Friday, November 15, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 19

It came as a surprise to no one that Thor 2 hammered the competition last weekend.  And I would fully expect that to continue up until the 22nd when the mighty Thor is slain by an ordinary girl with a bow and arrow.  I'm sure Loki will enjoy that.

And so without further ado here we go into the 3rd to last week of Box Office Blitz.  Basically as I said with the results on Tuesday, Rusty has all but locked it up.  He'd basically have to not play the next 3 weeks (or get 0 points) while David or Chris got a trifecta all three weeks.  It's possible, but not bloody likely.  Still David and Chris are battling for the 2nd and 3rd place prizes.  Meanwhile, Maurice, Andrew, and I are jockeying for playoff position, not that seeding will probably matter a whole lot; there is no home field/court/ice advantage in Box Office Blitz.  And of course Michael and Briane are fighting to avoid the dreaded Sacko for last place.

Anyway, here's the list of movies from my local megaplex (* denotes a new release)

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • About Time
  • All is Lost
  • Captain Phillips
  • Carrie
  • Charlie Countryman*
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Diana
  • Ender's Game
  • Escape Plan
  • Free Birds
  • Great Expectations
  • Gravity
  • Jackass: Bad Grandpa
  • Last Vegas
  • Prisoners
  • Pulling Strings
  • Rush
  • The Best Man Holiday*
  • The Counselor
  • The Invertible Defeat of Mister & Pete
  • Thor: The Dark World

 And I'll pick
  1. Thor 2 $50M
  2. Bad Grandpa $10M
  3. Best Man Holiday $8M
Best Man Holiday would probably do a lot better if it were called "Tyler Perry's Best Man Holiday" although that would make it sound like Tyler Perry were on a best man holiday, whatever that is.  I can't keep up with all that hip new slang, dadgumit.


  1. I saw Ender's Game yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. It was well-acted and held my attention to the very end, even though I read the book and was familiar with the jaw-dropping conclusion.

  2. 1. Thor: The Dark World $40M
    2.The Best Man Holiday $14M
    3. Last Vegas $8M

    Sometimes you have to roll the dice.

  3. 1) Thor $40 M
    2) Last Vegas $20 million
    3) Bad Grandpa $10 million

  4. 1. Thor 2: $42m
    2. Best Man Holiday: $18m
    3. Free Birds: $8m

  5. Thor 2 - $35 mil
    Best Man Holiday - $22 mil
    Last Vegas $10 mil

    I had no idea about the Best Man thing, but I read that it's a sequel to a really popular movie I've also never heard of. So, I suppose it will do well.

  6. Me, and my Buffalo Bills: Playing out the string, for nothin' but pride. AMERICA!

    1. Thor 2: Asgard Boogaloo: $55 mil.
    2. Free Birds: $10 mil.
    3. Charlie Countryman: $9 mil.

    I'm going to find a way to take this from Rusty.

  7. Thor 2 - $37m
    Best Man - $33m
    Free Birds - $10m



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