$110$107,850,66510Universal
9Hanna$23,56711%197-19$120$39,853,5389Focus
10Limitless$23,51310%232-37$101$78,779,33912Relativity Media
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$20,61344%182-32$113$52,340,43611Fox
12Insidious$20,517-8%160-26$128$53,053,69810FilmDistrict
13Jane Eyre (2011)$18,31119%128-15$143$10,901,15913Focus
14Everything Must Go$17,2326%107-54$161$2,434,3194Roadside Attractions
15Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$16,8900%196-163$86$52,657,2497Lionsgate
16Win Win$14,89816%14117$106$9,893,66812Fox Searchlight
17The Lincoln Lawyer$13,71916%133-33$103$57,022,48312Lionsgate
18Scream 4$11,6890%201-60$58$38,065,8798Weinstein Company
19The Conspirator$10,44321%108-29$97$11,347,7858Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$69,945-8%2016$3,497$1,396,0932Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$61,35017%470$1,305$6,434,0899Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$26,1966%322$819$25,458,82864Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Beginners$20,42132%5--$4,084$177,2671Focus
5The Beaver$6,37119%68-41$94$885,6315Summit
6Arthur (2011)$5,351--62-15$86$33,026,0889Warner Bros.
7Submarine$5,3206%4--$1,330$52,1721Weinstein Company
8Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$4,82335%80-123$60$9,533,9716Weinstein Company
9Beautiful Boy$1,929-1%4--$482$20,0361Anchor Bay Films
10Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,220-17%4--$305$177,87638Collective Eye
11The King's Speech$945-1%16-2$59$138,790,13228Weinstein Company
12Kill the Irishman$73437%8-2$92$1,177,63613Anchor Bay Films
13The Last Mountain$724-25%2--$362$18,5921Dada Films
1435 and Ticking$395-16%4-2$99$59,6023Image Entertainment
15Skateland$153-4%31$51$19,1934Freestyle Releasing
16The Music Never Stopped$126-30%50$25$247,58612Roadside Attractions
17Biutiful$105377%1-4$105$5,101,06423Roadside Attractions