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Box office: ‘Ouija’ scares divided foe for Friday audiences

Friday night was trepidation night for moviegoers as “Ouija” edged out “John Wick” for box-office prevalence streamer into a weekend.

The Universal Pictures fear film, loosely formed on a house diversion with that players presumably conjure a dead, drew pre-Halloween sheet sales of an estimated $8.3 million Friday. That’s about a third of a $25 million it’s approaching to move in by Sunday, according to people who’ve seen pre-release assembly surveys.

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“John Wick,” starring Keanu Reeves as a late strike man, came in second Friday with an estimated $5.4 million, a better-than-expected start attributable in partial to clever reviews. Writing for The Times, Robert Abele called a Lionsgate movement film “a B film done with A-student adore for a relentless disturb of bodies in heartless motion.”

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Last weekend’s No. 1, a Brad Pitt fight crack “Fury,” forsaken to third place on Friday with sales of $4.1 million, according to estimates during Box Office Mojo, while “Gone Girl,” final weekend’s runner-up, again trailed “Fury” during No. 4. David Fincher’s torment film formed on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling 2012 novel done an estimated $3.4 million to start a fourth weekend in theaters.

Rounding out Friday’s tip attractions, a Bill Murray comedy “St. Vincent” collected an estimated $2.5 million to land in fifth place.

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