‘Ouija’ Scores $20 Million Weekend

It’s no secret that there’s a definite hit and miss game to releasing micro-horror films. When a production tanks, more often than not, flukes are forgotten and never remembered again, but sometimes, the returns can be massive. This was exactly the case with Blumhouse Productions’ Ouija, which topped this weekend’s box office charts with a shocking $20 million pull.

Perhaps it’s to blame on the Halloween season, but despite having an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick only managed to open with about $14 million in sales. This weekend also saw an expanded release of Bill Murray’s St. Vincent, which made an estimated $8 million. Considering the fact that it’s currently earning about $3.5k per theater, that’s actually a great performance.

Unsure about what to watch this evening? Check out our review of John Wick. If you’re more in favor of a night in, we’re sure you’ll be bound to fall in love with one of our 31 days of Halloween picks. Follow the jump to take a look at this week’s chart of the top ten highest grossing domestic films.

  1. Ouija – $20,010,000
  2. John Wick $14,150,000
  3. Fury – $13,000,000
  4. Gone Girl– $11,100,000
  5. The Book of Life– $9,800,000
  6. St. Vincent – $8,060,000
  7. Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day – $7,020,000
  8. The Best of Me– $4,740,000
  9. The Judge – $4,350,000
  10. Dracula Untold– $4,300,000
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