Friday, February 1, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 4

It's the fourth week of the hottest new game on the Internet...or just a game on the Internet.  Anyway, the object is to pick the winners of this weekend's box office.  Put them all in the right order and you get bonus points.

As we begin the fourth week there's a tie at the top spot between me and Tony Laplume.  Andrew Leon is just slightly behind and then there's the rest of the pack.  But with a 500 point bonus to the winner anything can happen.

Now then, here's what's playing at my local theater this weekend (* denotes a new release)

  • A Haunted House
  • Argo
  • Broken City
  • Bullet to the Head*
  • Django Unchained
  • Gangster Squad
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Jack Reacher
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • Mama
  • Movie 43
  • Parental Guidance
  • Parker
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Stand Up Guys*
  • The Guilt Trip
  • The Impossible
  • The Last Stand
  • This is 40
  • Warm Bodies*
  • Zero Dark 30
I'll make my picks first to get it started.  Since horror(ish) movies have generally ruled the box office in January I'll go with:

  1. Warm Bodies $25M
  2. Hansel & Gretel $11M
  3. Silver Linings Playbook $10
Of the other new releases I have no idea what Stand Up Guys is.  Haven't heard a thing about it.  And Bullet to the Head...well we already saw how Ahhh-nold's movie tanked.  These old action heroes should stick to team-ups like "The Expendables."

Now it's your turn to pick! Put your top 3 in the order you think they'll end up at and be sure to put dollar amounts since that's the tiebreaker.  (No dollar amount means $0.)

Just to add some spice to things, I'm going to throw in a bonus question that will be worth a 100 point bonus to one person.  This is a multiple guess question and if there are multiple people who get it right then I'll let decide a winner--the winner can't be the one who wins this round though.

Here's the bonus question:
"Movie 43" has been panned as the worst movie ever by many critics.  How many daily showings will be playing next week for this awful film at my local theater?
A.  0
B.  1-2
C.  3-4
D.  5 or more

Answer in the comments along with your picks.  The winner will be determined next Thursday and the 100 points added to their score.

Good luck!


  1. Warm Bodies - $24mil
    Stand Up Guys - $15mil
    Bullet in the Head - $13mil

    And 1 showing per day. I forgot what letter that was and I can't look because my phone still struggles with commenting

  2. This is Super bowl weekend, so I don't see any big releases. It's all about old guys this weekend.
    1. Warm Bodies - $18 mil
    2. Hansel and Gretel - $9 mil
    3. Bullet to the Head -$5 mil

    Movie 43 - 1

  3. Warm Bodies would make a few more bucks IF IT WAS PLAYING AT MY LOCAL CINEMA.

  4. #1 Silver Lining Playbook---$18 mil.

    #2 Bullet in the head---$14 mil.

    #4 Hansel and Gretel--$10 mil.

  5. 1. Warm Bodies ($15 mil)
    2. Hansel & Gretel ($9 mil)
    3. Bullet to the Head ($8 mil)

    If Movie 43 plays at all, it will have at least one screening, otherwise three.

    Stand Up Guys stars Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. It's an aging mobster flick.

  6. Warm Bodies -- $20m
    Hansel & Gretel -- $11m
    Bullet to the Head -- $10m

    I'm gonna go with C on the bonus.



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