Weekend Movie Totals
1). Nightcrawler (OPRD), 2,766 theaters / $3.05M Fri. (includes $515K late nights) / $5.5M Sat. (80%) / $3.2Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $11.7M to $12M / Wk 1
2). Ouija (UNI), 2,899 theaters (+41)/ $3M Fri. / $4.6M Sat. (50%) / $2.7M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $10.4M (-47%)/ Total cume: $34.5M/ Wk 2
3). Fury (SONY), 3,313 theaters(+140) / $1.9M Fri. / $3.8M Sat. (100%) / $2.4M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $8M to 9M/ Total cume: $60.5M / Wk 3
4). John Wick (LGF), 2,589 theaters / $1.8M Fri. / $3.6M Sat. (100%) / $2.3M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $7.7M to $8M (-45%)/ Total cume: 28.2M/ Wk 2
5). Gone Girl (FOX), 2,834 theaters (-272) / $1.8M Fri. / $3.4M Sat. (90%) / $1.8M Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $7M+ / Total cume: $135.3M/ Wk 5
6). Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (DIS), 2896 theaters (-221) / $937K Fri. / $3.7M Sat. (300%) / $2.2M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $6.9M / Total cume: $54.1M / Wk 4
7). St. Vincent (TWC), 2,552 theaters (+270) / $1.6M Fri. / $3M Sat. (80%) / $1.8M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $6.5M/ Total cume: $18.3M / Wk 4
8). The Book of Life (FOX), 2,794 theaters (-319) / $1M Fri. / $3.1M Sat. (200%) / $2.3M Sun. (-25%) / 3-day cume: $6.4M / Total cume: $38.7M / Wk 3
9). The Judge (WB), 1,942 theaters (-668) /$929K Fri. / $1.8M Sat. (100%) / $1.1M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $3.8M / Total cume: $40M / Wk 4
10). Dracula Untold (UNI), 1,913 theaters (-451) / $758K Fri. / $1.1M Sat. (45%) / $715K Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $2.5M / Total cume: $52.5M / Wk 4 ...
Forbes notes the darker aspects of this particular box office weekend:
... Hollywood does not like it when Halloween falls on a Friday. The reasons should be obvious, but let me just ask: How many of you ditched your family’s trick-or-treating plans or your friends’ Halloween party so you could go to a movie last night? ...
Halloween falling on a Friday is scary for movie theaters and terrifying for movie studios except for horror films, which is why there wasn’t much action on the horizon. Also of note, since the would-be holiday season starts over the first weekend in November, the last weekend in October is often the proverbial “calm before the storm.” ...