Friday, May 24, 2013

Box Office Blitz Week 20!

Things are really going to heat up this week.  Last week's picks were pretty obvious, but this week with three new movies added to the mix, it's going to be far more difficult.  You have to wonder whether Iron Man 3 or Fake Star Trek 2 or Gatsby will be able to hold on in the top 3 given this onslaught of new movies. 

You should know the rules by now.  If not, just look up the first week's post.  Though the prizes have been updated for 2nd and 3rd place.

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

  • 42
  • Disconnect 
  • Epic*
  • Evil Dead
  • Fast & Furious 6*
  • Iron Man 3
  • Jurassic Park 3D
  • Mud
  • Oblivion
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • Oz the Great & Powerful
  • Pain and Gain 
  • Peeples
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • The Big Wedding
  • The Great Gatsby 
  • The Hangover 3*
  • The Iceman
My picks this week will be:
  1. Fast & Furious 6 $70M
  2. Epic $50M
  3. Hangover 3 $40M
 Not very creative choices really.  I haven't heard much of "Epic" but it's a kid's movie and those almost always do well, especially against R-rated movies. *CoughPrometheusCough*

Taking a week off from the bonus question.  And no surveys either.  I've been too danged busy moving for all that. I forget if they wait until Monday to include Memorial Day.  I think it might be.  In which case the results would post Monday.


  1. Prometheus made $403 million dollars worldwide before dvd release. At a budget of $130 million, this means that the movie was a commercial success having cleared three times it's cost to bring it to the theaters. Sometimes coming to this blog is a similar experience to tuning into Fox News anchors who distort facts to ridicule things that really shouldn't be ridiculed because it makes no sense to ridicule them.

    Box Office Predictions for Memorial Weekend 2013:

    1) Fast Six at $85 million. I've seen ALL of these films and will continue to do so, as I love them. The audience is hugely diverse appealing to young people, Latinos, whites, car lovers, and men who love scantily clad sluts.

    2) Hangover Part III will make $50 million.

    3) Epic will make $40 million. It's from Fox which isn't all that great when it comes to animated flicks (Croods was meh). And reviews of this one are tanking.

    1. Madagascar 3's worldwide take was $742 million. So there.

  2. Wait, what, moving?

    1. F&F 6 -- $100m
    2. Hangover 3 -- $80m
    3. Star Trek -- $40m (I think I'm going to regret putting this at 3, but I'm leaning toward it just edging above Epic.)

  3. Alright. Shit gets real this week. It's time for me to make my move.

    Hangover 3 - $70 mil
    F&F 6 - $60 mil
    Star Trek $44 mil

  4. Wow. I thought this was just a humorous game but Rusty's bringing it. I'd better get my game face on.

    Where are you moving to?

    1. F&F6: $55 mil
    2. Hangover 3: $40 mil
    3. Epic: $39 mil.

  5. Hangover III $80 mil.

    Star Trek $70 mil.

    Iron Man III $50 mil.



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