The spirits have spoken and "Ouija" takes the box office crown with a solid 20 million to open which is above expectations. There seems to be a lack of suspense and horror films this year where as previous years we would see 2 to 3 a week. Showing up at #2 is "John Wick" with a decent 14.2 mil for this time of year. Slight drop to #3 is "Fury" with an extra 13 mil as it struggles to reach a 100 mil cume but will more than likely fall very short of that number. Continuing to do well at the box office is "Gone Girl" with 11.1 mil and making it's way to 150 mil cume. Rounding off the top 5 is "The Book of Life" with an extra 9.8 mil and pretty much out of steam on this film.
New movies next week:
Just a few this weekend as Halloween falls on a Friday. First up is "Nightcrawler," but not on the Marvel superhero but a story of a man who stumbles onto the underground of Los Angeles. Looks very ... forgetful? About 2800 screens and expected it in the low teens. Up next is "Before I Go To Sleep" with a small 1700 run and industry expectations are well below 10 mil. Hitting around 2000 screens is "Saw" the 10th Anniversary re-issue and could actually do some business, maybe 10+ mil but at this point it is almost all profit being a re-issue. In general, not a great weekend for the box office coming up.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst