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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, Nov. 14 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Immortals$2,439,693-66%3,112--$784$34,646,1181Relativity Media
2Jack and Jill$1,010,309-82%3,438--$294$26,013,8841Sony / Columbia
3Puss in Boots (2011)$920,456-85%3,903-60$236$108,955,8153Paramount / DreamWorks
4J. Edgar$838,088-66%1,910--$439$12,153,9461Warner Bros.
5Tower Heist$692,450-73%3,3703$205$44,158,0652Universal
6A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$509,104-62%2,8750$177$23,746,6292Warner Bros. / New Line
7In Time$266,441-68%2,591-536$103$30,865,0593Fox
8Paranormal Activity 3$209,403-70%2,776-510$75$101,018,2384Paramount
9Footloose (2011)$123,121-76%2,215-596$56$48,890,6355Paramount
10Real Steel$95,414-77%1,758-680$54$81,708,2186Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Nov. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Courageous$80,562-70%905-233$89$31,646,3707Sony / TriStar
2The Rum Diary$78,239-60%947-1345$83$12,449,6793FilmDistrict
3Moneyball$61,379-70%813-465$75$71,919,2158Sony / Columbia
4The Ides of March$59,281-70%696-695$85$38,417,5996Sony / Columbia
5Anonymous$48,470-67%482-32$101$3,802,3883Sony / Columbia
6Martha Marcy May Marlene$44,334-64%18385$242$1,725,8544Fox Searchlight
750/50$36,540-67%424-323$86$33,878,1847Summit
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$35,990-70%669-1194$54$19,203,1654Summit
9The Way$29,873--171-53$175$2,660,7126Producers Distribution Agency
10Dolphin Tale$29,631-82%705-400$42$69,663,7038Warner Bros.
11Contagion$26,192-65%35595$74$74,891,96910Warner Bros.
12Johnny English Reborn$12,635-77%210-434$60$8,142,0904Universal
13Sarah's Key$11,687-61%162-156$72$7,588,16717Weinstein Company
14Rise of the Planet of the Apes$8,790-74%164-35$54$176,341,59915Fox
15Killer Elite$7,385-60%16041$46$25,100,9928Open Road
16Crazy, Stupid, Love$6,829-60%130-42$53$84,251,70616Warner Bros.
17Dream House$5,075-70%172-158$30$21,288,5157Universal
18The Thing (2011)$5,005-69%141-243$35$16,912,4555Universal
19Abduction$4,682-67%127-80$37$27,487,7158Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Nov. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Like Crazy$44,602-67%7054$637$1,100,3803Paramount Vantage
2Margin Call$38,495-70%0-178--$3,349,4604Roadside Attractions
3Born to Be Wild 3D$10,368-66%490$212$14,155,20132Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Drive (2011)$9,700-62%75-61$129$34,269,0119FilmDistrict
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$5,288-67%85-140$62$380,960,90718Warner Bros.
6The Mighty Macs$3,169-77%61-40$52$1,828,9054Quaker Media
7Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$2,618-81%72-26$36$38,423,74213Weinstein Company
8The Big Year$2,617-57%83-130$32$7,084,6805Fox
9I Don't Know How She Does It$2,587-61%8375$31$9,641,8299Weinstein Company
10What's Your Number?$2,037-59%63-39$32$13,989,5197Fox
11Shark Night 3D$973-78%29-15$34$18,861,37611Relativity Media
12The Double (2011)$762-56%12-33$64$135,0483Image Entertainment
13Our Idiot Brother$745-59%12-23$62$24,810,29212Weinstein Company
14Apollo 18$648-76%18-75$36$17,684,31811Weinstein Company
15Inni$615--4-1$154$73,4083Cinema Purgatorio
16The Son of No One$472-36%4-6$118$29,3422Anchor Bay Films
17Laugh at My Pain$445-63%13-25$34$7,689,20110CodeBlack Entertainment
18Machine Gun Preacher$230-52%120$19$527,0788Relativity Media
19Circumstance$184-66%50$37$440,28012Roadside Attractions
20Munger Road$175-80%7-2$25$266,3657Freestyle Releasing
21Project Nim$123--30$41$406,93219Roadside Attractions
22Texas Killing Fields$84-56%3-7$28$45,3665Anchor Bay Films
23Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$30-81%1-4$30$487,53611Indomina Media
24The Future$20-93%3-2$7$568,10016Roadside Attractions