Who won the weekend? Who knows? As of early Monday afternoon the two films chasing first place were too close to call: Both Nightcrawler and Ouija were running neck and neck with about $10.9 million apiece.
Which is terrible, by the way; whichever film wins would have the lowest opening weekend in a very long time. But as Box Office Mojo points out in the article linked above, $10.9 million for Nightcrawler is huge; after all, it’s a niche thriller with minimal marketing. Most weeks, it would have struggled to crack the top five; the slumpy Halloween frame allowed it to stand out from the pack. Nicely done, Open Road. Here’s hoping you stay on top when the final numbers come in.