Market Announcement: NominOptions will halt trading Monday at 6pm Pacific.

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Deadpool sizes up the long weekend



For over a decade, Hollywood has been trying to make Ryan Reynolds [RREYN] happen, and now, Deadpool [DEADP] will finally make him a star. He first played the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, that bastardized, PG-13 rated version bare little resemblance to the foul-mouthed superhero found in his Marvel Comics. Fan reaction to a leaked concept trailer finally convinced Fox to produce the R-rated superhero movie. Deadpool has long been a fan-favorite as seen in the numerous cosplays at conventions. Early reactions to the film have been phenomenal and lighting up social media. Advance ticket sales are pacing ahead of Antman’s $57.2 million 3-day debut. The merc with a mouth should get a boost from the long holiday weekend that includes Valentines’ Day on Sunday. Breaking into 3558 theaters, Deadpool may load up $76 million over the 4-day weekend.

Nearly 15 years after Zoolander became a cult hit, Ben Stiller [BSTIL] finally makes the sequel Zoolander 2 [ZOOL2] along with Owen Wilson [OWILS] and Will Ferrell [WFERR]. Paramount hopes the PG-13 rated comedy appeal to nostalgic fans in the same way manner as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. However, reviews have not been kind, and young millennials are more likely to check out Deadpool. Hitting 3394 theaters, Zoolander 2 may nab $26 million over the long President's Day weekend.

The R-rated comedy How to be Single [HTBSN] targets young women, some of whom New Line hope will drag their boyfriends for Valentine’s Day. Dakota Johnson [DJOHN] and Rebel Wilson [WBWIL] star in what looks like a cruder version of Sex and the City. How to be Single may notch $19 million from 3343 theaters.

Even with a lack of competition. Kung Fu Panda 3 [PAND3] fell nearly 50% in its second weekend. The holiday weekend looks to bring in another $15 million.

Despite the starpower, Hail, Caesar! [HAILC] didn’t meet audience expectations and received a lowly CinemaScore of C-. The black comedy could salvage $8 million over the long weekend.

That’s the whisper from the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): RREYN, DEADP, BSTIL, ZOOL2, OWILS, WFERR, HTBSN, DJOHN, PAND3, HAILC

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 04:05 PM        2211 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

The Hummingbird Project (HUMBP) 25000 2.81 (+0.72)         Free Guy (FREEG) 100000 50.86 (+0.01)         M.A.S.K. (MASK) 100000 34.28 (-0.08)         Nightwing (NTWNG) 100000 25.46 (+0.13)         Red Squad (REDSQ) 100000 0.52 (+0.01)         The Black Phantom (BPHNT) 100000 1.82 (-0.02)         The Last Purge (PURG5) 100000 42.09 (+0.13)         The Division (DIVSN) 100000 4.70 (-0.04)         Angela Bassett (ABASS) 20000 127.68 (-0.85)         Serenity H$10 Put (SRNTY.PU) 20000 2.83 (+0.01)         The Kid Who Would Be King H$10 C (KWWBK.CA) 20000 2.70 (-0.02)         The Manuscript (MANUS) 100000 2.10 (+0.08)         Playing with Fire (PLWFR) 1 26.13 (+4.38)         The Kid Who Would Be King - Open (KWWBK.OW) 100000 10.88 (+0.06)         N9: If Beale Street Could Talk - (N9EIBS) 20000 8.59 (+0.34)         Uncharted (UNCHT) 100000 23.89 (-0.61)         Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBTQ) 10000 20.62 (+0.51)         War Pigs (WARPG) 100000 3.97 (+0.01)         Yucatan (YUCAT) 100000 2.13 (0.00)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 25000 22.69 (+0.78)         X-Force (XFORC) 100000 73.12 (+0.18)         M.A.S.K. (MASK) 9768 34.28 (-0.08)         N9: Roma - Original (N9OROM) 20000 9.66 (+0.33)         Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBTQ) 10000 20.62 (+0.51)         Transformers 7 (TFRM7) 100000 39.44 (+0.09)         N9: Green Book - Original (N9OGRN) 10000 9.38 (+0.18)         Playing with Fire (PLWFR) 99999 26.13 (+4.38)         Kung Fury (KFURY) 100000 9.49 (-0.06)         Peter Pan (PTRPN) 5000 23.31 (+0.18)         Justice League 2 (JLEA2) 100000 19.95 (+0.05)         Weetzie Bat (WEETZ) 100000 6.00 (0.00)         N9: Regina King - If Beale Stree (N9SRKI) 20000 9.89 (+0.17)         Crawl (CRAWL) 100000 27.24 (+5.27)         Frozen 2 (FROZ2) 1500 238.39 (+0.17)         Batgirl (BATGR) 100000 24.44 (-0.17)         Fantasy Island (FANIS) 25000 54.34 (+3.26)         The Biggest Little Farm (TBLF) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Weetzie Bat (WEETZ) 10 6.00 (0.00)         N9: Sam Elliott - A Star is Born (N9RSEL) 20000 7.44 (+0.13)         The Forever War (FORVR) 100000 1.94 (-0.01)         N9: Mahershala Ali - Green Book (N9RMAL) 20000 10.06 (+0.23)         Maya Rudolph (MRUDO) 50 47.86 (-0.40)         Colin Farrell (CFARR) 9 18.16 (+0.04)         Katherine Waterston (KWATE) 9 84.07 (-0.80)         Super Mario Bros. (MARIO) 100000 38.00 (+0.16)         Vita & Virginia (VITVA) 100000 1.36 (+0.02)         Molly aka Untitled Sally Potter (MOLY1) 30000 7.81 (+1.86)         Mary Magdalene (MMGDL) 100000 2.90 (+0.21)         Glass (GLASS) 100000 133.16 (-2.81)         Mulan (MULN) 600 152.26 (-0.08)