Box Office Winner's League: Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Edited By rorie  Staff

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.

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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 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 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 Monkeyman04  Online

I'll take a guess.

$85 million.

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

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$1 Matt.

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$65,000,000 is my guess.

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$92.5 Million Pure Guess

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#7  Edited By mike

$52,125,000 opening weekend.

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

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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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$100M

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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@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  Moderator

$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

$64.1 million

I have less faith in this than Winter Solider!

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80 mil.

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$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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81 million

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$72.55 million

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#17  Edited By fisk0  Moderator

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

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

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$71.5 Million

Don't know why just seems right.

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$ 67.77 million

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$78.56 million

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$83 Million

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$66.13 million

That is definitely an amount of money.

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79.991 million

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$81.5 million

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67,000,500

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$63.7 million

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

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71.11 Mil

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63.5 Million

Can't Emma Stone go away yet?

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$45 Million.

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$50,000,001

This is The Price is Right, right?

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$109.3 millions

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$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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$67,890,123

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$82.45 Million

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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

$70 million, even.

Also, pour one out for Screened.

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#39  Edited By flasaltine

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

$90.45 Million

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$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

$55.27 Million

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

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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS ARE HERE! SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS ARE HERE!!!

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

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

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#45  Edited By YoThatLimp

$ 53.45 Million

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#46  Edited By Lukeweizer

$51.1 Million.

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#47  Edited By Eidderf

$84.43 million

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

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92.89 million.

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215 million! It could happen....

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#50  Edited By jay_ray

$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.