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GAME The 'whats left of 2021' Box Office Challenge

Discussion in 'Gaming And Competitions' started by Lazarus Dei, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Lazarus Dei

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    ¡Hola! Cantineros – who dares to try their luck in a ‘last third of 2021 Box Office challenge’?

    Following on from previous successful contests, we are resurrecting the game to see who is best at predicting the Hollywood hits and misses in the remainder of this 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 a note of "2021 Box Office")

    Wherever possible we will go with the biggest releases of the week – with anticipated heavy hitters like Shang-Chi, No Time To Die, Dune, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Top Gun, Spider-man and The Matrix 4 all due before the year is out – but with ‘that’ ongoing global situation, some release dates may still change and some weeks may only see limited or few releases – we will highlight which ones these are though.

    As it’s a shortened season we are playing for the kudos and credits. The latter will be awarded at the end of the year for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (assuming there’s enough interest) and if successful we can look at a proper season for 2022, hopefully with the return of the special Cantina giveaways and trophies for the biggest movies of the year.

    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 number we will be using as a final result can be found here on Box Office Mojo:
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    Free Guy, domestic opening weekend: $28.4m

    Check back later for any updates to rules and scoring. Things may change as we see what works, and what doesn't... and may the force be with you.
    (lightsaber)


    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

    STANDINGS
    1 @Anubis78 235 +0
    2 @Bluemilk 225 +0
    3 @Meister Yoda 215 +15
    4 @Lazarus Dei 200 +0
    5 @RockyRoadHux 170 +20
    6 @NinjaRen 160 +10
    7 @Angelman 115 +15
    8 @Addi Ras 55 +0
    9 @DarthSnow 5 +0


    Movie Release List (correct as at 12/14/21 - subject to change)

    Aug 20th:
    Reminiscence $2.0m
    Finch Delayed
    The Protégé $2.93m

    Aug 27th:
    Rushed
    (Limited) Unreported
    The Colony (Limited) Unreported
    Candyman $22.0m

    Sep 3rd:
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings $71.4m

    Sep 10th:

    TBC

    Sep 17th:
    Copshop $2.3m
    Cry Macho $4.5m


    Sep 24th:
    Dear Evan Hansen $7.5m

    Oct 1st:

    The Addams Family 2 $18.0m
    The Many Saints of Newark $5.0m
    Venom: Let There Be Carnage $90.1m


    Oct 8th:
    No Time To Die $56m


    Oct 15th:
    The Last Duel $4.82m
    Halloween Kills $50.35m


    Oct 22nd:
    Dune $41.0m
    Ron’s Gone Wrong $7.3m


    Oct 29th:
    Antlers $4.27m
    Last Night in Soho $4.17m


    Nov 5th:
    Eternals $71.0m


    Nov 12th:
    Clifford the Big Red Dog $16.6m
    Belfast $1.77m


    Nov 19th:
    Ghostbusters: Afterlife $44.0m
    King Richard $5.4m


    Nov 24th (Thanksgiving - early weekend):
    House of Gucci $22.01m
    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City $8.85m
    Encanto $40.56m


    Dec 3rd:

    Wolf $0.82m


    Dec 10th
    National Champions $0.3m
    West Side Story $10.57m


    Dec 17th:
    Nightmare Alley $2.81m
    Spider-man: No Way Home $260.13m


    Dec 22nd (Christmas - early weekend):
    The Matrix Resurrections $22.5m
    Sing 2 $39.55m
    The King’s Man $9.58m

    The Tender Bar ...lost, somewhere
    A Journal for Jordan (from 12/25/21) $2.20m
    American Underdog
    (from 12/25/21) $5.89m
     
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    I'm in... And here are my guesses.
    Aug 20th:
    Reminiscence - 9.87 m
    Finch - 2.1 m
    The Protégé - 6.54 m

     
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    Reminiscence - $8.9 million
    Finch - $1.9 million
    The Protege - $6.1 million
     
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    Reminiscence - $8.89 million
    Finch - $1.91 million
    The Protege - $6.11 million
     
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    I’m in

    Reminiscence. $9.2 Million
    Finch $2. Million
    The Protege. $5.9 Million
     
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    Let's burn this candle!

    Reminiscence $8.77m
    Finch $1.88m
    The Protege $5.66m
     
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  8. Anubis78

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    Alright the year of dog. Someone has already found my favorite red ball!!! @Angelman got for me the first time i ate the evil letter carrying demon.

    Reminiscence 6.75m
    Finch 1.5m
    The Protege 4.6m

    If these numbers are wrong i blame Steve from accounting.
     
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    You're supposed to be color blind, dawg. I don't know who you tell the red ball from the green one!

    Reminiscence 9.91m
    Finch 2.2m
    The Protege 6.66m
    <--I'm feeling optimistic!
     
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    i have learned that you call the red ball ..... you and the misses give me my ball then you lock yourselves in the house and eat bacon and sausages. I know that is what you are doing just eating all my good boy treats.
     
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    Yeah, the bestest bois get the bestest treats, you know?

    Perhaps if you didn't pee everywhere all the time, and chase the mailman constantly* you'd get a couple of more treats, doggo. Also, I wouldn't hurt if you brought me the slippers every now and again, without tearing them apart, of course. I really have no need for bits of slippers and the slipper budget is over the roof at this point!
    *I'm waiting for some great SW merch in the mail, but at this point I'm starting to doubt that it'll ever arrive... The mailman really hates our street, now!
     
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    Hey! @NinjaRen and @Angelman, you'll need to cross my palm with credits if you boys are playing.

    And remember; your droids. They'll have to wait outside. We don't want them here.
     
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    Oh, sorry! I'm an idiot... how much is it?
     
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    It’s 50 Credits.

    Transfers to @Addi Ras. :D. Please & Thank You.
     
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    Bump...

    Last orders for anyone wanting to join in this year.

    1. Make your predictions for this week's three releases
    2. Pass your 50 virtual space dollars to @Wuher
    3. Add rambling comments about canine behaviours (optional)
     
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    Wait…..WhAT????????

    how have I missed this monumental event??!??
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 20, 2021, Original Post Date: Aug 20, 2021 ---
    Oh crap….what is the deadline for this week????????
     
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    The deadline is Friday Morning US Time.
     
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    ...and we're off! (To an underwhelming start based on the actuals from the weekend! :eek:)

    Aug 20th:
    Reminiscence - $2.0m
    Finch - delayed
    The Protégé - $2.93m


    So, first blood goes to the dog :confused:

    1 @Anubis78 +30
    2 @Lazarus Dei +20
    3 @Addi Ras +5
    = @NinjaRen +5
    5 @Angelman +0
    = @Meister Yoda +0
    = @RockyRoadHux +0

    Latecomers welcome @Lock_S_Foils - especially as it's not be a big scoring week!
     
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    I'm hearing from a friend in the industry that Venom's been delayed until January now - releases are still very much 'subject to change' :rolleyes:

    ...and reports coming from CinemaCon that 'The Matrix - Resurrections' trailer was shown and audience reaction was mixed.
     
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