Nightcrawler and Ouija topped the North American box office on Halloween weekend, with both films taking $10.9 milllion.
The weekend takings for crime thriller Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an ambulance-chasing freelance cameraman, were ahead by just $8,700 according to studio estimates.
However, the two films could swap places once the final takings are confirmed.
Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an ambulance-chasing freelance cameraman
Horror movie Ouija is based on the board game used by some to try and contact the dead.
The low-budget supernatural horror was last week’s number one and is games company Hasbro’s first venture into the film industry.
Brad Pitt’s World War Two film Fury was in third place with an estimated $9.1 million, while Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike’s thriller Gone Girl was still performing well in fourth place, four weeks after its release.
Director David Fincher’s take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling book took $8.8 million over the weekend, while animated adventure The Book of Life was in fifth place with $8.3 million.