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

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: The Grinch seeks early Christmas



Even though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, Universal hopes moviegoers are in the Christmas spirit for Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch [HTGSC]. Benedict Cumberbatch [BCUMB] voices the title character in Illumination’s animated adaptation of the classic story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, first published in 1957. An animated version was produced in 1966 and airs on TV every year. A live-action adaptation starring Jim Carrey opened 18 years ago with $55.1 million, which would be $93.4 million adjusted for inflation. So while the character remains popular, The Grinch is not a never-seen-before must-see. Parents may wait until the holiday season before bringing their kids. The Grinch could loot $64 million from 4141 locations.

Moviegoers are responding positively to the crowd-pleasing Bohemian Rhapsody [FREDI]. The Queen biopic should be able to hold 50% of its debut at around $26 million.

The R-rated horror Overlord [OVRLD] set during World War II is basically a feature version of Zombie mode from the Call of Duty videogame. Paramount is banking on the name of producer J.J. Abrams. Overlord has excellent buzz and reviews since premiering at Fantastic Fest. The last Bad Robot film, 10 Cloverfield Lane opened March 2016 to $24.7 million. However, Overlord doesn’t have Cloverfield in its title and could settle for $13 million from 2850 theaters.

Sony targets Lisbeth Salander fans with The Girl in the Spider’s Web [TGRL2]. Unfortunately, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have been replaced with unknowns Claire Foy [CFOY] and Sverrir Gudnason [SGUDN]. The R-rated thriller opens in 2929 theaters, so it’s unlikely to match the $12.7 million debut of the 2011 film. The Girl in the Spider’s Web may catch $11 million.

Despite its subpar opening, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms [NUTFR] did pick up business from families on Saturday and Sunday. The second weekend could drop in half to $10 million.

After 4 weeks of limited release, Beautiful Boy [BTFUB] expands wide to 777 theaters. The Oscar hopeful could secure $2 million.

That’s the whisper on the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): HTGSC, BCUMB, FREDI, OVRLD, TGRL2, CFOY, SGUDN, NUTFR, BTFUB

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 10:46 AM        322 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

A Star Wars Story 3 (SWAR3) 1 114.55 (-0.87)         Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (HTGSC) 1 174.97 (-1.91)         Instant Family (ISFAM) 3 46.98 (-1.00)         The Possession of Hannah Grace - (CADVR.OW) 100000 5.52 (-0.23)         Fantastic Beasts 3 (FBST3) 3 149.45 (-1.35)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.00 (0.00)         Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (TCATH) 100000 73.19 (-0.33)         Widows (WIDOW) 3 48.24 (-1.40)         Kamikaze aka Destroyer (KAMKZ) 1 31.01 (-1.45)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.00 (0.00)         Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (HTGSC) 10 174.97 (-1.91)         Charlotte Rampling (CRAMP) 20000 21.82 (0.00)         Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of (FBST2) 100000 188.12 (-0.98)         Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of (FBST2) 100000 188.12 (-0.98)         Morbius (MORBI) 100000 53.35 (+0.53)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100 5.00 (0.00)         Troupe Zero (TZERO) 2500 9.78 (+2.43)         Robin Hood (RBNHO) 1 30.87 (-0.10)         A Private War (APWAR) 100000 5.50 (+0.14)         The Karate Kid 2 (KKID2) 40 0.68 (+0.03)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.00 (0.00)         Robin Hood (RBNHO) 100000 30.87 (-0.10)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 100000 5.00 (0.00)         Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (GOTG3) 10 124.40 (-0.23)         Methuselah (METHU) 100000 14.13 (-0.12)         Bathtubs Over Broadway (BTOBW) 100000 1.64 (-0.02)         Methuselah (METHU) 52000 14.13 (-0.12)         Bathtubs Over Broadway (BTOBW) 100000 1.64 (-0.02)         Bathtubs Over Broadway (BTOBW) 99990 1.64 (-0.02)         The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Na (KNGKL) 1 22.32 (-0.03)         The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Na (KNGKL) 1 22.32 (-0.03)         Midsommar aka Untitled Ari Aster (MIDSM) 99999 25.15 (+2.19)         Midsommar aka Untitled Ari Aster (MIDSM) 99999 25.15 (+2.19)         Fighting With My Family (FTWMF) 99999 19.86 (+1.21)         Fighting With My Family (FTWMF) 99999 19.86 (+1.21)         Now You See Me 3 (NYSM3) 1 12.31 (-0.05)         Now You See Me 3 (NYSM3) 1 12.31 (-0.05)         Separation (SEPRT) 99999 19.11 (-0.85)         Separation (SEPRT) 99999 19.11 (-0.85)         Once Upon a Time in Staten Islan (THNIT) 1 13.84 (-0.10)         Red Sonja (SONJA) 100000 10.71 (-0.20)         Red Sonja (SONJA) 99999 10.71 (-0.20)         Justice League 2 (JLEA2) 1 16.63 (-0.10)         Troupe Zero (TZERO) 99999 9.78 (+2.43)         Troupe Zero (TZERO) 99999 9.78 (+2.43)         The Glorias: A Life on the Road (GLRIA) 99999 9.69 (+0.55)         Vivica A. Fox (VFOX) 20000 17.58 (+0.04)         The Glorias: A Life on the Road (GLRIA) 99999 9.69 (+0.55)         Arkansas (ARKNS) 50000 5.00 (0.00)         Clark Duke (CDUKE) 20000 32.16 (-0.08)