HAGEBOC ’11, Final Week!

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Predict the #1 film for the weekend of December 30, 2011-January 1, 2012. 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. Of the films that finished in the top 5 (Mi4, Holmes, Dragon Tattoo, Chipmunks, Tintin), which one will have the biggest percentage drop?

2. Of the films that finished in the top 5, which will have the smallest percentage drop (or greatest percentage increase)?

The deadline is on THURSDAY at midnight, EST.

Standings:

James: 16.5
Jeanine: 13
Juan: 7.5
Filmman: 7
Nick: 7
Jackrabbit Slim: 5.5
Rob: 3
Joe: 2.5
Marco: 2

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.

14 responses »

  1. MI4 – $20 million
    1. Dragon Tattoo
    2. Trick question, because I think there will be gains, which I guess counts as a smallest percentage drop if it has the highest gain. In which case, I’m guessing MI4 will win.

  2. As #2 stands though only answers where the film actually drop are eligible correct? Meaning if one of the top 5 films makes more than it did last week it shouldn’t be a contender for this bonus question.

  3. Closing bell!

    Jackrabbit Slim

    Mi4: 31 mil

    1. Chipmunks
    2. Mi4

    Nick

    MI4 – 25 million
    1. Holmes
    2. Chipmunks

    Rob

    MI4 – $24 million

    1) Chipwrecked
    2) MI4

    Joe Webb

    MI4 – $23.456m
    1)TinTin
    2) MI4

    Jeanine

    MI4 – $20 million
    1. Dragon Tattoo
    2. MI4

    James

    Mi4 – 19m
    Dragon
    Holmes

  4. If estimates hold, I will win and Nick will get second, which means James wins the whole contest.

    Interestingly, all five of the films mentioned experienced increases. Again, if estimates hold, Chipmunks had the biggest increase (45%!) Mi4 the smallest (6%).

  5. Actuals in:

    Mi4: 29.421

    1. Mi4 (it was the only one that dropped: -0.5%)
    2. Chipwrecked (up as astonishing 30%)

    Jackrabbit Slim

    Mi4: 31 mil (+4)

    1. Chipmunks
    2. Mi4

    Nick

    MI4 – 25 million (+2)
    1. Holmes
    2. Chipmunks (+.5)

    Rob

    MI4 – $24 million

    1) Chipwrecked
    2) MI4

    Joe Webb

    MI4 – $23.456m
    1)TinTin
    2) MI4

    Jeanine

    MI4 – $20 million
    1. Dragon Tattoo
    2. MI4

    James

    Mi4 – 19m
    Dragon
    Holmes

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