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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Ouija: Origin of Evil
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,568,625Details
International Box Office $7,900,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,468,625
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
65% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$9,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Wide), released as Ouija: Origin Of Evil (Australia)
October 21st, 2016 (Wide) (Brazil)
October 21st, 2016 (Wide) (Germany)
October 21st, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
October 21st, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, terror and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2428 (Cert #50490), 6/8/2016)
Running Time: 99 minutes
Franchise: Ouija
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Keywords: Supernatural, Possessed, Prequel, 1960s, Los Angeles, Widow/Widower, Single Parent, Fake Psychics
Source:Based on Game
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Blumhouse, Universal Pictures, Platinum Dunes, Hasbro, Allspark Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 144 $14,065,500 Oct 21, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,275 $14,065,500 Oct 21, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 607 3,167 Oct 21, 2016 3
Biggest October Day at the Domestic Box Office 295 $5,547,055 Oct 22, 2016 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,215 $5,547,055 Oct 22, 2016 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,607 $5,509,610 Oct 21, 2016 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,158 2.55 Oct 21, 2016 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,467 39.2% Oct 21, 2016 1


   Lina Zander
Elizabeth Reaser    Alice Zander
Lulu Wilson    Doris Zander
Parker Mack    Mikey
Henry Thomas    Father Tom
Halle Charlton    Ellie
Alexis G. Zall    Betty
Doug Jones    Ghoul Marcus/Devil’s Doctor
Kate Siegel    Jenny Browning
Sam Anderson    Mr. Browning
Chelsea Gonzalez    Gloria
Lincoln Melcher    Jack
Nicholas Keenan    Walter
Michael Weaver    Roger Zander
Ele Keats    Ellie’s Mom
Eve Gordon    Joan
Chad Heffelfinger    Male Ghoul
Nina Mansker    Female Ghoul
John Prosky    Doctor Fuller
Lin Shaye    Lina Zander (2013)

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Mike Flanagan
Screenwriter    Jeff Howard
Producer    Michael Bay
Producer    Brad Fuller
Producer    Andrew Form
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Brian Goldner
Producer    Stephen Davis
Executive Producer    Couper Samuelson
Executive Producer    Jeanette Volturno-Brill
Executive Producer    Trevor Macy
Executive Producer    Victor Ho
Production Designer    Patricio M Farrell
Editor    Mike Flanagan
Composer    Andy Newton
Composer    Taylor Newton
Director of Photography    Michael Fimognari
Costume Designer    Lynn Falconer
Casting Director    Terri Taylor
Co-Producer    Phillip Dawe
Unit Production Manager    Victor Ho
First Assistant Director    James Moran
Second Assistand Director    Marc Newland
Production Supervisor    Erin Vitali
Post-Production Supervisor    Nancy Kirhoffer
Art Director    Alberto Gonzalez-Reyna
Set Decorator    Brenda Meyers-Ballard
Sound Mixer    Robert Eber
Special Effects Coordinator    John Hartigan
Costume Supervisor    Hana Rausalova
Make up    Staci Witt
Hairstylist    Patrina Eileen O’Connor
Special Make-up Effects    Todd Tucker
Script Supervisor    Jan McWilliams
Location Manager    Fermin Davalos
Casting Associate    Sarah Domeier
Casting Assistant    Ally Conover
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jamison Goei
Visual Effects Supervisor    James David Hattin
Visual Effects Producer    Nate Smalley
Re-recording Mixer    Jonathan Wales
Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer    Jason Gaya
Supervising Sound Editor    Trevor Gates
Supervising Sound Editor    Jonathan Wales
Dialogue and ADR Editor    Xander Lott
Sound Effects Editor    Joshua Adeniji
Sound Effects Editor    Christopher Bonis
Score Mixer    Matt Ward
Music Editor    Brett Pierce
Unit Production Manager    Rick A. Osako
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Rayner

Weekend Predictions: Will Inferno Catch Fire over the Weekend?

October 27th, 2016


There’s only one wide release this week, Inferno, and it should have no trouble earning first place. On the other hand, it won’t come close to matching the other two films in the Da Vinci Code franchise. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween earned first place last week, but Madea movies tend to have short legs, so it could see a large drop-off this weekend. Or perhaps Halloween will help it thrive. This weekend last year, Halloween landed on a Saturday. It comes as no surprise that this was a disaster for the box office. The “best” new release, Burnt opened outside of the top five with just $5 million. The two and a half wide releases earned a combined $10 million last year. This year, there’s a small chance Inferno will earn $10 million during its opening day. There’s almost no chance 2016 won’t crush 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Madea Treats Herself to $28.50 Million

October 25th, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

2016 finally has a real reason to celebrate this weekend. Not every film topped expectations, but the top did enough to overcome any weakness at the bottom. The biggest hit of the week was Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which beat expectations with $28.50 million. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back had to settle for second place with $22.87 million, which is still better than most were predicting. Ouija: Origin of Evil did well for a movie that cost just $9 million to make, but the less said about the other two new releases, the better. Overall, the box office rose 26% from last week, reaching $124 million. More importantly, the box office was 18% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 extended its lead over 2015 at $8.93 billion to $8.53 billion. Having a $400 million cushion this late in the year is good news, even with The Force Awakens looming in the future. More...

Weekend Estimates: Jack Reacher No Match for Madea

October 23rd, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

Hollywood has a habit of underestimating Tyler Perry. When Diary of a Mad Black Woman opened back in 2005, it was expected to struggle to make the top 10, and yet finished top of the chart with a $21.9 million weekend. More than eleven years later, he, or perhaps more accurately, Madea, continues to defy tracking models and rack up wins at the box office, with Boo! A Madea Halloween set to top this weekend’s chart with a projected $27.6 million. That’s nearly $5 million better than the debut of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which Paramount has coming in at $23 million. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Jack Reaches $1.33 million during Previews

October 21st, 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back pulled in $1.33 million during previews, which is approximately inline with expectations. It is just a hair below the $1.35 million The Accountant earned last week. However, The Accountant also earned significantly better reviews than Never Go Back is earning and that will likely hurt its legs. That said, we predicted $21 million and that seems safe at the moment. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Reacher Reach the Top?

October 20th, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

It is a busy week as far as wide releases are concerned, although not as busy as we thought it would be at the beginning of the month, as I’m Not Ashamed has dropped to “select cities”. It still has a shot at the top ten, but a slim shot. The biggest release of the week is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, as it is opening in an estimated 3,800 theaters. However, the buzz is weak and its reviews won’t help either. It will likely struggle to top $20 million. This gives Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween a shot at first place. The best new release of the week is Ouija: Origin of Evil. One would hope a horror film earning 80% positive reviews ten days before Halloween would at least have a shot at first place. We’ll see. Finally there’s Keeping Up with the Joneses. It’s bad and that’s all I need to say about that. There is good news. This weekend last year was a disaster. The biggest wide release was The Last Witch Hunter and it earned less than $11 million. The biggest film was The Martian, which earned under $16 million. We could have two films top $20 million, so 2016 should end the slump it has been in. More...

2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

The Girl on the Train

September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/21 3 $14,065,500   3,167 $4,441   $14,065,500 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/21 3 $5,509,610   3,167 $1,740   $5,509,610 1
2016/10/22 4 $5,547,055 +1% 3,167 $1,752   $11,056,665 2
2016/10/23 4 $3,008,835 -46% 3,167 $950   $14,065,500 3
2016/10/24 4 $878,545 -71% 3,167 $277   $14,944,045 4
2016/10/25 4 $1,130,450 +29% 3,167 $357   $16,074,495 5
2016/10/26 4 $724,220 -36% 3,167 $229   $16,798,715 6
2016/10/27 - $769,910 +6% 3,167 $243   $17,568,625 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/21 1 $17,568,625   3,167 $5,547   $17,568,625 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/21/2016 $696,511 171 171 171 $696,511 10/24/2016
Brazil 10/21/2016 $724,000 370 370 370 $724,000 10/24/2016
Germany 10/21/2016 $754,000 271 271 271 $754,000 10/24/2016
Mexico 10/21/2016 $2,206,091 713 713 713 $2,206,091 10/25/2016
New Zealand 10/21/2016 $72,999 35 35 35 $72,999 10/25/2016
United Kingdom 10/21/2016 $951,924 408 408 408 $951,924 10/26/2016
Rest of World $2,494,475
International Total$7,900,000 10/26/2016

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