Box Office: “Ouija” falls off, “John Wick” isn’t a Keanu comeback after all

boxThose heady late Thursday and all day Friday numbers for “Ouija” and
“John Wick” were a mirage, it turns out.

“Ouija” nows looks like it will hit $20 million, no more. Poor word of mouth? Bad reviews finally sinking in? Who could have predicted that? Without a Ouija board?

“John Wick” was looking like it could flirt with the upper $teens and maybe give Universal’s crappy horror cheapo a run for its money. But no. Keanu is pushing 50, kids don’t care. So it now seems more likely to hit $14. Weak.

“St. Vincent” cracked the top six and may turn into a bonafide Bill Murray hit, something he really hasn’t seen since he made the move to indie films.

The per screen average for “Birdman,” in expanded release, is a staggering $29,000. That’s not 4 screens just in NY and LA. That’s 50 screens, scattered across the country. This thing goes up to 4-500 screens, it could do “Boyhood” numbers. Nice. People remember Michael Keaton.

“Fury” fell off more than “Book of Life,” but neither is looking like a world beater.

). Ouija (Universal), 2,858 theaters, $20M

2). John Wick (Lionsgate), 2,589 theaters 14-15M

3). Fury (Sony), 3,173 theaters , -42%) / Total cume: $46.6M / Wk 2

4). Gone Girl (20th Century Fox), 3,106 theaters (-143) / $3.4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $11M / Total cume: $124M / Wk 4

5). The Book of Life (Fox), 3,133 theaters (+42) / $2.4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $9.9M (-43%) / Total cume: $29.5M to $30M

6). St. Vincent (TWC), 2,282 theaters (+2,214) / $2.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $7.8M / Total cume: $8.9M / Wk 3

7). Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (DIS), 3,117 theaters (+29) / $2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $7M / Total cume: $45.5M / Wk 3

8). The Best of Me (REL), 2,936 theaters (0) / $1.58M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.6M (-53%) / Total cume: $17.6M / Wk 2

9). The Judge (WB), 2,610 theaters (-393) / $1.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.2M / Total cume: $34.3M / Wk 3

10). Dracula Untold (UNI), 2,364 theaters (-536) / $1.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.2M / Total cume: $48.2M / Wk 3

 

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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