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2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Year

Postby numbersix » January 7th, 2014, 7:07 am

Well, with the 2013 BO Contest pretty much over, and with a winner already established, it's time to announce the 2014 edition!


THE RULES

Each entrant must choose what they think will be the Box Office Top 20 films of the year, in the correct order. You can only choose films released in the calender year (so Lone Survivor doesn't count, as it opened in limited release in 2013)

Each entrant also can pick 2 "bench" films. This means that if one or two of the films chosen in their Top 20 gets moved to 2015 or beyond, their bench picks will now be activated. Make sure to order your bench films correctly (i.e. your #1 bench film will be the first picked if one Top 20 choice loses its date)

Winners will be announced by the end of January 2015, to give films that open in late December a fighting chance. The winner will be the person with the most money earned by then.

If any two people have the same slate of films, the tie-breaker will be based on the accuracy of order.

The closing date for entries is midnight Wednesday Feb 5th.

Once you post your list you cannot change it.

If you want to pick a film from January or early February on your list you must submit your list by midnight of the Sunday before that film opens. For example, if you want to include The Nut Job (opens Jan 17th) in your list, then you must submit by midnight Jan 12th. This is to avoid anyone using accurate tracking information to gain an advantage.

Good luck, and choose wisely.
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby JohnErle » January 7th, 2014, 8:14 am

Tracking is for wimps, anyway. Good call.
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby Chienfantome » January 7th, 2014, 9:27 am

numbersix wrote:For example, if you want to include The Nut Job (opens Jan 17th) in your list


Don't tell everyone of John's secret plan to win this year !
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby BrocksterDuex » January 7th, 2014, 6:38 pm

Let's get this shit over with :)

1. Hunger Games Mockingjay
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. How To Train Your Dragon 2
4. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
5. The Lego Movie
6. The Amazing Spider Man 2
7. Captain America 2
8. Interstellar
9. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
10. Guardians of the Galaxy
11. Noah
12. Maleficient
13. Rio 2
14. Xmen Days of Future Past
15. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
16. 22 Jump Street
17. Jersey Boys
18. Hercules (the one w/ the Rock)
19. Into the Woods
20. Godzilla

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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby numbersix » January 7th, 2014, 6:39 pm

BrocksterDuex wrote:18. Hercules (the one w/ the Rock)


Really glad you clarified that one!
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby Buscemi » January 7th, 2014, 6:44 pm

1. Mockingjay Part 1
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
6. Interstellar
7. Big Hero 6
8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10. X-Men: Days of Futures Past
11. Night at the Museum 3
12. Noah
13. Tammy
14. Exodus
15. Into the Woods
16. Maleficent
17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
18. Hercules (Dwayne Johnson/Brett Ratner)
19. Jersey Boys
20. A Million Ways to Die in the West

Alternates:
The Lego Movie
Mr. Peabody and Sherman

This was a difficult one to do since not very many of the movies this year seem interesting or have the makings of a bonafide hit. It's simply a year overrun by Marvel adaptations, young adult literature adaptations and franchises that have overstayed their welcome.
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby Shrykespeare » January 8th, 2014, 10:15 am

Once more into the breach.

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. Interstellar
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. Jupiter Ascending
9. 300: Rise of an Empire
10. Godzilla
11. Home
12. Tammy
13. Guardians of the Galaxy
14. Night at the Museum 3
15. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
16. Captain America: Winter Soldier
17. The Lego Movie
18. 22 Jump Street
19. Edge of Tomorrow
20. Divergent

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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby Chienfantome » January 8th, 2014, 10:36 am

I'll definitely wait a bit before putting my list online. Don't want to see a big film being pushed back. But there's already some surprising choices.
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby numbersix » January 8th, 2014, 11:11 am

Chienfantome wrote:I'll definitely wait a bit before putting my list online. Don't want to see a big film being pushed back. But there's already some surprising choices.


Me too. Last year I posted just before The Heat was announced, and missed out. And with John's mid-season game I had Good Dinosaur on my list just before it was pushed. So while I have my Top 15 set in stone, and the remaining seven pretty much selected, I'm going to wait until Feb for any surprises.
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby Walleye413 » January 8th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Over thinking won't do me any good any way:

1. Mockingjay
2. Spiderman
3. Hobbit
4. X-men
5. Transformers (no buzz for this one.)
6. How to train your Dragon 2
7. Interstellar
8. Big Hero 6
9. Winter Soldier
10. Godzilla
11. Planet of the Apes
12. Divergent
13. Tammy
14. The Lego Movie
15. Neighbors
16. Hercules
17. The Hundred Foot Journey
18. Alexander and the terrible, no good, very bad day
19. Peabody and Sherman
20. Rio 2

21. Maleficent
22. Night at the Museum 3
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby silversurfer19 » January 8th, 2014, 2:36 pm

Forgive my memory, if someone posts a list, but then decides to alter it prior to the deadline, is that ok, or is the initial post final. Say, you place Maleficent on your bench, but then a couple of weeks later feel some good buzz for it and promote it your your actual list, or another movie not even on your bench, is that ok? I understand that once a movie has opened you can't pick it, but until then, can a slate be altered?
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby numbersix » January 8th, 2014, 2:37 pm

Great, that's 4 entrants already. Thanks for starting the ball rolling, guys. Will try to hold back on my thoughts until I post mine, but damn Walleye there are some major surprises on your slate.
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby numbersix » January 8th, 2014, 2:38 pm

silversurfer19 wrote:Forgive my memory, if someone posts a list, but then decides to alter it prior to the deadline, is that ok, or is the initial post final. Say, you place Maleficent on your bench, but then a couple of weeks later feel some good buzz for it and promote it your your actual list, or another movie not even on your bench, is that ok? I understand that once a movie has opened you can't pick it, but until then, can a slate be altered?


Slates cannot be altered once posted. Thems the rules (well, now that I added that note).
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby silversurfer19 » January 8th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Cheers! Now that's confirmed I'm waiting til almost the last minute, as I don't want to miss out on any newly scheduled movies like you previously mentioned. Not too late though, as I know I'll forget!!
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Re: 2014 Box Office Contest - Pick the Top 20 Films of The Y

Postby numbersix » January 8th, 2014, 2:43 pm

I'll post you a reminder just before the deadline. Or else get drunk and fall asleep. Either are just as likely.
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