by: Madelyn Glymour, Contributor
Two things I did get right in last week’s predictions: Halloween weekend was poor all-around, and it was a real nail-biter. Current estimates have Ouija winning over Nightcrawler by about $250,000, but earlier estimates had Nightcrawler winning by an ultraslim $9,000. Meanwhile, the bottom three — and John Wick, which came in sixth — are all within a million of each other. If ever there were a week where top five might change between the estimates and the actuals, this is it.
If this weekend’s gross was pretty low (a scant $47.71 million), next weekend’s looks to be enormous. Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar debuts on Friday (Wednesday for IMAX and 3D), and the animated superhero movie Big Hero 6 seems positioned for a strong showing as well. Be sure to check in Thursday for our official predictions!
|#1||OUIJA||Weekend = $10.7 Million||Total = $34.8 Million|
|#2||NIGHTCRAWLER||Weekend = $10.441 Million||Total = $10.441 Million|
|#3||FURY||Weekend = $9.1 Million||Total = $60.437 Million|
|#4||GONE GIRL||Weekend = $8.8 Million||Total = $136.602 Million|
|#5||THE BOOK OF LIFE||Weekend = $8.3 Million||Total = $40.524 Million|