Friday, December 6, 2013

Box Office Blitz Playoffs: Round 1

The regular season of season 2 has finished, with Rusty coming out on top.  But now we begin the playoffs to determine who will be the last one standing for the title of Box Office Blitz Season 2 Champion!

The scoring process will work the same as it did in the regular season, like this:
100 points per movie you guess right
100 points if you guess the top grossing movie right
200 points if you guess the 2nd top grossing movie right
300 points if you guess the 3rd top grossing movie right

In the event of a tie, the winner is determined by who is closest (higher or lower) to the top movie's gross.  If that is a tie, then we move to the #2 movie and if that's a tie we move to the #3 movie.  In the unlikely event someone is still tied I'll have to come up with some kind of overtime.

There will not be a 300 point bonus for the winner because there's really no point to it.

Instead of everyone competing against everyone, for the first round of the playoffs all eight players pair off based on their position at the end of the regular season.  Here are the matchups for Round 1:

Whoever gets the most points in each matchup advances to Round 2 while the loser will play for nothing but pride next week in the loser's bracket.  The points earned are not cumulative, so next week everyone goes back to 0.

With all of that now as clear as mud, here's the list of movies out in the theaters this week:
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Black Nativity
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Dallas Buyer's Club
  • Delivery Man
  • Ender's Game
  • Free Birds
  • Frozen
  • Gravity
  • Homefront
  • Jackass: Bad Grandpa
  • Last Vegas
  • Out of the Furnace*
  • Philomena
  • The Best Man Holiday 
  • The Book Thief
  • The Christmas Candle
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Thor: The Dark World

For my matchup I will pick:

1.  Hunger Games 2 $35M
2.  Frozen $30M
3.  Thor 2 $6M

And now you make your picks in the comments.  I'll wait until Monday night to tally the scores so I can use the Actuals.  That way we don't have any reversals later on.

Good luck--for everyone except Chris.


  1. 1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $34M
    2.Frozen $32M
    3. Out of the Furnace $7M

    I hope the All Star cast in Out of the Furnace pushes it up.

  2. 1. Frozen -- $32m
    2. Catching Fire -- $30m
    3. Out of the Furnace -- $6m

  3. I eagerly anticipate seeing who wins.

  4. 1) Frozen $34 million
    2) The Hunger Games Catching Fire $30 million
    3) Out of the Furnace $10 million. Christian Bale is just too good not to bank on taking Thor.

  5. Frozen $35 mil
    Catching Fire $32 mil
    Out of the Furnace - $8 mil

  6. Cool brackets Pat. Here are my picks:
    1. Frozen $35 mil
    2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $32 mil
    3. Out of the Furnace $7 mil

  7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $46m
    Frozen $32m
    Out of the Furnace $7 mil



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