Monday, December 9, 2013

Box Office Blitz Playoff Results Round 1

Here we go with the first round of the playoffs.  Read Friday's post if you want a recap of the rules.  The gist is they're pretty much the same.

The top 3 movies of last weekend were:
  1. Frozen $31.6M
  2. Hunger Games 2 $26.1M
  3. Out of the Furnace $5.2M

The first matchup between #1 Rusty and #8 Briane was essentially a bye week for Rusty because Briane has been sidelined with health issues recently.  (If you could, send some good vibes Briane's way.)

Rusty picked:
Frozen $35 mil
Catching Fire $32 mil
Out of the Furnace - $8 mil

That's a trifecta for 900 points, which is more than enough to advance him to the next round.

Now we get to some real matchups.
#2 David Walston vs. #7 Michael Offutt

David picked:
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $34M
2.Frozen $32M
3. Out of the Furnace $7M

That's 100 points for Hunger Games and Frozen and 400 for Out of the Furnace for 600 total

Michael Offutt picked:
1) Frozen $34 million
2) The Hunger Games Catching Fire $30 million
3) Out of the Furnace $10 million.

That's a trifecta for 900 points.  Which means Michael gets the upset win!

Next up we have the Dilloway Bowl between #3 Chris Dilloway and #6 P.T. Dilloway
Chris picked:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $46m
Frozen $32m
Out of the Furnace $7 mil

That's 600 points

I picked:

1.  Hunger Games 2 $35M
2.  Frozen $30M
3.  Thor 2 $6M

 That's a mere 200 for me.  So Big Brother moves on to the next round.

And finally we have #4 Andrew Leon vs. #5 Maurice Mitchell

Andrew picked:

1. Frozen -- $32m
2. Catching Fire -- $30m
3. Out of the Furnace -- $6m

That's a trifecta for 900 points

Maurice picked:
1. Frozen $35 mil
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $32 mil
3. Out of the Furnace $7 mil

Also a trifecta for 900 points!

But Andrew picked Frozen closer than Maurice so by a whisker he moves on to the next round.

Because I'm lazy and don't feel like rearranging the brackets all the time we'll do this NCAA basketball style.  That means next week for Round 2's winner's tourney we have:

As for us losers it'll be:

Get ready for Round 2 beginning on Friday!


  1. So I have to get past the Cinderella story of the tourney and then the juggernaut that is Rusty in order to problem!! :)

  2. Such a bittersweet victory. But getting out of the first round is still good.

    1. That's how I'd feel about beating him at fantasy football this last week except that it took a miraculous performance by Josh McCown to do it.

  3. Wow that's pretty darn close. I'm guessing The Hobbit is gonna snatch first place this weekend.

  4. Congrats to Rusty, Andrew, Michael and Chris. It sucks that I'm in the running for the sacko, but I'll rock it if I "win."



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