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

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Will 12 Strong topple Jumanji?



A couple of action films hope to heat up the winter box office, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle [JUMNJ.BW] has proved to be a formidable champion, even during its fifth weekend. The fantasy adventure is likely to hold onto the top spot with another $18 million.

Chris Hemsworth [CHEMS] toplines 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story Of The Horse Soldiers [HORSO]. Warern Bros.' R-rated film focuses on the first American Special Forces squad in Afghanistan after 9-11. Although war films American Sniper and Lone Survivors have outperformed in January, 13 Hours managed just $16.2 million two years ago. The once dependable male moviegoers has become a more elusive demographic to reach. Riding into 3002 theaters, 12 Strong could break $15 million.

Starpower should continue to draw older adults to the political drama The Post [TPOST], which looks to uncover another $12 million in its second weekend of wide release.

Gerard Butler [GBUTL] leads the heist actioner Den of Thieves [DENOT]. STX is marketing the R-rated film as similar to the 1995 film Heat, albeit with less starpower. Butler’s last film, the PG-13 rated Geostorm debuted with $13.7 million. Den of Thieves may take in just $9 million from 2432 locations.

A trio of limited releases are expanding wide ahead of the Oscar nomination announcement next week. Focus ups Phantom Thread [PHTHD] from 62 to 897 theaters. Billed as the last acting performance by Daniel Day-Lewis [DDAYL], Phantom Thread could sew up $4 million. Sony Pictures Classics takes Call Me By Your Name [CMBYN] to over 850 theaters in its ninth week of release. The gay romance could nab $3 million. Neon pushes I, Tony [TONYA] from 517 to 796 theaters. The Tonya Harding biopic could land $2.5 million.

Roadside Attractions targets young women in Middle America with the country music romance Forever My Girl [FMGRL]. Playing in 1114 theaters, Forever My Girl may attract $2.5 million.

That’s the whisper on the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): CHEMS, HORSO, TPOST, GBUTL, DENOT, PHTHD, DDAYL, CMBYN, TONYA, FMGRL

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 03:33 PM        624 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Sesame Street (SESAM) 50000 38.54 (-2.38)         Glass (GLASS) 99999 122.79 (-5.69)         Halloween sequel (HALW4) 100000 84.07 (+7.92)         ABC: Whiskey Cavalier (WHSKYC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         FOX: Proven Innocent (PRVNOC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         Then Came You (DEPRT) 1000 1.58 (+0.05)         ABC: Whiskey Cavalier (WHSKYC) 10000 8.00 (0.00)         A Dog's Way Home (DOGWH) 100000 30.32 (+0.52)         Through My Father’s Eyes (TMFEY) 9 0.87 (+0.05)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 80000 24.96 (+3.05)         N9: The Death of Stalin - Adapte (N9EDOS) 20000 6.40 (-0.06)         ABC: Whiskey Cavalier (WHSKYC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         N9: First Man - Adapted (N9EFRS) 20000 3.81 (-0.13)         FOX: Proven Innocent (PRVNOC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         N9: Beautiful Boy - Adapted (N9EBTF) 20000 4.64 (-0.13)         ABC: Whiskey Cavalier (WHSKYC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         Phil Lord (PLORD) 20000 159.22 (+1.42)         Halloween sequel (HALW4) 1000 84.07 (+7.92)         FOX: Proven Innocent (PRVNOC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         Phil Lord (PLORD) 20000 159.22 (+1.42)         The Biggest Little Farm (TBLF) 100000 1.57 (-0.26)         N9: First Reformed - Original (N9OFRF) 20000 4.83 (-0.01)         Lexi (LEXI) 200 18.52 (+0.07)         Vice (CHENY) 5000 39.17 (0.00)         Jeremy Renner (JRENN) 20000 89.39 (+1.20)         Jeremy Renner (JRENN) 20000 89.39 (+1.20)         The New Mutants (NMUTN) 100000 48.88 (-0.96)         Glass (GLASS) 100000 122.79 (-5.69)         The New Mutants (NMUTN) 100000 48.88 (-0.96)         ABC: Whiskey Cavalier (WHSKYC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         FOX: Proven Innocent (PRVNOC) 20000 8.00 (0.00)         Lords of Chaos (LCHAO) 500 2.00 (+0.03)         The Upside (NTCHB) 100000 55.32 (+1.16)         Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Vers (ASPDR.BW) 20000 15.14 (+0.38)         N9: Stan & Ollie - Original (N9OSAO) 20000 3.94 (-0.03)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 100000 24.96 (+3.05)         N9: Sorry to Bother You - Origin (N9OSBY) 20000 3.84 (+0.03)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 50000 24.96 (+3.05)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 50000 24.96 (+3.05)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 50000 24.96 (+3.05)         N9: First Reformed - Original (N9OFRF) 20000 4.83 (-0.01)         Kitty Pryde (KITYP) 50000 24.96 (+3.05)         N9: Cold War - Original (N9OCOL) 20000 6.25 (+0.20)         N9: Margot Robbie - Mary Queen o (N9SMRO) 20000 4.42 (-0.26)         N9: At Eternity's Gate - Origina (N9OAEG) 20000 3.08 (+0.03)         N9: Beautiful Boy - Adapted (N9EBTF) 20000 4.64 (-0.13)         Halloween sequel (HALW4) 100000 84.07 (+7.92)         N9: The Death of Stalin - Adapte (N9EDOS) 20000 6.40 (-0.06)         It: Chapter Two (IT2) 100000 232.81 (-0.24)         N9: Leave No Trace - Adapted (N9ELNT) 20000 2.99 (-0.01)