HAGEBOC ’11 Week 2

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Predict the #1 film for the weekend of November 25-27, 2011. 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 are worth half a point each. Note: we are only concerning ourselves with Friday-Sunday grosses.

Bonus questions:

1. Which movie will earn a higher per-screen average: Hugo (1,200 screens) or The Muppets (3,300)?

2. Will My Week With Marilyn earn more than 2 million?

Because of Wednesday openings, deadline is on Tuesday at midnight, EST.

Standings:

Filmman: 4.5
Joe: 2
James: 1
Juan: 1
Rob: .5
Nick: .5
Jeanine: .5
Jackrabbit Slim: 0
Marco: o

Also, feel free to chime in on your favorite banner. There’s still a few hours for someone to submit another one, but my choice so far is for Filmman’s. Thanks for everyone who entered!

About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

20 responses »

  1. The Muppets: 70 million

    1. What? OF COURSE the Muppets….easily.
    2. Yes. But not much more.

  2. The Muppets – $23 million
    (everyone realizes that we’re just looking at Fri-Sun, right?)
    1. Hugo
    2. No

  3. Caught a few folks napping this week.

    Jeanine: The Muppets – $23 million
    (everyone realizes that we’re just looking at Fri-Sun, right?)
    1. Hugo
    2. No

    Nick: The Muppets – 37 million
    1. Muppets
    2. No

    Jackrabbit Slim: Muppets, 38 million

    1. Muppets
    2. No

    Joe: Muppets $67.890m
    1. Muppets
    2. No

    Filmman: The Muppets: 70 million

    1. What? OF COURSE the Muppets….easily.
    2. Yes. But not much more.

  4. Wait, it’s only midday Wed. Did the deadline get pushed up?

    Anyway – my picks, whether they count or not…

    Twilight – $37 million

    1. Hugo
    2. Yes, though it would help to know the screen count

    Juan’s jail bait extravaganza

  5. Because of Wednesday openings, deadline is on Tuesday at midnight, EST.

    Sorry, Juan, but as noted in the post, the deadline this week was Tuesday night, as it is for any week where there are Wednesday openings.

  6. It’s clear that no one will get the number 1 movie this weekend (except Juan, who was too late). I forget what happens in this instance. Do we go with who was closest to the Muppets box office? (Which would mean Jeanine wins).

    The bonus questions are both too close to call at this point.

  7. I wasn’t paying attention, and should have known better. I just forget that we’re talking about the #1 movie, not the #1 opening moving.

    I hate to say it but I think if no one gets it right then no one gets points. Just like no one gets points for the bonus question if everyone gets it wrong.

  8. Actuals are in:

    Breaking Dawn: 41.68 (Muppets was #2 with 29.23)
    1. Hugo (8899 to the Muppets 8500)
    2. No (1.75 million)

    Jeanine: The Muppets – $23 million +4
    1. Hugo +.5
    2. No +.5

    Nick: The Muppets – 37 million +2
    1. Muppets
    2. No +.5

    Jackrabbit Slim: Muppets, 38 million
    1. Muppets
    2. No +.5

    Joe: Muppets $67.890m
    1. Muppets
    2. No +.5

    Filmman: The Muppets: 70 million
    1. What? OF COURSE the Muppets….easily.
    2. Yes. But not much more.

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