Thursday, March 28, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 12

Since Friday is Good Friday, I decided to change things up this weekend.  So today you can get your picks in for Box Office Blitz and tomorrow will be the "Thursday" Review.

 It's time to play some Box Office Blitz!  It's the game where you try to pick the top 3 movies at the box office for the weekend.  For each one you get right you get 50 points and a bonus 50 if it's in the correct spot.  A 500 point bonus goes to the winner of the round.  The end prize is a $25 gift card to somewhere--I'll let the winner pick, as long as it's something I can buy online; I mean I'm not going to drive a thousand miles to buy a gift card to your favorite fro-yo shop or something.

Anyway, since it's a holiday weekend and we're all busy, let's get to it.

Now then, here's the list from my local megaplex (* indicates a new release):

  • 21 and Over
  • A Good Day to Die Hard
  • Admission
  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Escape from Planet Earth
  • GI Joe:  Retaliation*
  • Identity Thief
  • Inappropriate Comedy
  • Jack the Giant Killer
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • Oz the Great & Powerful
  • Quartet
  • Safe Haven
  • Side Effects
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Snitch
  • Spring Breakers
  • The Call
  • The Croods
  • The Host*
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  • Tyler Perry's Temptation* (as opposed to anyone else's Temptation playing this week)
  • Warm Bodies
Well I've been in a real cold streak lately.  I have at least been getting the #1 movies (I think) but I'm going to put that on the line this week.  I'm going to say:

  1. The Croods $35M
  2. The Host $28M
  3. GI Joe $25M 
My rationale being that it's Easter and I think the kid's movie will fare better.  I don't feel strongly about The Host or GI Joe (which was supposed to release last summer like Jack the Giant Killer and see how well that went) but I guess they each might have big fan bases.  So does Tyler Perry, so it wouldn't surprise me if I'm wrong not to include that.  Anyway, you're probably better off not picking what I'm picking based on recent evidence.

OK, now I'm going to spice up the bonus question by making it worth 400 points this week so maybe some of y'all can catch up a little--if you're right.  And to borrow from "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN we're going to play a little Over/Under:

Over or Under 151 points for Me on this round?

(And me, means ME aka the host of this blog.  Me does not mean YOU.  So basically if you think I'll get less than 151 points you go Under or if you think I'll get more you go Over.  And it's 151 so there's no push.)

So make sure to include your bonus answer with your picks.

The results will probably post Monday morning, or possibly late on Sunday depending on when I get home from Easter festivities.

Good luck!


  1. I'm gonna go with the
    1. The Host -- $45m
    2. G.I. Joe -- $35m
    3. Croods -- $28m
    And you're gonna be UNDER

    (I bet Tyler Perry's going to be the upset here, but I don't know anything about him so have no basis on which to make a prediction.)

    1. Really? You don't know that black guy who dresses up like a fat old woman named Madea and has made a billion dollars on plays/movies/TV shows thanks largely to Oprah? He was also in that "Alex Cross" movie and had a cameo in Star Trek.

    2. I know he was in Alex Cross, so I know his name, but I don't really know anything about him.

  2. 1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($50 mil)
    2. The Croods ($20 mil)
    3. Olympus Has Fallen ($15 mil)

  3. GI Joe - $40 mil
    Croods - $30 mil
    The Host - $24 mil

    It's gonna be a big weekend. I don't fully understand the points thing. But I'll take the under I guess.

  4. I've been out of the country and haven't seen any movies lately, except Hitchcock, on the plane. Wasn't all that compelling.

  5. Wait, can I still enter? It's 11:48 a.m. on Good Friday. Nobody told me! I had court! Screw it, I'm entering.
    I had help from Sweetie:

    1. The Croods, $40 million
    2. GI Joe $30 million
    3. The Host $15 million.

    Also: OVER. I believe in you, PT.



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