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The Summer Game - It's is coming... and it is GLORIOUS. Opening Preseason Deadline is Thursday April 27th 11:59pm Forum Time

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SUMMERTIME IS HERE, HUZZAH!


WELCOME TO THE SUPER FUN ALL CONSUMING BEHEMOTH SUMMER GAME 2016!

Looking for a fun and frantic way to quench your predictioning thirst until the winter rolls around again? If yes, the summer game is where things be at. 

The game will run from Friday April 28th until Friday September 4th. So that means that all grosses and predictions will only count until Friday September 4th.

As for structure, the main focus is on preseason general gross predictions and a sprinkling of bonus questions. Then during the game itself, there will be weekly sets of questions as well as the good old SOTM (Spur of the Moment – You will learn to love these ;) ) questions too. So let’s get to the predictioning:

 

A: DOMESTIC TOP 15

 

Predict the 15 films you believe will gross the highest over the course of the summer game along with a predicted gross. You may choose any film for this list that gets released during the course of the summer game (If you think that some film listed on BOM for a 22 screen limited release is going to explode to $750M domestic, then go ahead and predict it).

 

Therefore your top 15 predictions should look something like the following:

 

1) Avatar 7: 485M
2) Ernest Saves Madea 46lM
3) The Tom and Jerry Movie 411M
4) SkullPoopL - This time it's personal. 325M
5) Honey we ate the kids 232M
6) The Really Amazing Spiderman, We Promise it Really is This Time 4: 177M
7) Halloween Part Ninety Three 155M
8) BSG: The Movie 118M
9) Sparticus 2: The Quickening 115M
10) Hans: A prince’s Tale 112M
11) Snow White and the 7 Gigolos 109M
12) Aliens vs Ja Ja Binks 104M
13) We Bought a Nuclear Powerplant 101M
14) Tetris The Movie 95M
15) On the Cusp of Yesterday 92M

 

POINT SYSTEM:


For every film you call correctly in the top 15, in any order, you will get 25,000 points. For every film you call in the exact spot, you will get 50,000 points (total). So you must think this out thoroughly. You will also lose 15,000 points for every film in the top 15 that you call incorrectly. So, for example, if you say Rogue One will be in the top 15, and it misses the top 15, you will lose 15,000 points (PLUS whatever you miss the gross by). 
 

If you are able to call the top three positions right, in order, regardless of the gross, you will get a 100,000 point bonus.
If you are able to call the top four positions right, in order, regardless of the gross, you will get a 150,000 point bonus.

If you are able to call the top five positions right, in order, regardless of gross, you will get a 250,000 point bonus.  This is not as easy as you might think it is.

 

The more in depth scoring is in the spoilers:
 

Spoiler

OTHER ADD ONS:

Call ANY 5 SPOTS in the correct place (eg: 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 14th) and receive a 125,000 point bonus.

Call ANY 8 SPOTS in the correct place and receive a 300,000 point bonus.

 

If less than 10 players successfully predict a film to finish in the top 15, those players will score a 50,000 point bonus.

If less than 5 players successfully predict a film to finish in the top 15, those players will score a 75,000 point bonus.

If 1 solitary player successfully predicts a film to finish in the top 15, that players will score a 150,000 point bonus.

 

 

BONUS STRUCTURE.  
 

9 of the 15 films correct, regardless of order and get a 50,000 point bonus

 

Call 10 of the 15 films correctly, regardless of the order, and receive a 100,000 point bonus.

Call 11 of the top 15 correct, regardless of order, receive a 175,000 point bonus.

Call 12 films correct, regardless of the order and you will receive a 250,000 point bonus.

Call 13 correct, regardless of order, and you get a 350,000 point bonus.

 

Call 14 correct, regardless of order, and you get a 500,000 point bonus.

 

If you call all 15 correct, regardless of order, you will get a 750,000 point bonus

This does not eliminate the bonus points originally mentioned, it will just add to them.


 

GROSS ACCURACY:

 

Call a film’s gross to within 2 million to get 30,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 5 million to get 25,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 10 million to get 20,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 20 million to get 15,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 30 million to get 10,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 40 million to get 5000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 50 million to get no bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 50.01-80 million lose 10,000 points and lose 1,000 points for every subsequent 10M you are away. *If the film finishes in the top 15, the maximum points that can be lost are 25,000. If the film is not in the top 15, there is no upper limit for points lost.  

 

The closest predictor for each of the top 15 films will receive an additional 25,000 points to their total (no matter how wrong that prediction may be)

 

If anyone can predict at least 6 of the top 15 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 50,000 points

If anyone can predict at least 8 of the top 15 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 100,000 points

If anyone can predict at least 10 of the top 15 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 150,000 points

If anyone can predict at least 12 of the top 15 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 250,000 points

 

And one more caveat to this is the double whammy rule.

If you call a film to hit the top 15 and it misses, you will lose points for missing the top 15 AND you will lose DOUBLE points if the gross misses by more than the 50 million allotted to you. If however you call a film incorrectly in the top 15 but you are within the 50 million, YOU WILL NOT GET CREDIT FOR THOSE POINTS

If you don't enter a gross for a particular film in the top 15 and you've put that film in your top 14, the gross will be assumed to be the same as the film in the position you predicted below it and will be scored accordingly.  If you don't enter a gross for the 15th film, the gross used will be that of the 14th placed film you predicted. 

 

If you DO NOT enter any grosses, you are assumed to ABSTAIN from entering the gross for the top 15 and you will lose a score equal to worst score for grosses - 10k.  If the lowest score is +ve then you will lose 10k for grosses.  (you will still receive all points associated with the positions of course)

 

 

B: DOMESTIC TOP 7 WEEKENDS (READ CAREFULLY)

NOTE: THIS IS NO LONGER EXCLUSIVELY OPENING WEEKENDS.

 

This section will no longer be exclusively opening weekends but rather any weekend in general. This means that if a repeat of the American Sniper situation from Winter 2014 occurs again, the 100 million ‘3rd weekend’ or whenever it was would be that film’s qualifying weekend.

 

A film’s weekend will always be deemed its 3 day Friday to Sunday gross (including Thursday previews). So if a film opens on a Wednesday, only the BOM reported Friday-Sunday 3 day will count as the weekend total.

 

 

POINT SYSTEM:

For each correctly predicted film, regardless of order you receive 15,000 points

For each film in the exact spot you receive 10,000 bonus points (so 25,000 total)

Call top 3 in order and receive 50,000 bonus points

Call 5 of the top 7 correctly (any order) receive 50,000 bonus points

Call 6 of the top 7 (any order) receive 100,000 bonus points

Call top 7 (any order) receive 175,000 bonus points

For every incorrect film lose 10,000 points

 

The more in depth scoring is in the spoilers:
 

Spoiler

GROSS ACCURACY:

 

Call a film’s gross to within 1 million to get 30,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 2.5 million to get 25,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 5 million to get 20,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 10 million to get 15,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 15 million to get 10,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 20 million to get 5,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 30 million to get no bonus points

Miss the gross by more than 30M and lose 10,000 points (You will lose these points even if the film doesn’t make the top 7 OW.)

 

 

The closest predictor for each film will also receive a bonus 10,000 points.

 

Predict 5 of the top 7 to within 30M and score a 75,000 point bonus

Predict 6 of the top 7 to within 30M and score a 125,000 point bonus

Predict 7 of the top 7 to within 30M and score a 200,000 point bonus

 

 NEW RULE!!! - If you don't enter a gross for a particular film in the top 7 and you've put that film in your top 6, the gross will be assumed to be the same as the film in the position you predicted below it and will be scored accordingly.  If you don't enter a gross for the 7th film, the gross used will be that of the 6th placed film you predicted. 

 

If you DO NOT enter any grosses, you are assumed to ABSTAIN from entering the gross for the Top 7 Weekends and you will lose a score equal to worst score for grosses - 5k.  If the lowest score is +ve then you will lose 5k for grosses.  (you will still receive all points associated with the positions of course)

 

 

C: TOP 10 WORLDWIDE TOTAL GROSS

 

Predict the top 10 grossing films of the Summer, worldwide.

 

POINT SYSTEM:

 

For each correctly predicted film, regardless of order you receive 25,000 points

For each film in the exact spot you receive 15,000 bonus points (so 40,000 total)

Call top 3 in order and receive 70,000 bonus points

Call top 5 in order and receive 150,000 bonus points

Call 7 of the top 10 correctly (any order) receive 150,000 bonus points

Call 8 of the top 10 correctly (any order) receive 225,000 bonus points

Call 9 of the top 10 (any order) receive 350,000 bonus points

Call top 10 (any order) receive 500,000 bonus points

For every incorrect film lose 10,000 points

 

 

The more in depth scoring is in the spoilers: 

 

Spoiler

GROSS ACCURACY:

 

Call a film’s gross to within 10 million to get 50,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 25 million to get 40,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 50 million to get 30,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 75 million to get 20,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 100 million to get 10,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 150 million to get 5000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 200 million to get no bonus points

Miss the gross by 200-250M and lose 10,000 points. Then also lose an additional 1,000 points for every subsequent 25M you miss the final total by. (You will losedouble these points if the film doesn’t make the top 10 WW.) *If the film finishes in the top 15, the maximum points that can be lost are 25,000. If the film is not in the top 15, there is no upper limit for points lost.

 

Call 6 of the top 10 to within $100M and score 50,000 bonus points

Call 7 of the top 10 to within $100M and score 100,000 bonus points

Call 8 of the top 10 to within $100M and score 150,000 bonus points

Call 9 of the top 10 to within $100M and score 250,000 bonus points

Call 10 of the top 10 to within $100M and score 400,000 bonus points

 

NEW RULE!! - If you don't enter a gross for a particular film in the Top 10 Domestic and you've put that film in your top 9, the gross will be assumed to be the same as the film in the position you predicted below it and will be scored accordingly.  If you don't enter a gross for the 10th film, the gross used will be that of the 9th placed film you predicted. 

 If you DO NOT enter any grosses, you are assumed to ABSTAIN from entering the gross for the Top 10 Worldwide and you will lose a score equal to worst score for grosses - 10k.  If the lowest score is +ve then you will lose 10k for grosses.  (you will still receive all points associated with the positions of course)

 

 

D: CHINA TOP 5!

China has a subforum now, so let’s give it a preseason section in the summer game! Predict the top 5 Hollywood (anything on the wide release list provided in a latter post) films in China.

 

POINT SYSTEM:

 

For each correctly predicted film, regardless of order you receive 15,000 points

For each film in the exact spot you receive 10,000 bonus points (so 25,000 total)

Call 3 of the top 5 correctly and receive 50,000 bonus points

Call 4 of the top 5 correctly and receive 100,000 bonus points

Call 5 of the top 5 correctly and receive 150,000 bonus points

 

For every incorrect film lose 10,000 points

 
The more in depth scoring is in the spoilers:

 

Spoiler

GROSS ACCURACY:

 

Call a film’s gross to within 5 million to get 25,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 10 million to get 20,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 20 million to get 15,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 30 million to get 10,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 40 million to get 0 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 40.01-60 million lose 10,000 points

 

Call a film wrong by more than 60 million lose 20,000 points and no more because we all know that Chinese box office is insane right now.

The closest predictor for each of the top 5 films will receive an additional 20,000 points to their total (no matter how wrong that prediction may be)

 

NEW RULE!!! - If you don't enter a gross for a particular film in the Top 5 and you've put that film in your top 4, the gross will be assumed to be the same as the film in the position you predicted below it and will be scored accordingly.  If you don't enter a gross for the 5th film, the gross used will be that of the 4th placed film you predicted. 

 

If you DO NOT enter any grosses, you are assumed to ABSTAIN from entering the gross for the Top 5 China and you will lose a score equal to worst score for grosses - 5k.  If the lowest score is +ve then you will lose 5k for grosses.  (you will still receive all points associated with the positions of course)

 

 

(Due to the fickle nature of the Chinese release Calendar and censorship board, in this question players will be allowed to predict 2 back up films (6th and 7th) that will act as the replacement predictions if any of the films on their list do not get a release within the game’s timespan).

 

Lastly, for the same reason, because really quirky grosses can happen in China, players are unable to receive a negative score for this section. For a particular film... absolutely. But if your final total score for this section would have been Minus 24k, it will be rounded up to a score of zero.

 

 

 

E: THERE ARE NO HEROES LEFT IN THIS WORLD

Predict the number one grossing (Domestic wide released) film of the summer in the following territories over the duration of the game that is NOT a Marvel or DC property. 

 

 South Korea

Russia

Brazil

Mexico

Australia

Italy

 

POINT SYSTEM:

 

If your predicted film for a territory is that country’s number 1 grossing film of the summer, you receive 25,000 points

If your predicted film for a territory is that country’s number 2 grossing film of the summer, you receive 15,000 points

If your predicted film for a territory is that country’s number 3 grossing film of the summer, you receive 10,000 points

If your predicted film for a territory is that country’s number 4 grossing film of the summer, you receive 0 points

If your predicted film for a territory is that country’s number 5 or lower grossing film of the summer, you lose 10,000 points

 

Correctly predict the number 1 grossing film of 3 territories and receive 25,000 bonus points

Correctly predict the number 1 grossing film of 4 territories and receive 50,000 bonus points

Correctly predict the number 1 grossing film of 5 territories and receive 75,000 bonus points

Correctly predict the number 1 grossing film of 6 territories and receive 100,000 bonus points

 

GROSS ACCURACY:

There are no gross predictions required only placements.

 

F: TOTAL GROSSES

 

Predict a total gross for each of: Top 15 Domestic, Top 7 W/E, Top 10 WW and Top 5 China (This does not have to have any mathematical connection to your predictions in parts A-D). This will look something like:

 

Top 15: 3 Billion dollars

Top 7 W/E 475M

Top 10 WW: 8 Trillion Dollars

Top 5 China: 17 dollars

 

POINT SYSTEM:

 

For each prediction if you are:

 

Within 25% of the final total. score 10,000 points

Within 20% of the final total. score 15,000 points

Within 15% of the final total. score 20,000 points

Within 10% of the final total. score 25,000 points

Within 8% of the final total. score 30,000 points

Within 5% of the final total. score 35,000 points

Within 2% of the final total. score 50,000 points

 

If all four predictions are within 10% score a bonus 25,000

If all four predictions are within 8% score a bonus 40,000

If all four predictions are within 5% score a bonus 70,000

If all four predictions are within 2% score a bonus 100,000


LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!


HERE ARE YOUR PRE-SEASON BONUS QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED BEFORE MIDNIGHT April 28th

 

NOTE: In the event that a film gets pulled from release completely, if this schedule change occurs before April 21st, a new film will be added to replace it. Players will then still have 7 days to change their answer as they please (anybody who predicts the removed film and doesn’t change in this time will automatically have their prediction assigned to abstain).

If the film exits the schedules after April 21st, then for yes/no answers, the question will be considered void, for questions with multiple answers such as 1 and 2, the option will be removed from the game and the question will continue. (Any player who had chosen the deleted option in this scenario will score points equivalent to abstaining in this instance)     

 

This summer we have three generous risk-free questions to start you off!!:

 

RFQ1: Predict which film will finish closest to each of the following milestones domestically by the end of the game:

 

A: 100M

B: 200M

C: 300M

D: 400M

E: 500M

 

RFQ2: Predict which film will finish closest to each of the following milestones Worldwide by the end of the game:

 

A: $1.5B

B: $1B

C: 800M

D: 600M

E: 400M

 

RFQ3: Predict the highest grossing film of each month by the end of the game:

 

A: April (YEs only the 28th openers apply here, but it makes scoring easier)

B: May

C: June

D: July

E: August

 

 

Each correctly predicted film scores you 15,000 points, get all five correct in one question and receive 25,000 bonus points for 100k total. (This is the only preseason question where there is no penalty for being wrong so enjoy it).

 

Now in previous years, the next list of preseasons have been a bit here there and everywhere, with a  final Jajang onslaught bolted on the end. Me and JJ8 are going to do things a bit different this summer.

There will be 30 preseasons, 15 from me, and 15 from Jajang. Mine will be the usual medley of all things random and aimless. Jajang’s However will be more streamlined and focus on a particular (let’s face it comic book :p) genre or two.

 

 There will also be no sliding scale of scores. All questions will be 20,000 points for a correct answer, minus 15,000 thousand for an incorrect answer and 4,000 points for abstaining.

 

CHASMMI’s 15

1)   Tell me which of these will be the highest grossing film of the summer domestically:

1) King Arthur
2) Alien Covenant 
3) The Mummy 

4) Dunkirk

 

2)   Tell me which of these will be the lowest grossing film of the summer domestically:

1) Snatched 
2) The House
3) Annabelle 2
4) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Something Something Blah Blah Blah

 

3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 300M domestically by the end of the game?

 

 

4)   Will at least 3 films make more than $1.1B worldwide?

 

 

5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 120M OW domestic?

 

 

6)    Would at least 4 of the March 2017 releases have made it into the Domestic top 15 for the summer game if their runs had been eligible (So if I made a combined top 10 list of the summer Game releases and the March releases, would 4 or more be from March?)

 

 

7)    Will at least 3 sequels, prequels, reboots or anything similar go on to be the highest grossing in their franchise domestic (A film must make at least $20M to qualify)?

 

 

8)    Will at 3 sequels, prequels, reboots or anything similar go on to drop more than 60% domestically from its previous franchise installment? (For this question purpose: Spiderman Homecoming is following ASM2, Despicable Me follows Minions, Wonder Woman follows Suicide Squad, Annabelle 2 follows Conjuring 2, I can’t think of any more that aren’t obvious right now) 

 

     9)   Will any film in the top 15 have a multiplier below 2.3?

 

 

10)Will Sci-Fi films (anything that BOM lists as Sci-fi or XXX/Sci-fi [so that means GOTG2 for example is not Sci-fi for this question) combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game?

 

 

11)  Will the domestic top 8 make more than $1B combined in China?

 

 

12)  Will at least three out of Luc Besson, Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Ridley Scott and Edgar Wright have their highest grossing film not involving Batman or Transformers this summer (obviously with Michael Bay I mean will his 5thTransformers film outgross every non-transformers film he has done?)

 

 

13) Will Warner Bros have exactly 3 films in the top 15 domestic this summer?

 

 

       14) Will a film finish in the top 10 WW, but fail to make the top 15 domestic?

 

       15) Will any film spend 3 weeks at number one domestic this summer?

 

 

 

Alright here they are : 

 

JAJANG'S 15 er i mean JJ-8's 14 Questions

 

Comic Book Adaption Questions :

 

Notes :

- Q1 is worth double the other questions as it's little more complicated than the other questions so I have reduced the number to 14 questions overall.

 

Q1) There are 4 Comic Book Adaptions to be released this summer.  They are:

- Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol. 2

- Wonder Woman

- Spider-man: Homecoming

- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

 

Create a table of positions 1 to 8, where you order in total gross the domestic and then international totals.  I only need the positions.

an example table is as follows :

 

(Remember International excludes Domestic gross)

1. Spider-man: Homecoming Domestic

2. Wonder Woman International

3. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Domestic

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 International

5. Woman Woman Domestic

6. Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Domestic

7. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets International

8. Spider-man: Homecoming International

 

Scoring is as follows.

5000 for each correct answer. (total of 40k if you get all 8)

-3000 for each incorrect answer. (total of -24k if you get all 8 incorrect)

If you choose to abstain this question (and you must astain all of it), you get 8,000.

If you leave a spot blank you get that spot as an incorrect answer.  If put 1 of the options twice you will receive at lease one of those incorrect.

(for the bonus at the bottom, if you get 4 / 8 you get 1, if you get all 8 correct you get 2 towards the bonus (ie. the total is still 30 quesitons))

 

Q2) Will Wonder Woman be the #1 opening weekend of the comic book adaptions this summer (Domestically)?

 

Q3) The current top 6 "All Time May Open Weekends" (Domestically) occurred on the 1st weekend of the month (in the respective year).  In what position will Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol. 2 open in (in the top 6)?  (If you don't think it will open in the top 6 then put 7th - remember 6th is Iron Man 2 @ 128m)?

 

Q4) Will Wonder Woman collapse in it's second weekend with a greater than 60% drop like the 2 previous DC Extended Universe Films (Domestic)?

 

Q5) Will the total of all the Marvel films make more than double the DC films this summer (Domestic only)?

 

Q6) Will Valerian's final total (domestic gross) be less than all of the opening weekends of the other 3 films (Domestic)?

 

Q7) Will the total gross of ALL Comic Book adaptions this summer make less than 850m (Domestic)?

 

Q8) Will any of the Comic Book Adaptions make 200m or more internationally than the domestic gross?

 

Q9) Will a Comic Book Adaption make more than 1 billion worldwide this summer?

 

Q10) Will a Comic Book Adaption be the #1 film overall (and it must be released during the game) in ANY of the following markets

- United Kingdom, Australia, or China (only 1 is needed) ?

 

Animated Film Questions :

 

These 2 questions will relate to the 6 animated films that are to be released during the summer (these questions will not be affected if any films are delayed or deferred)

 

Q11) Will at least 3 weekends during the summer be led by an animated film (Domestic only)?

 

Q12) Will less than 4 animated films make the top 15 films this summer domestically?

 

A single question for those Transformers & Pirates Fans out there:

 

Q13) Both Franchises are up to the 5th Film.  the 4th film in both Franchises made more than 1 billion worldwide.  Can the 5th film in both franchises repeat this performance?

 

Final General Question

 

Q14) Will a film released domestically make more in an International Market (must be a single market such as China, United Kindom, etc) this summer (Both markets must release during the game and be elegible for the top 15 domestic - ie. as per the list of films Chasmmi has posted) ?

 

Bonus Scores are in Spoilers one last time:

 

Spoiler

 

Score 20/30 Correct: 20,000 points

Score 21/30 Correct: 30,000 points

Score 22/30 Correct: 40,000 points

Score 23/30 Correct: 60,000 points

Score 24/30 Correct: 80,000 points

Score 25/30 Correct: 100,000 points

Score 26/30 Correct: 125,000 points

Score 27/30 Correct: 150,000 points

Score 28/30 Correct: 175,000 points

Score 29/30 Correct: 200,000 points

Score 30/30 Correct: 250,000 points  (Don't worry, this one ain't happening folks :D) 

 

(Remember the first of JJ-8's questions (Q1) is worth 2 questions towards the bonus as it's a double question)

 

 

***ONE FINAL NOTE***

 

The official Deadline for this game is April 28th.

 

HOWEVER, if you so wish you may take an extra week on these preseasons and post before May 5th. Any prediction or edits made between April 28th and May 5th will render that player ineligible to answer the weekly questions for the weekend of April 28th.

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NEW THING ALERT!!! NEW THING ALERT!!!

Oh and there will be one further addition to the game. 

 

Not quite an SOTM, but also not quite a preseason. It is a little bit like the old Who wants to be a Millionaire SOTM of the past but it runs every week. 

 

It is one thread. One question per week and a simple Yes/No or Over/Under question. 

 

e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 makes $100M Over / Under?

 

Players post in thread their prediction and the thread is locked over the weekend. 

 

Players who are correct win 15,000 points and move on to the next question. (They will get progressively harder). 

 

If you get a question wrong you are out and lose half of the points that you have accumulated over the course of the challenge. 

 

If you do not feel confident one a question, you can cash out at anytime, taking all the points you have earned to that point and end your involvement in the question.

 

Players will be given two chances to PASS. A pass means that they can move on to the next question but will not be credited with any extra money until they get another question correct. If they cash out or get a question wrong after a pass - the value is equal to that of the last question answered correctly, NOT the question reached.

 

If a player fails to post an answer before the deadline, they automatically use a PASS. If they do not have a PASS they will be automatically cashed out, but will lose 20% of what they made.

 

The challenge continues either until all players are cashed out or eliminated or the Summer Game ends.

 

There is potential to win 285,000 points in this challenge if you answer every question correctly with no passes.    

 

If a player somehow manages this, it will get boosted up to 300,000 but do not expect this to happen. 

 

This thread will be created and opened in the Summer Game subforum a couple of weeks before deadline comes around... 

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Oh, people wanted changes to the weekly questions scoring. Well here you go, all out in the open and such:

 

Weekly Questions will have 15 questions, except for the following weeks:

 

GOTG2 Weekend   25 questions

Pirates and Baywatch Weekend  20 questions

Transformers Weekend    20 questions

Spiderman Weekend    25 questions

Dunkirk Weekend     20 questions

Final Weekend    25 questions

 

Weekly Questions will look as follows:

 

Part A:

 

3/4/5 blocks of 5 questions - a 1000, a 2000, a 3000, a 4000 and a 5000 

 

So part one will be worth 15k per 5 questions.

 

The bonus for questions correct will look:

 

9/15    5000

10/15   8000

11/15    12,000

12/15   16,000 

13/15    20,000

14/15    24,000 

 15/15   30,000  

 

So that's a maximum score of 75k for Part One in a 15 question week.  This will increase to about 100k for a 20 question and 125k for a 25 question week. 

 

So part A over the course of the game is worth potentially 1,650,000 points

 

Part B:

 

This will be 3 questions where players aim to be as close to the final answer as possible. 

 

Now the top 3 predictions will score points as follows:

 

Closest:  Within 1% - 15,000,  Within 2,5% - 12000,   Within 5% 9,000, Within 10% - 6000  Outside 10% - 3000 points  

 

2nd Closest:  Within 1% - 12,000,  Within 2,5% - 10000,   Within 5% 7,000, Within 10% - 4000  Outside 10% - 2000 points

 

3rd Closest:  Within 1% - 10,000,  Within 2,5% - 8000,   Within 5% 5,000, Within 10% - 2000  Outside 10% - 1000 points

 

So that's a maximum score of 45k for Part B in a standard week.  This will increase a couple of times when I add 5 questions. 

 

So part B over the course of the game is worth potentially 855,000 points (but that requires a miracle of miracles)

 

Part C:

 

These are the placement questions: 

 

There will be 6 films to place and points are expanded because traditionally people haven't scored well here:

 

Because I realised bonuses are stupid...

 

1/6   4,000

2/6   10,000

3/6   18,000

4/6   25,000

5/6   36,000

6/6 - 50,000

 

So that is a potential total of 950,000 points for part C over the course of the game.

 

That makes weekly questions worth 2.6M maximum plus whatever you manage from part B. (Good Luck with that :D

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And the answer template that I will copy over to the official predictions preseasons thread too:

 

The Thread is here...

 

 

 

TOP 15 ETC PREDICTION TEMPLATE

 

 

 

Below is a helpful template to use for making predictions. All Players who use this template for their predictions will receive 10,000 bonus points for making my life easier when I have to score everything at the end of the game.

 

A: Domestic top 15:

 

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

 

6)
7)
8)
9)
10)

 

11)
12)
13)
14)
15)

 

B: Top 7 Domestic OW:

 

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

6)
7)
 

C: Worldwide top 10:

 

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

 

6)
7)
8)
9)
10)

 

D: China:

 

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

 

6)
7)

 

E: No More Heroes:

 

South Korea

Russia

Brazil

Mexico

Australia

Italy

 

F: Total Grosses:

 

Top 15 Dom)


Top 7 W/E)
 

Top 10 WW)

 

 

 

RFQ1: Predict which film will finish closest to each of the following milestones domestically by the end of the game:

 

A: 100M

B: 200M

C: 300M

D: 400M

E: 500M

 

RFQ2: Predict which film will finish closest to each of the following milestones Worldwide by the end of the game:

 

A: $1.5B

B: $1B

C: 800M

D: 600M

E: 400M

 

RFQ3: Predict the top grossing film of each month:

 

A: April (28th releases only)

B: May

C: June

D: July

E: August

 

CHASMMI’s 15

1)   Tell me which of these will be the highest grossing film of the summer domestically:

1) King Arthur
2) Alien Covenant 
3) The Mummy 

4) Dunkirk

 

2)   Tell me which of these will be the lowest grossing film of the summer domestically:

1) Snatched
2) The House
3) Annabelle 2
4) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Something Something Blah Blah Blah

 

3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 300M domestically by the end of the game?

 

 

4)   Will at least 3 films make more than $1.1B worldwide?

 

 

5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 120M OW domestic?

 

 

6)    Would at least 4 of the March 2017 releases have made it into the Domestic top 15 for the summer game if their runs had been eligible (So if I made a combined top 10 list of the summer Game releases and the March releases, would 4 or more be from March?)

 

 

7)    Will at least 3 sequels, prequels, reboots or anything similar go on to be the highest grossing in their franchise domestic (A film must make at least $20M to qualify)?

 

 

8)    Will at 3 sequels, prequels, reboots or anything similar go on to drop more than 60% domestically from its previous franchise installment? (For this question purpose: Spiderman Homecoming is following ASM2, Despicable Me follows Minions, Wonder Woman follows Suicide Squad, Annabelle 2 follows Conjuring 2, I can’t think of any more that aren’t obvious right now) 

 

     9)   Will any film in the top 15 have a multiplier below 2.3?

 

 

10)Will Sci-Fi films (anything that BOM lists as Sci-fi or XXX/Sci-fi [so that means GOTG2 for example is not Sci-fi for this question) combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game?

 

 

11)  Will the domestic top 8 make more than $1B combined in China?

 

 

12)  Will at least three out of Luc Besson, Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Ridley Scott and Edgar Wright have their highest grossing film not involving Batman or Transformers this summer (obviously with Michael Bay I mean will his 5thTransformers film outgross every non-transformers film he has done?)

 

 

13) Will Warner Bros have exactly 3 films in the top 15 domestic this summer?

 

 

       14) Will a film finish in the top 10 WW, but fail to make the top 15 domestic?

 

       15) Will any film spend 3 weeks at number one domestic this summer?

 

 

 

JJ8's 14

 

Q1) Comic Book Adaptions Domestic vs International Grosses (4 films, 8 grosses - positions only) (5k Correct, -3k incorrect)

 

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

7)

8)

 

Q2) Will Wonder Woman be the #1 opening weekend of the comic book adaptions this summer (Domestically)?

 

Q3) The current top 6 "All Time May Open Weekends" (Domestically) occurred on the 1st weekend of the month (in the respective year).  In what position will Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol. 2 open in (in the top 6)?  (If you don't think it will open in the top 6 then put 7th - remember 6th is Iron Man 2 @ 128m)?

 

Q4) Will Wonder Woman collapse in it's second weekend with a greater than 60% drop like the 2 previous DC Extended Universe Films (Domestic)?

 

Q5) Will the total of all the Marvel films make more than double the DC films this summer (Domestic only)?

 

Q6) Will Valerian's final total (domestic gross) be less than all of the opening weekends of the other 3 films (Domestic)?

 

Q7) Will the total gross of ALL Comic Book adaptions this summer make less than 850m (Domestic)?

 

Q8) Will any of the Comic Book Adaptions make 200m or more internationally than the domestic gross?

 

Q9) Will a Comic Book Adaption make more than 1 billion worldwide this summer?

 

Q10) Will a Comic Book Adaption be the #1 film overall (and it must be released during the game) in ANY of the following markets

- United Kingdom, Australia, or China (only 1 is needed) ?

 

Q11) Will at least 3 weekends during the summer be led by an animated film (Domestic only)?

 

Q12) Will less than 4 animated films make the top 15 films this summer domestically?

 

Q13) Both Pirates & Transformers are up to the 5th Film.  the 4th film in both Franchises made more than 1 billion worldwide.  Can the 5th film in both franchises repeat this performance?

 

Q14) Will a film released domestically make more in an International Market (must be a single market such as China, United Kindom, etc) this summer (Both markets must release during the game and be elegible for the top 15 domestic - ie. as per the list of films Chasmmi has posted) ?

 

DO NOT ALTER THE TEMPLATE! JUST ADD IN YOUR ANSWERS AS REQUIRED. FOLLOWING THIS ONE SIMPLE INSTRUCTION WILL LAND YOU 20,000 BONUS POINTS :)

 

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3 minutes ago, chasmmi said:

 

 

Watch this space...

 

 

 

2 minutes ago, chasmmi said:

Post shall go live in T Minus less than 12 hours or so

 

2 minutes ago, chasmmi said:

And other stuff will go here

 

2 minutes ago, chasmmi said:

I might need this one too, but no more than that.

 

For posterity. 

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How does this work?

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4 minutes ago, franfar said:

How does this work?

 

It's all about accurately predicting the top movies of the summer, both domestically and worldwide. 

 

Chasmmi will shortly put out a series of "preseason questions". You answer them before the game officially starts (usually last weekend in April or first weekend in May). Among the most important of the preseason questions are your Top 15 Domestic and Top 10 Worldwide lists -- there are a lot of bonus points tied to them

and if you do really well on your lists you'll probably be in a position to win.

 

The rest of the Game is a series of weekly questions relating to whatever's being released on those dates. 

 

If you head to the Chasmmi Winter Game forum you can see examples from the last game. Or just wait for Chasmmi's lengthy, exhaustive, and incredibly detailed post that will be coming soon. 

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1 minute ago, TelemAAchos said:

 

It's all about accurately predicting the top movies of the summer, both domestically and worldwide. 

 

Chasmmi will shortly put out a series of "preseason questions". You answer them before the game officially starts (usually last weekend in April or first weekend in May). Among the most important of the preseason questions are your Top 15 Domestic and Top 10 Worldwide lists -- there are a lot of bonus points tied to them

and if you do really well on your lists you'll probably be in a position to win.

 

The rest of the Game is a series of weekly questions relating to whatever's being released on those dates. 

 

If you head to the Chasmmi Winter Game forum you can see examples from the last game. Or just wait for Chasmmi's lengthy, exhaustive, and incredibly detailed post that will be coming soon. 

Can't wait. I do something like that on a different site, but only with DOM. I do pretty well on it

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I'm gonna try play this time around, since failure in the derby is not enough for me. Looking forward to coming near last place.

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6 minutes ago, AABATTERY said:

I'm gonna try play this time around, since failure in the derby is not enough for me. Looking forward to coming near last place.

You might be in luck. This is my first time, so I could bomb in spectacular fashion

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This will  be my redemption season only for me to get ruined in the preseasons with my 300M prediction for Valerian.

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55 minutes ago, AABATTERY said:

I'm gonna try play this time around, since failure in the derby is not enough for me. Looking forward to coming near last place.

 

You'll be fine.

 

Most of the Derby players are far to cowardly to step up to the big boys of the Summer/Winter Game. :ph34r:

 

 

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45 minutes ago, That One Guy said:

This will  be my redemption season only for me to get ruined in the preseasons with my 300M prediction for Valerian.

 

I did similar with my John Wick 92M Winter PRedict... Oh wait :)

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2 hours ago, franfar said:

Can't wait. I do something like that on a different site, but only with DOM. I do pretty well on it

 

Bring your A game, noob.

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I'm in.

 

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Reserved lol as much as I tell myself no who am I kidding..... 2008 to now without missing can't stop now lol

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10 minutes ago, narniadis said:

Reserved lol as much as I tell myself no who am I kidding..... 2008 to now without missing can't stop now lol

 

You are one of the original players. The game would not be the same if you did not play.

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Reserved

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Reserved, even though it's always in a separate thread :redcapes:  

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What does reserved mean in this context

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