'Ouija' Leads Halloween Day with $3.5 Million; 'Nightcrawler' Bows to Solid $3.2 Million

on November 01, 2014 by Shawn Robbins
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Ouija led Halloween Day as it took in $3.5 million on Friday, bringing the pic's 8-day total to $27.6 million. The film is currently running 25 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Carrie remake and should take in around $9.7 million for its sophomore frame.

Open Road reports that Nightcrawler bowed to $3.2 million on Friday, a solid start for the Dan Gilroy film given the deflation that occurs on Halloween for most films. Early word of mouth is strong with a 93 percent Flixster user score, lining up with critics' 90 percent Rotten Tomatoes score as of Saturday morning. BoxOffice projects a healthy $13 million weekend and a first place finish overall for the modestly budgeted flick.

Fury grabbed another $1.95 million to start its third weekend, giving it $53.3 million in the bank through 15 days of release. Look for a weekend close to $8.9 million.

Last week's top movie, John Wick, added $1.83 million to start its second weekend. With $21.4 million total so far, BoxOffice projects a $7.9 million second frame.

Rounding out the top five, Gone Girl added $1.8 million yesterday, giving it $129.6 million in all through the start of its fifth frame. BoxOffice projects a weekend of $8.2 million for the hit adaptation.

St. Vincent added $1.68 million and boosted its total to $13.2 million thus far. Strong word of mouth is driving the dramedy as it should continue playing well through the upcoming holiday season. BoxOffice projects a $5.8 million weekend.

Clarius Entertainment's Before I Go to Sleep started with $575,000 from 1,935 locations yesterday. Unfortunately, the film's Flixster score as of Saturday morning stands at a weak 38 percent, while critics have given it 54 percent. BoxOffice projects $1.9 million for the weekend.

Birdman grossed $505,000 from 231 locations as its expansion continues this weekend. With $3 million in the bank so far, look for a weekend close to $2.3 million.

The Saw 10th Anniversary re-issue didn't catch fire, unfortunately. It drew an estimated $320,000 from 2,063 locations for a per-theater average of $155. BoxOffice projects in the vicinity of $700,000 for the weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official weekend estimates from the studios.

Tags: Nightcrawler, Before I Go to Sleep, Saw, Ouija, John Wick
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