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

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Three films will counter football



Super Bowl weekend brings three new wide releases targeted primarily at non-football fans. However, none will unseat Kung Fu Panda 3 [PAND3] from the top spot. The sequel did not open as highly as previous installments, which could mean longer legs. Kung Fu Panda 3 may be able to hold around 55% of its opening for another $23 million.

The Coen brothers [COEN] directed the screwball comedy Hail, Caesar! [HAILC] featuring George Clooney [GCLOO], Channing Tatum [CTATU] and Scarlett Johansson [SJOHA]. Despite the all-star cast, the PG-13 rated satire about 1950s Hollywood will likely only appeal to older adults. Universal won’t come close to Coens’ last two wide openers: True Grit’s $24.8 million in 2010 or Burn After Reading’s $19.2 million in 2008. Playing in 2231 theaters, Hail, Caesar! may hike $11 million.

Sony counters with the PG-13 rated horror mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [PRDPZ]. The Jane Austen satire does have competition for young women from The Choice [CHOCE]. Showing in 2930 theaters, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies could slice up $10 million.

Lionsgate offers the latest Nicholas Sparks romance adaptation The Choice starring Benjamin Walker [BWALK] and Theresa Palmer [TPALM]. Relativity opened the last Sparks adaptation The Best of Me to $10 million in October 2014. The Choice may tally $9 million from 2631 locations.

The Finest Hours [FINHR] should hold best among films in their sophomore frame. Disney’s Coast Guard rescue tale looks to bring home another $5 million.

That’s the whisper from the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): PAND3, COEN, HAILC, GCLOO, CTATU, SJOHA, PRDPZ, CHOCE, BWALK, TPALM, FINHR

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 03:07 PM        3360 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Queen & Slim (QNSLM) 35000 23.87 (+0.76)         You Should Have Left (YSHLF) 35000 14.65 (+0.82)         The Hustle aka Nasty Women (NSTYW) 35000 29.99 (+0.94)         Artemis Fowl (AFOWL) 35000 42.11 (+0.99)         Crazy Rich Asians (CRASN) 100000 77.42 (+0.68)         Searching H$10 Call (SARCH.CA) 19999 1.09 (-0.02)         Waves (WAVES) 35000 11.35 (+0.60)         What Men Want (WMENW) 50000 52.57 (+1.95)         Green Book (GRNBK) 50000 24.39 (-0.67)         Toff Guys (TOFFG) 100000 15.22 (-0.36)         Hard Powder (HPWDR) 1 13.25 (-0.64)         Toff Guys (TOFFG) 100000 15.22 (-0.36)         Operation Finale - Opening Weeke (OPFIN.OW) 49535 9.06 (-0.01)         The Meg (MEG) 1 102.74 (-0.13)         Crazy Rich Asians (CRASN) 99999 77.42 (+0.68)         CBS: Magnum P.I. (MAGNPI) 14381 10.28 (+0.28)         Hard Powder (HPWDR) 100000 13.25 (-0.64)         The Lion King (LIONK) 27 390.95 (-0.25)         Doctor Sleep (DRSLP) 10000 50.80 (+0.14)         Waves (WAVES) 1 11.35 (+0.60)         You Should Have Left (YSHLF) 1 14.65 (+0.82)         The Hustle aka Nasty Women (NSTYW) 1 29.99 (+0.94)         First Man (FIRSM) 204 58.23 (-0.06)         CBS: FBI (FBICBS) 20000 8.27 (+0.27)         Toff Guys (TOFFG) 53221 15.22 (-0.36)         Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (GOTG3) 68 202.38 (-0.16)         White Boy Rick (WBRIC) 100000 21.43 (+0.39)         Uncut Gems (UNCUT) 100000 10.83 (+0.08)         Slender Man (SLNDR) 704 19.56 (-0.12)         Are You Afraid of the Dark? (AYAFD) 65000 29.84 (+0.17)         What Men Want (WMENW) 100000 52.57 (+1.95)         What Men Want (WMENW) 99999 52.57 (+1.95)         Eric Idle (EIDLE) 1000 46.30 (0.00)         Brenton Thwaites (BTHWA) 1000 80.30 (-0.01)         Hard Powder (HPWDR) 100000 13.25 (-0.64)         Jurassic World 3 (JURA6) 900 281.65 (0.00)         Green Book (GRNBK) 50000 24.39 (-0.67)         Uncut Gems (UNCUT) 100000 10.83 (+0.08)         Uncut Gems (UNCUT) 100000 10.83 (+0.08)         Space Jam 2 (SJAM2) 40000 31.86 (-0.73)         Hard Powder (HPWDR) 50000 13.25 (-0.64)         The Kindergarten Teacher (KNDGT) 100000 0.68 (-0.03)         Slender Man (SLNDR) 100000 19.56 (-0.12)         Aquaman (AQUMN) 1000 181.24 (+0.49)         Slender Man (SLNDR) 100000 19.56 (-0.12)         Waves (WAVES) 99999 11.35 (+0.60)         You Should Have Left (YSHLF) 99999 14.65 (+0.82)         CBS: Magnum P.I. (MAGNPI) 20000 10.28 (+0.28)         Burning (BURNI) 100000 1.37 (-0.02)         CBS: God Friended Me (GODFME) 20000 10.24 (+0.24)