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  1. the box office theory - forums : Fantasy Box Office Game Yep - thats right the game is returning.... Sign up Sign up (and thanks to WB for agreeing to let to put this in the derby temporarily - till we are back on our feet :P) Welcome to Box Office Theory's very own Fantasy Box Office Game for 2016. The game is played on a very simple premise, you are an investor (ie. studio) who invests money in the production of movies. As such you would get a return on this investment. We base the game on the real life box office using the domestic numbers released on a weekly basis. We also base the budgets on the real life information or the best guess at the budget for said movie. To simplify the game, a budget is set down to develop a movie. This is set at least 1 month in advance prior to release of the film and then investors can choose to "invest" $ into the film prior to release. Investors invest in lots of 10% into films to a maximum of 100% for any investor. To give investors a larger range films typically have 200% total available for investment and blockbusters films will contain more (300%). Once a film is released, investors then receive the earnings for that film which then that money can then in turn be spent on further films. To allow for easier play investors begin with a set amount of dollars (as noted in the rules below). As already noted, all $ are based upon the US Box Office Data (Domestic Box Office). All this information is taken from Box Office Mojo which tracks this information. In particular we utilise the budgets on BOM (budgets are revised at release). This thread is the official sign up thread and i'll be updating overall earnings here also throughout the year. Questions, queries, disputes should happen in here also Happy playing ....... The updated rules are in the 2nd post here and also there is a rules thread in the FBO sub forum. January 2016 Investments Thread is now open for business. Go there invest in the films that are now available.... I'll be posting status updates in this thread also to keep everyone up to date on the game happenings Fantasy Box Office Sub Forum Link
  2. In my opinion: THG = 78 (best) CF = 40 (worst) MJ1 = 63
  3. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: "After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns home to District 12 along with fellow winner Peeta Mellark . After shortly returning home, they must embark on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, leaving behind their close friends and family. During the tour, Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing in the districts, but the Capitol is still firmly in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, known as a Quarter Quell." The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is an upcoming 2013 American science-fiction dystopian thriller/action-adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' novel Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy and is the sequel to the 2012 film The Hunger Games. The film is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2013. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Alan Ritchson. Directed by: Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water For Elephants) Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Michael Ardnt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) Produced by: Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik Distributor: Lionsgate Format: 2D Traditional and IMAX (features scenes filmed with IMAX cameras) Previous Thread: Catching Fire Discussion Thread #1 | Clubs: - Catching Fire over The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug WORLDWIDE - The Hunger Games Catching Fire Under 360M club - Catching Fire OD Record/200m OW Club! Previous Film: The Hunger Games was released on March 23, 2013: Total Lifetime Grosses Domestic: $408,010,692 59.0% + Foreign: $283,237,076 41.0% = Worldwide: $691,247,768 Domestic Summary Opening Weekend: $152,535,747 (#1 rank, 4,137 theaters, $36,871 average) % of Total Gross: 37.4% Widest Release: 4,137 theaters Close Date: September 6, 2012 In Release: 168 days / 24 weeks Teaser Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyPnQw_Lqds]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyPnQw_Lqds Theatrical Trailer: To be released at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20 Posters: TEASER: VICTORY TOUR #1: VICTORY TOUR #2: TEASER #2: Stills: Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) tries to break Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence)'s concentration After the Games, things will never be the same... Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) lead the 74th Victory Tour Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence prepare for a scene with director Francis Lawrence
  4. GOAL: Predict the 3-day weekend gross of films opening every week. DEADLINE: Friday, 4 PM Eastern Time PREDICTIONS: Predicted numbers should have two numerals after the decimal point (i.e. 10.56 M). A prediction without these numerals will be considered whole. (i.e. 10 M = 10.00 M) WEEKEND NUMBERS: Gross is to be approximated as such: 10, 704, 561 M = 10.70 M. SCORING: Gold for the closest predict, Silver for the second closest, Bronze for the third closest. A spot on prediction equals three Golds. Silver and Bronze will still be awarded. RANKING: Ranking is based on Gold medals. Total number of medals is worth noting too. EDITING: Predictions should be quoted if you want to change them. NOTE: Please avoid changing names. Kindly notify me if you'll change. WINNERS: The top three will be announced at the end of the year. Enjoy the game everyone!
  5. Release - March 23, 2012 http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-5ANq4sAL0 The Hunger Games- 50M OW Club The Hunger Games UNDER PERCY Jackson Club Hunger Games Over 250m Club 'Snow white and the huntsman' vs 'The Hunger Games' Go Big or Go Home: Hunger Games March OW Record Club John Carter OVER THG John Carter/Wrath of the titans combined under The hunger games The Hunger Games Midnights Over 20 Million Club! Hunger Games 19.735 midnights The Lorax O/U The Hunger Games The Hunger Games OW over The Avengers OW The Hunger Games 2nd Weekend Record Club What movie will knock Hunger Games out of the top spot of 2012 The Hobbit under The Hunger Games Club.
  6. A few weeks ago I was arguing a lot with Avengers fans saying that I don't think it's going to do the astronomical numbers that they are expecting, for it to challenge or break the OW record or TDK's OW. Well now that THG is tracking higher than anyone would believe I'm willing to bet that in 2 months time when The Avengers opens, The Hunger Games will have had a bigger OW. My prediction: THG 135m vs The Avengers 120m OW Hunger Games loonies vs. Avengers loonies. Who's in? IN: aDIM: THG 135m; TA 120m Dom Cobb Warrior21 bed005: THG 125m; TA 120m FISHNETS (vip) Mattrek MJL: THG 145m; TA 140m Cochofles: THG 100m; TA 80-85m Letsuseournoggin: THG 133m; TA 132m Biffman: THG 137m; TA 129m Eldenfirefly: "I am biased. I am not convinced Avengers will rock the box office to that kind of extent, and I love THG more personally." Avatarfan: THG 129m; TA 124m OUT: XenoZodiac: THG 105m; TA 140m Chewy: THG 125m; TA 145m Hiccup: THG 102.8m; TA 150.3m Neo: THG 102m; TA 159m Hatebox: THG N/A; TA 145m Dav: THG 105m; TA 155m SuperBatman: THG 115m; TA 140m "No chance in Hell" stripe: THG 125m; TA 140m Juby: N/A FTF: 105-115m; TA 140-145m Fake: "Don't make me laugh" RichWS: "This is crazy" CEDAR: THG 123.5m; TA 150m (I'm disappointed in you) Warmaster506: THG 125m; TA 150m fmpro: THG 140m; TA 150m Baumer: THG 121m; TA 150m Robertron: THG 103m; TA $155m CJohn: "No way" Dexter of Suburbia: "Sadly out" Schumacer FTW: "I'm out here, but still want this to succeed. BKB's reaction would be priceless." junkshop36: THG 125m; TA 140m grey ghost: "It's apples and oranges" FilmBuff: "Out, but I could see this being close." tommycruise: THG 115m; TA 145m MovieMan89: THG 130m; TA 155m Warhorse: THG 117m; TA 146m Magic: THG 130m; TA 150m druv10: THG 105m; TA 165m Darth Ledger: THG 125m; 135m TA kowhite: TA 140-150m B J: "No, 3D will keep The Avengers on top with relative ease." Santana Lopez: THG 102m; TA 150m firedeep: THG 140m; TA 150m spizzer: "Avengers has 3D and should come incredibly close to OW record" CloneWars: TA 155m+ lab276: THG 120m; TA > Bluebomb: THG 90m; TA 135m The Dark Alfred: THG 95m; TA 137m CoolioD: THG 118m; TA 135m Prime Mover and Shaker: "Out, even though I expect THG to be the better movie." <---- Duh! DAR: THG 105m; TA 140m iceroll: THG 133m; TA 148m TLK: "THG will likely end up in the 100 million range, give or take a few. TA should be in the 130-140 million range." eggplant kayumanggi: THG 140m; TA 152m glassfairy: "I cannot conceive THG opening over 125M and I can't conceive TA opening under that." pasaway098: THG 135M; TA 155M rallax: "Out. Avengers all the way." riczhang: THG 120m; TA 140m (last minute switcharoo--- your loss! ) moeSlow: THG 100-140m; TA 140-165m (I will accept this since you posted before MTC numbers came out) Noctis- THG 133m; TA 145m

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