Market Announcement: TVStocks for new Network TV series are now trading on Television Stock Exchange.

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: The Wolverine set to slice the competition



The summer’s third and final superhero film arrives this weekend as Hugh Jackman [HJACK] reprises his iconic role as The Wolverine [WOLV2]. The fan-favorite mutant appeared in The X-Men trilogy before getting his own stand-alone X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Although it opened with $85.1 million in May of 2009, the prequel fell off 69% in its second weekend signaling mass dissatisfaction. The sequel The Wolverine is set after 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand as Logan struggles with the death of Jean Grey and visits Japan for a cure to his fast-healing power. The competition has stayed clear of weekend, so The Wolverine only has to overcome the bad after taste left by the first film. Fox has generated mostly positive buzz through its marketing, though older fans may wait for word of mouth, which judging by reviews, should be better than the prequel. The Wolverine could claw its way to $70 million from 3924 locations.

After scoring the second best opening for an R-rated horror, The Conjuring [CNJUR] has held up during the week due to excellent word of mouth. The scary movie could hold 50% from its debut and bring home another $21 million.

Despicable Me 2 [DESM2] looks to break the $300 million mark with a fourth weekend haul of around $15 million. The overshadowed Turbo [TURB1] may drop 40% to $13 million in its second lap around the box office.  With an older target audience, Red 2 [RED2] could hold better than 50% in its sophomore session and take in $10 million.

Fruitvale Station [FRTVL] expands wide into 1064 theaters after two weekends of limited release with the highest per theater average. The racially-charged drama based on a true story has earned critical acclaim as well as Oscar buzz. Fruitvale Station could tally $5 million.

After three weekend of limited release, The Way, Way Back [WAYBK] expands wide into 886 theaters. The PG-13 rated coming of age comedy could earn $3 million. The R-rated comedy The To Do List [TODOL] stars Aubrey Plaza [APLAZ] as a high school graduate experimenting with sex. Opening moderate wide in 591 theaters, The To Do List could check off $3 million.

That’s the whisper from the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): HJACK, WOLV2, CNJUR, DESM2, TURB1, RED2, FRTVL, WAYBK, TODOL, APLAZ

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whiperer on Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 04:47 PM        2188 views


Recent Comments

JTBrandt23
Monday, July 29 at 08:58 AM Pacific
So much for 70 mil.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Riz Ahmed (RAHME) 1 130.78 (+4.87)         Monster Hunter (MONHT) 29000 31.61 (+0.05)         David Gordon Green (DGGRE) 20000 33.72 (+19.15)         The Glorias: A Life on the Road (GLRIA) 100000 8.56 (+0.72)         Riz Ahmed (RAHME) 1 130.78 (+4.87)         Dreamland (DRMLD) 49999 2.21 (-0.05)         The Glorias: A Life on the Road (GLRIA) 100000 8.56 (+0.72)         Instant Family - Opening Weekend (ISFAM.OW) 100000 16.14 (-0.12)         Regina Hall (RHALL) 20000 45.13 (-0.50)         Robert Redford (RREDF) 20000 23.70 (-29.12)         Patricia Clarkson (PCLAR) 1 29.01 (-4.78)         Green Book H$15 Call Wed-Sun (GRNBK.CA) 1 1.74 (-0.02)         Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of (FBST2.OW) 100000 75.73 (-1.07)         Gabriel Byrne (GBYRN) 20000 8.85 (-0.01)         Patricia Clarkson (PCLAR) 20000 29.01 (-4.78)         Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of (FBST2.CA) 20000 4.20 (-0.03)         Masters of the Universe (HEMAN) 2345 26.19 (-0.07)         Eugenio Derbez (EDERB) 20000 46.34 (-0.14)         Write When You Get Work (WWYGW) 1 0.96 (+0.03)         Shoplifters (SHPLF) 1 1.80 (0.00)         Doc Savage (DOCSV) 100000 7.37 (-0.04)         The Favourite (FVRIT) 1 5.15 (-0.01)         Roma (ROMA) 1 1.13 (+0.92)         Brian Tyree Henry (BTHEN) 20000 20.00 (0.00)         Rami Malek (RMALE) 20000 32.37 (-1.60)         Robin Hood (RBNHO) 1 30.84 (-0.03)         Kiersey Clemons (KCLEM) 1 15.04 (-1.33)         Green Book (GRNBK) 1 31.28 (+0.18)         Creed II (CREE2) 1 90.23 (+0.55)         The War with Grandpa (WARGP) 49999 2.10 (+0.09)         Ralph Breaks the Internet (RALP2) 1 166.98 (-0.01)         Will Patton (WPATT) 20000 39.15 (+18.92)         Jonah Hill (JHILL) 20000 38.05 (-0.16)         Kiersey Clemons (KCLEM) 1 15.04 (-1.33)         Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PIKAC) 61433 143.70 (+5.13)         Jordan Peele (JPEEL) 20000 80.69 (+1.21)         Bathtubs Over Broadway (BTOBW) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Rami Malek (RMALE) 20000 32.37 (-1.60)         Bathtubs Over Broadway (BTOBW) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Will Patton (WPATT) 20000 39.15 (+18.92)         Tika Sumpter (TSUMP) 20000 54.40 (-0.15)         Patricia Clarkson (PCLAR) 20000 29.01 (-4.78)         Mirai (MIRAI) 100000 1.46 (-0.54)         Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of (FBST2) 50000 193.95 (-1.33)         Tika Sumpter (TSUMP) 1 54.40 (-0.15)         Sean Astin (SASTI) 20000 9.27 (-0.16)         Ironbark (IRNBK) 99000 7.08 (+2.40)         The Wedding Guest (TWEDG) 1000 2.28 (-0.08)         Ironbark (IRNBK) 99998 7.08 (+2.40)         Kamikaze aka Destroyer (KAMKZ) 100000 35.08 (+5.08)