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The Game, the Myth, the Legend Returns


WELCOME TO THE SUPER MEGA STREAMLINED SEXY SMOOTH WINTER GAME 2020 2021!

 

We’re Back Baby!

(Note to self: Insert a Joey Tribbiani gif here or something later to add a bit of light brevity)

 

Looking for a fun and frantic way to quench your predictioning thirst after the long, hard, throbbing, pulsating drought of Winters and Summers past? This is your place.

The game will run from Friday October 8th until Monday January 17th. So that means that all grosses and predictions will only count until Monday March 17th.

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 file:///C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.png ) questions too. So let’s get to the predictioning:

 

A: DOMESTIC TOP 10

 

Predict the 10 films you believe will gross the highest over the course of the winter game along with a predicted gross. You may choose any film for this list that gets released during the course of the winter 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 10 predictions should look something like the following:

 

 

1) Avatar: 485M
2) Ernest Saves Christmas 46lM
3) The Tom and Jerry Movie 411M
4) Ironclaws! Fists of fury. 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
😎 BSG: The Movie 118M
9) Sparticus 2: The Quickening 115M
10) Hans: A prince’s Tale 112M

 

 

POINT SYSTEM:


For every film you call correctly in the top 10, in any order, you will get 20,000 points. For every film you call in the exact spot, you will get 40,000 points (total). So you must think this out thoroughly. You will also lose 10,000 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 10, and it misses the top 10, you will lose 10,000 points (PLUS whatever you miss the gross by). 
 

If you are able to call the top two positions right, in order, regardless of the gross, you will get a 30,000 point bonus.
 

If you are able to call the top three positions right, in order, regardless of the gross, you will get a 60,000 point bonus.


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


If you are able to call the top five positions right, in order, regardless of gross, you will get a 150,000 point bonus.  This is not as easy as you might think it is.

 

Spoiler

 

The more in depth scoring is in the spoilers:

 

OTHER ADD ONS:

 

If 9 players or less successfully predict a film to finish in the top 10, those players will score a 30,000 point bonus.

If 5 players or less successfully predict a film to finish in the top 10, those players will score a 60,000 point bonus.

If 3 players or less successfully predict a film to finish in the top 10, those players will score a 60,000 point bonus.

If 1 solitary player successfully predicts a film to finish in the top 10, that players will score a 150,000 point bonus.

 

 

 

BONUS STRUCTURE.  
 

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

 

Call 6 of the 15 films correctly, regardless of the order, and receive a 100,000 point bonus.

Call 7 of the top 15 correct, regardless of order, receive a 175,000 point bonus.

Call 8 films correct, regardless of the order and you will receive a 250,000 point bonus.

Call 9 correct, regardless of order, and you get a 350,000 point bonus.

 

Call 10 correct, regardless of order, and you get a 500,000 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 50,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 5 million to get 35,000 bonus points

Call a film’s gross to within 10 million to get 25,000 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 10, 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 10 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 2 of the top 10 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 30,000 points

 

If anyone can predict at least 4 of the top 10 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 60,000

 

If anyone can predict at least 6 of the top 10 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 100,000 points

 

If anyone can predict at least 8 of the top 10 to within 50 million, they will score a bonus 150,000 points

 

If anyone can predict All 10 of the top 10 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 10 and it misses, you will lose points for missing the top 10 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 10 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 10 and you've put that film in your top 10, 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 0th placed film you predicted. 

 

If you DO NOT enter any grosses, you are assumed to ABSTAIN from entering the gross for the top 10 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 5 WEEKENDS (READ CAREFULLY)

 

NOTE: THIS IS NO LONGER EXCLUSIVELY OPENING WEEKENDS.

 

Due to platform style release schedule of award targeted films before the proper release date, 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 cannot qualify twice however.

 

 

 

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 20,000 points

For each film in the exact spot you receive 10,000 bonus points (so 30,000 total)

Call 3 of the top 5 correctly (any order) receive 75,000 bonus points

Call 4 of the top 5 (any order) receive 150,000 bonus points

Call top 5 (any order) receive 250,000 bonus points

For every incorrect film lose 10,000 points

 

Spoiler

 

The more in depth scoring is in the spoilers:

 

GROSS ACCURACY:

 

 

Call a film’s gross to within 1 million to get 35,000 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 2 of the top 5 to within 20M and score a 30,000 point bonus

Predict 3 of the top 5 to within 20M and score a 60,000 point bonus

Predict 4 of the top 5 to within 20M and score a 100,000 point bonus

Predict 5 of the top 5 to within 20M and score a 150,000 point bonus

 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 5, 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 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)

 

 

 

 

 

😄 RANDOM FREE QUESTIONS

 

This winter 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: 50M

B: 100M

😄 150M

😧 200M

 

RFQ2: Predict which film will finish closest to each of the following milestones for their best 3 Day Weekend by the end of the game (Only a films highest Weekend gross is eligible:

 

A: 30M

B: 45M

😄 60M

😧 75M

 

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

 

A: October

B: November

😄 December

😧 January (This is the film that grosses the most from Jan 1st-17th. Films released before Jan 1st can be chosen here)

 

 

SCORING

 

Predict the first placed film – 25,000 points

Predict the second placed film – 10,000 points

Predict all 4 first placed films – 75,000 bonus

Predict all 4 first or second placed films – 25,000 bonus

 

 

😧 RANDOM QUESTIONS OF DANGER

 

This winter we have twelve generous risk-heavy questions to start you off:

 

 

1.   How many films in the OW Top 5 will release Day and Date on a streaming service?

 

a)   0                                  b) 1                           c) 2

 

 

2.   If Venom had been eligible for the game, where would its final total gross finish?

 

a)   Top 3                            b) Top 6                     c) 7th or lower

 

 

3.   Which of the following Studios will have the highest grossing film?

 

a)    Sony                             b) MGM                      c) Warner Bros

 

 

4.   How many films will gross more than $100M?

 

a)   6 or fewer                      b) 7-8                        c) 9 or more

 

 

5.   Which studio will have the most films in the top 5?

 

a)   Disney                           b) Sony                     c) Warner Bros

 

  

6.   Which studio will have the most films in places 6-10?

 

a)   Disney                           b) Universal                c) Warner Bros

 

 

 

7.   Which studio will have the most films in places 10-15?

 

a)   Universal                        b) Sony                     c) Warner Bros

 

 

8.   How many different films will finish 1st Domestic, 1st Top Weekend, and 1st WW?

 

a)   1                                  b) 2                           c) 3

 

 

9.   Which of the following will have the highest combined Domestic gross?

 

a)   Eternals + Encanto          b) Bond + Dune          c) Spider-Man + Ghostbusters

 

 

10.  Which of the following will have the closest combined best weekends?

 

a)   Spider-Man + Halloween   b) Matrix + Sing          c) Bond + West Side Story

 

 

11.  How much will the Domestic Top 10’s combined gross be?

 

a)   Less than $1.25B             b) $1.25B-1.6B           c) Over $1.6B

 

 

12.   How much will the top 5 best Weekends’ combined gross be?

 

a)   Less than $300M             b) $300M-$400M         c) Over $400M   

 

 

SCORING

 

Spoiler

 

1   Correct Answer                      3,000 points

2   Correct Answers                    6,000 points

3   Correct Answers                    10,000 points

4   Correct Answers                    15,000 points

 

5   Correct Answers                     21,000 points

6   Correct Answers                    28,000 points

7   Correct Answers                     36,000 points

8   Correct Answers                     45,000 points

 

9   Correct Answers                     60,000 points

10 Correct Answers                     75,000 points

11 Correct Answers                    100,000 points

12 Correct Answers                    150,000 points

 

 

1   Incorrect Answer                   Minus 12,000 points

2   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 18,000 points

3   Incorrect Answers                  Minus 25,000 points

4   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 32,000 points

 

5   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 40,000 points

6   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 50,000 points

7   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 60,000 points

8   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 75,000 points

 

9   Incorrect Answers                 Minus 100,000 points

10 Incorrect Answers                  Minus 150,000 points

11 Incorrect Answers                 Minus 200,000 points

12 Incorrect Answers                 Plus   250,000 points (DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS! IS TRAP!)

 

 

SCORING

 

1   Abstain                                 10,000 points

2   Abstain                                 6,000 points

3   Abstain                                 2,000 points

4  Abstain                                  Minus 2,000 points

 

5   Abstain                                Minus 6,000 points

6   Abstain                                 Minus 10,000 points

7   Abstain                                 Minus 15,000 points

8   Abstain                                 Minus 20,000 points

 

9   Abstain                                  Minus 27,000 points

10 Abstain                                 Minus 35,000 points

11 Abstain                                 Minus 42,000 points

12 Abstain                                 Minus 50,000 points

 

 

 

 

There We go, Enjoy and predict. 

I am gonna go make the Preseason Thread Now...

 

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5 hours ago, CJ Sarandos said:

One good question would be: guess which movies will be announced as day and date next? :hahaha:

 

You laugh...but I would do the Top 10, and then Disney would change their mind and experiment again and I'd have an entirely embarrassing list:)...

 

Although if I could just do a Top 10 of:

Spidey

Spidey

No, really, Spidey

Do I really have to guess another movie

....

....

....

.....

Okay, fine

Eternals

 

That would be my entry:)...

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43 minutes ago, TwoMisfits said:

 

You laugh...but I would do the Top 10, and then Disney would change their mind and experiment again and I'd have an entirely embarrassing list:)...

 

Although if I could just do a Top 10 of:

Spidey

Spidey

No, really, Spidey

Do I really have to guess another movie

....

....

....

.....

Okay, fine

Eternals

 

That would be my entry:)...

Both when we did china, we used to do a “extra” pick insane something didn’t get released. @chasmmi I don’t see why CAn’t do that here. 
 

 

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5 hours ago, grey ghost said:

So, just to be clear, The Batman and Turning Red don't qualify because they come out after January 17th, correct?

 

I mean you are welcome to predict them, but only their gross up to and including January 17th will be counted :) 

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Ok, so weirdly the template didn't have the final set of questions in it, but it does now. Luckily I think that only affected @WrathOfHan

 

Also, I think it is time for one of those catch all call to arms thingies:

 

@Jason @DAR @IronJimbo @Brainbug @matrixdmath5 @Daxtreme @4815162342 @Jake Gittes @Pandamia! @filmlover @Morieris @JamesCameronScholar @Slambros @Rorschach @Blankments @aabattery @MrPink @grim22 @Ethan Hunt @Porthos @Spagheditary @DeeCee @Wrath @Jandrew @Cmasterclay @Kalo @AndyLL @Jayhawk @Jay Hollywood @franfar @Water Bottle @Chewy @#ED @Empire @Fancyarcher @TalismanRing @captainwondyful @kayumanggi @Sam @The Futurist @Noctis @redfirebird2008 @RichWS @ddddeeee @K1stpierre @Ozymandias @a2k @The Stingray @Lordmandeep @MovieMan89 @Claire of Themyscira @tribefan695 @DAJK @Gopher @ElastiRoc @chasmmi @JJ-8 @Spidey Freak @YourMother the Edgelord @Arlborn @Nova @RobrtmanAStarWarsReference @cookie @grey ghost @lilmac @Jack Nevada @James @RandomCat @ChipMunky @elcaballero @MCKillswitch123 @angeldelmito @CaptainJackSparrow @Captain Craig @baumer @cannastop @75Live @Goffe @Tower @Napoleon @rukaio101 @Michael Gary Scott @POTUS @Walt Disney @darkelf @ChD @ShouldIBeHere @SchumacherFTW @Eevin @Alpha @Fullbuster @Mattrek @AJG @Webslinger @Kalderic @boomboom234 @vc2002 @Valonqar @Mulder @Blaze Heatnix @Shawn @sfran43 @Biggestgeekever @Thanos Legion @MrGlass2 @cax16 @Darth Lehnsherr @TLK @ACSlater @trifle @Exxdee @misafeco @Barnack @Ithil @StevenG @Finnick @Rebeccas @FantasticBeasts @CoolEric258 @Sheikh @Boxofficerules @KeepItU25071906 @LonePirate @titanic2187 @Olive @ZeeSoh @Jim Shorts @Mekanos @raulbalarezo @The Fast and the Furiosa @m3racer123 @That One Guy@SchumacherFTW 

@Telemachos@reddevil19 @chasmmi @grim22 @Nero @lorddemaxus

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On 9/7/2021 at 6:35 AM, chasmmi said:

The game will run from Friday October 8th until Monday January 17th. So that means that all grosses and predictions will only count until Monday March 17th.

Interesting that the grosses last for 2 months longer than the game ;) 

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22 hours ago, chasmmi said:

Ok, so weirdly the template didn't have the final set of questions in it, but it does now. Luckily I think that only affected @WrathOfHan

 

Also, I think it is time for one of those catch all call to arms thingies:

 

@Jason @DAR @IronJimbo @Brainbug @matrixdmath5 @Daxtreme @4815162342 @Jake Gittes @Pandamia! @filmlover @Morieris @JamesCameronScholar @Slambros @Rorschach @Blankments @aabattery @MrPink @grim22 @Ethan Hunt @Porthos @Spagheditary @DeeCee @Wrath @Jandrew @Cmasterclay @Kalo @AndyLL @Jayhawk @Jay Hollywood @franfar @Water Bottle @Chewy @#ED @Empire @Fancyarcher @TalismanRing @captainwondyful @kayumanggi @Sam @The Futurist @Noctis @redfirebird2008 @RichWS @ddddeeee @K1stpierre @Ozymandias @a2k @The Stingray @Lordmandeep @MovieMan89 @Claire of Themyscira @tribefan695 @DAJK @Gopher @ElastiRoc @chasmmi @JJ-8 @Spidey Freak @YourMother the Edgelord @Arlborn @Nova @RobrtmanAStarWarsReference @cookie @grey ghost @lilmac @Jack Nevada @James @RandomCat @ChipMunky @elcaballero @MCKillswitch123 @angeldelmito @CaptainJackSparrow @Captain Craig @baumer @cannastop @75Live @Goffe @Tower @Napoleon @rukaio101 @Michael Gary Scott @POTUS @Walt Disney @darkelf @ChD @ShouldIBeHere @SchumacherFTW @Eevin @Alpha @Fullbuster @Mattrek @AJG @Webslinger @Kalderic @boomboom234 @vc2002 @Valonqar @Mulder @Blaze Heatnix @Shawn @sfran43 @Biggestgeekever @Thanos Legion @MrGlass2 @cax16 @Darth Lehnsherr @TLK @ACSlater @trifle @Exxdee @misafeco @Barnack @Ithil @StevenG @Finnick @Rebeccas @FantasticBeasts @CoolEric258 @Sheikh @Boxofficerules @KeepItU25071906 @LonePirate @titanic2187 @Olive @ZeeSoh @Jim Shorts @Mekanos @raulbalarezo @The Fast and the Furiosa @m3racer123 @That One Guy@SchumacherFTW 

@Telemachos@reddevil19 @chasmmi @grim22 @Nero @lorddemaxus


Bless you for tagging me on this but box-office is something I’m striving to avoid paying attention to these days (let alone trying to predict). :lol: 

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