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Box Office Top 20 - Fall 2013

Postby JohnErle » September 1st, 2013, 9:32 am

Announcing the inaugural Mega Contest, which is a variation of the Super Contest that many of us have played in the past. The primary difference is that we'll be picking films in September instead of January, which means there are still a lot of question marks about next summer's films, so this will be a good test of long-term prognostication skills.

THE RULES

Each entrant must chose what they think will be the Top 20 grossing films, in order, between September 2013 and August 2014. The winner will be determined by total cumulative box office.

In case of a tie where two entrants have picked the same 20 films, order will be used as a tiebreaker, so be careful when ranking your picks.

Each entrant also can pick 2 "bench" films. This means that if one or two of the films in your Top 20 gets moved past August 2014, your bench picks will be used as replacements. Make sure to order your bench films correctly (i.e. your #1 bench film will be the first picked if a Top 20 choice loses its date)

Winners will be announced by the end of September 2014, to give films that open in late August a fighting chance.

The closing date for entries is midnight PST September 30th.

If you want to pick a film from September 2013, you must submit your list by the Wednesday before the film opens. So anyone who thinks Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 is worth picking needs to have their list submitted by September 25th at midnight PST.

Once you submit your list it can't be changed, so if you submit a list two weeks before the deadline and one of your films gets bumped prior to the deadline, you'll have already used up one of your bench picks.

I'll be tabulating the final scores and doing occasional status reports throughout the year.

Good luck, and choose wisely.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby Chienfantome » September 1st, 2013, 10:10 am

Nice. Time to study the schedule of releases !
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby numbersix » September 1st, 2013, 2:03 pm

Sounds good. A nice idea to help us think harder about the summer blockbusters of 2014.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby numbersix » September 2nd, 2013, 5:26 am

Quick question John: what is the cut off for counting BO. Is it the end of August 2014? If so, that means that August releases won't have their full BO results counted by the time the game ends, which is worth pointing out.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby Chienfantome » September 2nd, 2013, 6:18 am

JohnErle wrote:Winners will be announced by the end of September 2014, to give films that open in late August a fighting chance.


Here's your answer, Six.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby numbersix » September 2nd, 2013, 6:25 am

Nobody told me I had to READ to play this game. Do I look like a brain scientist?

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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby Chienfantome » September 2nd, 2013, 6:26 am

:lol:
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby JohnErle » September 2nd, 2013, 10:29 am

numbersix wrote:Nobody told me I had to READ to play this game. Do I look like a brain scientist?



There will also be math.

If you forfeit now no one will think any less of you.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby BrocksterDuex » September 4th, 2013, 3:43 pm

I suppose somebody has to be first:

1. Hunger Games
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Transformers
4. The Hobbit
5. Amazing Spider Man 2
6. Fast and Furious 7
7. How To Train Your Dragon 2
8. Thor
9. Captain America
10. Lego
11. The Monuments Men
12. Noah
13. Fifty Shades of Grey
14. Anchorman
15. Maleficent
16. Xmen
17. 47 Ronin
18. Godzilla
19. Tammy
20. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
Bench:
21. 22 Jump Street
22. Hercules
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby numbersix » September 4th, 2013, 6:20 pm

Wow. Some real surprises, there, Brock. I'm happy with my list but want to wait a week or two in case there are any new announcements or major changes.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby JohnErle » September 5th, 2013, 2:06 am

You're a brave man for making your picks so early, Brockster. And you made some Bold-Ass choices, too. Your #2 probably won't be in my top 22, but that's what's going to make this version of the Super Contest so fun -- all the question marks hanging over next summer's releases. I'm not even sure what Tammy is, so it's time for me to start my research!
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby Chienfantome » September 5th, 2013, 3:36 am

That's what I thought when I read Brockster's list "What the heck is Tammy !". Now I've seen. And I know it won't make my list. But that's a very interesting list. I'll come up with mine later in the month.
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby numbersix » September 10th, 2013, 7:55 am

Okay, might as well put forward my list, as I'll forget otherwise.

1. How to Train Your Dragon 2
2. The Hunger Games 2
3. The Amazing Spider Man 2
4. The Good Dinosaur
5. The Hobbit Part 2
6. Fast and Furious 7
7. Transformers 4
8. X Men: Days of Future Past
9. Thor 2
10. Captain America 2
11. Ender's Game
12. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
13. A Million Ways to Die in the West
14. Cloudy 2
15. Rio 2
16. Tammy
17. Anchorman 2
18. 22 Jump Street
19. Lego
20. 300: Rise of an Empire

Bench
1. Wolf of Wall Street
2. American Hustle
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby Chienfantome » September 10th, 2013, 8:32 am

Wowwwww, How to train your dragon 2 in the number 1 spot, Six has a gambling mood today !
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Re: Box Office Mega Contest - Fall 2013

Postby numbersix » September 10th, 2013, 8:48 am

Well, I don't have much to lose.

But yeah, the first one was received so well and earned so much over a weak period that I think this could end up with Despicable Me 2 numbers. With Hunger Games 2 facing stiff competition over the holiday period, I'm not sure if it will do as well as the original, and there's no other slam-dunk 300m hit over the period - Spidey comes close as it opens the summer.
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