SPIN FACTOR®

The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Jumanji poised to take down The Last Jedi

A bomb cyclone hit the East Coast this week followed by a freezing polar vortex, which could dampen the box office this weekend. Nevertheless, the rest of the country can still enjoy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle [JUMNJ], which has held like gangbusters. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is likely to ascend to first place with about $27 million.

Both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One dropped more than 50% in its fourth weekend. Star Wars: The Last Jedi [STAR8] will follow suit and finish around $25 million for the second spot.

Insidious: The Last Key [NSID4] is the lone new wide release for the first weekend of 2018, which is typically a profitable slot for horror films. The previous installment Insidious: Chapter 3 opened in June 2015 to $22.7 million, but that was down from Chapter 2’s $40.3 million opening. Expect franchise fatigue to continue for the latest PG-13 rated sequel. Opening in 3116 theaters, Insidious: The Last Key could unlock $18 million.

With excellent word of mouth, The Greatest Showman [TGSOE] continues to hold strong and should finish fourth at $9 million.

STX expands Molly’s Game [MOLYG] wide to 1608 theaters after earning $6 million in 2 weeks of limited release. The Aaron Sorkin film starring Jessica Chastain [JCHAS] has earned rave reviews. Molly’s Game may collect $7 million.

That’s the whisper on the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): JUMNJ, STAR8, NSID4, TGSOE, MOLYG, JCHAS

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 03:44 PM 956 views

Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


twitter

@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!


Xolo Maridueña to star as Blue Beetle       Weekend #BoxOffice Actuals: 1. #JungleCruise $35.0M 3. #TheGreenKnight $6.7M 5. #Stillwater #5.2M…       Kelly Gale boards The Plane starring Gerard Butler       Greta Lee, Teo Yoo and John Magaro to star in Past Lives        Margo Martindale, Kristofer Hivju, Christian Convery and Brooklynn Prince join Cocaine Bear        Trailer for We Need To Do Something https://t.co/f4giTGmvmE       First trailer for Together starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan https://t.co/Qa1gtddOsv       U.S. trailer for Mogul Mowgli starring Riz Ahmed https://t.co/jRM0h9ZL0s       New trailer for #Venom: Let There Be #Carnage https://t.co/twH9utZdap       Box Score: #JungleCruise is the number one attraction at the weekend #boxoffice with an estimated $34.2 million…      
John Wick: Chapter 4 (WICK4) 3 133.21 (-0.61)         John Wick: Chapter 4 (WICK4) 3 133.21 (-0.61)         Mission: Impossible 7 (MISS7) 3 155.83 (-0.61)         Mission: Impossible 7 (MISS7) 3 155.83 (-0.61)         The Marvels aka Captain Marvel 2 (CMAR2) 150000 199.00 (-1.23)         Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (BPNT2) 3 283.69 (-0.95)         The Marvels aka Captain Marvel 2 (CMAR2) 150000 199.00 (-1.23)         Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (BPNT2) 3 283.69 (-0.95)         Son of Kong (KONG2) 1 71.49 (-1.55)         Son of Kong (KONG2) 1 71.49 (-1.55)         Shang-Chi and the Legend of the (SHCHI) 150000 152.88 (+0.12)         Shang-Chi and the Legend of the (SHCHI) 150000 152.88 (+0.12)         Mission: Impossible 8 (MISS8) 3 118.36 (+0.22)         Mission: Impossible 8 (MISS8) 3 118.36 (+0.22)         House Party (HPRTY) 2 5.77 (+0.06)         House Party (HPRTY) 2 5.77 (+0.06)         Cocaine Bear (COCAB) 25000 25.22 (+1.64)         Fantastic Voyage (FVOYG) 1 0.29 (+0.06)         Fantastic Voyage (FVOYG) 1 0.29 (+0.06)         Cocaine Bear (COCAB) 1000 25.22 (+1.64)         Aladdin 2 (ALAD2) 1 93.33 (+0.06)         Aladdin 2 (ALAD2) 1 93.33 (+0.06)         God's Not Dead: We The People (GODN4) 3 2.48 (+0.07)         God's Not Dead: We The People (GODN4) 3 2.48 (+0.07)         Copshop (COPSH) 3 15.73 (+0.08)         Copshop (COPSH) 3 15.73 (+0.08)         Clear Lake (CLRLK) 5000 1.40 (0.00)         Blue Beetle (BLUBT) 50 31.27 (+0.72)         Jurassic World: Dominion (JURA6) 3 283.69 (+0.09)         Jurassic World: Dominion (JURA6) 3 283.69 (+0.09)         Avatar 3 (AVAT3) 2000 310.41 (+1.18)         The Color Purple (TCPRP) 3 23.46 (+0.10)         The Color Purple (TCPRP) 3 23.46 (+0.10)         American Dreamer (ADRMR) 2 2.30 (+0.11)         American Dreamer (ADRMR) 2 2.30 (+0.11)         Indiana Jones 5 (INDI5) 3 149.97 (+0.12)         Indiana Jones 5 (INDI5) 3 149.97 (+0.12)         Sherlock Holmes 3 (HOLM3) 1 28.86 (+0.12)         Sherlock Holmes 3 (HOLM3) 1 28.86 (+0.12)         Oh Hell No (OHELN) 1000 32.30 (-0.10)         The Resurrection aka Passion of (RESUR) 1 17.71 (+0.13)         The Resurrection aka Passion of (RESUR) 1 17.71 (+0.13)         Pirates of the Caribbean 6 (PIRT6) 1 59.67 (+0.13)         Pirates of the Caribbean 6 (PIRT6) 1 59.67 (+0.13)         Candyman (CNDYM) 300 50.10 (+0.84)         Metal Gear Solid (MTLGR) 1 25.18 (+0.15)         Metal Gear Solid (MTLGR) 1 25.18 (+0.15)         A Quiet Place 3 aka A Quiet Worl (AQPL3) 3 93.03 (+0.16)         A Quiet Place 3 aka A Quiet Worl (AQPL3) 3 93.03 (+0.16)         Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SONC2) 3 91.32 (+0.17)