Friday, August 23, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 7!

Last week's results actually brought up a policy change to be instituted.  When I look up the box office results on Sunday afternoon those are just studio estimates.  Which I'm sure most of the time doesn't make a difference.  Last week it actually did make a slight difference as Sunday afternoon Kick-Ass 2 was listed as being tied for third place, though it was listed fourth.  I didn't give anyone points for it and history shows this was the correct decision as once the actual results came in on Monday afternoon, Kick-Ass 2 dropped to fifth place behind Planes.  We have had a tie between movies before back in March at least and back then I credited people with points.

But from now on if there's a tie then I will suspend calculating the totals until late on Monday when the actual totals come in.  That way people don't get points they don't deserve or don't lose points when they shouldn't.

Meanwhile, last week all but one of the four new movies tanked.  Will we have better luck this week?

Here's the list from my local megaplex:

  • Blue Jasmine*
  • 2 Guns
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Elysium
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Jobs
  • Kick-Ass 2
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Mortal Instruments:  City of Bones* 
  • Pacific Rim
  • Paranoia
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Planes
  • RIPD
  • Red 2
  • Stuck in Love*
  • The Conjuring
  • The Heat
  • The Smurfs 2
  • The Way, Way Back
  • The Wolverine
  • The World's End*
  • We're the Millers
  • World War Z
  • You're Next*
I guess I'll have to go back to making my own picks this week.  I'll pick:
  1. Mortal Instruments $30M
  2. You're Next $25M
  3. The Butler $18M

Though really I'd like World's End to do better because I loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and am glad they finally got the band back together to make another movie.  It'll probably do better in the UK than here as clearly we don't know shit about good movies.


  1. I would have picked City of Bones but I hear its tanking in a major way right now. So...

    You're Next - $ 18 mil
    The Butler $ 15 mil
    We're the Millers $13 mil

    Ugh. I'll be seeing World's End if I go anywhere this weekend.

  2. The Butler $16M
    The Mortal Instruments $13M
    We're the Millers $12M

    Must see all movies with Simon Pegg!

  3. Maybe if I can find a hit of LSD in my box of college mementos I'll go see The Smurfs II.

  4. I was all researching this before and everything but then I got distracted. But how is "The World's End" not going to clean up?

    1. World's End: $20 mil
    2. You're Next $18 mil
    3. The Butler $15 mil.

  5. I wondered about that before Pat. Not that I would have won but there were some times my guess was closer to the final numbers. Good call. The blitz gets better everyday. I predict a slow weekend.
    1. You're Next $15 m
    2. The Butler $14 m
    3. We're the Millers $13 m

  6. The Butler - $18
    The Millers - $14
    You're Next - $13
    City of Bone - $12

    -thinking a "tie" for third again this week, but You're Next will have a slight edge. Typical August junk weekend. :(



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