AGEBOC ’11 – August 19-21

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Predict the #1 film of the weekend.

The one who predicts closest to the total Friday to Sunday gross for the #1 film wins 4 points. Runner-up gains 2 points. Predicting within half a million earns 2 extra points.

Bonus questions:

1. What will be the weekend’s #3 film?

2. Will John Sayles’s Amigo, opening at 12 locations, gross more or less than $100,000 for the weekend?

Deadline is Thursday, August 18 23:59 pm (blog time).

To find out the rules of the game, go to the main thread for AGEBOC 09.

Current rankings
Brian 31.5
Jackrabbit Slim 29
Jeanine 22.5
Nick 21.5
Joe Webb 18
Juan 18
Filmman 16.5
Rob Hunter 9
Marco Trevisiol 7.5
James 4.5

20 responses »

  1. Spy Kids: The Most Pointlessly Long Title in the World: $21 million
    1. The Help
    2. Less

    The awkward thing about running AGEBOC is not having any idea about the bonus questions even though I made them up. Makes me feel stupid.

    By the way, with only three weekends remaining, the following players have been mathematically eliminated and officially reduced to spoiler roles:

    James
    Marco
    Rob

    Sorry guys – being a lifelong Cubs fan, I feel your pain.

  2. If The Help rises to #1 it will make me lose just a little more faith in humanity. Not as much as if Eat, Pray, Love had been #1 (thankfully The Expendables pwned it), but still.

  3. Exactly. I’d prefer a well-meaning chick flick to win the weekend than the third sequel in a abhorrent children’s franchise or a DTV-quality adventure film.

  4. Spy Kids wouldn’t be preferable, per se, it’s just old news. It’s happened. I will admit I’d be glad to see it tank and for there to never be another Spy Kids, or maybe just DTV Spy Kids films from here on out, but it’s like the war on drugs – it’s lost.

  5. Brian: Spy Kids: The Most Pointlessly Long Title in the World: $21 million
    1. The Help
    2. Less

    Jeanine: Spy Kids – 19.5 million
    1. Apes
    2. Less

    SpareFoot: Spy Kids: 18 million
    1. Apes
    2. More

    Juan: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World – $22 million
    1. The Help
    2. Less

    Jackrabbit Slim: The Help, 21 million
    1. Conan O’Brien the Barbarian
    2. More

    Rob: Help! $19.4 million
    1) Fright Night
    2) Less

  6. A $12 million opening for Spy Kids 4. Not only is that the lowest opening for a SK flick, it falls below the opening for The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl back in ’05. Only Shorts ranks lower among Rodriguez’s kid films.

  7. I’d like to think this will sink the franchise, but the Weinstein’s are psychotic money grubbers and if it makes a dollar worth of profit after DVD and TV, they’ll make more in some form.

  8. Actuals are in. The Help earned $20,018,659, so Rob wins but just misses the bonus (that point 4 was important). I get second.

    Bonus answers are Spy Kids and less.

  9. Brian: Spy Kids: The Most Pointlessly Long Title in the World: $21 million
    1. The Help
    2. Less +0.5

    Jeanine: Spy Kids – 19.5 million
    1. Apes
    2. Less +0.5

    SpareFoot: Spy Kids: 18 million
    1. Apes
    2. More

    Juan: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World – $22 million
    1. The Help
    2. Less +0.5

    Jackrabbit Slim: The Help, 21 million +2
    1. Conan O’Brien the Barbarian
    2. More

    Rob: Help! $19.4 million +4
    1) Fright Night
    2) Less +0.5

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