SPIN FACTOR®

The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Annabelle to break August doldrum

Business in the dog days of summer should pick up this weekend with the horror sequel Annabelle: Creation [ANAB2], the second spinoff film from The Conjuring franchise. The first Annabelle scored an October 2014 opening of $37.1 million. The R-rated sequel is a prequel about the making of the demonic doll. Creation has earned better reviews than the first one, which could be attributed to director David F. Sandberg, whose previous film Lights Out debuted with $21.7 million last July.  However, horror fans who didn’t like Annabelle may not be back. Fandango advance sales are pacing ahead of Annabelle as well as Don’t Breathe, which opened at $26.4 million last August. Annabelle: Creation could cobble together $32 million from 3502 theaters.

The Nut Job surprised with a $19.4 million debut back in January 2014. Thus, we get the unnecessary sequel The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature [NUTJ2]. With most blockbusters underperforming this summer, the PG-rated animated film is getting 4003 theaters from Open Road, which is partly owned by AMC and Regal. The Nut Job 2 could pack in $12 million.

Dunkirk [DUNKR] is displaying staying power as it marches across $150 million with around $10 million for its fourth weekend.

Despite opening at number one, The Dark Tower [DRKTW] has already fallen third place during the weekdays. The Dark Tower could drop nearly 60% in its sophomore session to about $8 million.

Halle Berry fans didn’t mind the delay on Kidnap [KDNAP]. The thriller should hold 50% of its debut for a $5 million second weekend.

Detroit [DETRT] proved a hard sell with the mainstream audience, but could still find legs with the arthouse crowd and finish with $4 million.

Lionsgate targets women with The Glass Castle [GLASC] starring Brie Larson [BLARS]. Reviews are mixed for the PG-13 rated drama. Opening in just 1461 theaters, The Glass Castle could settle at $3.5 million.

That’s the whisper on the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): ANAB2, NUTJ2, DUNKR, DRKTW, KDNAP, DETRT, GLASC, BLARS

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 03:35 PM 969 views

Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


twitter

@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!


Box Score: The Marksman knocks off Wonder Woman 1984 at the weekend #BoxOffice https://t.co/944uv6C3Hl       Rob Brydon, Shabana Azmi and Sajal Ali join What’s Love Got To Do With It?       #GodzillavsKong moved up its release date to March 26 https://t.co/4LzFVBCm2Z       New trailer for Music starring Kate Hudson https://t.co/JqdG2kuPUg       First Look at #MortalKombat https://t.co/EMTxDotUjy       Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, Mat…       Whisper Numbers: The Marksman sets sight on Wonder Woman 1984. #HSX #BoxOffice weekend forecast…       First trailer for The World to Come starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby https://t.co/b6BQK2LzUR       First Look at Silk Road starring Nick Robinson https://t.co/3XIhmQHbJ2       The Courier has moved its release date back a month to March 19 https://t.co/jRKmjxLSdc      
The Nun 2 (TNUN2) 1000 16.76 (-0.03)         Damien Chazelle (DCHAZ) 9000 44.84 (+0.33)         The Boys in the Boat (TBITB) 1000 17.51 (-0.03)         The Prince of Fashion (POFSH) 2000 5.90 (-0.03)         Macbeth (MACBE) 2000 5.39 (-0.03)         Danny McBride (DMCBR) 9000 64.49 (+0.33)         Ballerina (BLRNA) 150000 25.88 (-0.05)         Elizabeth Olsen (EOLSE) 9000 160.70 (+0.33)         Dreamin' Wild (DRMNW) 1000 13.25 (-0.03)         Keanu Reeves (KREEV) 5000 96.91 (+0.50)         Black Friday (BLKFR) 1000 16.06 (-0.03)         Queen Latifah (QLATI) 5000 92.19 (+0.50)         The Color Purple (TCPRP) 150000 31.81 (+1.81)         Kamikaze aka Destroyer (KAMKZ) 2000 8.35 (-0.04)         CW: Walker (WALKER) 25000 8.00 (0.00)         Alessandro Nivola (ANIVO) 40 4.89 (+0.03)         A Special Relationship (ASREL) 2000 9.99 (-0.04)         Blade (BLAD1) 10000 83.51 (-1.32)         The Water Man (WATRM) 2000 5.21 (-0.05)         The Unknown Man (UNKNM) 1000 11.70 (-0.05)         Dune (DUNE) 10 68.94 (-0.12)         The Good House (TGDHS) 3000 4.53 (-0.05)         The Color Purple (TCPRP) 500 31.81 (+1.81)         Blade (BLAD1) 8000 83.51 (-1.32)         The Blacksmith (TBLSM) 1000 17.64 (-0.05)         Blade (BLAD1) 17000 83.51 (-1.32)         Sidekicks (SDKCK) 1000 26.29 (-0.05)         Mega Man (MGAMN) 1000 18.42 (-0.05)         Lullaby (LULAB) 1000 14.00 (-0.05)         Free Guy (FREEG) 5000 101.92 (-1.67)         Free Guy (FREEG) 6000 101.92 (-1.67)         Down Under Cover (DWNUC) 1000 16.93 (-0.05)         Bad Blood (BDBLD) 1000 11.20 (-0.05)         Confess, Fletch (FLET3) 50000 22.67 (-0.81)         White Bird: A Wonder Story (WHBRD) 1000 24.49 (-0.06)         Confess, Fletch (FLET3) 45000 22.67 (-0.81)         Chairman Spaceman (CSPCM) 1000 13.43 (-0.06)         CW: Walker (WALKER) 25000 8.00 (0.00)         Copshop (COPSH) 1000 12.98 (-0.06)         Die in a Gunfight (DINGF) 40 1.18 (-0.03)         The Marksman (TMINM) 50000 8.84 (-0.42)         Armageddon Time (ARMGT) 1000 15.58 (-0.06)         The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed (AASOW) 1000 15.30 (-0.06)         Ballerina (BLRNA) 50000 25.88 (-0.05)         Untitled Patrick Aiello/Timur Be (UPATB) 1001 16.91 (-0.07)         Ballerina (BLRNA) 80000 25.88 (-0.05)         Queen for a Day (QUFAD) 2000 7.48 (-0.07)         Flag Day (FLAGD) 100 0.64 (-0.02)         Foster (FOSTR) 1000 10.24 (-0.07)         CW: Walker (WALKER) 25000 8.00 (0.00)