AGEBOC ’12 – June 8-10

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. What will be the number 2 film, in grosses, this weekend?

2. Will Snow White and the Huntsman earn more or less than 29 million this weekend?

Deadline is Thursday, June 7 23:59 pm (blog time)

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

Current rankings

filmman – 11.5
Rob – 9.5
Joe Webb – 8.5
Juan – 8
Jackrabbit Slim – 8
James – 4.5
Jeanine – 4.5
Nick – 4
Brian – 2

31 responses »

  1. Hmmm…

    Madagascar – $60 mil
    1. Madagascar
    2. Less

    That’s not cheating is it? I just can’t decide if M is going to be 1st or 2nd.

  2. I don’t think hedging your guess is cheating at all. I am in the same boat wondering if Prometheus or Madagascar will win the weekend.

  3. They should just rehire Vincent Ward and let him film his Aliens sequel from 20 years ago.

    No new Alien project (if any sci-fi film) could live up to the world he created on paper.

  4. So I slipped slowly into the website and then I saw my score….

    Prometheus: 65 million
    1. Madagascar
    2. Less

  5. *Rings hands*….excellent…this week is a battle between the ‘Madagascars’ and ‘Prometheus’s’s’s….s’s’s…..’s….’.
    Let’s do this! Come on, Ridley.

  6. Changing my guess as I think some of Prometheus’ audience will be under age and buying tickets for other movies before sneaking in…

    Madagascar $53.7 million
    1. Prometheus
    2. Less

  7. Ah, well, now they’re saying Madagascar will win the weekend. Will be close, but both are now looking to end up just below 60 million.

  8. Jeanine has a chance at the bonus (though she’ll miss the half-point for hedging!). Madagascar 3 with an estimate of 60 million and change, Prometheus at 50 million.

  9. I’m not sorry for my 1st bonus question. At the time of my guess it looked really close. I would have hated to not get any points at all. Then again, I missed out on a perfect score this week and probably won’t get another chance.

  10. Jackrabbit Slim does get a 2-point bonus for being within a half-million, though, a rare invocation of the bonus rule for a film that doesn’t finish #1.

  11. Yup, from the official rules:

    – If a player makes a correct prediction of a film’s box-office take for the weekend within half a million, whether or not the film is #1, the player will be awarded 2 extra points, provided that the movie finishes in the top 3.

    It just doesn’t seem to come up very often.

  12. 1. Madagascar 3 – $60,316,738
    2. Prometheus – $51,050,101
    3. Snow White and the Huntsman – $23,058,790

    Jeanine
    Madagascar – $60 mil +4 +2
    1. Madagascar
    2. Less +0.5

    filmman
    Prometheus: 65 million
    1. Madagascar
    2. Less +0.5

    Joe Webb
    Madagascar $65.432m +2
    1. Prometheus +0.5
    2. Less +0.5

    James
    Madagascar – 45M
    1. Prometheus +0.5
    2. Less +0.5

    Juan
    Prometheus – $58 million
    1. Prometheus +0.5
    2. Less +0.5

    Jackrabbit Slim
    Prometheus 51 million +2
    1. Madagascar 3
    2. Less +0.5

    Nick
    Prometheus $77 million
    1. Madagascar
    2. Less +0.5

    Brian
    Madagascar: $67 million
    1. Prometheus +0.5
    2. Less +0.5

    Rob
    Madagascar $53.7 million
    1. Prometheus
    2. Less +0.5

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