Lionsgate's sci-fier "Ender's Game" opened respectably with an estimated $1.4 million from Halloween night preview shows in the U.S.
The studio called the launch a "solid" start that placed it third for Thursday behind "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" and "Gravity," which took in $1.6 million in its 28th day for a domestic cume of $206 million.
"Ender's Game," starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford (pictured above), opens nationwide at 3,407 domestic locations, tracking to gross in the mid-to-high $20 millions.
Relativity Media's 3D animated "Free Birds" is forecast to earn between $16 million and $19 million, followed by "Bad Grandpa" and CBS Films' comedy "Last Vegas," both of which are projected to gross around $15 million.
'Ender's Game' Launches Solidly With $1.4 Million At Halloween Previews
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