‘Nightcrawler’ tops unlively Halloween weekend with $13 million

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Jake Gyllenhaal‘s “Nightcrawler” was a usually pointer of life during a box office.

Halloween weekend was a spook city for new releases, giving a Open Road thriller an easy win. The film was runner-up to a abnormal thriller “Ouija” on Friday when it non-stop to $3.2 million, though will climb a approach to a top, toward a $13 million debut, this weekend.

“Nightcrawler” was tighten to holding a pretension of lowest-grossing weekend leader of a year from Marvel-Disney’s “Guardians of a Galaxy,” that warranted $10.4 million in early Sep in a sixth frame.

The crime drama, that cost $8.5 million to produce, follows Gyllenhaal as a freelancer who’s unfortunate for work when he discovers a dangerous universe of L.A. crime journalism, eventually heading him to go to any impassioned for a tasty story.

“Nightcrawler,” that premiered during a Toronto Film Festival, was bolstered by soap-box reviews, earning it a 93% ratting on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Ouija” — final weekend’s hero — grossed $3.5 million Stateside on Friday in a second weekend. Universal’s seance pic looks to transparent between $10 million and $11 million this weekend, that would symbol a 47% decline.

“Ouija” was constructed for reduction than $5 million by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and micro-budget master Jason Blum for Universal in tandem with Hasbro.

Holdovers continued to lead a rest of a pack, with a Brad Pitt-starrer “Fury” entrance in third. The WWII tank play done $2 million on Friday as it shot toward $9 to $10 million in a third week. The Sony pic will have warranted roughly $61 million by weekend’s end.

Ben Affleck’s “Gone Girl” continued to stir by finishing fourth on Friday in a fifth frame. The martial thriller brought in $1.8 million on Friday and is eyeing roughly $8 million this weekend, when it will expected tumble to fifth.

The film is a exile strike as it stands to acquire between $135 million and $136 million by Sunday. “Gone Girl” — budgeted during $61 million — has already upheld “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as David Fincher’s highest-grossing film in a U.S.

Another Fox title, “The Book of Life,” landed in fifth place on Friday with $1.1 million, though will pierce adult to fourth by Sunday. The charcterised Day of a Dead pic is en track to north of $8 million this weekend, that would symbol a 17% decline.

With many studios determining opposite releasing new transport on Halloween, generally given it fell on a Friday this year, “Before we Go to Sleep” was this weekend’s usually other newcomer. The Clarius Entertainment thriller starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman bent to an estimated $571,000 on Friday with a lukewarm weekend launch only north of $2 million.

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