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

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Miss Peregrine should float above Deepwater



September closes out with a pair of special effects-laden films targeted at different demographics. Fox goes after the younger crowd with the fantasy Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [PRGRN]. Director Tim Burton [TBURT] has turned the popular photo book into a superhero movie not unlike the X-Men with Eva Green [EGREE] as the Professor X-like title character.  The PG-13 rated film will also appeal to older Burton fans.  Advanced ticket sales are pacing ahead of the Mazer Runner films, both of which debuted at more than $30 million. Playing in 3522 theaters, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children could admit $30 million.

Deepwater Horizon [DPWTH] reunites Mark Wahlberg [MWAHL] with director Peter Berg [PEBER], whose last collaboration The Lone Survivor opened $37.9 million. Lionsgate must be hoping for similar success as the PG-13 rated disaster film reportedly cost over $150 million. Unfortunately, an oil rig explosion that devastated the environment is in no way inspirational compared to American soldiers. Booked in 3259 theaters, Deepwater Horizon may tap $20 million.

Despite its pedigree, The Magnificent Seven [MAGN7] couldn’t breakout of its western genre. The remake may lose 50% of its opening for a second weekend of $17 million.

Storks [STORK] failed to match the opening of animated comedies from more established studios. Storks could tail off 40% to $13 million.

After what seemed like endless release date changes, Relativity will finally drop Masterminds [LOMIS]. The PG-13 rated comedy boasts an impressive cast led by Zach Galifinakis [ZGALI] and Kristen Wiig [KWIIG]. However, reviews are mixed at best and moviegoers equate the long delay as a sign of trouble. Masterminds may get away with $7 million from 3042 locations.

Disney expands Queen of Katwe [KATWE] wide into 1242 theaters after bringing in $0.3 million from 52 theaters last weekend. The inspirational story has earned rave reviews, but David Oyelowo [OYELO] and Lupita Nyong'o [LNYON] are unproven draws. Queen of Katwe could capture $3.5 million.

That’s the whisper on the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): PRGRN, TBURT, EGREE, DPWTH, MWAHL, PEBER, MAGN7, STORK, LOMIS, ZGALI, KWIIG, KATWE, LNYON

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 04:01 PM        1349 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Never Look Away (NVRLA) 100000 2.05 (+0.08)         Never Look Away (NVRLA) 100000 2.05 (+0.08)         First Man (FIRSM) 100000 63.93 (+2.65)         The Eternals (ETRNL) 100000 62.48 (+3.30)         Spawn (SPWN2) 24171 19.99 (+1.49)         Scooby aka S.C.O.O.B. (SCOBY) 1000 23.99 (+0.68)         Widows (WIDOW) 27500 42.20 (+0.03)         Bohemian Rhapsody (FREDI) 47500 75.55 (-0.22)         The Eternals (ETRNL) 100000 62.48 (+3.30)         Downton Abbey (DWTAB) 100 16.23 (+0.29)         El Tonto (TONTO) 100000 9.94 (+0.22)         First Man (FIRSM) 2500 63.93 (+2.65)         The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (BBFOT) 5000 3.64 (+1.14)         Mowgli aka Jungle Book: Origins (JNGBO) 10000 3.97 (0.00)         The Fountainhead (FNTHD) 100 26.21 (+1.21)         Mowgli aka Jungle Book: Origins (JNGBO) 10000 3.97 (0.00)         Fantasy Island (FANIS) 100000 32.50 (-2.68)         Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenad (RHWHG) 100000 0.50 (+0.03)         Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenad (RHWHG) 100000 0.50 (+0.03)         The Many Saints of Newark (TMSON) 100000 28.92 (+0.07)         The African-American Fund (AFRAM) 8330 20.85 (+0.02)         The Possession of Hannah Grace a (CADVR) 100000 15.33 (+0.04)         Black Widow (BWDOW) 100000 100.95 (+0.87)         Black Widow (BWDOW) 100000 100.95 (+0.87)         Micro (MICRO) 100000 17.81 (+0.76)         Micro (MICRO) 100000 17.81 (+0.76)         The House That Jack Built (THTJB) 25000 0.87 (+0.02)         Missing Link (MSLNK) 10000 31.49 (-0.03)         El Tonto (TONTO) 100000 9.94 (+0.22)         Halloween H$40 Put (HALW3.PU) 20000 0.99 (0.00)         El Tonto (TONTO) 100000 9.94 (+0.22)         The House That Jack Built (THTJB) 25000 0.87 (+0.02)         Star Wars: Episode IX (STAR9) 1000 571.98 (+0.25)         Young Hollywood Fund (YOUNG) 10000 20.26 (0.00)         Act of Valor: SWAT (AOVA2) 100 1.89 (0.00)         The African-American Fund (AFRAM) 10000 20.85 (+0.02)         Spawn (SPWN2) 27966 19.99 (+1.49)         Downton Abbey (DWTAB) 2000 16.23 (+0.29)         Fantasy Island (FANIS) 100000 32.50 (-2.68)         Fantasy Island (FANIS) 100000 32.50 (-2.68)         Hunter Killer (HNTKL) 1000 21.42 (+0.40)         Black Panther 2 (BPNT2) 200 441.36 (+0.25)         The Education Of Fredrick Fitzel (TEOFF) 500 8.28 (+0.21)         Six Minutes to Midnight (6MTMN) 9 5.16 (-0.02)         Battlestar Galactica (BGALA) 50000 1.84 (-0.01)         The Lion King (LIONK) 250 413.67 (+0.25)         The Fountainhead (FNTHD) 96705 26.21 (+1.21)         In the Heights (INHTS) 100000 32.26 (+0.03)         Animal Farm (AFARM) 20000 1.20 (-0.01)         Glass aka Unbreakable 2 aka Spli (GLASS) 1000 146.42 (+0.38)