Box office top 20: ‘Ouija’ scares up $19.9 million

October 27, 2014 9:01 PM

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NEW YORK — The mystical board game adaptation “Ouija” summoned $19.9 million for a box-office topping debut over the Keanu Reeves revenge thriller “John Wick.”

Universal’s “Ouija” succeeded where Hasbro’s “Battleship” had failed by keeping a relatively tiny budget ($5 million) to scare up Halloween-ready moviegoers. Lionsgate’s “John Wick” surpassed expectations with $14.4 million over the weekend, according to final figures released Monday.

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