SPIN FACTOR®

The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Four new films won't bounce Hop.

Four new releases enter the box office fray as two comedians test their draw and two girls fight adversity. However, none is likely to unseat Hop [IHOP] from the top spot. The family film featuring Russell Brand [RBRAN] as the voice of an animated Easter Bunny exceeded all expectations last weekend. With little competition, Hop might hold around 65% and still remain in first place at about $24 million.

Brand also stars in one of the new openers, Warner Bros’ comedy remake Arthur [ATHUR]. The British comedian seems to elicit either a love him or hate him response from people. Although Get Him to the Greek opened to $17.6 million last year, it was a spin-off that was led by Jonah Hill. A PG-13 rating should give Arthur access to a broader audience than its competition. Though even with the inclusion of Helen Mirren [HMIRR], the film is unlikely to bring out older moviegoers who've seen the 1981 original. Opening in 3267 theaters, Arthur could bank $16 million.

Danny McBride [DMCBR] also strikes out as a lead in the fantasy comedy Your Highness [YURHI]. James Franco [JAFRA] and Natalie Portman [NPORT] led their starpower in support. Buzz has been low and reviews mostly negative for the R-rated comedy targeted at the college crowd. Your Highness may loot $14 million from 2769 locations.

The inspirational drama Soul Surfer [SOSRF] is the true story of Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm to a shark. While AnnaSophia Robb [AROBB] plays the lead, co-star Carrie Underwood may be the bigger draw for teen girls as well as the country crowd. Sony and FilmDistrict also hope to tap into the Christian community, which would give the PG-rated film a boost. Riding into 2214 theaters, Soul Surfer could score $10 million.

The thriller Hanna [HANA1] stars Saoirse Ronan [SRONA] as a young girl seemingly born to be an assassin. Eric Bana [EBANA] and Cate Blanchett [CBLAN] give the PG-13 rated action film some highbrow talent to an otherwise lowbrow movie concept. Teenage moviegoers will have many other options, though excellent reviews should help attract discerning adults. Debuting in 2535 theaters, Hanna might have $9.5 million within its sight.

With word of mouth only so-so, Source Code [SCODE] may decline 45% in its second weekend to $8 million.

That’s the whisper from the trading floor.



Tag(s): IHOP, RBRAN, ATHUR, HMIRR, DMCBR, YURHI, JAFRA, NPORT, SOSRF, AROBB, HANA1, SRONA, EBANA, CBLAN, SCODE

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, April 7, 2011 @ 04:04 PM 3704 views

Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


twitter

@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!


Callum Turner joins #Hedda Gabler        Fast X Part 2 will hit theaters on April 4, 2025 #FastX #FastXPart2       First Look at PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie #PAWPatrol #PAWPatrolTheMightyMovie https://t.co/lTosyLjzYA       #Transformers: Rise of the Beasts rolled out $8.8M in #boxoffice previews from Wednesday and Thursday…       US teaser for Final Cut directed by Michel Hazanavicius #FinalCut https://t.co/weZapo9Ni0       First trailer for The Lesson starring Richard E. Grant and Julie Delpy #TheLesson https://t.co/hHLiOVzdlI       New trailer for Poor Things starring Emma Stone #PoorThings https://t.co/yudToDZbqn       #Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is currently trading at a $59.8M Opening Weekend on #HSX. Do you Buy, Sell or Ho…       It Lives Inside gets September 22nd release date #ItLivesInside https://t.co/87mfWHUHBH       Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe will open on September 8th… https://t.co/XarrqIgUer      
Indiana Jones and the Dial of De (INDI5) 150000 209.50 (-4.43)         The Kingdom of the Planet of the (APES4) 119999 108.48 (+0.69)         Kraven the Hunter (KRAVN) 129999 125.72 (-0.27)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 50000 40.20 (-0.98)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 150000 40.20 (-0.98)         Michael Shannon (MISHA) 25000 64.12 (+0.25)         Spinning Gold (SPING) 150000 0.01 (0.00)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 50000 40.20 (-0.98)         The Little Mermaid (TLMER) 150000 270.11 (-2.69)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 50000 40.20 (-0.98)         Ben Affleck (BAFFL) 25000 20.69 (+0.15)         No Hard Feelings (NHFEL) 113062 43.98 (+0.27)         Andy Muschietti (AMUSC) 25000 186.71 (+0.50)         Jeremy Irons (JIRON) 25000 84.68 (+0.25)         Barbie (BARBI) 60000 169.60 (-1.93)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 150000 40.20 (-0.98)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 150000 40.20 (-0.98)         Just Watch Me (JUSWM) 150000 12.53 (-1.16)         Just Watch Me (JUSWM) 150000 12.53 (-1.16)         Sunflower (SFLWR) 150000 16.40 (-1.60)         Fast X (FASTX) 150000 139.31 (-0.82)         Sunflower (SFLWR) 150000 16.40 (-1.60)         Temuera Morrison (TMORR) 25000 168.85 (+1.00)         G.I. Joe sequel (GIJO4) 150000 21.46 (+2.53)         Transformers: Rise of the Beast (TFRM7) 150000 150.08 (+8.17)         G.I. Joe sequel (GIJO4) 150000 21.46 (+2.53)         The Substance (SBSTN) 150000 12.73 (+0.88)         The Substance (SBSTN) 150000 12.73 (+0.88)         In the Garden of Beasts (ITGOB) 3000 0.04 (+0.02)         I Know What You Did Last Summer (IKNO4) 150000 27.62 (+1.16)         I Know What You Did Last Summer (IKNO4) 150000 27.62 (+1.16)         Tron: Ares aka Tron 3 (TRON3) 150000 40.20 (-0.98)         Heat 2 (HEAT2) 3 37.75 (+0.09)         Hedda Gabler (HEDAG) 150000 8.01 (+0.40)         Hedda Gabler (HEDAG) 150000 8.01 (+0.40)         Green Lantern Corps (GLAN2) 1 12.92 (-0.06)         Green Lantern Corps (GLAN2) 1 12.92 (-0.06)         RoboCop Returns (ROBO2) 15 1.96 (-0.02)         Run Rabbit Run (RRABR) 8500 0.06 (+0.02)         RoboCop Returns (ROBO2) 15 1.96 (-0.02)         Run Rabbit Run (RRABR) 8500 0.06 (+0.02)         The Strangers (STRN3) 3 13.08 (0.00)         Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi (STRW1) 3 188.39 (-0.01)         Spider-Man Untitled (SPID9) 4 308.74 (+1.00)         Green Lantern Corps (GLAN2) 5 12.92 (-0.06)         G.I. Joe sequel (GIJO4) 55 21.46 (+2.53)         Mob Girl (MOBGR) 20000 1.26 (-0.01)         Sunflower (SFLWR) 150000 16.40 (-1.60)         The Little Mermaid (TLMER) 11 270.11 (-2.69)         The Little Mermaid (TLMER) 11 270.11 (-2.69)