AGEBOC ’11 – September 2-4

Standard

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. Will Shark Night 3D earn more or less than 13 million?

2. What will be the second highest grossing film of the weekend?

Deadline is Thursday, September 1 23:59 pm (blog time).

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

Current rankings
Jackrabbit Slim 37.5
Brian 32.5
Nick 24.5
Jeanine 23.5
Juan 19
Joe Webb 19
Filmman 16.5
Rob Hunter 14.5
Marco Trevisiol 7.5
James 4.5

27 responses »

  1. You and I should, at least, since we’re the only two who can still win (and even I’m only hanging on by a thread).

  2. Forgot that we do that at the end.

    You two could, but I don’t see it as a requirement. Voluntary for all, this time.

    Besides, me and Jeanine (Juan and Joe too, I guess) are fighting over third place and her sending me her guess doesn’t seem fair.

  3. Going against even the forecasts for this one.

    Shark Night 3D – $14 million

    1. More
    2. Apollo 18

  4. Out with friends. Will post when home with proper compiuter. Brian, you, Juan and Rob. Not me. Should have sent it to someone else. Forgot. Shameful.

  5. Currently Deadline puts the boxoffice at this:

    1. The Help (DreamWorks/Disney) Week 4.5 [2,843 Theaters]
    Friday $3.6M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $16.5M, Estimated Cume $121M

    2. Shark Night 3D (Relativity) NEW [2,806 Theaters]
    Friday $3M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $11M

    3. Apollo 18 (Dimension/The Weinstein Co) NEW [3,328 Theaters]
    Friday $2.8M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $10.5M

    And these are people’s guesses.

    Jackrabbit Slim: The Help – 16.5 million
    1. Less.
    2. Apollo 18

    Rob: The Help – $13.31 million
    1. Less
    2. Shark Night 3D

    Juan: Shark Night 3D – $14 million
    1. More
    2. Apollo 18

    Brian – Shark Night: 13.001 million
    1. Uh, more?
    2. The Help

  6. Congrats, Slim.

    The Debt came in 4th on Friday. Could leapfrog Shark Night, but probably not Apollo.

  7. Too bad we’re ending this week, as I was just about to turn things around predicting Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star would make $30 million to take the top spot next weekend.

  8. Certainly looking quite likely that JS will take this one home. Well played this season, in any case. Pulling ahead midway through the game and winning it is a new one for this competition.

    The Debt is also pulling ahead according to Deadline’s current numbers. (My excuse for not having it be a part of the bonus questions will have to be that the number of theaters for it were somewhat fewer Monday.)

    In other news, Rob is likely to pass filmman in points.

    1. The Help (DreamWorks/Disney) Week 4.5 [2,843 Theaters]
    Friday $3.6M, Saturday $5.4M, Est 4-Day Weekend $18M, Est Cume $122M

    2. The Debt (Focus Features) NEW (Wed opening) [1,826 Theaters]
    Friday $2.6M, Saturday $3.8M, Est 4-Day Weekend $12M, Est Cume $14M

    3. Apollo 18 (Dimension/The Weinstein Co) NEW [3,328 Theaters]
    Friday $2.8M, Saturday $3.1M, Est 4-Day Weekend $11M

    4. Shark Night 3D (Relativity) NEW [2,806 Theaters]
    Friday $2.8M, Saturday $3M, Est 4-Day Weekend $11M

  9. To paraphrase Juan, it restores my faith in humanity that an a movie for adults, The Debt (which I just saw, is terrific, and a review is coming shortly) beat out garbage like Apollo 18 and Shark Night. All is not lost!

  10. Say what you will about Weinstein’s penchant for shelving movies for months (years!), it does work for some of them. I remember Hero doing a similar feat and even higher number almost two years after it was first released in China.

  11. And it’s lead to Jessica Chastain going from relative obscurity to being in the two top movies in the country. She’s in 7 movies this year. SEVEN.

  12. Yeah, well never mind about Weinstein’s and shelving. Focus pushed The Debt, Weinsteins pushed the Apollo 18, which definitely wasn’t shelved.

    Still waiting for actuals.

  13. I see signs of addiction.

    You know you could start your own little challenge for the fall on the blog. I wouldn’t be opposed to it. Call it the FAGEBOC.

  14. Actuals are in, and Rob takes first for the weekend. So he leapfrogs not just filmman, but also ties Joe and Juan for fifth overall. Dramatic.

  15. Rob takes first place for the last weekend, but Jackrabbit wins the season. Good job both of you, but especially Slim! I’ll have to check if we’ve ever had a +40 winner before.

    I’ll put up a last post just for the final scores.

    1. The Help – $14,594,623
    2. The Debt – $9,909,499
    3. Apollo 18 – $8,704,271
    4. Shark Night 3D – $8,404,260

    Jackrabbit Slim: The Help – 16.5 million +2
    1. Less. +0.5
    2. Apollo 18

    Rob: The Help – $13.31 million +4
    1. Less +0.5
    2. Shark Night 3D

    Juan: Shark Night 3D – $14 million
    1. More
    2. Apollo 18

    Brian – Shark Night: 13.001 million
    1. Uh, more?
    2. The Help

  16. So Slim must have an IT job or something to be able to hack into James’s command center well enough to get 40 POINTS…and prevent James from even playing half the time.
    Well played, sir…well played…

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