Keanu Reeves is no compare for a house game, it seems. After debuting in early Thursday night showings, Universal’s scary Ouija has warranted an estimated $8.3 million, putting it on lane for a $20 million weekend, while Lionsgate and Summit’s John Wick took in an estimated $5.45 million, suggesting a aroused punish pic will net out around $14 million by weekend’s close.
While Ouija, that cost Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes reduction than $5 million to produce, is a resounding success, $20 million is a small reduction considerable than a customary Blumhouse fate. The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy, for instance, non-stop to $34.1 and $29.1 million respectively. This is some-more on standard with 2012’s Sinister, that had an $18 million opening weekend in mid-October and grossed $48.1 million domestically by a finish of a run.
Based on exit polling data, audiences didn’t seem to like possibly new opener all that much, though. Critics might have desired John Wick, though it usually managed to get a B CinemaScore, while Ouija, that was flattering zodiacally loathed by reviewers, picked adult a lethal C CinemaScore.
St. Vincent, meanwhile, managed to obstacle a mark in a tip 5 after a national enlargement with an estimated $2.6 million on Friday. The Theodore Melfi comedy, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, has played good for dual weekends in singular release, and audiences gave it an A- Cinema Score.
Here’s a tip five:
1. Ouija — $8.3 million
2. John Wick — $5.45 million
3. Fury — $4.1 million ($37.2 million domestic total)
4. Gone Girl — $3.5 million ($116.5 million domestic total)
5. St. Vincent — $2.6 million ($3.68 million domestic total)
Check in tomorrow for estimates and analysis.