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HAGEBOC 2016 – Week Three (or Two)

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HAGEBOC

Someone STILL needs to come up with a new logo

Juan – 6
Joe Webb – 6 (or 2)
James – 5 (or 3)
Nick – 4 (or 2)
Rob – 2
Jackrabbit Slim – 2
Marco – 1

HAGEBOC – December 2-4, 2016:

Predict the #1 film & gross 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 $500k earns 2 extra points.

BONUS

  1. Will Jackie’s per theater average come in ABOVE or BELOW Natalie Portman’s last opening weekend average (A Tale of Love & Darkness, $18,585)?

LOGO BONUS: Come up with a HAGEBOC 2016 logo. 1 point per entry per person (maximum of 1pt).

Answers are due on Thursday, December 1st by 11:59 pm blog time, except the logo which is due by Monday December 5th 12:00pm blog time.  Good luck!

HAGEBOC 2016 – Week Two

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HAGEBOC

Someone needs to come up with a new logo

Joe Webb – 4
Nick – 2
Juan – 0
Jackrabbit Slim – 0
James – 0
Marco – 0
Rob – 0

HAGEBOC – November 25-27, 2016:

What will Moana gross Fri-Sun? Closest wins 4 points, second closest 2 points. 2 bonus points for being within 500k.

BONUS

Guess the top 3 – in order – movies on Thanksgiving Day only. (1 point awarded for each correct answer)

Answers are due on Thursday, November 24th by 10:00 pm blog time.  Good luck!

Who Is Rey?

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star-wars-7-le-reveil-de-la-force-daisy-ridleyOne of the most talked about unanswered questions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the identity of the young woman from Jakku – Rey. In previous interviews director J.J. Abrams has stated that last names were kept secret on purpose. Perhaps they were kept secret from the characters as well because if they had just introduced themselves as such (“Hi I’m Rey Skywalker.” “Hello there. Finn Calrissian at your service.”) a lot of suspense would have been removed and plot points would necessarily change. Having seen the film 3 times I think I have an idea about at least one of these newcomers (earlier I said I had cemented a theory, but it’s still malleable, not quite solid rock yet, all speculative).

SPOILERS, of course, TO FOLLOW Read the rest of this entry

AGEBOC – Where do we go from here?

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Congratulations to perennial winner Jackrabbit Slim!

Participation & excitement waned throughout this season, so I’d like to open up a dialogue below to find out what can (or should) be done to remedy this going forward. Thanks to everyone who played!

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

Final Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 52.5

James – 44.5
Rob – 40
Joe – 25
Marco – 21.5
Juan – 16.5
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 FINALE September 4-6

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Slim’s victory has been a foregone conclusion for a while, but we’ve got to play until the end!

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. Transporter something something…

2. A Walk In The Woods cast from the 80s, blah blah blah

Deadline is Thursday September 3rd 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 50.5

James – 40.5
Rob – 39
Joe – 25
Marco – 21.5
Juan – 16.5
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 August 28-30

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This game appears to be running on fumes at the moment. Time to give away more points!

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. Major Action Star of the early aughts Owen Wilson (think Behind Enemy Lines, Shanghai Noon & Knights, I Spy, etc..) finally returns to the genre this week with No Escape. Will it exceed his previous comedy release Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’s paltry $17.1m on opening weekend (FSS only)?

2. Will Zac Efron’s latest effort land closer to his previous opening weekend (Neighbors at $49m) or the one before that (That Awkward Moment at $8.74m)?

The Mario Kart “Bullet Bill” Bonus:

Guess the weekend Box Office total of one or more of the following limited-ish releases:

-Memories of the Sword
-War Room
-Z is for Zachariah
-The Second Mother
-Turbo Kid

Closest guess on each movie gets 1 bonus point. If you are currently in the bottom 3 (Marco, Juan, Nick) take 2 bonus points for being the closest. No extras for being within a certain amount.

Deadline is Thursday August 27th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 49.5

James – 33.5
Rob – 30
Joe – 24
Marco – 18.5
Juan – 16.5
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 August 21-23

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Slimdog Millionaire strikes again! Only 3 weekends left…

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 Compton drop ABOVE or BELOW 57% in its 2nd weekend (compared to its 1st)?

2. Which movie will be #2?

Deadline is Thursday August 20th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 45

James – 33.5
Rob – 30
Joe – 24
Juan – 16.5
Marco – 16
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 August 14-16

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James wins the week by having a less-sucky guess than the rest of us!

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 Straight Outta Compton best F. Gary Gray’s highest opening weekend (currently Be Cool at $23,450,212 unadjusted)?

2. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. feels like Kingsman (opened with $36,206,331) to me. After Sunday, which movie will have the higher opening weekend?

Deadline is Thursday August 13th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 40

James – 32.5
Rob – 29
Joe – 21
Juan – 16.5
Marco – 16
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 August 7-9

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Slim extends his lead…blah, blah, blah

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 Shaun The Sheep PLUS Dragon Ball Z (never seen A-Y): Resurrection of F (oh, there’s one of them) have a higher gross than Minions this weekend (Fri-Sun only)? YES or NO

2. Will the new Fantastic Four gross BELOW Fantastic Four (2005, $56,061,504), ABOVE Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($58,051,684) or BETWEEN the two opening weekends (unadjusted)?

Deadline is Thursday August 6th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 39

James – 27.5
Rob – 26
Joe – 20.5
Juan – 16.5
Marco – 16
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 July 31-August 2

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Juan wins one week!

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. Which limited-release movie will gross the most (Fri – Sun): Listen to Me Marlon, Best of Enemies, The End of the Tour, or A LEGO Brickumentary?

2. Which five-quel will outgross the original’s adjusted opening weekend (Fri – Sun) – Vacation vs. National Lampoon’s Vacation ($21,481,500 adjusted), Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation vs. Mission: Impossible ($83,472,200 adjusted), both, or neither?

Deadline is Thursday July 30th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 34

James – 27.5
Rob – 25.5
Joe – 18
Marco – 16
Juan – 16
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 July 24-26

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Slim further extends his lead. This is quite the repeat of 2014

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. Which movie will be #2?

2. Which movie will have the better hold (lower percentage drop) in its 2nd weekend: Ant-Man or Trainwreck?

Deadline is Thursday July 23rd 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 33.5

James – 27
Rob – 25
Marco – 15.5
Joe – 15.5
Juan – 11.5
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 July 17-19

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James is making a run for the top!

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 Ant-Man gross MORE or LESS than Marvel’s last not-yet-Avengers movie – Guardians of the Galaxy – did in its opening weekend ($94,320,883)?

2. Will Minions drop MORE or LESS than 57% this weekend compared to last?

Deadline is Thursday July 16th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 31

James – 27
Rob – 20.5
Marco – 15.5
Joe – 15
Juan – 11.5
Nick – 6.5

AGEBOC ’15 July 10-12

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A low-grossing holiday weekend fooled some, but not all. The game is still afoot!

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 Minions opening weekend gross BELOW Despicable Me ($56,397,125), ABOVE Despicable Me 2 ($83,517,315), or BETWEEN the two opening weekends (including the actuals as endpoints)?

2. Which movie will be #2?

Deadline is Thursday July 9th 11:59pm blog time

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

Current Rankings:

Jackrabbit Slim – 28

James – 22.5
Rob – 20
Joe – 15
Marco – 14.5
Juan – 11.5
Nick – 6.5