Friday, September 6, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 9 & Temporary Anne Cover Reveal!

Before we get to the latest round of Box Office Blitz, today I'm doing the cover reveal for Briane Pagel's new horror novella, Temporary Anne.

I've already read it and it is some scary stuff.  The gist of it is that a woman named Anne in order to avoid going to Hell does all sorts of terrible things while slowly becoming more and more of a ghoul.  As a bonus you get short stories from me, Andrew Leon, Rusty Carl, and Nigel Mitchell.  My short story "Adoption" is sort of like "The Handmaid's Tale" if you've ever read that, sort of a political dystopian story.  As a Fun Fact I wrote it in a Subway in Manistee, Michigan while on vacation and waiting for the weather to clear up.  That was actually the highlight of that day as the weather never really did clear up and my car almost got stuck in sand.

Anyway, last week the scores on Box Office Blitz picked up while there was a photo finish to determine the winner.  Rusty won the extra points to solidify his hold of first place.  There's only one new major release this week, so largely it's the same list as last week.

Here's the list from my local megaplex (* denotes a new release):

  • 2 Guns 
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Closed Circuit
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Elysium 
  • Getaway
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Instructions Not Included
  • Jobs
  • Kick-Ass 2
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Mortal Instruments:  City of Bones 
  • One Direction: This is Us
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Planes
  • Red 2
  • Riddick*
  • The Conjuring
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Heat
  • The Smurfs 2
  • The Spectacular Now 
  • The Ultimate Life*
  • The Wolverine
  • The World's End
  • We're the Millers
  • Winnie Mandela*
  • You're Next
I'm having a hard time believing in Riddick with its R rating and lack of The Rock to go with Vin Diesel. That and almost every new movie has bombed in the last month.  Still, there doesn't seem like a lot of competition right now.
  1. Riddick $20M
  2. Butler $10M
  3. One Direction $9M

Now you make your picks in the comments!


  1. Throwing a Changeup!

    1. Riddick $20M
    2. The Butler $9M
    3. instructions Not Included $6M

  2. 1) Riddick $19 million.
    2) The Butler $9 million
    3) We're the Millers $8 million

  3. I'm amazed the "The Butler" is still hanging in there since I thought it mediocre at best.

  4. Well, Riddick is under performing but strong, so I'm giving them the number one spot.
    1. Riddick - $21M
    2. The Butler - $10.1M
    3. Instructions Not Included - $10

  5. Crap. I almost forgot.
    Riddick - $21 mil
    The Butler $11 mil
    We're the Millers $10 mil

  6. Riddick - $20m
    Butler - $15m
    Millers - $12m

  7. Bah!
    This not being home on Friday is not working for me with this. I completely forgot, again, to come and do my picks after I got home.



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