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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, Feb. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$1,947,483-67%3,039--$641$26,424,1151Relativity Media
2Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$946,701-74%2,132--$444$16,530,6251Lionsgate
3Safe House$824,040-70%3,052-69$270$98,446,7453Universal
4The Vow$605,862-72%3,03880$199$103,529,9793Sony / Screen Gems
5Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$528,812-79%3,1740$167$38,567,0292Sony / Columbia
6This Means War$525,498-71%3,1890$165$34,021,1442Fox
7Wanderlust$513,060-64%2,002--$256$7,039,7101Universal
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$497,492-87%3,350-150$149$77,142,9453Warner Bros. / New Line
9Gone$276,142-72%2,186--$126$5,046,5021Summit
10Chronicle$234,621-75%1,797-759$131$58,219,5844Fox
11The Secret World of Arrietty$186,475-86%1,5220$123$14,695,3952Disney
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$165,506-83%1,618-1037$102$40,610,0913Fox
13The Woman in Black$150,564-75%1,727-832$87$50,602,2454CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$354,870-50%966158$367$32,134,52714Weinstein Company
2Hugo$191,757-51%501-57$383$69,546,46114Paramount
3The Descendants$157,323-68%889-354$177$78,617,45815Fox Searchlight
4The Iron Lady$104,617-36%522-101$200$25,826,1969Weinstein Company
5The Grey$72,011-66%917-1190$79$50,251,1025Open Road
6Big Miracle$34,540-83%628-1006$55$18,938,1204Universal
7Red Tails$32,955-70%489-520$67$48,703,0536Fox
8My Week with Marilyn$30,908-56%402282$77$14,105,55914Weinstein Company
9Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$29,388-58%164-20$179$23,305,51412Focus
10Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$28,237-66%333-70$85$185,917,19011Warner Bros.
11Underworld Awakening$23,791-64%260-566$92$62,173,6246Sony / Screen Gems
12Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$19,341-69%280-297$69$31,234,47310Warner Bros.
13Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$18,876-66%178-97$106$207,789,90311Paramount
14The Adventures of Tintin$18,702-76%272-31$69$76,920,44410Paramount
15War Horse$18,502-59%213-181$87$79,059,91410Disney / DreamWorks
16Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$16,746-85%311-89$54$130,401,32511Fox
17Contraband$16,745-62%197-223$85$66,190,1307Universal
18We Bought a Zoo$16,566-76%280-7$59$74,112,81210Fox
19Joyful Noise$13,904-71%277-63$50$30,600,5437Warner Bros.
20Albert Nobbs$11,157-63%100-19$112$2,621,7855Roadside Attractions
21One For the Money$10,107-74%229-704$44$25,961,4435Lionsgate
22Puss in Boots (2011)$5,901-83%138-25$43$149,240,64818Paramount / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$11,442-65%40-5$286$16,636,55047Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$6,134-76%48--$128$100,7171UTV Communications
3Shame$5,230-48%25-19$209$3,812,87313Fox Searchlight
4The Darkest Hour$4,867-73%94-19$52$21,431,67210Summit
5W.E.$4,364-16%15-5$291$269,6404Weinstein Company
6Happy Feet Two$4,005-77%85-50$47$63,938,37515Warner Bros.
7Man on a Ledge$3,961-68%76-325$52$18,064,8725Lionsgate
8Undefeated$3,381-28%50$676$73,5762Weinstein Company
9Haywire$3,089-63%37-42$83$18,830,2546Relativity Media
10Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$1,781-81%35-63$51$1,132,7343UTV Communications
11Coriolanus$1,607-72%8-5$201$366,7766Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$976-70%130$75$713,6819Focus
13The Devil Inside$638-63%25-9$26$53,194,5638Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$420-60%4-4$105$293,28510FilmDistrict