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

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Box office to be frightening this weekend



With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, multiplexes will be ghost towns as parents take their kids trick-or-treating while everyone else parties the night away. The new releases are unlikely to generate much business leaving the battle for number one to two holdovers. The Martian [MARTN.BW] edged Goosebumps [GBUMP] last week by only $200 thousand. While The Martian adds IMAX screens this weekend, Goosebumps has the advantage of being Halloween themed. Look for another dead heat at around $8 million for both.

The Weinstein Co. targets older women with the chef drama Burnt [ADAMJ] starring Bradley Cooper [BCOOP]. The studio has shown little faith in the R-rated film by the scheduling as well as a late marketing campaign. Opening at 3003 locations, Burnt may cook up $6 million.

Similarly, Warner Bros. targets older women with the political comedy Our Brand of Crisis [OBCRS] starring Sandra Bullock [SBULL]. The studio has also shown little faith in the R-rated film by the scheduling as well as a late marketing campaign.   Polling at 2202 theaters, Our Brand of Crisis may tally $5 million.

After dumping off Paranormal Activity last weekend, Paramount dusts off Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [SVSZ] as the second film in their new business plan to shorten the theatrical window and share its VOD revenue. The R-rated comedy may entice older teens to fork over $4 million from 1509 locations.

The best of last weekend’s openers, The Last Witch Hunter [TLWH] is likely to tumble 60% in its second weekend to $3.5 million.

After two weeks of limited release, Truth [TRUTD] expands wide into 1110 theaters. The drama about Rather-gate has earned good reviews, but also stirred up controversy about its truthiness. Truth may uncover $3 million.

That’s the whisper from the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): GBUMP, ADAMJ, BCOOP, OBCRS, SBULL, SVSZ, TLWH, TRUTD

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 03:08 PM        4281 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Hilary Swank (HSWAN) 20000 18.63 (-0.05)         The Possession of Hannah Grace (CADVR) 49999 15.41 (+0.12)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 50000 5.32 (+0.32)         Antlers (ANTLR) 100000 12.45 (-0.15)         Antlers (ANTLR) 100000 12.45 (-0.15)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 50000 5.32 (+0.32)         This is Jane (TIJAN) 99999 8.89 (-0.04)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 50000 5.32 (+0.32)         Fighting With My Family (FTWMF) 99999 19.01 (-0.04)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 50000 5.32 (+0.32)         Heart-Shaped Box (HSBOX) 100000 0.35 (-0.07)         Heart-Shaped Box (HSBOX) 100000 0.35 (-0.07)         I'm Not Here (IMNHR) 100000 0.30 (-0.02)         Separation (SEPRT) 100000 20.19 (+0.54)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.32 (+0.32)         Anna (ANNA1) 100000 7.45 (+0.16)         Antlers (ANTLR) 100000 12.45 (-0.15)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.32 (+0.32)         The Possession of Hannah Grace (CADVR) 1 15.41 (+0.12)         The Outpost (OUTPS) 100000 15.15 (+0.45)         The Good Nurse (GNURS) 100000 18.47 (-0.14)         Gloria Bell (GLORB) 100000 3.73 (+0.39)         Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (JNGBO) 100000 2.90 (+0.46)         Separation (SEPRT) 100000 20.19 (+0.54)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.32 (+0.32)         Anna (ANNA1) 100000 7.45 (+0.16)         Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (JNGBO) 100000 2.90 (+0.46)         Troupe Zero (TZERO) 100000 8.16 (-0.09)         Quasimodo (QUASI) 100000 0.38 (-0.05)         The Good Nurse (GNURS) 100000 18.47 (-0.14)         Instant Family (ISFAM) 100000 45.79 (-0.01)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.32 (+0.32)         Separation (SEPRT) 100000 20.19 (+0.54)         Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (JNGBO) 100000 2.90 (+0.46)         Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PIKAC) 1000 160.87 (0.00)         Gloria Bell (GLORB) 100000 3.73 (+0.39)         Convention (CONVN) 100000 0.44 (-0.08)         The Kindness of Strangers aka Se (SFRTR) 100000 2.58 (-0.13)         The Outpost (OUTPS) 40000 15.15 (+0.45)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.32 (+0.32)         The Kindness of Strangers aka Se (SFRTR) 100000 2.58 (-0.13)         The Kindness of Strangers aka Se (SFRTR) 100000 2.58 (-0.13)         Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (AJTS) 100000 9.97 (+0.22)         Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (WDYGB) 100000 6.90 (+0.28)         Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (WDYGB) 100000 6.90 (+0.28)         Gloria Bell (GLORB) 100000 3.73 (+0.39)         Gloria Bell (GLORB) 100000 3.73 (+0.39)         Mary Poppins Returns (MPOPN) 20000 179.53 (-0.04)         Gloria Bell (GLORB) 100000 3.73 (+0.39)         Creed II (CREE2) 20000 89.08 (-0.03)