Sunday, April 14, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 14 Results

So, apparently now 42 is the biggest opening for a baseball movie ever.  Take that, Kevin Costner!  I suppose it helps that it's a movie about a legendary figure for equality and not some dude in a corn field hearing voices.

As for last week's winner Evil Dead it toppled all the way to 5th place.  Who saw that coming?  Not me, obviously.




The final tally is:

  1. 42 $27M
  2. Scary Movie 5 $15.2M
  3. Croods $13.2M
My crappy guesses were:
  1. Evil Dead $20M
  2. Croods $18M
  3. 42 $12M
I get 50 for Croods and 50 for 42 so 100 total.

Briane Pagel guessed:
1. Scary Movie, $30 million
2. The Croods $18 million
3. 42, $10 million.

That's 50 for each or 150 total.

Michael Offutt guessed:
1) 42 will make 19 million.
2) Scary Movie 5 will make 16.5 million
3) The Croods will make 14 million

That's a trifecta for him!  300 points.

Rusty Carl guessed:
1) Scary Movie 5 - $20 mil
2) 42 - $18 mil
3) Evil Dead - $15 mil

That's 50 for Scary Movie and 50 for 42 or 100 total.

Cindy Borgne guessed:
1. 42 16 mil
2. The croods 13 mil
4. Scary movie 5 9 mil.

That's 100 for 42 and 50 each for the other two or 200 total.

Andrew Leon guessed:
1. Scary Movie 5  $22m
2. 42 -- $18m 
3. The Croods -- $14m


That's 50 for Scary Movie, 50 for 42 and 100 for Croods for 200 total.

Tony Laplume guessed:
1. 42 ($22 mil)
2. Scary Movie 5 ($18 mil)
3. The Croods ($15 mil)

That's another trifecta!  And since Tony is closer than Michael, he gets the 500 point bonus.  The rich get richer.

Stephen Hayes guessed:
#1 The Place Behind the Pines $20 mil
#2 Olympus Has Fallen $17 mil
#3 Jurassic Park 3D #12 mil

For 0 points.  D'OH!

And Maurice Mitchell guessed:
Evil Dead $40
Croods
42

That's 50 for Croods and 50 for 42 for 100 total.

Thanks to my nagging, people actually answered the bonus question this week.  Would Jurassic Park remain in the top 5?  Nope.  It came in 6th.  So close!  There were 4 people who answered, so I ran it through Random.org, which picked #1, corresponding to Briane Pagel.  The early bird gets the worm!  Then I saw I forgot to assign a point value, so I'll just use last week's value of 300 points.

Updated standings:
Box Office Blitz
Scoreboard
14 Total
Tony Laplume 800 6200
Andrew Leon 200 4650
PT Dilloway 100 3450
Rusty Carl 100 3250
Briane Pagel 450 2450
Michael Offutt 300 2000
Maurice Mitchell 100 1800
Stephen Hayes 0 700
Cindy Borgne 200 200
David P King 0 200
Donna Hole 0 200
2250 25100

5 comments:

  1. I haven't seen "42" yet but I hope it's worthy of the hype.

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  2. Given that my skill got me fewer points than random chance, I guess I'd rather be lucky than good. But I'd rather have superpowers than either of those first two.

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  3. I don't get America. I swear, I don't get it it all.

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  4. Drat, my comment got cut off. Who knew 42 would be such a powerhouse. I'm changing my strategy for next week.

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  5. Part of what helped 42 was that people were talking about it. Sounds stupid, but causing a discussion is always a good thing.

    But it still doesn't beat Costner listening to voices in a cornfield!

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