Sunday, March 17, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 10 Results

Happy St. Paddy's Day.  (Or St. ME Day is how I like to think of it.)  I guess most of us overestimated the appeal of Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey and underestimated the appeal of Halle Berry.  Not only that, but Halle Berry is also greater apparently than Ah-nold, Jason Statham, Stallone, and Colin Farrell.  Now we know...and knowing's half the battle.  (I should save GI JOE jokes for two weeks from now.)

Anyway, the top 3 movies were:
1.     Oz the Great and Powerful     $42.2M
2.     The Call     $17.1M
3.     The Incredible Burt Wonderstone     $10.3M

Really impressed by how much The Call made.  I would guesstimate that's the best opening a Brad Anderson movie has had.  Which is way overdue because "The Machinist" and "TransSiberian" were awesome.  Maybe now he'll get some better jobs.

My shabby picks were:
  1. Oz the Great and Powerful $35M
  2. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone $25M
  3. Jack the Giant Slayer $10M
 I get 100 for Oz and 50 for Wonderstone for 150 total.

Maurice Mitchell guessed:
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone $30M
Oz the Great and Powerful $29M
The Call $10M

He gets 50 for each for 150 total.

Rusty Carl guessed:
1. Oz - $38 mil
2. Burt Wonderstone - $22 mil
3. Jack The Giantslayer - $12 mil

He also gets 150 for Oz and Wonderstone.

Andrew Leon guessed:
1. Oz - $40m
2. Wonderstone - $32m
3. The Call - $18m

That's 100 for Oz and 50 apiece for the other two so 200 total.

Tony Laplume guessed:
1. Oz the Great and Powerful ($45 mil)
2. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone ($20 mil)
3. The Call ($10 mil)

Also 200 total.

And Briane Pagel guessed:
1 Oz $50 mil
2. Call $35 mil
3. Burt $28 mil

That's a trifecta!  300 points.  And Briane also gets the 500 point bonus for winning the round.  He must have followed my expert advice of playing this week and guessing better.

The bonus question was whether Oz would make MORE or LESS than 60% of its first week take which came out to $32M.  The answer was MORE.  Only Rusty and Andrew (and Briane but he won the round) actually guessed MORE.  This week the coin flip comes up on Andrew getting the bonus.

Here are the updated standings.  There's no change in the top 4 but Briane has now taken over fifth place.

Box Office Blitz


10 Total
Tony Laplume 200 4200
Andrew Leon 300 3150
PT Dilloway 150 2800
Rusty Carl 150 2250
Briane Pagel 800 1550
Maurice Mitchell 150 1100
Stephen Hayes 0 700
Michael Offutt 0 600
Donna Hole 0 200
David P King 0 200

1750 16750


  1. The worst part about this is that I had no real interest in seeing Wonderstone before it bombed, but several of the reviews say it's quite funny but, somehow, fell short, and, now, I'm all curious and stuff as to why.

  2. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (I'm quoting that one song from "The Who" that used to open CSI:Miami.)

  3. I think Hollywood will be less interested in Carell now. He's been underperforming for years now, and has already shown greater interest in less glitzy material.

    But wow for Halle!

  4. I contests Briane! I am tied with myself for last place. This will change next week. I'm surprised about Wonderstone since it looked like a guaranteed win.



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