Sunday, July 7, 2013

Box Office Blitz Season 1 Finale Results!

Well it looks like justice prevailed as the despicable Lone Ranger picture got its ass handed to it by Despicable Me 2.  With Turbo, Smurfs 2, and Planes still to come this seems to be the summer of animated kids movies.  I suppose those are pretty reliable for parents wanting to dump their kids somewhere for 2 hours or so.  Probably by 2016 all we'll have are animated kids movies and Marvel superhero movies, at least in mainstream theaters.

Anyway, the final tally just for Friday-Sunday was:

Despicable Me 2 $82.5M
Lone Ranger $29.4M
The Heat $25M

My final picks were:
  1. Despicable Me 2 $60M
  2. Lone Ranger $50M
  3. The Heat $25M 
So hooray, I go out with a trifecta!

But our winner for this final week of Season 1 is Stephen Hayes!
Despicable Me 2....$72 mil
The Lone Ranger....$40 mil
The Heat...........$32 mil.

He gets a trifecta and his pick for #1 was closer than anyone else.  That's 500 bonus for 800 total.

Michael Offutt picked:
Despicable Me $125 million.
The Lone Ranger $60 million.
Monsters University $30 million.

That's 100 for Despicable and 100 for Lone Ranger for 200 total.

Andrew Leon picked:
1. Despicable Me 2 -- $110m
2. Lone Ranger -- $80m
3. The Heat -- $24m

That's a trifecta for him.

Maurice Mitchell picked:
1. Despicable Me 2 $100M
3. The Heat $30M
2. Lone Ranger $40M

That's 100 for DM2 and 50 apiece for Heat and Ranger for 200 total.

Briane Pagel picked:
Despicable Me: $70 mil
Monsters U: $35
Lone Ranger $25 mil.

That's 100 for DM2 and 50 for Ranger.

David Walton played for the first time, better late than never!  He picked:
1. Despicable Me 2 -- $100m
2. Lone Ranger -- $35m
3. The Heat -- $25m

That's a trifecta in his debut!

And here's the final score for Round 1:

Box Office Blitz


26 Total
1 Andrew Leon 300 10050
2 PT Dilloway 300 7700
3 Tony Laplume 0 7700
4 Michael Offutt 200 6597
5 Rusty Carl 0 5900
6 Maurice Mitchell 200 4800
7 Briane Pagel 150 4500
8 Stephen Hayes 800 3500
9 Cindy Borgne 0 1500
10 David Walton 300 300
11 David P King 0 200
12 Donna Hole 0 200

2250 52947

I've already paid out the first, second, and third place prizes.  And Briane Pagel has claimed his free ebook.  Players 5-12 are all eligible for a free ebook from Planet 99 Publishing.  You can go here to see what's available.  Or if you want, you can donate your free ebook to Briane Pagel.  Let me know what you decide in the comments or by email.

Thanks for playing and get ready for next season beginning next week!


  1. Congrats Stephen for this week and to Andrew for round one!

  2. Oh, I thought we were doing Wed-Sun grosses, but no big.

  3. Seventh place is "Mr Congeniality," right? It's an honor just to be nominated.

  4. I heard Lone Ranger was a big flop. I have yet to see Despicable Me, but I wouldn't dump my kids off. I'm going to go see it with them!

  5. You're a good man, Charlie Brown.



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