HAGEBOC ’11 Week 3

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Predict the #1 film for the weekend of December 2-4, 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.

Bonus questions:

1. Will the drop off of The Muppets and Arthur Christmas add up to over 100%?

2. Will The Descendants crack the top seven?

The deadline is on Thursday at midnight, EST.

Standings:

Jeanine: 5.5
Filmman: 4.5
Nick: 3
Joe: 2,5
James: 1
Juan: 1
Rob: .5
Jackrabbit Slim: .5
Marco: o

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.

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  1. Okay, so now we’ve got three people with the Muppets at 18 Million. May I humbly ask Marco and Joe to change your guesses? Otherwise, if you get any points, they’ll have to be split three ways, and we’ll be getting into complex fractions.

  2. Closing bell!

    filmman: The Muppets: 21 Million

    1. No
    2. Yes

    Rob: THE MUPPETS $19 million

    1) No
    2) Yes

    Nick: Muppets – $18 million
    1. No
    2. Yes

    Marco: Muppets: 18million
    1. No
    2. Yes

    Joe Webb: Muppets – $18m
    (guess redacted)

    Jackrabbit Slim: Muppets: 16.5 million

    1. No
    2. Yes

    James: Breaking Dawn 18 million
    1. No
    2. Yes

    Jeanine: Twilight: Breaking Dawn – $15 million
    1. Yes (great question, I have no idea)
    2. Yes

    No answer from Juan.

    If The Muppets end up at 18 million I assume I will have to split the points between the three two gentlemen.

  3. Oh, whoops! Sorry, I was kidding. I thought my “first” comment gave that away, since I was obviously not first. I meant to come back and change it but got busy. Please remove my “guess” from the list….. Good luck everyone!

  4. Nice try Joe, but guesses are locked in come the deadline. If I can’t add after deadline you can’t remove either! Besides, if THE MUPPETS actually comes in at $18M I want the three winners to earn no more than 1.333-2pts per person… thus making my 2nd place point value equally as impressive.

    Is that so wrong?

  5. Looks like it’s a battle between Jeanine and myself. Muppets collapsed with an almost 80% drop. What the heck happened there?

  6. Maybe Brian’s comment that it wasn’t really a children’s film and more a nostalgia exercise for adults meant it had little hold for children.

    Also, this would mean that the general critical raves are misleading as many of the critics would be of the right age bracket to look back more favourably on the Muppets when the supposed target audience would.

  7. Jeezus. Really? I completely misjudged that movie.
    Serves them right for placing a song many adults and almost all children know the real lyrics too and the real lyric is ‘fuck you’. Stay classy, Muppets-

  8. Actuals are in:

    Twilight: Breaking Dawn: $16,535,465 James wins the week by 35,465 dollars.

    1. Yes, barely (Muppets down 62%, Arthur Christmas down $39, for a total of $101%)
    2. Yes (again, just barely, coming in at #7)

    filmman: The Muppets: 21 Million

    1. No
    2. Yes (+.5)

    Rob: THE MUPPETS $19 million

    1) No
    2) Yes (+.5)

    Nick: Muppets – $18 million
    1. No
    2. Yes (+.5)

    Marco: Muppets: 18million
    1. No
    2. Yes (+.5)

    Jackrabbit Slim: Muppets: 16.5 million

    1. No
    2. Yes (+.5)

    James: Breaking Dawn 18 million (+4)
    1. No
    2. Yes (+.5)

    Jeanine: Twilight: Breaking Dawn – $15 million (+2)
    1. Yes (great question, I have no idea) (+.5)
    2. Yes (+.5)

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