BOWL: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Edited By rorie  Staff

Wow, it's been a long time since we did one of these!

"Oh..you know...just hanging out in a dark room and stuff."

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.

Let's get it started again in 2014! The rules this week are pretty simple.

1. Guess how much money Captain America: The Winter Soldier 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.: $55.5 million (we'll count tens of a million, but be as specific as you like.)

2. Make your guesses as a reply to this thread, and make sure that they're in by Thursday 4/2 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.

The Winter Soldier is Loki! You heard it here first!
The Winter Soldier is Loki! You heard it here first!

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 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 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PS3. The closest non-Premium member will get a year of Premium access. This is a brand-new copy of Ni No Kuni, mind you: it hasn't even been opened!

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.)

Actual number: $95,023,721

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#1 rorie  Staff

Amendation to the rules: if I find that you have ever misspelled "soldier" as "solider," you will be disqualified, and I may come find you and punch you.

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$122 million

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$60.4 Million. You heard it here first.

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#4  Edited By Moonshadow101

$61.875 Million

This number was achieved through rigorous science.

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#5  Edited By listerfeend

$87.5 Million.

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82 Million

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#7  Edited By nintendofunclub

90 mil

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#8  Edited By jay_ray

$73.5 million

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two dollars.

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#10  Edited By AlwaysBeClothing

I'm going to cheat and say $80 million. I think it will do better this week than if it were going up against Rio 2.

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$113.22 million.

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65.5 million.

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Gonna lowball it at $58 million.

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$68.3 Million

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#15  Edited By TheGlitchmaster

82 Million.

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$162.3 Million.

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I'll leave the guessing to users who want the prizes more than I, but hooooly crap am I excited for this movie.

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#18  Edited By ll_Exile_ll

$85.05 million

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#19  Edited By fuzzypumpkin

$110 million

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84.2 million

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$72.345 million my guess

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#22  Edited By hinderk

$75 million

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#23  Edited By MariachiMacabre

Solider. Rouge. Come at me, dog man!

I'm guessing $40.5 million.

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$89.5 million

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#26  Edited By bawalo

$72.25 Million

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$105 million

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66.5 million.

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I'm gonna say $47.2 million. Big for April, but I don't think even Marvel does full summer numbers this early in the year.

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#31  Edited By wolfskind

$88,888,888.

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$95 million

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67 million dollars

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$85 million.

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$ 82.6 Million

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$75,000,000.00

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#38  Edited By dobschutz

$420

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#39  Edited By jper415

74.3 Million.

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#40  Edited By snoojis

76.46 million

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$77.5 million.

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$93.25 million

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$106 Million

It's probably not fair though because I'm a time traveler.

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$91 million

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82.6 million this seems low for marvel but it is coming out in april so Im going a little lower

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$90 million

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$86 million

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My guess:

$75,500,001

I'd rather have an extra free year of premium, but Ni No Kuni is cool too!

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#49  Edited By BeachThunder

100 million yen

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$77.4 million.