Sunday, September 15, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 10 Results!

It's been a banner year for cheap horror movies directed by James Wan and starring Patrick Wilson.  First "The Conjuring" in July and now "Insidious 2."  Though someone on Facebook said this movie was laughably bad.  I'd expect it to dropoff a lot then next week.  Meanwhile "The Family" didn't completely tank, though it has yet to make its budget while "Insidious 2" has already earned its budget several times over.  Note to studios:  don't waste money on Robert deNiro and Tommy Lee Jones when all you need is Patrick Wilson and a bunch of horror movie cliches.

The top three were:
  1. Insidious 2 $41M
  2. The Family $14.7M
  3. Riddick $7M

(Unless they really over/underestimated these totals there should be no problems this week.)

My picks were:
  1. Insidious 2 $20M
  2. The Family $9M
  3. Riddick $8M
I was way off on the amounts but got them in the right order, so that's a trifecta for me. 900 points.

David Walton picked:
1. Insidious 2 $24M
2. Riddick $10M
3. The Family $9M

That's 200 for Insidious and 100 each for the other two for 400 total

Briane Pagel (eventually) picked:
1. Insidious 2: $12 million.
2. The Butler: $11 Million.
3. The Family: $10 million.

That's 200 for Insidious and 100 for Family.  300 total

Michael Offutt picked:
1 Insidious 2 - $31 million
2 Riddick - $10 million
3 The Family - $8 million

That's also 400 points

Maurice Mitchell picked:
1. Insidious Chapter 2 - $32 mil
2. The Family - $11 mil
3. Riddick - $7 mil

Also a trifecta for 900 points

Andrew Leon picked:
1. Insidious 2: $30m
2. The Family: $10m
3. Riddick: $8m

Also a trifecta for 900 points

Chris Dilloway picked:
Insidious 2 - 25 mil
Family - 10 mil
Butler - 8 mil

That's 200 for Insidious and 300 for Family for 500 total

But Rusty widens his lead this week by picking:
Insidious 2 - $35 mil
The Family - $12 mil
Riddick - $8 mil

He gets the trifecta for 900 and since he outbid me, Maurice, and Andrew he gets the 300 bonus too.  Some guys have all the luck.

Here's the updated scoreboard:


Box Office Blitz


Scoreboard







10 Total
1 Rusty Carl 1200 6800
2 David Walton 400 5600
2 Chris Dilloway 500 5600
4 PT Dilloway 900 4400
5 Andrew Leon 900 4100
6 Briane Pagel 300 4000
7 Maurice Mitchell 900 4000
8 Michael Offutt 400 2300






5500 36800
Rusty has a sizable lead, David and Chris are tied for second, there's a bunch of us in the middle of the pack, and Michael is in the lead for the Sacko.  Huzzah!

5 comments:

  1. Insidious did way above expectations.
    I guess kudos to Rusty for giving it the high bid.

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  2. I hear Jurassic Park #4 is being made in 3-D. It's hard to believe they have anything else to say about these dinos.

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  3. Thank you all! No luck involved though. Just careful deliberation.

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