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Posted by Rorie (3026 posts) -

It's that time again!

an epic romance

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.

The rules are pretty simple.

1. Guess how much money Amazing Spider-Man 2 will make in its opening weekend in the U.S. We'll count all the money it makes between Thursday night and Sunday night. Just throw it in as a reply to this post, e.g.: $56.79 million (be as specific as you like.).

For reference's sake, you can check the grosses for previous Spider-Man movies right over here.

2. Make your guesses as a reply to this thread, and make sure that they're in by Thursday 5/1 at 3 PM PST/6 PM EST/whatever crazy clock time you have in your crazy timezone. I won't count anything after that. I'm going to take screenshots of the replies at that point, so don't bother editing your post or deleting a post and trying again later.

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3. The winners will be determined next Monday or Tuesday, when actual box office figures are released at Weekend estimates are often released on Sunday afternoon, but we'll wait for the real numbers to determine a winner. I'll compare that number to see who's closest; over or under doesn't matter. 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 Dark Souls II for the PS3. The closest non-Premium member will get a year of Premium access. This is a gently used copy of Dark Souls II, so it's not brand new!

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.)

#2 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1254 posts) -

I'll take a guess.

$85 million.

#3 Posted by Lando81 (45 posts) -

I'm gonna go with $63,000,000.

#4 Posted by Sergotron (526 posts) -

$1 Matt.

#5 Posted by h83r (470 posts) -

$65,000,000 is my guess.

#6 Posted by gremie73 (3 posts) -

$92.5 Million Pure Guess

#7 Edited by MB (13269 posts) -

$52,125,000 opening weekend.

If I win I defer my prize to the next closest person!

#8 Posted by yami4ct (156 posts) -

This is going to be a tough one. I know no one who's really pumped to see this, yet I know it's still going to do pretty darn well. Going to guess $60 million, a hair bit lower than the original ASM did.

#9 Posted by Yummylee (22658 posts) -


I've never followed this stuff and couldn't begin to take much of an educated guess... so a nice, rounded number will suit me. It's more than the original did, and using my ill-placed video game logic sequels always sell better!..

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

@rorie said:

$56.79 million (be as specific as you like.).

210,000 bitcoins.

That's $92,349,238.94.

#11 Edited by Mento (2831 posts) -

$54.5 million. I don't think Amazing Spider-Man 2 has the legs the previous movie did, and that one wasn't exactly hotly anticipated. (Also, I'll also defer to the next closest if I happen to win.)

#12 Edited by csl316 (9734 posts) -

$64.1 million

I have less faith in this than Winter Solider!

#13 Posted by ShaggE (6809 posts) -

80 mil.

#14 Posted by Excast (1069 posts) -

$63.54 million

Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of buzz for the movie and there is a fair amount of competition around.

#15 Posted by TheBluthCompany (426 posts) -

81 million

#16 Posted by SomberOwl (751 posts) -

$72.55 million

#17 Edited by fisk0 (4683 posts) -

I'm gonna guess it's declining, $52.14 million

#18 Posted by Kentobi (87 posts) -

72 M. More than the first, but less than Thor 2. I don't see Spiderman doing Avengers-brand numbers.

#19 Posted by Uppercaseccc (116 posts) -

$71.5 Million

Don't know why just seems right.

#20 Posted by kuz101 (210 posts) -

$ 67.77 million

#21 Posted by SMTDante89 (2603 posts) -

$78.56 million

#22 Posted by RIVERSIDER (31 posts) -

$83 Million

#23 Edited by coribald (316 posts) -

76.86 million. No one wanted the last one but it was great. I'll guess people want another one now.

#24 Posted by fodigga (125 posts) -

$66.13 million

That is definitely an amount of money.

#25 Posted by mrfluke (5389 posts) -

79.991 million

#26 Posted by CongruentPotato (10 posts) -

$81.5 million

#27 Posted by CoruptAI125 (76 posts) -


#28 Posted by Evilsbane (4808 posts) -

$63.7 million

Also I miss screened I loved the dumb fun Rorie and Alex had.

#29 Posted by Voxus (355 posts) -

71.11 Mil

#30 Posted by Nightriff (5466 posts) -

63.5 Million

Can't Emma Stone go away yet?

#31 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3110 posts) -

$45 Million.

#32 Posted by cloudymusic (1264 posts) -


This is The Price is Right, right?

#33 Posted by TopCat (70 posts) -

$109.3 millions

#34 Posted by Animasta (14744 posts) -

$56.79 Million.

Obviously you are from one week in the future and you wouldn't make up a number like that for funzies, so obviously it's correct.

#35 Posted by CustomOtto (496 posts) -


#36 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1211 posts) -

$82.45 Million

#37 Posted by Mendelson9 (411 posts) -

68.6 Million. A little better than the first but I don't think it will get close the Cap America, people i've talked to love Marvel movies a lot more.

#38 Edited by PatVB (333 posts) -

$70 million, even.

Also, pour one out for Screened.

#39 Edited by flasaltine (1730 posts) -

I have Dark Souls 2 so I don't want to win but I will play anyway.

$90.45 Million

#40 Posted by Rayeth (1072 posts) -

$61.4 Million.

I am happy to pass on the DS2 copy (already have one), as long as my extremely well thought out number is totally credited as the winner. =)

#41 Edited by triplestan (113 posts) -

$55.27 Million

(Is the amount of money I'd pay to go out with Emma Stone)

#42 Posted by bemusedchunk (740 posts) -


Going to go ahead on a limb and say people are excited for this. Jammie Foxx as ELECTRO?!

Survey Says: $87,600,000, @rorie

#43 Edited by JakePike218 (44 posts) -

$72,000,000. May not beat Cap 2.

#45 Edited by YoThatLimp (1946 posts) -

$ 53.45 Million

#46 Edited by Lukeweizer (2785 posts) -

$51.1 Million.

#47 Edited by Eidderf (507 posts) -

$84.43 million

Amazing sounds somewhat like eightmazing, the other numbers are random, I should do this professionally.

#48 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6495 posts) -

92.89 million.

#49 Posted by bmccann42 (139 posts) -

215 million! It could happen....

#50 Edited by Jay_Ray (1144 posts) -

$68.23 million. Yeah, looking at the opening weekend numbers of the previous movies surprised me, didn't realize that Spidey 2 did not do as great as I remember. I kind of hope this just bombs so Disney/Marvel can get the movie rights back.