Category Archives: AGEBOC

AGEBOC IX–Week Ten

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James is probably on vacation–I haven’t heard back from him, so forgive me for stepping in. Only one new release this week, so easy questions:

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.

What will Spider-Man: Homecoming, earn from Friday-to-Sunday?

Bonus (one point each) 1. How much will Baby Driver drop in its second week?

2. What will be the number 4 movie of the week?

Answers due Friday at noon.

(If someone could do scores from last week that would be great).

 

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AGEBOC 2016 (Week Five) June 3rd-5th

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SCORES:
Joe – 16
James -11
Jackrabbit Slim – 11
Marco – 7
Juan – 4
Rob – 2

WEEKEND OF JUNE 3rd, 2016.

What will Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows gross this weekend? Closest guess earns 4 points. Second closest earns 2 points.  Within 250k earns 2 extra points.

BONUS #1:
What will Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping gross this weekend? Closest guess earns 4 points.  Second closest earns 2 points.  Within 250k earns 2 extra points.

BONUS #2
What will Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earn during Thursday night shows?  Closest guess earns 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

BONUS #3
What percentage will X-Men: Apocalypse drop this weekend? Closest guess earns 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

Answers are due on Thursday, June 2nd by 8:00 pm EST.  Good luck!

AGEBOC 2016 (Week Three) May 20th-22nd

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SCORES:
Joe – 9
James -5
Juan – 3
Jackrabbit Slim – 3
Marco – 2

WEEKEND OF MAY 20th, 2016:

What will The Angry Birds Movie gross the weekend of May 20th, 2016? Closest guess earns 4 points.  Second closest earns 2 points.  Within 250k earns 2 extra points.

BONUS #1:

What will Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising gross the weekend of May 20th, 2016?  Closest guess earns 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

BONUS #3

What will The Nice Guys gross the weekend of May 20th, 2016?  Closest guess earns 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

Answers are due on Thursday, May 19th by 12:00 pm EST.  Good luck!

AGEBOC 2016 – WEEK TWO

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AGEBOC 2016 – WEEK TWO

Captain America: Civil War opened to 179m and that’s either amazing (if you consider it a Captain America sequel) or a tiny bit disappointing (if you consider it an Avengers sequel.) Bottom line is that it’s going to earn an insane amount of money over the next 45-60 days.

We’re in a familiar place with the scores:

Perpetually tied HAGEBOC opponents Joe and James are once again neck and neck (CA:CW – James + 4, Joe +2, Bonus 1: Joe + 2, James +1).  I decided to award Juan +1 for the Bonus because I hadn’t recently reiterated the “no duplicate guess” rule.

WEEKEND OF MAY 6, 2016:

What will Captain America: Civil War gross the weekend of May 13th, 2016? Closest guess earns 4 points.  Second closest earns 2 points.  Within 250k earns 2 extra points.

BONUS #1:

What will Money Monster gross the weekend of May 13th, 2016?  Closest guess earns 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

BONUS #3 

What will Captain America: Civil War‘s weekend-to-weekend drop percentage be?  Closest wins 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

Answers are due on Thursday, May 12th by 12:00 pm EST.  Good luck!

AGEBOC 2016 – WEEK ONE

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Welcome to AGEBOC 2016!

No change in the scoring system this year (4 points awarded to the person with the closest guess, 2 to the runner-up.  A 2 point bonus for being within 500k.  Bonus questions can and will vary in value.  Good luck!

WEEKEND OF MAY 6, 2016:

What will Captain America: Civil War gross this weekend?

BONUS #1:

What will Captain America: Civil War gross during Thursday night/Midnight shows?  Closest guess earns 2 points.  Second closest earns 1 point.

BONUS #2 (FOR JAMES AND JOE ONLY):

Time for some old business. Thanks to a tie between Joe and James, HAGEBOC 2015 remains undecided.  I think it’s fitting that we settle things with the weekend gross of yesterday’s news, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Closest guess wins it all.

Answers are due on Thursday, May 5th by 12:00 pm EST.

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