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SOTM 10: The question from Hell from our fearless leader (Due July 19)

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When you read this question, your reaction will be:

 

This is madness.

 

But then Shawn will kick all of you into a pit of eternity and reply:

 

THIS IS BAUMER'S SUMMER GAME!!

 

 

Put on your strategy hats.

 

Of the four wide releases on July 19 weekend, which will hit $100 million domestically by the end of the game?

 

A) The Conjuring

B) Turbo

C) Red 2

D) R.I.P.D.

 

The devious scoring consists of 5 choices.

 

Option 1) If you answer 1 movie and it is the only movie to reach $100m, you'll receive 2,500 points. -5,000 points if wrong.

Option 2) If you answer 2 movies and they are the only movies to reach $100m, you'll receive 10,000 points. -10,000 points if wrong.

Option 3) If you answer 3 movies and they are the only movies to reach $100m, you'll receive 20,000 points. -5,000 points if wrong.

Option 4) If you answer all 4 movies will reach $100m, you'll receive 40,000 points. -20,000 if wrong.

Option 5) If you answer NONE of these movies will reach $100m, you'll receive 25,000 points. -30,000 if wrong.

 

You must choose the exact movies. For example: you cannot say "1 movie will make $100 million"--you must state exactly which movie(s) you are predicting for.

 

This is a mandatory question. No abstaining. If you don't answer, you lose 20,000 points. If you do not specify which movie(s) you are predicting to reach $100m, you lose 20,000 points. If you say that you're abstaining, you will still lose 20,000 points!

 

BONUS (this part is not mandatory): Here's where things get interesting. Predict the domestic gross (through the end of the game) for each movie you think WILL NOT reach $100 million by end-of-game. For each movie:

 

- If you are within 10% of the gross, you'll receive 2,000 points

- If you are within 5% of the gross, you'll receive 5,000 points

- If you are within 1% of the gross, you'll receive 25,000 points

 

For the bonus, you can only predict grosses for films which you previously answered as not reaching $100m. For example: if for the main part of this SOTM you say that R.I.P.D. and Turbo will be the only two films to reach $100m, then for the bonus you may only predict grosses and be awarded for Red 2 and/or The Conjuring.

 

If you previously answered Option 4, you are not eligible to answer the bonus. You will, however, be given a flat bonus point total of 40,000 points ***if*** (and only if) all 4 films gross at least $95 million. In other words, you can answer Option 4 above and get it wrong but still be able to get points via the bonus.

 

DEADLINE IS JULY 19TH AT 6AM

 

Lots of points to be won or lost here.

 

Choose wisely. ;)

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Go big or go home.

 

Option 5) If you answer NONE of these movies will reach $100m, you'll receive 25,000 points. -30,000 if wrong.

 

Bonus

A) The Conjuring 92.5M

B )Turbo 92.4M

C) Red 2 68.3M

D) R.I.P.D. 50.7M

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BTW,

 

If somebody's prediction is with 10, 5 or 1% but the gross is over $100M do they still get the points.

 

For example if Turbo gross $100.53M and somebody predicted 99.75M, do they win 25k or do they get nothing as they were wrong about it gross less than 100M?

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BTW,

 

If somebody's prediction is with 10, 5 or 1% but the gross is over $100M do they still get the points.

 

For example if Turbo gross $100.53M and somebody predicted 99.75M, do they win 25k or do they get nothing as they were wrong about it gross less than 100M?

 

If I'm understanding your question correctly, yes, they still get bonus points. It is possible to be wrong on the mandatory part of the SOTM, but still get points on the bonus prediction portion.

 

The trick is whether or not the points you get on the bonus will be enough to outweigh the points lost on the mandatory part...  :stirthepot:

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Changing to non

 

 

 

Turbo will gross 95 mill

RED will gross 83 mill

The final gross of Conjuring will be 84 mill 

The final gross of RIPD will be 52.5 mill

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