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

SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: The Roommate fights against Sanctum.



The box office gets hit with a double whammy this weekend. Not only will the Super Bowl on Sunday divert the attention of moviegoing audiences, nearly half the country is buried under snow from severe winter weather. Two new films will try to appeal to those not interested in football or wishing for an escape.

Sony Screen Gems targets teens and young adults with the PG-13 rated thriller The Roommate [RMATE]. Friday Night Light’s Minka Kelly [MKELL] and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester [LMEES] lend recognizable starpower to the familiar Single White Female story about a female stalker who turns deadly.  Invading 2534 theaters, The Roommate could take away $15 million.

James Cameron brings his name and expertise to the spelunking thriller Sanctum [JCSNC]. The R-rated film set in underwater caves was shot using the same 3D camera system as Avatar. Without any box office draw in its cast, Universal’s marketing has focused on the 3D imagery as its main selling point, aside from Cameron. Competing against football on Sunday, Sanctum may settle for around $11 million from 2789 theaters.

The female-targeted No Strings Attached [NSATA] should not be affected much by the Super Bowl. A 40% decline would net another $8 million.

Last weekend’s leader, The Rite [TRITE] is headed for the typical hard fall for horror films. A drop more than 50% would bring in around $7 million

With a male-dominated audience tuning in to football, The Mechanic [MCHNC] looks to dive more than 50% to about $5 million in its second session.

That’s the whisper from the trading floor.



Tag(s): RMATE, MKELL, LMEES, JCSNC, NSATA, TRITE, MCHNC

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, February 3, 2011 @ 04:24 PM        1841 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Abominable aka Everest (EVERS) 100000 33.83 (-0.10)         The Six Billion Dollar Man (6MILL) 99999 37.90 (+0.03)         Richard Says Goodbye (RICSG) 20000 4.91 (+1.36)         The House With a Clock in Its Wa (THWCW) 100000 53.25 (+0.76)         The Predator (PRED4) 2000 58.78 (-0.13)         ABC: The Rookie (ROOKIE) 1306 13.58 (-0.07)         Jessica Chastain (JCHAS) 20000 19.81 (+0.28)         Jessica Chastain (JCHAS) 19189 19.81 (+0.28)         NBC: Manifest (MANIFS) 1089 15.04 (-0.06)         Hell Fest H$15 Call (HELFS.CA) 1190 1.90 (-0.04)         The Animal Fund (ZOO) 10000 20.00 (0.00)         Mortal Engines (MENGN) 100000 75.59 (-0.21)         The Grinch (HTGSC) 338 126.13 (0.00)         Elizabeth Banks (EBANK) 20000 103.93 (-1.43)         Fahrenheit 11/9 - Opening Weeken (FH119.OW) 1233 8.18 (+0.10)         A Simple Favor (ASFAV) 1 43.05 (+1.79)         Crazy Rich Asians $135M Blockbus (CRASN.BW) 1051 14.10 (+0.03)         Alita: Battle Angel (ALITA) 5000 80.53 (-0.01)         Catfight (CATFT) 99500 0.04 (0.00)         Melanie Laurent (MLAUR) 19081 26.98 (-0.23)         The House With a Clock in Its Wa (THWCW) 100000 53.25 (+0.76)         Gears of War (GEARS) 99999 0.32 (+0.04)         Wild Rose (WLDRS) 9910 1.85 (-0.15)         Jane Fonda (JFOND) 12711 35.04 (-0.05)         Queen & Slim (QNSLM) 250 22.94 (-0.03)         Dark Phoenix aka X-Men 7 (XMEN7) 25000 132.93 (-0.35)         Untitled Hunter Scott Project (GSAIL) 50000 0.05 (-0.02)         Bigger (BIGER) 1 4.61 (+0.73)         Museo (MUSEO) 3970 0.99 (-0.01)         The House With a Clock in Its Wa (THWCW) 100000 53.25 (+0.76)         God Bless the Broken Road (GBTBR) 100000 2.67 (-0.04)         Judd Apatow (JAPAT) 12711 36.62 (-0.05)         Peter Rabbit 2 (PRAB2) 100 56.42 (+0.14)         The Nutcracker And The Four Real (NUTFR) 100 83.71 (+0.20)         Bigger (BIGER) 100000 4.61 (+0.73)         Hal (HAL) 2970 0.39 (+0.03)         Alexander Payne (ALPAY) 12711 41.14 (-0.08)         Gloria Bell (GLORB) 1386 4.00 (-0.06)         Mortal Engines (MENGN) 15 75.59 (-0.21)         Mortal Engines (MENGN) 75 75.59 (-0.21)         Ben Foster (BFOST) 108 28.94 (+0.08)         Come Away (CAWAY) 1653 25.71 (+2.11)         Green Book (GRNBK) 250 28.54 (+0.03)         Thomas Jane (TJANE) 20000 1.48 (+0.19)         Sam Rockwell (SROCK) 20000 11.17 (+0.23)         Loving Pablo (ESCOB) 5000 0.97 (+0.01)         Ruth Wilson (RUTHW) 20000 34.51 (-0.30)         Melissa McCarthy (MMCCA) 20000 74.72 (-0.41)         Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (GOTG3) 8348 137.54 (-0.22)         Halloween (HALW3) 1733 59.40 (+0.13)