Posted by Rorie (2888 posts) -

It's time for a little spring cleaning in anticipation of the upcoming consoles. As such, I'm going to be running some contests to start giving away some of games from my library that I don't really want or play anymore. I can't guarantee that all of these are going to be great games, necessarily, of course. Heck, some of them might be downright bad. But they'll be free, at least.

I've seen shit that'll shock your eyelids

If any of you were around for the old days at Screened, you'll recall that we used to run a contest called Box Office Winners League when we got the feeling to do so. It's a simple premise: guess how much money a movie is going to make in a given weekend, and if you're the closest guess, you win! There's a bit of skill in it, since box office is roughly predictable, and there are tracking companies that are paid quite a bit to do so, but there's also a lot of luck, since almost no one is able to consistently guess a box office weekend with any degree of accuracy or precision.

So, we'll try to do these weekly until I run out of things to get rid of. The rules this week are pretty simple, but we're going to expand the game to multiple films this weekend, since it has a pretty good shot at being the biggest box office weekend of the year.

1. Guess how much money The Man of Steel's second weekend, World War Z, and Monsters University will gross. Make guesses for each of them, but be sure to add all of those guesses together on a separate line. Feel free to go down to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. We're guessing American box office grosses only. Here's what your prediction should look like, roughly.

  • Man of Steel: $55.5 million
  • Monsters University: $65.0 milliion
  • World War Z: $40.5 million
  • Total: $161 million

2. Make your guesses as a reply to this thread, and make sure that they're in by Thursday 6/20 at noon PST/3 PM EST/whatever crazy clock time you have in your crazy timezone. I won't count anything after that. Any post that has been edited at any time will be disqualified, and likewise if anyone attempts to delete a post and try again later. (We can see that stuff!)

Don't you want to impress this sexy lady?

3. The winners will be determined next Monday or Tuesday, when actual box office figures are released at boxofficemojo.com. Weekend estimates are often released on Sunday afternoon, but we'll wait for the real numbers to determine a winner. I'll add up the total gross of the three movies listed above and compare them to your total numbers to see who's closest; over or under doesn't matter. (I won't judge you based on individual movies, but I'm still curious as to your guesses, so don't neglect to put all of the movies in there.) In case of any ties, I'll decide between the entries with either a coin flip or some other randomized method.

4. There'll be two winners. The closest Premium member will win a copy of The Last Of Us. The closest non-Premium member will get a month of Premium access. I wound up with two copies of The Last Of Us; I pre-ordered from Amazon, but it wound up not arriving on Friday, so I just bought the download. This is a brand-new copy; it's been opened, but only because I heard the disc rattling around inside the case and wanted to make sure that it was mounted properly before I sent it out. But it hasn't even been put into a PS3! It's a virgin disc!

That's pretty much it! Go forth and prosper, or something. I'll reserve the right to change any of these rules as I see fit before the deadline, but I doubt that'll be necessary. (Don't be a dick and make it necessary, in other words.)

UPDATE WITH WINNERS:

According to Box Office Mojo, the numbers were:

MovieDerp
Monsters University$82,429,469
World War Zed$66,411,834
Man Of Steel$41,287,206

For a total of $190,128,509. A lot of people were really, really close on this one, within a million or two dollars. But as far as accuracy goes, I'm showing that our premium winner was ThosePosers with an astoundingly close guess of $190.2 million. (And yes, I verified that this was his original guess by looking at my screenshot of the page from Thursday afternoon!) Our non-premium winner was Rudeboy217 with a guess of $190 million even.

Before I declare these results official, feel free to check my work and see if I missed anyone. (I have screencaps of all the guesses from Thursday, so don't try to get sneaky with edits or anything.) But if not, then congrats!

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#1 Posted by ZeroV2 (43 posts) -

my guess

  • Man of Steel: $55.5 million
  • Monsters University: $65.0 milliion
  • World War Z: $40.5 million
  • Total: $161 million
#2 Posted by myketuna (1693 posts) -

It's not 4/20 though, Rorie. It would be 6/20. And I would guess, but I don't have a PS3 anymore, so I don't want to take it away from someone who does.

#3 Posted by Stune (4 posts) -

Man of Steel: $45 Million
Monsters University: $60 Million
World War Z: $32 Million
Total: $137 Million.

#4 Posted by hkr (11 posts) -

Man of Steel: 42mil

Monsters University: $75.0 milliion

World War Z: $39 million

Total: $156 million

#5 Edited by Stimpack (858 posts) -

  • Man of Steel: $40 million
  • Monsters University: $65 million
  • World War Z: $40 million
  • Total: $145 million

Those are my guesses, Rorie! Let's see how I did!

#6 Posted by FinalDasa (1719 posts) -

I'm having flashbacks...

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#7 Edited by Spyda_K (1 posts) -

  • Man of Steel: $26.3 million
  • Monsters University: $127.6 milliion
  • World War Z: $27.4 million
  • Total: $181.3 million
#8 Posted by RareMonkey (106 posts) -

Man of Steel: 37 million

Monsters University: 73.5 million

World War Z: 46.2 million

total 156.7 million

#9 Posted by DoctorSage (157 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: 71.3 mil
  • Monsters U: 81.5 mil
  • World War Z: 42.9 mil
  • Total: 195.7 mil

These are pretty much guesses, but I really want me some Last of Us.

#10 Posted by Ciao (16 posts) -

  • Man of Steel: $35 million
  • Monsters University: $100 million
  • World War Z: $25 million
  • Total: $160 million
#11 Posted by mrfluke (5150 posts) -

Man of Steel = $57 million

Monsters University = $77 million

World War Z = $42 million

Total = $179 Million

Pretty good idea Rorie

#12 Posted by Dethfish (3657 posts) -

@rorie Are you sure you don't mean 6/20 instead of 4/20? Thursday 4/20 doesn't come around till 2017, I think.

I literally have no idea what movies normally make in a week so I'm just gonna pull numbers out of thin air.

  • Man of Steel: $42 Million
  • Monsters University: $78 Million
  • World War Z: $47 Million
  • Total: $165 Million

#13 Posted by RonNasty (11 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $54 million
  • Monsters University: $63 million
  • World War Z: $34 million
  • Total: $151 million
#14 Posted by ultrapeanut (385 posts) -

4/20? Got something on your mind other than chompin' pups, man? =o

I haven't seen box office numbers in god knows how long but I'd really love a free copy of a supposedly awesome game, so:

Man of Steel: $79 million

World War Z: $67 million

Monsters University: $61.3 milliion

Total: $207.3 million

#15 Edited by Demoskinos (14823 posts) -

My Entry!

  • Man O' Steel - $57.3 million
  • Monsters University - $49 million
  • World War Z - 54.3 million
  • Total - $160.6 million
#16 Posted by Shinmaru007 (329 posts) -

Man of Steel: $60.5 million

Monsters University: $81.7 million

World War Z: $30 million

Total: $172.2 million

#17 Posted by BIGJEFFREY (5016 posts) -

  • Man of Steel: $60 million
  • Monsters University: $150 milliion
  • World War Z: $40 million
  • Total: $ 250 million
#18 Posted by Beforet (2921 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $31.6 million
  • Monster University: $80.5 million
  • World War Z: $22.8 million
  • TOTAL: $134.9 million
#19 Posted by smikey1123 (1 posts) -

Man of Steel: 47 Million

Monsters University: 42.5 Million

World War Z: 27 Million

total: 116.5 million

#20 Edited by Trevorisamazing (60 posts) -

Man of Steel: $55 million

Monsters University: $80 million

World War Z: $45 million

Total: $180 million

#21 Posted by Matthew (1912 posts) -

Man of Steel - 51 million.

Monsters University - 71 million.

World War Z - 44 million.

Total - 166 million.

#22 Edited by Raethen (180 posts) -

Man of Steel: $55 million

Monsters University: $90 million

World War Z: $35 million

Total: $180 Million

#23 Posted by spidoman (11 posts) -

Man of Steel: $67 Million

Monsters University: $40 Million

World War Z: $50 Million

Total: $157 Million

#24 Posted by jiggajoe14 (684 posts) -
  • Man Of Steel: $36.4 million
  • World War Z: $38.5 million
  • Monsters University: $66 million
  • Total: $140.9 million
#25 Posted by Nev (548 posts) -

Man of Steel: $35 million

Monsters University: $55 million

World War Z: $60 million

Total: $150 million

I don't know anything about movies, so I'm just throwing random numbers!

#26 Edited by Box3ru13 (703 posts) -

Here goes nothing:

Man 'O Steel: $65.9

Monsters U: $70.4

WWZ: $35.5

Total: $171.8

#27 Posted by Jason_E_Sigler (122 posts) -

Man of Steel: $43 Million

Monsters University: $63 Million

World War Z: $52 Million

Total: $158 Million

#28 Posted by Treythalomew (97 posts) -

Man of Steel: $36 million

Monsters University: $66 Million

World War Z: $60 Million

Total: $162 Million

#29 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

wth I'll play

  • Man of Steel: $93.4 million
  • Monsters University $ 52.6 million
  • World War Z: $32.4 million
  • Total: $178.4 million
#30 Edited by bking0058 (1 posts) -

* Man of Steel - $52.4 million

* Monsters University - $75.3 million

* World War Z - $65.2 million

* Total - $192.9 million

Thanks for the chance!

#31 Edited by SplitSecond (22 posts) -

Man of Steel $52.3 million

Monsters University $72.4 million

World War Z $49.7 million

Total $174.4 million

#32 Posted by AdamSnider14 (3 posts) -

  • Man of Steel: $60 million
  • Monsters University: $50.0 milliion
  • World War Z: $25 million
  • Total: $135 million
#33 Posted by Slambassador (16 posts) -
  • Man of Steel - 47.5 million
  • Monsters University - 80.4 million
  • World War Z - 30.8 million
  • Total - 158.7 million
#34 Posted by lfmconsummates (2 posts) -

Man of Steel: 35 million

Monster's University: 65 million

World War Z: 71 million

Total: 171 million

#35 Posted by TheHT (11240 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $39.6 million
  • Monsters University: $88.4 million
  • World War Z: $65.7 million
  • Total: $193.7 million
#36 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

You said reply in this thread so @rorie.

  • Man of Steel: $45 million
  • Monsters University: $60 milliion
  • World War Z: $40 million
  • ----------------------------------------
  • Total: $145 million.
#37 Posted by chessman2391 (21 posts) -

Man of Steel: 46.7 million

Monsters University: 73.8 million

World War Z: 37.0 million

Total: 157.5 million

#38 Edited by Zeeco (104 posts) -

Man of Steel: $52 Million

Monsters University: $62 Million

World War Z: $31 Million

Total: $145 Million

EDIT: Forgot to add total.

#39 Edited by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

My guess

  • Man of Steel: $70 million
  • Monsters University: $130 million
  • World War Z: $ 45 million
  • Total: $245 million
#40 Edited by OmniscientCajun (124 posts) -

Here's my shot in the dark:

  • Man of Steel: $37 Million
  • Monsters University: $64.5 Million
  • World War Z: $51.5 Million
  • Total: $153 Million
#41 Edited by SharpShotApollo (146 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $60.5 million
  • Monsters University: $43 million
  • World War Z: $42.5 million
  • Total: $144 million
#42 Posted by DeathbyYeti (744 posts) -

  • Man of Steel: $42 million
  • Monsters University: $75 milliion
  • World War Z: $30 million
  • Total: $147 million
#43 Posted by bamafan1317 (7 posts) -

Man of Steel: 50.1 Million

Monsters U: 88.6 Million

World War Z: 44.3 Million

Total: 183 Million

#44 Edited by RIVERSIDER (30 posts) -

Man of steel: $68 million

Monsters University: $92 million

World War Z: $47 million

Total: $207 million

#45 Edited by dkessler175 (84 posts) -

Man of Steel : $47 Million

Monsters University: $56 Million

World War Z: $62million

Total: $165 Million

#46 Posted by translucentfish (127 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $45 million
  • Monsters University: $55 milliion
  • World War Z: $20 million
  • Total: $120 million
#47 Posted by RedCream (705 posts) -

I could go for a month of premium access so here goes:

Man of Steel: $75 Million
Monsters University: $ 60 Million
World War Z: $85 Million
Total: $220 Million

#48 Edited by Aegon (5596 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $88.1 million
  • Monsters University: $88.1 million
  • World War Z: $60 million
  • Total: $214.6 million
#49 Edited by gesi1223 (218 posts) -
  • Man of Steel: $49.3 million
  • Monsters University: $76.4 million
  • World War Z: $28.7 million
  • Total: $154.4 million
#50 Posted by cooljammer00 (1726 posts) -

1 dollar, Rorie.