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“Ouija” managed to scare away the competition at the domestic box office on its debut weekend. The horror movie directed and co-written by Stiles White raked in an impressive $20 million, produced on a shoestring budget of only $5 million. Halloween fever is sweeping the nation while Universal and Blumhouse are smiling all the way to the bank despite the films poor reviews via Rottentomatoes.com. The site says the following about the film, “Slowly, steadily, although no one seems to be moving it in that direction, the Ouija planchette points to NO.”

First Trailer for Horror Movie ‘Ouija‘

Horror Movie 'Ouija' and Keanu Reeves' ‘John Wick' Steal Top Spots at the Box Office

Horror Movie ‘Ouija’ and Keanu Reeves’ ‘John Wick’ Steal Top Spots at the Box Office

Keanu Reeves’ critically acclaimed “John Wick” had to settle as runner-up this week with a respectable $14.2 million. “John Wick” follows the story of an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down a group of gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick (Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.

First Trailer for Keanu Reeves Revenge Movie ‘John Wick‘

"John Wick"

“John Wick”

Brad Pitt’s “Fury” slips down  from first to third place this week adding an estimated $13 million, and Ben Affleck’s “Gone Girl” is at the fourth place with approximately $11.1 million. The top 5 is rounded up by “The Book of Life” with approximately $9.8 million.

 

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Ouija” – $20 million
  2. “John Wick” – $14.2 million
  3. “Fury” – $13 million
  4. “Gone Girl” – $11.1 million
  5. “The Book of Life” – $9.8 million
  6. “St. Vincent” – $8.1 million
  7. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” – $7 million
  8. “The Best of Me” – $4.7 million
  9. “The Judge” – $4.3 million
  10. “Dracula Untold” – $4.3 million