The number was in line with recent horror films. “Oculus” is opening in 2,648 locations with projections in the $12 million-$15 million range for the weekend.
“Oculus” has a $5 million budget and is the first micro-budget horror film for Relativity, which paid $2.5 million for domestic distribution rights at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Mike Flanagan, the film stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff.
Disney-Marvel’s second weekend of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Fox-Blue Sky Studios’ “Rio 2″ are contending for the top spot at the weekend box office with tracking for both titles ranging from high $30 millions to low $40 millions.