'Nightcrawler' Creeps into First Place on Monday with $0.95M

on November 04, 2014 by Daniel Garris

Open Road's Nightcrawler moved into first place on Monday with $0.951 million. After three consecutive second place performances; yesterday represented the first time that Nightcrawler has led the daily box office. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal was down 63 percent from Sunday, which was one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide reelases. Nightcrawler has grossed $11.39 million in four days. That is in line with expectations and places the film 21 percent behind the $14.42 million four-day start of Open Road's End of Watch back in September of 2012.

Sony's Fury placed in a close second with $0.835 million. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt continues to display very solid holding power this week, as it was down 67 percent from Sunday and down just 30 percent from last Monday. Fury has grossed $60.99 million in 18 days. That is towards the lower end of expectations and is 4 percent stronger than the $58.47 million 18-day take of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

John Wick claimed third place with $0.7674 million. The Keanu Reeves led action thriller from Lionsgate fell 67 percent from Sunday and 41 percent from last Monday. John Wick continues to perform on the high end of expectations with $28.30 million in eleven days. That leaves the film just $10.06 million away from the $38.36 million final gross of last year's 47 Ronin.

Ouija followed very closely behind in fourth with $0.7667 million. The low-budget PG-13 horror film from Universal and Platinum Dunes trailed John Wick by an extremely slim $751 for the day, as the two films were essentially tied. Ouija was down 67 percent from Sunday and down a very healthy 27 percent from last Monday. With $35.57 million in eleven days, Ouija continues to run in line with expectations and has now surpassed the $35.27 million final gross of last year's Carrie.

Fox's Gone Girl rounded out Monday's top five with $0.696 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck fell 68 percent from Sunday and a slim 21 percent from last Monday. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $136.98 million in 32 days, which leaves the film $13.02 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark.

The Weinstein Company's St. Vincent took sixth place for the day with $0.568 million. The low-budget comedy starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy was down 69 percent from Sunday and down only 9 percent from last Monday. With $19.57 million to date and very strong holding power thus far, St. Vincent appears to be turning into a word of mouth hit.

Tags: Nightcrawler, Fury, John Wick, Ouija, Gone Girl, St. Vincent

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