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AGEBOC IX – Week Sixteen

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of August 18th-20th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, August 18th at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will Logan Lucky earn this weekend?
    2. What will The Hitman’s Bodyguard earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Jackrabbit Slim – 70
Juan – 57
James – 47
Joe – 33
Marco – 25
Filmman – 12
Rob – 8

AGEBOC IX – Week Fifteen

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of August 11th-13th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, August 11th at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will Annabelle: Creation earn this weekend?
    2. What will The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature earn this weekend?
    3. What will The Glass Castle earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Jackrabbit Slim – 60
Juan – 55
James – 41
Joe – 33
Marco – 25
Filmman – 12
Rob – 8

AGEBOC IX – Week Fourteen

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of August 4th-6th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, August 4th at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will The Dark Tower earn this weekend?
    2. What will Detroit earn this weekend?
    3. What will Kidnap earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Jackrabbit Slim – 56
Juan – 51
Joe – 33
James – 29
Marco – 25
Filmman – 12
Rob – 8

AGEBOC IX – Week Thirteen

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of July 28th-July 30th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, July 28th at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will The Emoji Movie earn this weekend?
    2. What will Atomic Blonde earn this weekend?
    3. What will A Very Inconvenient Sequel: 2 Tell the Truth earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Jackrabbit Slim – 56
Juan – 47
Joe – 29
Marco – 25
James – 19
Filmman – 12
Rob – 8

A Decade in Film: 1996

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A chronological list of releases can be found here.

1) Best of 1996 or top five?

2) Most disappointing of 1996 (or bottom five if you want to go that route)?

3) Most underrated or underseen? (Example: “reviews weren’t great, but it’s genius because) OR (“No one saw it, but this is why they should…”)

4) Favorite performance(s) of the year?

5) Favorite scene/sequence of the year?

6) Most memorable (good or bad) theatergoing experience of the year?

7) Most influential film/performance/style/director?

Obviously feel free to answer only the questions you’re interested in or to write/respond to something else entirely. The lists themselves are just a starting point to foster discussion.

AGEBOC IX – Week Twelve

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of July 21st-July 23rd, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, July 21st at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will Dunkirk earn this weekend?
    2. What will Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planetsearn this weekend?
    3. What will Girls Trip earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Jackrabbit Slim – 50
Juan – 41
Joe – 25
Marco – 25
James – 17
Filmman – 12
Rob – 8

AGEBOC IX – Week Eleven

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of July 14th-July 16th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, July 14th at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will War for the Planet of the Apes earn this weekend?
    2. What will The Big Sick earn this weekend?

Current rankings:

Filmman – 12

Jackrabbit Slim – 46

James – 17

Joe – 25

Juan – 31

Marco – 25

Rob – 8

AGEBOC IX – Week Nine

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of June 30th-July 2nd, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

 

Deadline is Friday, June 30th at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will Despicable Me 3 earn this weekend?
  2. What will The House earn this weekend?
  3. What will Baby Driver earn this weekend?

 

Current rankings:

Filmman – 12

Jackrabbit Slim – 34

James – 14

Joe – 20

Juan – 28

Marco – 18

Rob – 8

AGEBOC IX – Week Eight

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“June 23rd” used to mean something.  Alas, this week’s only major release is the fifth installment in a tired franchise from a dying film studio.

Transformers: The Last Knight is Michael Bay’s last outing as Director (he means it this time! Despite saying it twice before! Ok, maybe he doesn’t!) and commercials are selling it as “the final chapter” in the series.  Meanwhile Bumblebee in pre-production and there are a dozen sequels and spin-offs in various stages of development.  So yeah, maybe Paramount’s marketing team isn’t entirely trustworthy.

Predict the #1 film for the weekend of June 23rd-25th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Opening across the United States this weekend we have

Deadline is Friday, June 23rd at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will Transformers: The Last Knight earn this weekend?
  2. Take a moment to appreciate Batman’s (1989) hold on the American public 28 years ago this week. Warner Brothers changed the way motion pictures are marketed forever. (1 point for everyone)

Current rankings:

Filmman – 11

Jackrabbit Slim – 29

James – 13

Joe – 19

Juan – 25

Marco – 17

Rob – 7

AGEBOC IX – Week Seven

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All Eyez On Me poster47 Meters Down Poster

Predict the #1 film for the weekend of June 16th-18th, 2017

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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Opening across the United States this weekend we have Pixar’s Cars 3.  While this latest installment is scoring slightly better reviews than its predecessors, it’s a franchise many will be relieved to see hit the finish line. Like Owen Wilson’s career, this series ran out of gas long ago.

Sony’s Rough Night has a lot going for it (Scarlett Johansson! Kate McKinnon! Jillian Bell! Ilana Glazer!) but I can’t imagine that this lame-looking mash-up of The Hangover and Very Bad Things is worthy of their talents. Similarly, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me seems like a low-rent take on a potentially interesting subject.

Thanks to the unexpected success of 2016’s The Shallows and star Mandy Moore’s hit series This is Us, the shark attack drama 47 Meters Down is going wide theatrical this weekend.  This is particularly notable because the film was scheduled for home video release a year ago (advanced screeners were even sent to and reviewed by professional critics) before changing distributors at the eleventh hour.  I’m not sure how well this gamble will pay off, but it’s a fascinating case.

Bottom line: it’s a great weekend to do anything but go to the movies!

Deadline is Friday, June 16th at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will Cars 3 earn this weekend?
  2. What will Rough Night earn this weekend?
  3. What will All Eyez on Me earn this weekend?
  4. What will 47 Meters Down earn this weekend?

Current rankings:

Filmman – 11

Jackrabbit Slim – 23

James – 7

Joe – 19

Juan – 17

Marco – 13

Rob – 7

A Decade in Film: 1995

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A chronological list of releases can be found here.

1) Best of 1995 or top five?

2) Most disappointing of 1995 (or bottom five if you want to go that route)?

3) Most underrated or underseen? (Example: “reviews weren’t great, but it’s genius because) OR (“No one saw it, but this is why they should…”)

4) Favorite performance(s) of the year?

5) Favorite scene/sequence of the year?

6) Most memorable (good or bad) theatergoing experience of the year?

7) Most influential film/performance/style/director?

Obviously feel free to answer only the questions you’re interested in or to write/respond to something else entirely. The lists themselves are just a starting point to foster discussion.

AGEBOC IX – Week Six

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Predict the #1 film for the weekend of June 9th-11th, 2017.  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.

Opening across the United States this weekend we have a reboot of Universal’s The Mummy franchise starring Tom Cruise.  This incarnation is designed to launch a shared universe featuring new takes on classic Universal monsters. Given the iffy tracking numbers and Wednesday afternoon review embargo, they might not be off to the best start.

We’ve also got the critically acclaimed (but generically titled) horror picture It Comes at Night and something called Megan Leavey which is about a soldier (Kate Mara) seeking to adopt the bomb-sniffing dog that saved her life.

Deadline is Friday, June 9th at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will The Mummy earn this weekend?
  2. What will Megan Leavey earn this weekend?
  3. What will It Comes at Night earn this weekend?

Current rankings:

Filmman – 11

Jackrabbit Slim – 17

James – 7

Joe – 11

Juan – 11

Marco – 7

Rob – 7

AGEBOC IX – Week Five

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Predict the #1 film for the weekend of June 2nd-4th, 2017.  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.

Deadline is Friday, June 2nd at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will Wonder Woman earn this weekend?
  2. What will Captain Underpants: The Epic First Movie earn this weekend?
  3. What % will Baywatch fall this weekend?  Closest guess earns 2 points.

Current rankings:

Filmman – 7

Jackrabbit Slim – 17

James – 7

Joe – 5

Juan – 11

Marco – 1

Rob – 7

AGEBOC IX – Week Four

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Predict the #1 film for the weekend of May 26-28th, 2017.  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.

Deadline is Friday, May 26th at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earn this weekend?
  2. What will Baywatch earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Filmman – 7
Jackrabbit Slim – 17
James – 1
Joe – 5
Juan – 5
Marco – 1
Rob – 7