SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: Will millions of Facebook users like The Social Network?



One movie about business gives way to another as The Social Network [SOCIL] takes over the box office.   Directed by David Fincher [DFINC], the drama chronicles the real-life founding of Facebook at Harvard by Mark Zuckerberg and friends, that later turned into enemies.  The PG-13 rated film has been generating awards buzz evert since its premiere in Toronto and Sony has spend heavily to hype up The Social Network as an event film that captures the current cultural zeitgeist.  Will the millions of young adults who popularized Facebook be interested in its back story?  Opening in 2771 theaters, The Social Network could ‘friend’ about 5 million moviegoers to earn around $30 million.

Just like the financial downfall depicted in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [WALS2], the film itself is already old news. The sequel looks to have its weekend gross cut in half to $10 million in its second outing. 

Without any new competition in family fares this weekend, the 3D animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole [GHOOL] could tail off 40% to $10 million.

The thriller Let Me In [LTRON] is a remake of the critically acclaimed Swedish Let the Right One In. Kick-Ass's Chloe Moretz [CMORE] stars as a vampire girl who befriends a shy boy.  While the remake has gotten great reviews as well, the R-rated film has more arthouse buzz than mainstream appeal. Overture also doesn’t enough money to mount a successful mass market campaign. Biting nto 2020 theaters, Let Me In could open to about $9 million

Paramount has dusted off Case 39 [CAS39] from its shelf where it sat for years. Not that it would help, Rene Zellweger [RZELL] is not doing any publicity for the abomination. The R-rated film may appeal to the Hispanic demographic that turns out for horror film in high percentages. Case 39 could collect $5 million from 2221 theaters.

That’s the whisper from the trading floor.



Tag(s): SOCIL, DFINC, WALS2, GHOOL, LTRON, CMORE, CAS39, RZELL

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 04:48 PM        2672 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Five Feet Apart (5FTAP) 100000 14.14 (+1.71)         Five Feet Apart (5FTAP) 100000 14.14 (+1.71)         Ron Howard (RHOWA) 19196 55.78 (-0.80)         Jojo Rabbit (JOJOR) 100000 24.94 (+1.43)         Jojo Rabbit (JOJOR) 100000 24.94 (+1.43)         The Torture Report (TORTR) 50000 16.58 (-0.67)         Don't Leave Home (DLVHM) 100000 1.54 (-0.46)         Isabella Rossellini (IROSS) 20000 32.01 (+0.08)         Craig T. Nelson (CTNEL) 20000 52.62 (+0.40)         John Cho (JCHO) 20000 34.18 (+0.64)         The Parts You Lose (TPYLS) 100000 10.29 (+0.02)         Little (LITLE) 50000 25.79 (-0.17)         The Many Saints of Newark (TMSON) 50000 31.41 (-1.07)         Hell Fest aka Hellfest (HELFS) 100000 23.20 (+0.10)         The Lie aka Between the Earth an (THLIE) 50000 15.09 (-0.42)         John Cho (JCHO) 19196 34.18 (+0.64)         Peter Rabbit 2 (PRAB2) 75000 59.60 (-1.05)         The Children Act (CHACT) 100000 1.89 (-0.03)         American Chaos (AMCHO) 100000 2.83 (-0.02)         Bad Dads (BDADS) 50000 13.18 (-1.16)         Ya Veremos (YVERE) 100000 1.18 (+0.01)         The Spy Who Dumped Me (TSWDM) 575 51.25 (+0.06)         Let the Corpses Tan (LTCT) 100000 1.38 (-0.04)         London Fields (LNDNF) 100000 1.45 (-0.04)         StarBonds Fund (BONDS) 500 60.70 (+0.16)         Emilia Clarke (ECLAR) 19196 85.47 (+0.41)         Chris O'Dowd (CODOW) 19081 32.99 (-0.39)         Chris O'Dowd (CODOW) 19196 32.99 (-0.39)         The First Purge (PURG4) 5000 52.70 (+3.22)         Jojo Rabbit (JOJOR) 15000 24.94 (+1.43)         Jacob's Ladder (JLADR) 15000 10.69 (+0.92)         The Favourite (FVRIT) 100000 1.98 (-0.01)         Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (JURA5) 520 394.93 (-0.26)         Clark Duke (CDUKE) 20000 31.76 (+0.87)         Don't Leave Home (DLVHM) 20000 1.54 (-0.46)         A Simple Favor (ASFAV) 100000 28.36 (-0.03)         Alden Ehrenreich (AEHRE) 19196 51.97 (-0.53)         The Torture Report (TORTR) 15000 16.58 (-0.67)         Crawl (CRAWL) 15000 21.51 (-0.74)         The First Purge (PURG4) 100000 52.70 (+3.22)         The Empty Man (EMPTY) 15000 15.62 (-0.78)         Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (JURA5) 100000 394.93 (-0.26)         The Many Saints of Newark (TMSON) 15000 31.41 (-1.07)         Bad Dads (BDADS) 15000 13.18 (-1.16)         The Sequel Fund (SQUEL) 10000 19.78 (+0.01)         Paul Bettany (PBETT) 17536 187.64 (-1.14)         The City That Sailed (CTSAL) 15000 0.67 (+0.02)         Mass Effect (MSEFC) 15000 0.47 (-0.01)         The Last Photograph (LPHOT) 10000 0.65 (+0.01)         The Front Runner (TFRUN) 100000 13.40 (+0.25)