With Halloween behind it, the weekend box office got back to the business of being… boring. Or maybe it’s just saving it’s strength for next week – when Interstellar and Big Hero 6 kick off the year’s final quarter? Open Road’s Nightcrawler managed to take first place – but only by the slimmest of margins. After coming in second behind horror holdover Ouija on Halloween, it looked like the Nightcrawler would take first place with $13 million this weekend: a win for a low-budget movie that had been tracking in the $11 million range. In the end, the original projections were correct and the box office wound up with two underwhelming estimates in a near-tie at the top. Nightcrawler and Ouija are so close, in fact, that that the horror pic could easily come out on top after actual box office totals are released on Monday.
|5.||The Book of Life||$8,300,000||$40.5|
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