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Posted by Rorie (5756 posts) -

It's that time again!

an epic romance
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 2will 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.

but is there another man in her life
but is there another man in her life

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.)

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#2 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2793 posts) -

I'll take a guess.

$85 million.

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#3 Posted by Lando81 (90 posts) -

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

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#4 Posted by Sergotron (596 posts) -

$1 Matt.

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#5 Posted by Aounslaught (504 posts) -

$65,000,000 is my guess.

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#6 Posted by gremie73 (10 posts) -

$92.5 Million Pure Guess

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#7 Edited by Mike (17993 posts) -

$52,125,000 opening weekend.

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

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#8 Posted by yami4ct (187 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.

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#9 Posted by Yummylee (24646 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!..

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#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@rorie said:

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

210,000 bitcoins.

That's $92,349,238.94.

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#11 Edited by Mento (4247 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.)

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#12 Edited by csl316 (14959 posts) -

$64.1 million

I have less faith in this than Winter Solider!

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#13 Posted by ShaggE (9263 posts) -

80 mil.

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#14 Posted by excast (1384 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.

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#15 Posted by TheBluthCompany (478 posts) -

81 million

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#16 Posted by SomberOwl (925 posts) -

$72.55 million

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#17 Edited by fisk0 (6869 posts) -

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

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#18 Posted by Kentobi (108 posts) -

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

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#19 Posted by Uppercaseccc (246 posts) -

$71.5 Million

Don't know why just seems right.

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#20 Posted by kuz101 (223 posts) -

$ 67.77 million

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#21 Posted by SMTDante89 (2936 posts) -

$78.56 million

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#22 Posted by RIVERSIDER (49 posts) -

$83 Million

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#23 Edited by coribald (317 posts) -

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

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#24 Posted by fodigga (148 posts) -

$66.13 million

That is definitely an amount of money.

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#25 Posted by mrfluke (6101 posts) -

79.991 million

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#26 Posted by CongruentPotato (12 posts) -

$81.5 million

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#27 Posted by coruptai125 (91 posts) -


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#28 Posted by Evilsbane (5618 posts) -

$63.7 million

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

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#29 Posted by Voxus (412 posts) -

71.11 Mil

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#30 Posted by Nightriff (7195 posts) -

63.5 Million

Can't Emma Stone go away yet?

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#31 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

$45 Million.

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#32 Posted by cloudymusic (2122 posts) -


This is The Price is Right, right?

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#33 Posted by TopCat (81 posts) -

$109.3 millions

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#34 Posted by Animasta (14948 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.

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#35 Posted by customotto (627 posts) -


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#36 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1273 posts) -

$82.45 Million

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#37 Posted by Mendelson9 (563 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.

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#38 Edited by PatVB (364 posts) -

$70 million, even.

Also, pour one out for Screened.

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#39 Edited by flasaltine (2546 posts) -

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

$90.45 Million

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#40 Posted by Rayeth (1202 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. =)

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#41 Edited by triplestan (259 posts) -

$55.27 Million

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

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#42 Posted by bemusedchunk (905 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

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#43 Edited by NotJonAdams (58 posts) -

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

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#45 Edited by YoThatLimp (2494 posts) -

$ 53.45 Million

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#46 Edited by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) -

$51.1 Million.

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#47 Edited by Eidderf (538 posts) -

$84.43 million

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

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#48 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8864 posts) -

92.89 million.

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#49 Posted by bmccann42 (403 posts) -

215 million! It could happen....

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#50 Edited by jay_ray (1569 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.