Sunday, March 24, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 11 Results

Well I was half-right.  Family movies again dominated.  Though I completely underestimated "Olympus Has Fallen."  Not sure why it had such a big weekend while pretty much every other action movie this year didn't.  Maybe it's just the appeal of Morgan Freeman.  It seems as good a theory as any.

So the results were:
Croods $44.7M
Olympus $30.4M
Oz $22M

My sucky picks were:
  1. The Croods $35M
  2. Oz $25M
  3. Admission $15M 
I get 100 for Croods and 50 for Oz.

Briane Pagel picked:
1. The Croods: $40million
2. Spring Breakers $24 million
3. Oz $20 million.

That's 100 for Croods and 100 for Oz for 200 total.

Tony Laplume picked:
1. The Croods ($40 mil)
2. Oz the Great and Powerful ($20 mil)
3. Olympus Has Fallen ($15 mil)

That's 100 for Croods and 50 apiece for the other two so also 200 points.

 Maurice Mitchell picked the same as Tony:
The Croods ($40 million)
Oz the Great and Powerful ($20 million)
Olympus Has Fallen ($18 million)

So also 200 points.

Andrew Leon picked:
1. Olympus -- $42m
2. Croods -- $38m
3. Oz -- $20m

He gets 50 for Olympus and Croods and 100 for Oz for 200 total.

And lastly our upset winner of the week, Michael Offutt, who finally played for real and nailed the trifecta:
1. Croods $40.5 million
2. Olympus has Fallen. $22 million
3. Oz the Great. $20.9 million

That's 300 plus the 500 point bonus for 800 total.

As for the bonus question, Inappropriate Comedy failed to make even the top 10 so the answer was LESS than $5M.  Maurice and Briane both guessed that.  I flipped a coin and it came up on Maurice.  So he gets 100 points extra.

The updated scores:

Box Office Blitz


11 Total
Tony Laplume 200 4400
Andrew Leon 200 3350
PT Dilloway 150 2950
Rusty Carl 0 2250
Briane Pagel 200 1750
Maurice Mitchell 300 1400
Michael Offutt 800 1400
Stephen Hayes 0 700
Donna Hole 0 200
David P King 0 200

1850 18600


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  2. Olympus was an action movie of the new blockbuster mode after months of action movies in the old one. I guess it shouldn't have been such a surprise.

  3. I didnt figure kids would go for Olympus. But what do I know about what kids want? I've only got, like, seventeen of them.

    Anyway, I remain in the top five. I'm a force to be reckoned with.

  4. Whoo-hoo! I'm number six! I'm number six! Family films still rule I guess.



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