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    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) Star Wars: Rogue One - 482m

    2) Sing - 259m

    3) Moana - 239m

    4) Fantastic Beasts - 230m

    5) Dr. Strange - 203m

     

    6) Lego Batman - 173m

    7) Passengers - 143m

    8) Trolls - 115m

    9) Hacksaw Ridge - 91m

    10) La La Land - 88m

     

     

    11) Fifty Shades Darker - 85m

    12) Allied - 83m

    13) Christmas Office Party - 80m

    14) Arrival - 78m

    15) Patriots Day - 76m

     

     

     

     

    B: Top 7 Domestic OW:

     

    1) Star Wars: Rogue One - 139m

    2) Fantastic Beasts - 83m

    3) LEGO Batman - 77m

    4) Dr. Strange - 70m

    5) Sing - 65m

    6) Moana - 57m

    7) Fifty Shades Darker - 49m

     

     

     

    C: Worldwide top 10:

     

    1) Star Wars: Rogue One - 1,090m

    2) Fantastic Beasts - 804m

    3) Sing - 711m

    4) Moana - 634m

    5) Dr. Strange - 581m

     

    6) LEGO Batman - 482m

    7) Passengers - 423m

    8) The Great Wall - 393m

    9) Trolls - 381m

    10) Inferno - 331m

     

     

     

    D: Total Grosses:

     

    Top 15 Dom) 2,443m

     

    Top 7 W/E) 551m

     

    Top 10 WW) 5,889m

     

     

    E: And the Winner Is…:

     

    1) Moana

    2) La La Land (x2)

    3) Passengers

    4) Hacksaw Ridge

    5) Allied

      

    6) Fences 

    7) Jackie

    8) n/a

    9) n/a

    10) n/a

     

    F: Assassin's Greed:

     

    1) China

    2) United Kingdom

    3) Russia

    4) Germany

    5) France

     

    6) South Korea

     

    Pre-season Questions:

     

    A: 100M Hacksaw Ridge

    B: 200M Dr. Strange

    C: 300M Sing

    D: 400M Rogue One

    E: 500M Rogue One

     

     

    Each correctly predicted film scores you 15,000 points, get all five correct 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).

     

     

     

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

     

    1) Dr. Strange

    2) Fantastic Beasts

    3) Moana (220m)

    4) Assassin’s Creed

     

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 20M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 10M and receive 23,000 points bonus.

     

     

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

     

    1) Rings

    2) Ouija 2

    3) Split

    4) Resident Evil

     

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 10M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 5M and receive 23,000 points bonus

     

     

    3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 250M domestically by the end of the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    4)    Will animated films combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 80M OW domestic? NO

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    6)    Will any film with a title containing any of the words Christmas, Santa or Halloween make more than $75M domestic? YES

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    7)    Will at least 3 of the top 5 domestic films of the winter be non-sequels set in existing film universes (e.g Marvel, Potter and Star Wars)? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    8)    Will any film from the Ouija, Friday 13th, Ring, Underworld or Resident Evil franchise become the highest grossing film in its respective franchise? ABSTAIN

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    9)   Typically on Valentine’s Day (excluding 2016 thanks to Deadpool….) a Romance, Romantic Comedy or Drama has lead chart on Valentine’s Day.  Will a Romance, Romantic Comedy or a Drama (as per BOM) be the #1 film on 14th February 2017 (Valentine’s Day)? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    10) Will any film have an Opening weekend below $10M for have a final gross above $125M by the end of the game? ABSTAIN

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    11) Will the Great Wall make over $100M in China? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    12) Will any film not owned by the greater Disney conglomerate make more than $800M Worldwide? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    13)Animated films have had a stellar year.  But can it continue… Will an animated film land (domestic gross) in the top 3 films for the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    14)Will Paramount have 3 or more films in the Domestic top 15 list by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    15)Will any film in the top 15 Domestic have a multiplier below 2.4? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    16) Will Fifty Shades Darker’s drop from its predecessor be higher than Rogue One’s drop from Force Awakens? ABSTAIN

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    17)Thor 2 opened on the same Weekend back in 2011 to 85m.  Will Dr. Strange’s opening weekend be larger than Thor (85.1m)? NO

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    18)Similar to Tangled, Moana faces a Potter Universe film in its second weekend amongst other competition.  Can Moana do what neither Tangled or for that matter, Frozen managed on opening weekend and open to the top spot over thanksgiving (3 day results)? NO

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    19) Will the same film finish top of both the domestic and Worldwide gross charts? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    20) Will any film on the Worldwide top 10 list fail to make the domestic top 15? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

                                              

    21)Will at least 2 films in the top 15 win Oscars? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    22)Will Universal have the second highest grossing animated movie domestically of the Winter Game? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    23) Will XXX gross more domestically than Riddick ($42M)? ABSTAIN

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    24) Will films starring the cast from Xmen Apocalypse combine to gross more than $275M domestic (Cameos not included)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    25) Will any of the top 5 grossing horror films have a second weekend drop below 52.5%? ABSTAIN

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    26)We don’t have a worldwide weekend chart this game, however, I thought it would be fun to have a question here.  Take the top 5 Domestic Weekends and top 5 international weekends (remember a film can only appear once on each list) and merge the charts into a single chart (this may mean we have a domestic weekend and international weekend for a movie which is ok).  Which Chart (Domestic or International Weekends) has more in the top 5 films of the combined chart?

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points ABSTAIN

     

     

    27)  Which combination of films will gross the most amount of money domestically during the game? 

     

    1)   Rogue One, Hacksaw Ridge, Dark Tower, Edge of Seventeen  

    2)   Fantastic Beasts, Arrival, Why Him?, John Wick 2 

    3)   Moana, Sing, Trolls. Rock Dog

    4)   Dr. Strange, Asassin’s Creed, Inferno, Allied

     

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    28)Which combination of films will gross the least amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Boo! Madea Halloween, Almost Christmas, Office Christmas, Bad Santa 2   

    2)   Ouija 2, Rings, Underworld, Bye Bye Man

    3)   Jack Reacher 2, Shut In, Space Between Us, The Lake

    4)   Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk, Lion, The Founder, Sleepless

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    29)Which of the following release dates will have the highest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   November 25th (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    2)   December 16th

    3)   December 23rd (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    4)   February 10th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    30) Which of the following release dates will have the lowest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? * ABSTAIN

     

    1)   October 28th

    2)   December 2nd

    3)   January 13th

    4)   February 24th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    And Finally… The Jajang Jajang something something questions:

     

    1.    Rogue One’s Theatre Count (Opening Weekend) vs Fantastic Beasts Theatre Count (Opening Weekend)?

    2.    Rogue One’s Opening Day vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend?

    3.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend?

    4.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend Drop (%) vs Fantastic Beasts Second Weekend Drop (%)?

     

    5.    Rogue One’s first 10 days Gross vs Fantastic Beasts Gross (Total for Game)?

    6.    Fantastic Beasts highest International Weekend (excludes domestic) vs Rogue One highest International Weekend (excludes domestic)?

    7.    Fantastic Beasts UK Total vs Rogue One’s UK Total? (in USD please)

    8.    Fantastic Beasts Australian Total vs Rogue One’s Australian Total? (in USD please)

     

    Simple Yes/No Answers:

     

    9.    Will Rogue One’s opening weekend be the biggest of 2016? YES

    10.    Will Rogue One make enough (Gross Total) to pass the 3rd biggest film Domestically of ALL TIME (unadjusted)? NO

    11.    Will Rogue One be the biggest film of the Star Wars Universe that still has Anakin Skywalker alive in it? YES

    12.    Will both Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts both make the top 10 films of 2016 (ALL 2016 films as per BOM)? NO

     

     

    13.    Both the Rogue One Weekend and Fantastic Beasts Weekend have other films opening on the same weekend as these blockbusters.   Will the Rogue One Weekend have the highest opening weekend that isn’t Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts? NO

    14.    Will Fantastic Beasts become the lowest opening weekend for a film in the Harry Potter Universe? NO

    15.    Will Fantastic Beasts open amongst the top 8 films of 2016 (including all films to date and any remaining films in 2016)? NO

    16.    Will Rogue One still be in the top 10 on the final weekend of the Game? NO

     

     

    A few final questions to really test the thinking…..

     

     

    17.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will hold onto the # 1 Daily Rank for the longest? FANTASTIC BEASTS

    18.    In What position will Fantastic Beasts be in (in the Weekend Chart), the weekend Rogue One opens (you have a cushion of 1 position)? FOURTH

    19.    How many characters will appear in Rogue One that are considered to be main characters or were introduced in the main Franchise films (I will give you a cushion of 1 character)? FOUR

    20.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will have more # 1 films in various countries around the world (including Domestic) (this is as reported by BOM (Domestic and International))? ROGUE ONE

            a.    As a bonus tell me how many countries have your selected film as number 1 (there is no cushion and if you get it wrong you don’t lose anything as it is a bonus). (also you must get Q20 correct to be able receive a score for part a.) 34

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    This Template is the preferred way to answer the preseasons: (Another copy will be posted in the first post of the official predictions thread when it is up)

     

    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) Rogue One 535M
    2) Moana 325M
    3) Fantastic Beasts 265M
    4) Doctor Strange 250M
    5) Lego Batman 215M

     

    6) Sing 195M
    7) Passengers 175M
    8) La La Land 150M
    9) Office Christmas Party 145M
    10) Trolls 110M

     

    11) Silence 105M
    12) Patriots Day 95M
    13) Arrival 89M
    14) Inferno 85M
    15) Assassins Creed 75M

     

     

    B: Top 7 Domestic OW:

     

    1) Rogue One 205M
    2) Fantastic Beasts 100M
    3) Doctor Strange 80M
    4) Moana 70M
    5) Lego Batman 65M

    6) Office Christman Party 60M
    7) Sing 55M
     

     

     

    C: Worldwide top 10:

     

    1) Rogue One 1.315B
    2) Moana 1.001B
    3) Fantastic Beasts 815M
    4) Doctor Strange 650M
    5) Lego Batman 615M

     

    6) Sing 600M
    7) Great Wall 550M
    8) Passengers 500M
    9) Trolls 400M
    10) Inferno 350M

     


     

    D: Total Grosses:

     

    Top 15 Dom) 2.814B


    Top 7 W/E)  635M
     

    Top 10 WW) 6.796B

     

     

    E: And the Winner Is…:

     

    1) Moana
    2) La La Land
    3) Passengers
    4) Silence
    5) Arrival

     

    6) Live By Night
    7) Jackie
    8) Fences

     

    F: Assassin's Greed:

     

    1) China
    2) Russia
    3) UK
    4) Australia
    5) South Korea

     

    6) Germany

     

    Pre-season Questions:

     

    A: 100M Patriot's Day

    B: 200M Sing

    C: 300M Moana

    D: 400M Moana

    E: 500M Rogue One

     

    Each correctly predicted film scores you 15,000 points, get all five correct 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).

     

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

    1) Dr. Strange
    2) Fantastic Beasts 
    3) Moana 325M

    4) Assassin’s Creed

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 20M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 10M and receive 23,000 points bonus.

     

     

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

    1) Rings 10.6M
    2) Ouija 2
    3) Split
    4) Resident Evil

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 10M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 5M and receive 23,000 points bonus

     

     

    3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 250M domestically by the end of the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    4)    Will animated films combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 80M OW domestic? YEs

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    6)    Will any film with a title containing any of the words Christmas, Santa or Halloween make more than $75M domestic? YES

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    7)    Will at least 3 of the top 5 domestic films of the winter be non-sequels set in existing film universes (e.g Marvel, Potter and Star Wars)? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    8)    Will any film from the Ouija, Friday 13th, Ring, Underworld or Resident Evil franchise become the highest grossing film in its respective franchise? NO

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    9)   Typically on Valentine’s Day (excluding 2016 thanks to Deadpool….) a Romance, Romantic Comedy or Drama has lead chart on Valentine’s Day.  Will a Romance, Romantic Comedy or a Drama (as per BOM) be the #1 film on 14th February 2017 (Valentine’s Day)? YES ALSO DEADPOOL IS A ROMCOM

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points
    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    10) Will any film have an Opening weekend below $10M for have a final gross above $125M by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    11) Will the Great Wall make over $100M in China? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    12) Will any film not owned by the greater Disney conglomerate make more than $800M Worldwide? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    13)Animated films have had a stellar year.  But can it continue… Will an animated film land (domestic gross) in the top 3 films for the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points
    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    14)Will Paramount have 3 or more films in the Domestic top 15 list by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    15)Will any film in the top 15 Domestic have a multiplier below 2.4? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    16) Will Fifty Shades Darker’s drop from its predecessor be higher than Rogue One’s drop from Force Awakens? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    17)Thor 2 opened on the same Weekend back in 2011 to 85m.  Will Dr. Strange’s opening weekend be larger than Thor (85.1m)? YES

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    18)Similar to Tangled, Moana faces a Potter Universe film in its second weekend amongst other competition.  Can Moana do what neither Tangled or for that matter, Frozen managed on opening weekend and open to the top spot over thanksgiving (3 day results)? NO

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    19) Will the same film finish top of both the domestic and Worldwide gross charts? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    20) Will any film on the Worldwide top 10 list fail to make the domestic top 15? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

                                              

    21)Will at least 2 films in the top 15 win Oscars? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    22)Will Universal have the second highest grossing animated movie domestically of the Winter Game? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    23) Will XXX gross more domestically than Riddick ($42M)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    24) Will films starring the cast from Xmen Apocalypse combine to gross more than $275M domestic (Cameos not included)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    25) Will any of the top 5 grossing horror films have a second weekend drop below 52.5%? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    26)We don’t have a worldwide weekend chart this game, however, I thought it would be fun to have a question here.  Take the top 5 Domestic Weekends and top 5 international weekends (remember a film can only appear once on each list) and merge the charts into a single chart (this may mean we have a domestic weekend and international weekend for a movie which is ok).  Which Chart (Domestic or International Weekends) has more in the top 5 films of the combined chart? International

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    27)  Which combination of films will gross the most amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Rogue One, Hacksaw Ridge, Dark Tower, Edge of Seventeen  

    2)   Fantastic Beasts, Arrival, Why Him?, John Wick 2 

    3)   Moana, Sing, Trolls. Rock Dog

    4)   Dr. Strange, Asassin’s Creed, Inferno, Allied

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    28)Which combination of films will gross the least amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Boo! Madea Halloween, Almost Christmas, Office Christmas, Bad Santa 2   

    2)   Ouija 2, Rings, Underworld, Bye Bye Man

    3)   Jack Reacher 2, Shut In, Space Between Us, The Lake

    4)   Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk, Lion, The Founder, Sleepless

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    29)Which of the following release dates will have the highest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   November 25th (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    2)   December 16th

    3)   December 23rd (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    4)   February 10th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    30) Which of the following release dates will have the lowest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   October 28th

    2)   December 2nd

    3)   January 13th

    4)   February 24th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    And Finally… The Jajang Jajang something something questions:

     

    1.    Rogue One’s Theatre Count (Opening Weekend) vs Fantastic Beasts Theatre Count (Opening Weekend)? RO
    2.    Rogue One’s Opening Day vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend? FB
    3.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend? RO
    4.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend Drop (%) vs Fantastic Beasts Second Weekend Drop (%)? RO


    5.    Rogue One’s first 10 days Gross vs Fantastic Beasts Gross (Total for Game)? RO
    6.    Fantastic Beasts highest International Weekend (excludes domestic) vs Rogue One highest International Weekend (excludes domestic)? RO
    7.    Fantastic Beasts UK Total vs Rogue One’s UK Total? (in USD please) RO
    8.    Fantastic Beasts Australian Total vs Rogue One’s Australian Total? (in USD please) RO


    Simple Yes/No Answers:

    9.    Will Rogue One’s opening weekend be the biggest of 2016? YES
    10.    Will Rogue One make enough (Gross Total) to pass the 3rd biggest film Domestically of ALL TIME (unadjusted)? NO
    11.    Will Rogue One be the biggest film of the Star Wars Universe that still has Anakin Skywalker alive in it? YES
    12.    Will both Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts both make the top 10 films of 2016 (ALL 2016 films as per BOM)? YES


    13.    Both the Rogue One Weekend and Fantastic Beasts Weekend have other films opening on the same weekend as these blockbusters.   Will the Rogue One Weekend have the highest opening weekend that isn’t Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts? YES
    14.    Will Fantastic Beasts become the lowest opening weekend for a film in the Harry Potter Universe? YES
    15.    Will Fantastic Beasts open amongst the top 8 films of 2016 (including all films to date and any remaining films in 2016)? NO
    16.    Will Rogue One still be in the top 10 on the final weekend of the Game? YES


    A few final questions to really test the thinking…..


    17.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will hold onto the # 1 Daily Rank for the longest? Rogue One
    18.    In What position will Fantastic Beasts be in (in the Weekend Chart), the weekend Rogue One opens (you have a cushion of 1 position)? 6
    19.    How many characters will appear in Rogue One that are considered to be main characters or were introduced in the main Franchise films (I will give you a cushion of 1 character)? 4
    20.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will have more # 1 films in various countries around the world (including Domestic) (this is as reported by BOM (Domestic and International))? Rogue One
            a.    As a bonus tell me how many countries have your selected film as number 1 (there is no cushion and if you get it wrong you don’t lose anything as it is a bonus). (also you must get Q20 correct to be able receive a score for part a.) 35

     

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    OK, 

     

    Any posts made or edited after the time on this post, will be deemed as a late entry and thus exclude the player from scoring points in the Week 1 weekly questions. 

     

    Everything else is fair game to everyone :)

     

    Thanks to all the entrants so far

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    This Template is the preferred way to answer the preseasons: (Another copy will be posted in the first post of the official predictions thread when it is up)

     

    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) Rogue One - 505 m
    2) Sing - 300 m
    3) Moana - 270 m
    4) Dr Strange - 205 m
    5) Fantastic Beasts - 180 m
     
    6) Lego Batman - 145 m
    7) Fifty Shades Darker - 125 m
    8) The Arrival - 115 m
    9) La La Land - 105 m
    10) Passengers - 100 m
     
    11) Assassin's Creed - 90 m
    12) Trolls - 85 m
    13) Dark Tower - 80 m
    14) Inferno - 75 m
    15) Office Christmas Party - 70 m

     

     

    B: Top 7 Domestic OW:

     
    1) Rogue One - 170 m
    2) Fantastic Beasts - 85 m
    3) Dr. Strange - 80 m
    4) Lego Batman - 75 m
    5) Fifty Shades Darker - 70 m
    6) Sing - 65 m
    7) Moana - 60 m
     

     

     

    C: Worldwide top 10:

     
    1) Rogue One - 1,225 m
    2) Sing - 875 m
    3) Fantastic Beasts - 800 m
    4) Moana - 675 m
    5) Dr Strange - 610 m
     
    6) Lego Batman - 450 m
    7) Fifty Shades Darker - 425 m
    8) Great Wall - 375 m
    9) Inferno - 325 m
    10) Assassin's Creed - 300 m

     


     

    D: Total Grosses:

     
    Top 15 Dom)  2,535 m

    Top 7 W/E) 665 m
     
    Top 10 WW) 6,060 m

     

     

    E: And the Winner Is…:

     

    1) Moana - 270 m
    2) Arrival - 120 m
    3) La La Land -  100 m
    4) Fences - 60 m
    5) Manchester by the Sea - 55 m
     
    6) Jackie - 50 m
    7) Silence - 40 m
     

     

    F: Assassin's Greed:

     

    1) China
    2) UK 
    3) Germany
    4) France 
    5) Russia
     
    6) Australia 

     

    Pre-season Questions:

     
    A: 100M (Passengers)

    B: 200M (Dr. Strange)

    C: 300M (Sing)
    D: 400M (Sing)

    E: 500M (Rogue One)

     

    Each correctly predicted film scores you 15,000 points, get all five correct 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).

     

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

    1) Dr. Strange
    2) Fantastic Beasts 
    3) Moana     270 m
    4) Assassin’s Creed

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 20M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 10M and receive 23,000 points bonus.

     

     

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

    1) Rings
    2) Ouija 2
    3) Split   17.5 m
    4) Resident Evil

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 10M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 5M and receive 23,000 points bonus

     

     

    3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 250M domestically by the end of the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    4)    Will animated films combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 80M OW domestic?  YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    6)    Will any film with a title containing any of the words Christmas, Santa or Halloween make more than $75M domestic? NO

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    7)    Will at least 3 of the top 5 domestic films of the winter be non-sequels set in existing film universes (e.g Marvel, Potter and Star Wars)? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    8)    Will any film from the Ouija, Friday 13th, Ring, Underworld or Resident Evil franchise become the highest grossing film in its respective franchise? NO

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    9)   Typically on Valentine’s Day (excluding 2016 thanks to Deadpool….) a Romance, Romantic Comedy or Drama has lead chart on Valentine’s Day.  Will a Romance, Romantic Comedy or a Drama (as per BOM) be the #1 film on 14th February 2017 (Valentine’s Day)? YES

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points
    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    10) Will any film have an Opening weekend below $10M for have a final gross above $125M by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    11) Will the Great Wall make over $100M in China? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    12) Will any film not owned by the greater Disney conglomerate make more than $800M Worldwide? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    13)Animated films have had a stellar year.  But can it continue… Will an animated film land (domestic gross) in the top 3 films for the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points
    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    14)Will Paramount have 3 or more films in the Domestic top 15 list by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    15)Will any film in the top 15 Domestic have a multiplier below 2.4? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    16) Will Fifty Shades Darker’s drop from its predecessor be higher than Rogue One’s drop from Force Awakens? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    17)Thor 2 opened on the same Weekend back in 2011 to 85m.  Will Dr. Strange’s opening weekend be larger than Thor (85.1m)? NO

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    18)Similar to Tangled, Moana faces a Potter Universe film in its second weekend amongst other competition.  Can Moana do what neither Tangled or for that matter, Frozen managed on opening weekend and open to the top spot over thanksgiving (3 day results)? YES

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    19) Will the same film finish top of both the domestic and Worldwide gross charts? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    20) Will any film on the Worldwide top 10 list fail to make the domestic top 15? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

                                              

    21)Will at least 2 films in the top 15 win Oscars? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    22)Will Universal have the second highest grossing animated movie domestically of the Winter Game? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    23) Will XXX gross more domestically than Riddick ($42M)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    24) Will films starring the cast from Xmen Apocalypse combine to gross more than $275M domestic (Cameos not included)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    25) Will any of the top 5 grossing horror films have a second weekend drop below 52.5%? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    26)We don’t have a worldwide weekend chart this game, however, I thought it would be fun to have a question here.  Take the top 5 Domestic Weekends and top 5 international weekends (remember a film can only appear once on each list) and merge the charts into a single chart (this may mean we have a domestic weekend and international weekend for a movie which is ok).  Which Chart (Domestic or International Weekends) has more in the top 5 films of the combined chart? INTERNATIONAL

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    27)  Which combination of films will gross the most amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Rogue One, Hacksaw Ridge, Dark Tower, Edge of Seventeen  

    2)   Fantastic Beasts, Arrival, Why Him?, John Wick 2 

    3)   Moana, Sing, Trolls. Rock Dog

    4)   Dr. Strange, Asassin’s Creed, Inferno, Allied

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    28)Which combination of films will gross the least amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Boo! Madea Halloween, Almost Christmas, Office Christmas, Bad Santa 2   

    2)   Ouija 2, Rings, Underworld, Bye Bye Man

    3)   Jack Reacher 2, Shut In, Space Between Us, The Lake

    4)   Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk, Lion, The Founder, Sleepless

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    29)Which of the following release dates will have the highest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   November 25th (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    2)   December 16th

    3)   December 23rd (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    4)   February 10th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    30) Which of the following release dates will have the lowest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   October 28th

    2)   December 2nd

    3)   January 13th

    4)   February 24th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    And Finally… The Jajang Jajang something something questions:

     

    1.    Rogue One’s Theatre Count (Opening Weekend) vs Fantastic Beasts Theatre Count (Opening Weekend)?
    2.    Rogue One’s Opening Day vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend?
    3.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend?
    4.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend Drop (%) vs Fantastic Beasts Second Weekend Drop (%)?


    5.    Rogue One’s first 10 days Gross vs Fantastic Beasts Gross (Total for Game)?
    6.    Fantastic Beasts highest International Weekend (excludes domestic) vs Rogue One highest International Weekend (excludes domestic)?
    7.    Fantastic Beasts UK Total vs Rogue One’s UK Total? (in USD please)
    8.    Fantastic Beasts Australian Total vs Rogue One’s Australian Total? (in USD please)


    Simple Yes/No Answers:

    9.    Will Rogue One’s opening weekend be the biggest of 2016? YES
    10.    Will Rogue One make enough (Gross Total) to pass the 3rd biggest film Domestically of ALL TIME (unadjusted)? NO
    11.    Will Rogue One be the biggest film of the Star Wars Universe that still has Anakin Skywalker alive in it? YES
    12.    Will both Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts both make the top 10 films of 2016 (ALL 2016 films as per BOM)? NO


    13.    Both the Rogue One Weekend and Fantastic Beasts Weekend have other films opening on the same weekend as these blockbusters.   Will the Rogue One Weekend have the highest opening weekend that isn’t Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts?  NO
    14.    Will Fantastic Beasts become the lowest opening weekend for a film in the Harry Potter Universe? NO
    15.    Will Fantastic Beasts open amongst the top 8 films of 2016 (including all films to date and any remaining films in 2016)? NO
    16.    Will Rogue One still be in the top 10 on the final weekend of the Game? NO


    A few final questions to really test the thinking…..


    17.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will hold onto the # 1 Daily Rank for the longest? ROGUE ONE
    18.    In What position will Fantastic Beasts be in (in the Weekend Chart), the weekend Rogue One opens (you have a cushion of 1 position)? 4th
    19.    How many characters will appear in Rogue One that are considered to be main characters or were introduced in the main Franchise films (I will give you a cushion of 1 character)? 2
    20.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will have more # 1 films in various countries around the world (including Domestic) (this is as reported by BOM (Domestic and International))? Rogue One
            a.    As a bonus tell me how many countries have your selected film as number 1 (there is no cushion and if you get it wrong you don’t lose anything as it is a bonus). (also you must get Q20 correct to be able receive a score for part a.) 16 

     

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    4 hours ago, hayhay28 said:

    This undersells Fantastic Beasts to a delusional, blinded point. 

     

    I don't see Fantastic Beasts failing or coming up short in all those categories given brand recognition, franchise BO history, and current marketing. 

     

    Its performing much stronger than RO, and Potter films have out grossed Star Wars films before 

     

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    4 hours ago, hayhay28 said:

    This undersells Fantastic Beasts to a delusional, blinded point. 

     

    I don't see Fantastic Beasts failing or coming up short in all those categories given brand recognition, franchise BO history, and current marketing. 

     

    Its performing much stronger than RO, and Potter films have out grossed Star Wars films before 

     

    Hi Dcasey!

     

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    Better late than never I say :)  Finally got this done!

     

    This Template is the preferred way to answer the preseasons: (Another copy will be posted in the first post of the official predictions thread when it is up)

     

    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) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 609.2m
    2) Moana - 315.1m
    3) Doctor Strange - 286.7m
    4) Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them - 274.1m
    5) Passengers - 150.6m

     

    6) The LEGO Batman Movie 129.9m
    7) Fifty Shades Darker - 128.7m
    8) Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - 126.2m
    9) Inferno - 124.5m
    10) Monster Trucks - 122.1m

     

    11) The Founder - 118.7m
    12) Assassin's Creed - 100m
    13) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - 98.5m
    14) Sing - 98m
    15) Arrival - 94.4m

     

     

    B: Top 7 Domestic OW:

     

    1) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 171.3m
    2) Doctor Strange - 92.5m
    3) Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them - 88.4m
    4) Moana - 64.1m
    5) Fifty Shades Darker - 55.5m

    6) The LEGO Batman Movie - 49.8m
    7) Monster Trucks - 42.5m
     

     

     

    C: Worldwide top 10:

     

    1) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 1,409.2m
    2) Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them - 1,124.1m
    3) Moana - 965.1m
    4) Doctor Strange - 886.7m
    5) Passengers - 600.6m

     

    6) The Great Wall - 405.4m
    7) Monster Trucks - 386.1m
    8) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - 368.5m
    9) The LEGO Batman Movie - 349.9m
    10) Assassin's Creed - 300m

     


     

    D: Total Grosses:

     

    Top 15 Dom) 2,277m


    Top 7 W/E) 564m
     

    Top 10 WW) 6,800m

     

     

    E: And the Winner Is…:

     

    1) Moana
    2) Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
    3) The Founder
    4) Sing
    5) Arrival

     

    6) Hacksaw Ridge
    7) Fences
     

    F: Assassin's Greed:

     

    1) China
    2) Russia
    3) France
    4) United Kingdom
    5) Australia

     

    6) Germany

     

    Pre-season Questions:

     

    A: 100M Assassin's Creed

    B: 200M Passengers

    C: 300M Doctor Strange

    D: 400M Moana

    E: 500M Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

     

    Each correctly predicted film scores you 15,000 points, get all five correct 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).

     

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

    1) Dr. Strange
    2) Fantastic Beasts
    3) Moana (highest total) = 315m

    4) Assassin’s Creed

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 20M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 10M and receive 23,000 points bonus.

     

     

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

    1) Rings
    2) Ouija 2
    3) Split (Lowest Total) = 33m
    4) Resident Evil

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 10M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 5M and receive 23,000 points bonus

     

     

    3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 250M domestically by the end of the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    4)    Will animated films combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 80M OW domestic? YES

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    6)    Will any film with a title containing any of the words Christmas, Santa or Halloween make more than $75M domestic? NO

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    7)    Will at least 3 of the top 5 domestic films of the winter be non-sequels set in existing film universes (e.g Marvel, Potter and Star Wars)? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    8)    Will any film from the Ouija, Friday 13th, Ring, Underworld or Resident Evil franchise become the highest grossing film in its respective franchise? YES

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    9)   Typically on Valentine’s Day (excluding 2016 thanks to Deadpool….) a Romance, Romantic Comedy or Drama has lead chart on Valentine’s Day.  Will a Romance, Romantic Comedy or a Drama (as per BOM) be the #1 film on 14th February 2017 (Valentine’s Day)? YES

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points
    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    10) Will any film have an Opening weekend below $10M for have a final gross above $125M by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    11) Will the Great Wall make over $100M in China? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    12) Will any film not owned by the greater Disney conglomerate make more than $800M Worldwide? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    13)Animated films have had a stellar year.  But can it continue… Will an animated film land (domestic gross) in the top 3 films for the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points
    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    14)Will Paramount have 3 or more films in the Domestic top 15 list by the end of the game? NO

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    15)Will any film in the top 15 Domestic have a multiplier below 2.4? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    16) Will Fifty Shades Darker’s drop from its predecessor be higher than Rogue One’s drop from Force Awakens? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    17)Thor 2 opened on the same Weekend back in 2011 to 85m.  Will Dr. Strange’s opening weekend be larger than Thor (85.1m)? YES

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    18)Similar to Tangled, Moana faces a Potter Universe film in its second weekend amongst other competition.  Can Moana do what neither Tangled or for that matter, Frozen managed on opening weekend and open to the top spot over thanksgiving (3 day results)? YES

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    19) Will the same film finish top of both the domestic and Worldwide gross charts? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    20) Will any film on the Worldwide top 10 list fail to make the domestic top 15? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

                                              

    21)Will at least 2 films in the top 15 win Oscars? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    22)Will Universal have the second highest grossing animated movie domestically of the Winter Game? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    23) Will XXX gross more domestically than Riddick ($42M)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    24) Will films starring the cast from Xmen Apocalypse combine to gross more than $275M domestic (Cameos not included)? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    25) Will any of the top 5 grossing horror films have a second weekend drop below 52.5%? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    26)We don’t have a worldwide weekend chart this game, however, I thought it would be fun to have a question here.  Take the top 5 Domestic Weekends and top 5 international weekends (remember a film can only appear once on each list) and merge the charts into a single chart (this may mean we have a domestic weekend and international weekend for a movie which is ok).  Which Chart (Domestic or International Weekends) has more in the top 5 films of the combined chart? INTERNATIONAL

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points
    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points
    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    27)  Which combination of films will gross the most amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Rogue One, Hacksaw Ridge, Dark Tower, Edge of Seventeen  (HIGHEST)

    2)   Fantastic Beasts, Arrival, Why Him?, John Wick 2 

    3)   Moana, Sing, Trolls. Rock Dog

    4)   Dr. Strange, Asassin’s Creed, Inferno, Allied

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    28)Which combination of films will gross the least amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Boo! Madea Halloween, Almost Christmas, Office Christmas, Bad Santa 2   

    2)   Ouija 2, Rings, Underworld, Bye Bye Man

    3)   Jack Reacher 2, Shut In, Space Between Us, The Lake (LOWEST)

    4)   Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk, Lion, The Founder, Sleepless

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    29)Which of the following release dates will have the highest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   November 25th (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    2)   December 16th (HIGHEST)

    3)   December 23rd (Wednesday releases only count the 3day totals still)

    4)   February 10th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    30) Which of the following release dates will have the lowest combined 3 day weekend gross for new releases on that date? *

     

    1)   October 28th

    2)   December 2nd (LOWEST)

    3)   January 13th

    4)   February 24th

     

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 30,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    And Finally… The Jajang Jajang something something questions:

     

    1.    Rogue One’s Theatre Count (Opening Weekend) vs Fantastic Beasts Theatre Count (Opening Weekend)? HIGHER
    2.    Rogue One’s Opening Day vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend? HIGHER
    3.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend vs Fantastic Beasts Opening Weekend? LOWER
    4.    Rogue One’s Second Weekend Drop (%) vs Fantastic Beasts Second Weekend Drop (%)? LOWER


    5.    Rogue One’s first 10 days Gross vs Fantastic Beasts Gross (Total for Game)? HIGHER
    6.    Fantastic Beasts highest International Weekend (excludes domestic) vs Rogue One highest International Weekend (excludes domestic)? HIGHER
    7.    Fantastic Beasts UK Total vs Rogue One’s UK Total? (in USD please) HIGHER
    8.    Fantastic Beasts Australian Total vs Rogue One’s Australian Total? (in USD please) LOWER


    Simple Yes/No Answers:

    9.    Will Rogue One’s opening weekend be the biggest of 2016? NO
    10.    Will Rogue One make enough (Gross Total) to pass the 3rd biggest film Domestically of ALL TIME (unadjusted)? NO
    11.    Will Rogue One be the biggest film of the Star Wars Universe that still has Anakin Skywalker alive in it? YES
    12.    Will both Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts both make the top 10 films of 2016 (ALL 2016 films as per BOM)? NO


    13.    Both the Rogue One Weekend and Fantastic Beasts Weekend have other films opening on the same weekend as these blockbusters.   Will the Rogue One Weekend have the highest opening weekend that isn’t Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts? NO
    14.    Will Fantastic Beasts become the lowest opening weekend for a film in the Harry Potter Universe? NO
    15.    Will Fantastic Beasts open amongst the top 8 films of 2016 (including all films to date and any remaining films in 2016)? NO
    16.    Will Rogue One still be in the top 10 on the final weekend of the Game? NO


    A few final questions to really test the thinking…..


    17.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will hold onto the # 1 Daily Rank for the longest? ROGUE ONE
    18.    In What position will Fantastic Beasts be in (in the Weekend Chart), the weekend Rogue One opens (you have a cushion of 1 position)? 5
    19.    How many characters will appear in Rogue One that are considered to be main characters or were introduced in the main Franchise films (I will give you a cushion of 1 character)? 5 CHARACTERS
    20.    Which film (Rogue One or Fantastic Beasts) will have more # 1 films in various countries around the world (including Domestic) (this is as reported by BOM (Domestic and International))? ROGUE ONE
            a.    As a bonus tell me how many countries have your selected film as number 1 (there is no cushion and if you get it wrong you don’t lose anything as it is a bonus). (also you must get Q20 correct to be able receive a score for part a.) 30

     

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    A: Domestic top 15:

     

    1) Rogue One - 574m

    2) Moana - 300m

    3) Sing - 252m

    4) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 245m

    5) The LEGO Batman Movie - 222m

     

    6) Doctor Strange - 190m

    7) Passengers - 133m

    8) Trolls - 111m

    9) La La Land - 108m

    10) Arrival - 86m

     

    11) Live By Night - 83m

    12) A Dog’s Purpose - 78m

    13) Fifty Shades Darker - 74m

    14) Why Him? - 72m

    15) Boo! A Madea Halloween - 70m

     

    Just out: Split, Office Christmas Party, Dark Tower, Billy Lynn, Patriots Day, Inferno, Assassin's Creed

     

     

    B: Top 7 Domestic OW:

     

    1) Rogue One - 160m

    2) The LEGO Batman Movie - 101m

    3) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 94m

    4) Moana - 80m

    5) Doctor Strange - 70m

    6) Sing - 54m

    7) Fifty Shades Darker - 43m

     

     

    C: Worldwide top 10:

     

    1) Rogue One - 1.2B

    2) Fantastic Beasts  and Where to Find Them - 853m

    3) Moana - 713m

    4) Sing - 613m

    5) Doctor Strange - 533M

     

    6) Passengers - 400m

    7) The LEGO Batman Movie - 313M

    8) Trolls - 303m

    9) Inferno - 287m

    10) Fifty Shades Darker - 263m

     

    D: Total Grosses:

     

    Top 15 Dom) 2.3B

     

    Top 7 W/E) 590M

     

    Top 10 WW) 5.4B

     

     

    E: And the Winner Is…:

     

    1) Moana

    2) La La Land (x2)

    3) Silence

    4) Fences (x2)

    5) Manchester by the Sea (x2)

    6) Moonlight (x2)

    7) Jackie

     

     

    F: Assassin's Greed:

     

    1) China

    2) Russia

    3) United Kingdom

    4) France

    5) Germany

     

    6) Australia

     

    Pre-season Questions:

     

    A: 100M La La Land

    B: 200M Doctor Strange

    C: 300M Moana

    D: 400M Moana

    E: 500M Rogue One

     

    Each correctly predicted film scores you 15,000 points, get all five correct 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).

     

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

     

    1) Dr. Strange

    2) Fantastic Beasts

    3) Moana - 295m

    4) Assassin’s Creed

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 20M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 10M and receive 23,000 points bonus.

     

     

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

    1) Rings 28m

    2) Ouija 2

    3) Split

    4) Resident Evil

    Answer correctly: 12,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: -5,000 points

    State that you abstain: 2,000 points

    Correctly predict the films gross to within 10M and receive a 13,000 point bonus, Predict to within 5M and receive 23,000 points bonus

     

     

    3)    Will at least 3 films make more than 250M domestically by the end of the game? Yes

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    4)    Will animated films combine to make more than 700M domestically by the end of the game? Yes

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 3,000 points

     

     

    5)    Will at least 3 films make more than 80M OW domestic? Yes

    Answer correctly: 15,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 10,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    6)    Will any film with a title containing any of the words Christmas, Santa or Halloween make more than $75M domestic? NO

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    7)    Will at least 3 of the top 5 domestic films of the winter be non-sequels set in existing film universes (e.g Marvel, Potter and Star Wars)? YES, with LEGOs

     

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 12,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

     

    8)    Will any film from the Ouija, Friday 13th, Ring, Underworld or Resident Evil franchise become the highest grossing film in its respective franchise? NO

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    9)   Typically on Valentine’s Day (excluding 2016 thanks to Deadpool….) a Romance, Romantic Comedy or Drama has lead chart on Valentine’s Day.  Will a Romance, Romantic Comedy or a Drama (as per BOM) be the #1 film on 14th February 2017 (Valentine’s Day)? NO (Batman to the rescue)

    Answer correctly: 20,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 4,000 points

     

    10) Will any film have an Opening weekend below $10M for have a final gross above $125M by the end of the game? NO (La La Land limited counts? Then YES)

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    11) Will the Great Wall make over $100M in China? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 15,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    12) Will any film not owned by the greater Disney conglomerate make more than $800M Worldwide? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    13)Animated films have had a stellar year.  But can it continue… Will an animated film land (domestic gross) in the top 3 films for the game? YES

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    14)Will Paramount have 3 or more films in the Domestic top 15 list by the end of the game? NO :(

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    15)Will any film in the top 15 Domestic have a multiplier below 2.4? YES (50 Shades)

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

     

    16) Will Fifty Shades Darker’s drop from its predecessor be higher than Rogue One’s drop from Force Awakens? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 25,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 20,000 points

    State that you abstain: 5,000 points

     

    17)Thor 2 opened on the same Weekend back in 2011 to 85m.  Will Dr. Strange’s opening weekend be larger than Thor (85.1m)? NO

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    18)Similar to Tangled, Moana faces a Potter Universe film in its second weekend amongst other competition.  Can Moana do what neither Tangled or for that matter, Frozen managed on opening weekend and open to the top spot over thanksgiving (3 day results)? YES

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    19) Will the same film finish top of both the domestic and Worldwide gross charts? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    20) Will any film on the Worldwide top 10 list fail to make the domestic top 15? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

                                             

    21)Will at least 2 films in the top 15 win Oscars? YES (La La Land and some tech winner)

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    22)Will Universal have the second highest grossing animated movie domestically of the Winter Game? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    23) Will XXX gross more domestically than Riddick ($42M)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 30,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

     

    24) Will films starring the cast from Xmen Apocalypse combine to gross more than $275M domestic (Cameos not included)? NO

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    25) Will any of the top 5 grossing horror films have a second weekend drop below 52.5%? YES

     

    Answer correctly: 35,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    26)We don’t have a worldwide weekend chart this game, however, I thought it would be fun to have a question here.  Take the top 5 Domestic Weekends and top 5 international weekends (remember a film can only appear once on each list) and merge the charts into a single chart (this may mean we have a domestic weekend and international weekend for a movie which is ok).  Which Chart (Domestic or International Weekends) has more in the top 5 films of the combined chart? Domestic

    Answer correctly: 40,000 points

    Answer incorrectly: lose 25,000 points

    State that you abstain: 6,000 points

     

    27)  Which combination of films will gross the most amount of money domestically during the game?

     

    1)   Rogue One, Hacksaw Ridge, Dark Tower, Edge of Seventeen  

    2)   Fantastic Beasts, Arrival, Why Him?, John Wick 2