A movie that imagines a dark world of sketchy freelance video crews, racing after news on the deserted streets of nighttime Los Angeles, debuted in a virtual tie for first place at the nation’s box office race this weekend.
“Nightcrawler” opened with $10,909,000 in estimated ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada. That was just an eyelash above “Ouija,” a spooky flick that was on track to sell $10,900,240 in tickets.
“Fury,” in its third week of exhibition, was third with an estimated $9.1 million in sales.
Rounding out the top 10 films this week, as reported by the studios and gathered by Rentrak, were “Gone Girl” ($8.8 million), “The Book of Life” ($8.3 million), “John Wick” ($8.1 million), “St. Vincent” ($7.8 million), “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” ($6.5 million), “The Judge” ($3.4 million) and “Dracula Untold” ($2.9 million).