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GAME The Cantina's 2022 Box Office challenge

Discussion in 'Gaming And Competitions' started by Lazarus Dei, Apr 5, 2022.

  1. Lazarus Dei

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    Ahoy Cantina patrons!

    Who fancies trying their luck with the 2022 Cantina Box Office challenge?

    Following on from previous successful contests, the game is on again to see who can best predict the ticket sales based hits and duds of year.

    A one-time buy in of only 50 credits gains you unlimited access to a summer full some months of potential winnings! (transfer your credits to @Wuher with the reference 2022 Box Office game)

    Wherever possible we will go with the biggest releases of the week – with likely heavy hitters like Doctor Strange 2, Thor 4, Black Panther 2, Top Gun 2 and Jurassic World 117 all due before the year is out. The fallout from the last two years does mean that some release dates may still change and some weeks may only see limited or few releases – but we'll highlight which ones these are.

    We'll sort some kind of awards at the end of the year for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (assuming there’s enough interest) which we'll update you on in coming weeks.

    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)
    • Players must post their own 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 (timezones will be factored into submission times)). Note that some releases mean that a given weekend may start earlier, so guesses will need to be in place earlier too.
    • Do not post the same prediction as someone else; if you see someone else has predicted $54 million for a movie, you cannot post $54 million again.
    • We will be using US domestic figures only, not global or international.
    • The numbers we will be using as a final result can be found here on Box Office Mojo:
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    E.g. Morbius a frankly staggering $39m!

    Scoring
    Points are awarded based on closest guess to +/- $10m. "if we can't get it within that range, we don't deserve to win." as our wise First Order CPS once stated! ;)
    • 1st closest: 15 points
    • 2nd closest: 10 points
    • 3rd closest: 5 points

    It's a shame that a few promising and hotly anticipated movies like The Batman, Everything Everywhere All at Once, plus well publicised titles like The Northman and the latest Fantastic Beasts titles have been releasing sporadically across the spring, but we've still got plenty to play with when things get going in May.

    So, if you're interested, make your transfer and let us know below that you're on board. Game starts week beginning 2nd May 2022, with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness releasing internationally on Friday of that week.

    STANDINGS
    1 @Meister Yoda 30 +30
    2 @Anubis78 20 +20
    3 @Addi Ras 15 +15
    = @Lazarus Dei 15 +15
    5 @Bluemilk 10 +10
    6 @DarthSnow 0 +0
    = @Lock_S_Foils 0 +0
    = @Rogues1138 0 +0


    2022 Movie Release List (correct as at 05/02/22 - subject to change)

    May 6th:
    Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness $187.4m

    May 13th:
    Firestarter $3.82m

    May 20th:
    Downton Abbey: A New Era $16.0m
    Men $3.29m


    May 27th:
    Top Gun: Maverick


    Jun 3rd:
    Watcher

    Jun 10th:
    Jurassic World: Dominion

    June 17th:
    Lightyear

    Jun 24th:
    The Black Phone
    Elvis


    Jul 1st:
    Minions: The Rise of Gru


    Jul 8th:
    Thor: Love and Thunder


    Jul 15th:
    Bed Rest
    Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
    Where The Crawdads Sing


    Jul 22nd:
    Under The Boardwalk
    Nope


    Jul 29th:
    Bullet Train
    Vengeance
    DC League of Super-Pets



    Check back later for updates on the latest release schedule as things may change... and may the force be with you.
     
    #1 Lazarus Dei, Apr 5, 2022
    Last edited: May 3, 2022
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    Did you say, credits? I'm back from the dead then. 50 credits to @Wuher
     
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    Soooo....anyone out there...
     
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    I'm in. @Wuher take my 50¢.
     
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    Ok chancers, let's get going!

    It's time for The Cantina's 2022 Box Office challenge! with the blockbuster season kicking off with Marvel's latest behemoth Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. As that's the one major release of the week, we'll also test your skills with predictions with a pair of recent releases which are still topping the box office charts.

    As usual, predictions need to be received before opening day.

    ...and your offerings for Week 1 are:

    Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    The Northman

     
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    I'll dive in this year, what's the worst that can happen?... @Wuher take my muni, you silly wabbit!!!

    DSMM - 170M
    Sonic 2 - 17m
    TNM - 8.7m
     
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    Hey @Lazarus Dei count me in!!! I just sent Wuher the 50 creds
     
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    Man it is great to be back in the Box Office game....last time for me was 2018...........

    For week one:

    Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness = $208 M
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 = $11 M
    The Northman = $6 M
     
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    Lets see if this dog can get his bone back! @Lock_S_Foils good to have you back in the game.

    Doctor Weirdo 196 mil
    Sonic The spike ball 13.5 mil
    The People of @DarthSnow 4.3 mil
     
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    Yes I’m in 50 Credits to @Wuher .

    & my predictions for Week 1 are.

    Dr Strange & the Multitude of Madness $195M
    Sonic 2 $12M
    The Northman $8.5 Million

    @Anubis78 that should be The People of @Angelman :).
     
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    That one has to move again...
     
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    Physician Abnormal and the High rise-section of Lunacy - 200mil

    Audible the Shrubberypig - 7.5 mil

    DirectionFellow - 10mil
     
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    LMF
    LMFAOing at Audible the shrubbery pig!!! I say @Bluemilk should get +1 point for that
     
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    We'll think about it!
     
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    This thread is like curling up in your favorite easy chair next to a crackling fire, a glass of your favorite liquid nearby, your dog/cat curled up at your feet…..it is quite comfy seeing all of you again…..
     
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    May the 4th be with you all !!!!! or is that "y'all"?

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    For my first guess I decided to take numbers somewhat relevant to our beloved Galaxy:

    Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness - $ 211.2 m
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - $ 6.6 m
    The Northman - $ 2.187 m
     
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