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GAME 2019 Blockbuster Box Office Challenge

Discussion in 'Gaming And Competitions' started by DarthSnow, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. DarthSnow

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    It's that time of year again... Blockbuster season is upon us!

    Come one and come all, Cantineros -- join in on our very own Box Office challenge and show off your prowess at predicting! We are running a contest to see who is best at gauging the smash hits and the flimsy flops coming out of Hollywood this year.

    A one-time buy in of only 50 credits gains you unlimited access to a summer full of potential winnings!
    (transfer your credits to @Wuher with a note of "2019 Box Office")

    We'll have winners throughout the season, and we will have one GRAND PRIZE winner at the end of the summer.

    We will also do special Cantina giveaways for those who take part in predicting some of this year's biggest movies. Special trophies will be up for grabs for movies like Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4, and of course, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

    At the end of the year, the top 3 places will be eligible for some REAL prizes, and we will do a raffle for all other participants as well. Whether you are in it for the fun or the loot, there is something for everyone! :)

    The Rules
    • Each week, movies will be selected for players to guess what their opening take will be in the box office. (See the Release List posted below; any updates / changes will be posted in the thread, as well as changed here)
    • Post your predictions for each movies' domestic (United States) opening weekend in US $. See the screen cap below for reference.
    • All predictions should be submitted before that movie opens (Wednesday night is suggested, Friday morning at latest).
    • Do not post the same prediction as someone else; if you see someone else has predicted $54 million for a movie, do not post $54 million again.
    • We will be using US domestic figures only, not global or international.

    • The number we will be using as a final result can be found here on Box Office Mojo:
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    Star Wars The Last Jedi, domestic opening weekend: $220,009,584

    Check back later for any updates to rules and scoring. Things may change as we see what works, and what doesn't.

    Join any time. Whether you plan on using the force, a TARDIS, or have the audacity to drive at 88mph to gaze into the future, keep in mind that it is always in motion and subject change. And the more often you play, the more chances you have to win!

    May the force be with you.

    Scoring:
    • 1st closest: 15 points
    • 2nd closest: 10 points
    • 3rd closest: 5 points

    Leaderboard:
    @Meister Yoda - 380
    @Maximus - 305
    @DarthSnow - 235
    @NinjaRen - 230
    @Lazarus Dei - 200
    @RockyRoadHux - 195
    @Anubis78 - 115
    @Bluemilk - 100

    @Addi Ras - 90


    Movie Release List:

    April 26th:
    Avengers: Endgame $ 357,115,007

    May 3rd:
    The Intruder $ 10,855,054
    Long Shot $ 9,740,064
    UglyDolls $ 8,603,407

    May 10th:
    Pokemon: Detective Pikachu $ 54,365,242
    The Hustle $ 13,007,709
    Poms $ 5,361,937
    Tolkien $ 2,200,537


    May 17th:

    John Wick 3 $ 56,818,067
    A Dog's Journey $ 8,030,085
    The Sun is Also a Star $ 2,511,530


    May 24th:

    Aladdin $ 116,805,962
    Brightburn $ 9,610,417
    Booksmart $ 8,701,363

    May 31st - June 2nd:
    Godzilla: King of the Monsters $ 47,776,293
    Rocketman $ 25,725,722
    Ma $ 18,099,805


    June 7th-9th:

    Secret Life of Pets 2 $ 46,652,680
    Dark Phoenix $ 32,828,348

    June 14th-16th:
    Men in Black International $ 30,035,838
    Shaft $ 8,901,419


    June 21st-23rd Results:
    Toy Story 4 $ 120,908,065
    Child's Play $ 14,094,594
    Anna $ 3,600,647


    June 28th-30th:
    Yesterday $ 17,010,050


    July 2nd-7th:
    Spider-Man: Far From Home $ 185,063,062


    July 12th - 14th:

    Crawl $ 12,005,210
    Stuber $ 8,225,384


    July 19th - 21st:

    The Lion King $ 191,770,759

    July 26th - 28th:

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $ 41,082,018

    August 2nd - August 4th Results:
    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw $ 60,038,950


    August 9th - 11th

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark $ 20,915,346
    Dora and the Lost City of Gold $ 17,431,588
    The Art of Racing in the Rain $ 8,137,584
    The Kitchen $ 5,527,410
    Brian Banks $ 2,156,272


    August 16th - 18th
    Good Boys $ 21,402,605
    Angry Birds 2 $ 10,354,073
    47 Meters Down: Uncaged $ 8,427,265
    Blinded by the Light $ 4,333,305
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette $ 3,462,308


    August 23rd - 25th
    Angel Has Fallen $ 21,380,987
    Overcomer $ 8,146,533
    Ready or Not $ 8,015,590


    August 30th - Sept 2nd
    Don't Let Go $ 2,921,490


    September 6th - 8th
    It: Chapter Two $ 91,062,152

    September 13th - 15th
    Hustlers $ 33,181,361
    The Goldfinch $ 2,679,027

    September 20th - 22nd Results:
    Downton Abbey $ 31,033,665
    Ad Astra $ 19,001,39
    Rambo $ 18,872,919


    September 27th - 29th Results:
    Abominable $ 20,612,100
    Judy $ 2,910,160


    October 4th - 6th:

    Joker $ 96,202,337

    October 11th - 13th:

    The Addams Family
    Gemini Man
    Jexi


    November:

    December:
     
    #1 DarthSnow, Apr 23, 2019
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    just as an absolute clarification since there was some contention last year:
    the winner is closest to the number, even if it goes over, right?

    we're not playing Price is Right rules like the last time.
     
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  3. Anubis78

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA, oh boy. Well we are starting with the big dog!

    EndGame= 287 million dollars!!

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    CORRECT. No Price is Right rules. You ARE allowed to go over.

    I was considering having a window of +/- $20m, but I don't even know if I want to do that. If we don't, at least someone always wins.
    If we do, for example, if a movie hits $80m and we were all guessing less than $60m or over $100m, there would be no winners.

    Thoughts? If you are in favor of the window, we can all vote on the amount. +/- 20 was just an example.
     
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    i vote a window of +/- $10m; if we can't get it within that range, we don't deserve to win. XD
     
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    I second the troopers 10mil window. Out for blood this year we must take down @Lock_S_Foils. Or at least my him buy burgers with his winnings! lol
     
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    Sounds good to me too!

    For total clarification, this means that if a movie makes $80m, only guesses between $70m - $90m will be eligible for placing in the top 3 and earning points.
     
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    I have decided to bow out of this year’s competition....however, I am available as a consultant to anyone (for a small fee of course)......:)
     
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    Come on the fun!! Plus I started late last year and need a full game against the Leader.
     
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    Okay! You got pm ;D
     
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    Well I’m in

    So for ENDGAME my guess is $281.5 Million Dollars
     
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    should that be 2019?

    I’m in!

    ENDGAME: $273m
     
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    I'm in.

    ENDGAME: 275.5mil
     
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    [​IMG]


    As for me... In Like Flint.

    Endgame - $269.9m
     
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    This sounds fun, Avengers Endgame: 295 million
     
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    endgame over: $272.1m
     
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    Here are our numbers:

    @NinjaRen 279,8

    RockyRoadHux 279,9
     
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    Here we go, kicking off the game with a doozy! Any last minute players, please get your guesses in within the next ~12 hours.

    Guesses so far:
    and I'm going to add in a guess of $285m.

    Now, let's go break some records, Endgame!!
    Until December, that is.... muahahahaha
     
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    I am going with a early prediction that @General Kenobi may get this one. It might break 800m world wide.
     
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