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CONTEST 2018 Blockbuster Box Office Challenge

Discussion in 'Gaming And Competitions' started by DarthSnow, Apr 23, 2018.

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  1. Anubis78

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    Poppins 52.5 Aquaman 83 Bumblebee 26 Welcome 8 Second Act 3.2
     
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    MPR-$62m
    AquaDUDE-$69m
    BB-$31m
    WTM-$3.1m
    SA-$3.5m

    Alas, it comes to an end, Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!

    Thank you very much @DarthSnow for such an entertaining game!

    I can't forget @Lock_S_Foils for making it such a challenge! Stay on target! (x-wing 2)(x-wing 2)(x-wing 2)(pod)(pod)(pod)(gamorrean)(epic fail)

     
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    I second that!
    I second that too! Thank you so much @DarthSnow. As it’s Christmas I’ll even forgive you for Solo-R2-gate :D lol
    we’ll give that bastar... I mean skilled box office predictor a better run for his credits next year!!
     
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  4. Lock_S_Foils

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    Thanks (I think....) for those comments @Maximus !!!

    OK Here we go, last one:

    Mary Poppins = $45M
    Aquaman = $73.1M
    BumbleBee = $20.1M
    Marwen = $4M
    2nd Act = $6M
     
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  5. FN-3263827

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    i might be too late to get on the poppins train?

    popomatic: $45.5m
    fishman: $73.3m
    bumblebutt: $18.8m
    marwen: $3.7m
    whateverthatlastthingis: $5.5
     
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  6. DarthSnow

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    Mary Poppins - $50m

    Aquaman - $66m
    Bumblebee - $31m
    Welcome to Marwen - $4.5m
    Second Act - $3m
     
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  7. Lazarus Dei

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    If i'm too late, discount me - i've not been around for a week and didn't realise the final trench run commenced on a Weds!

    Bag Lady $53.33m
    Snorkel-boy $73.33m
    Mumbleflea $33.33m
    What the Marwen? $4.33m
    Act 2, Scene 1 $3.33m
     
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    Hey @DarthSnow just to clarify the final 4 movies, we are only looking for standard weekend fri-sun correct? Not fri-tues I.e. Christmas??
     
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    Aquaman - $74 million
    Bumblebee - $26 million
    Welcome to Marwen - $3.2 million
    Second Act - $4.7 million

    Mary Poppins Returns - $45 million
     
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    @ ninja.gif Ren's predictions:

    Mary Poppins - $35m
    Aquaman - $71m
    Bumblebee - $21m
    Welcome to Marwen - $4.1m
    Second Act - $7m

    @RockyRoadHux

    Mary Poppins - $34,99m
    Aquaman - $71,1m
    Bumblebee - $21,1m
    Welcome to Marwen - $4.11m
    Second Act - $7,1m
     
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    Mary Poppins opening week results: $ 32,337,792
    1. --
    2. --
    3. --

    Aquaman opening weekend results: $ 67,400,000
    1. @DarthSnow ($66m)
    2. --
    3. --
    Bumblebee opening weekend results: $ 21,610,000
    1. @RockyRoadHux ($21.1m) -- nailed it!!
    2. @NinjaRen ($21m)
    3. @Lock_S_Foils ($20.1m)
    Second Act opening weekend results: $ 6,480,000
    1. @Lock_S_Foils ($6m) -- nailed it!!
    2. @Addi Ras ($5.5m) - sorry FN, you had the same guess but Addi was first
    3. @Bluemilk - ($5m)
    Welcome to Marwen opening weekend results: $ 2,366,560
    1. --
    2. --
    3. --

    Final Scores:
    1st - @Lock_S_Foils - 475

    2nd - @Rogues1138 - 360
    3rd - @Pawek_13 - 300

    4th - @FN-3263827 - 245
    5th - @RockyRoadHux - 220
    6th - @NinjaRen - 215

    7th - @Maximus - 185
    8th - @Ridcully - 180
    T-9th - @Addi Ras - 175
    T-9th - @DarthSnow - 175
    11th - @Lazarus Dei - 130
    12th - @Bluemilk - 120

    13th - @oldbert - 40
    14th - @Anubis78 - 30

    ...what a marathon!! Well, that does it folks. We're all wrapped up for the year. It's been a ton of fun, and thank you all for sticking around!

    In the final standings (to no one's surpirse!) @Lock_S_Foils took an early hold on #1 and never looked back...
    Congrats on becoming 2018's Box Office Master, @Lock_S_Foils !!

    In second place comes @Rogues1138 who always seemed to hit right on the money when he had a winning guess, congrats Rogues!!
    Third place goes to @Pawek_13 who was a strong contender throughout and our only other player to break the 300 point threshold. Congrats, Paw!

    The First Order hierarchy rules over the 200 point range, and looks to take over the Box Office in totality next year.. or will there be resistance??

    The rest of the group owns the 100 point range, and all had their moments of stealing glory from the "heavy hitters" throughout the year. And we'll be looking for the occasional players (Oldbert, Anubis, etc) to do the same next year!

    As previously mentioned, there will be prizes. Both Cantina-based, and real, hold-in-your-hands loot!
    Just bear with me for a bit, I still need to talk to the big boss and find out the best way to do this. What I do know now is that we will have performance-based prizes for the top 3, and we're trying to do a little raffle for the rest. :)

    I hope everyone has had fun! A Merry Christmas to all, and wishes for a happy, healthy New Year as well.
    See you folks in 2019!
    :D
     
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    Thank you so much for running this, and making it so much fun bro! :)
     
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    +1 yes, so much fun, this has become one of my favourite threads...! Thank you @DarthSnow for running that thread!

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    You betcha xD
     
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    Where is my nailed it?! :p

    Exactly this. : D

    That's called "triumvirate" and not hierarchy! Get it right ;D - But resistance? Nah, I will destroy the Resistance and the last Jedi. Wait... I've already done that! (emperor)

    Thanks @DarthSnow for the fun!
     
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    So....that's it? No more? I'm so sad. Let's all play another game together. What's your favorite scary movie? No...not that one.
     
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    Thanks @DarthSnow for doing this!! I really got into it, learned a lot about box office dynamics. Had a lot of fun! A couple more weeks and @Rogues1138 was going to catch me!
     
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    Thanks for running this @DarthSnow
    Hopefully we can do the same again next year :).
    As unlike @Lock_S_Foils i learned absolutely nothing about how the American box office works :p.
    So maybe next year we can go international :D
     
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    Your snowflake stole it out from under you!

    Everything is on the table! I know one rule we will be changing... the "no going over" rule. (Your welcome, @Pawek_13 and @NinjaRen, and everyone else who complained about that along the way.
    :p

    Yeah, that's it. :(

    We'll start back up again next spring though! It's a huge year for movies and the box office, especially if your studio is owned by someone with the letters D-I-S-N-E-Y.

    Taking a quick glance at the year ahead, we will probably do a soft opening on March 8 for Captain Marvel, then get the weekly game going with Avengers on April 26.
    We may end a little earlier next year too depending on the schedule, though I can say with 100% certainty that the game's Grand Finale will be Episode IX.

    I know you were joking but I'm answering anyways!
    Cabin in the Woods.

    Not your typical scary movie, which is part of why I loved it so much (as I am not typically a fan of that genre).
     
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    I'm not a big scary/horror fan either but there are some I really like. I loved Scream.
     
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    Halloween! Michael Myers is my king of horror!
     
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