Sunday, April 28, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 16

Slightly updated Stacey!
The good thing is this is the last movie weekend of "spring."  Next week "summer" movie season begins!  According to reports Iron Man 3 has already raked in $195M overseas, so keep that in mind next week.  In the meantime, it looks like my reign at the top was short-lived as Tom Cruise's Oblivion is quickly headed to oblivion.  And congrats to Michael Bay for hitting #1 with a movie not featuring CGI robots--just flesh ones, ie Marky Mark.

And if you want to know the real story behind the movie, visit this link Maurice Mitchell posted.  It's a real eye-opener!

 The top three movies were:
  1. Pain & Gain $20M
  2. Oblivion $17.4M
  3. 42 $10.7M
My crappy guesses were:
  1. Oblivion $25M
  2. Pain & Gain $20M
  3. 42 $10M
That's 50 Oblivion, 50 for Pain & Gain, and 100 for 42 for 200 total.

Offutt guessed:
1 Pain & Gain 30 M
2 Oblivion 15 M
3 42 9.5 million

That's a trifecta!  300 plus 100 for taking my survey.

Pagel guessed:
1. Oblivion $20 mil.
2. Pain & Gain $19 mil.
3. Mud $15 million.

That's 50 for the first two, 0 for the last or 100 total plus another 100 for the survey.

Leon guessed:
1. Oblivion -- $20m
2. Pain & Gain -- $18m
3. 42 -- $15m

200 for him plus 100 for the survey.

Rusty guessed:

Oblivion - $22 mil
Pain and Gain - $20 mil
42 - $13 mil

That's 200 for him as well and 100 for the survey'

Hayes guessed:
#1 Oblivion $19 mil.
#2 42 $$13 mil.
#3 Pain and Gain $12 mil.

That's 50 for each or 150 plus 100 for the survey

Laplume guessed:
1. Pain & Gain ($22 mil)
2. Oblivion ($20 mil)
3. 42 ($12 mil)

That's a trifecta for him.  Plus 100 for the survey.

But the winner this week is Maurice Mitchell!
1. Pain and Gain - $21
2. Oblivion $20M
3. 42 $12M

His $21M guess for Pain and Gain was closest to actual retail price.  He gets 300 for the trifecta and the 500 bonus.  But he did not answer the survey.  That may hurt him later on, eh?

As for the bonus question, I asked whether the #5 movie would make MORE or LESS than last week's at $5.76M.  Everyone guessed LESS but The Croods came in 5th with $6.6M so the answer was MORE.  Andrew Leon did (I presume jokingly) change his to MORE and since he got screwed a couple weeks ago on the week when two movies were tied, I'll allow him to have the bonus this week.  Huzzah!

Here are the updated standings:

Box Office Blitz


16 Total
1 Tony Laplume 400 6900
2 Andrew Leon 400 5350
3 PT Dilloway 200 4450
4 Rusty Carl 300 3850
5 Maurice Mitchell 800 3100
6 Michael Offutt 400 2700
7 Briane Pagel 200 2650
8 Stephen Hayes 250 1050
9 Cindy Borgne 0 200
10 David P King 0 200
11 Donna Hole 0 200

2950 30650


  1. No, it was a serious request, so I appreciate you letting me have that. Pain & Gain surprised me. I didn't think it would pull in that much, considering the reviews.

    Can I go ahead and give my #1 pick for next week, right now?

  2. I don't seem to be climbing up the list very quickly. Maybe I need to pay more attention to these movies.

  3. Dammit. It's like I find new ways to lose. I pick Pain and Gain exactly right and still screw it up. Stupid movies.

  4. I actually went and read your Saturday post, and I agree with everything you say -- especially the part about getting out into nature. I've just gotten back from a walk with the boys. Nothing special, just around to a park and then to the spot where we throw rocks in the river, and it eased me up enough to not even mind that somehow I've dropped to seventh behind Michael Offutt. Then again, since he adopted my "Johnny On The Spot" pretty quick, I guess I wouldn't have minded anyway.

  5. I will try not to miss the next one.

  6. We're number five! We're number five! I'm actually disappointed "Pain and Gain" did well since the real guys were beheading people and driving over them three times. Still, it put me on top so "Yeah baby!" I won't miss the bonus next time.

  7. It's appropriate given my current number of points to say that you are all screwed.



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