Sunday, July 14, 2013

Box Office Blitz Season 2 Week 1 Results!

I guess it's no surprise how dumb America is.  I don't know why I'm constantly surprised by that.  And no I'm not referring to George Zimmerman getting off scot-free for shooting an unarmed man.  I'm talking about Pacific Rim tanking, getting beat out by Grown Ups 2 and Despicable Me 2.  I should have gone with my instincts and put Pacific Rim third, but oh well.

The final totals for the weekend were:
Despicable Me 2 $44.8M
Grown Ups 2 $42.5M
Pacific Rim $38.3M

Now it's time to demonstrate the new scoring system.

Here were my picks: 

  1. Despicable Me 2 $60M
  2. Pacific Rim $50M
  3. Grown Ups 2 $45M
OK, so I get 100 for Despicable Me 2, 100 for Grown Ups 2, and 100 for Pacific Rim all being in the top three.  Then I get 100 bonus for DM2.  So that's 400 total.

My older brother Chris played for the first time this week:
DM2 at 50
Pacific Rim at 38
stupid sandler and co at 28

His picks were the same as mine so he also gets 400 points.

David Walston picked:
Pacific Rim- $50M
Despicable Me 2- $45M
Grown Ups 2- $30M

He gets 100 for each for 300 total.

Rusty Webb picked:
Pacific Rim $48M
Despicable Me 2 $43M
Grown Ups 2 $32M

Also 100 for each or 300 total.

Andrew Leon picked:
1. Despicable Me 2: $46m
2. Pacific Rim: $44m
3. Grown Ups 2: $38m

His were the same as mine for 400 total.

Briane Pagel picked:
. Pacific Rim $60 m
2. Grown Ups 2 $40
3. Despicable Me 2 $35 mil.

He gets 300 for having all three plus he gets the 200 bonus for picking the correct #2 movie.  That's 500 points total.  And so even though he had the #1 and #3 movies mixed up, Briane Pagel gets the win and 300 bonus points!  I guess anything can happen with the new scoring system, eh?

Michael Offutt made picks but they were after the deadline so they are disqualified.

Here's the updated scoreboard for week 1 of Season 2:

Box Office Blitz


Season 2

1 Total
1 Briane Pagel 800 800
2 Andrew Leon 400 400
3 PT Dilloway 400 400
4 Chris Dilloway 400 400
5 Rusty Carl 300 300
6 David Walton 300 300
7 Michael Offutt 0 0

2600 2600
I guess anything can happen with the new scoring system, eh?


  1. I can not believe Grown Ups 2 beat PacRim. I can't even believe it's a movie, but the fact that it did as well as it did is even worse.

  2. I won?

    This is what it feels like...

    ...when doves cry.

  3. You'll no doubt be ashamed of me if I admit we saw "Despicable Me II" and really enjoyed it.

  4. Yeah I got distracted by Pacific Rim stuff so forgot to post. I'm disappointed too. But I'll be back next week.

  5. That is what I get for being hyped up on Kaiju. Now I have to wait for Godzilla!!

  6. I remember reading something about how the early projections put Grown Ups 2 ahead of Pacific Rim. Sort of surprising, but not really. Kids movies always do well, as there's not a lot of of options for kids' movies in theaters these days.



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