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Posted by Rorie (5538 posts) -

It's that time again!

you know what they say about a guy with a big head
you know what they say about a guy with a big head

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 the movie Avengers: Infinity War will make in its opening weekend in the U.S. We'll count all the money it makes through next Monday, which includes the Thursday night previews. Just throw it in as a reply to this post, e.g.: $56.79 million (be as specific as you like).

I don't think I really need to introduce this movie all that much! Even if Black Panther was a hugely successful opening it seems like this is going to only be hampered by the number of seats available across the theaters that are showing it. I'd be shocked if it wasn't near the top of the all-time openings list.

2. Make your guesses as a reply to this thread, and make sure that they're in by Thursday 4/26 at 9 PM PST/Midnight EST/whatever crazy clock time you have in your crazy timezone. I won't count anything after that. DON'T EDIT YOUR POSTS IF YOU CHANGE YOUR GUESS! Just delete it and make a new post. I won't consider anything that has been edited.

3. The winners will be determined the next time I do a BOWL. 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.

4. There'll be two winners. The closest Premium user will win one of the Nighthawks posters we have in the office:

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Note that this might be a little banged up around the edges and might not have all of the staff signatures! Just a warning!

The non-Premium winner will get three months of Premium time.

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.)

PREVIOUS Winners:

From the last BOWL for Pacific Rim: Uprising

Premium: @cooltube96 and @claudia both got within .2 million. I previously said that I'd flip a coin in case of a tie, but that seems lame, so I'll just split the prise and give both of these readers 3 extra months of Premium! (The prize for the last BOWL was six months of Premium.)

Non-Premium: @civilizedworm

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#1 Edited by dialthedude (34 posts) -

$370.5 million

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#2 Posted by LackingSaint (2185 posts) -

$398.1 million

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#3 Posted by msouza1991 (63 posts) -

$311.7 Million

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#4 Posted by BlackHawk53 (41 posts) -

$212,500,000

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#5 Posted by OurSin_360 (6107 posts) -

$265.4 Million

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#6 Posted by mach_go_go_go (205 posts) -

One dollar, Bob.

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#7 Posted by conmulligan (1890 posts) -

$224,500,000

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#8 Posted by starrjack1 (104 posts) -

$215.1 Million

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#9 Posted by jay_ray (1569 posts) -

$256.7 million

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#10 Posted by GinjaAssassin (180 posts) -

$227.8 Million

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#11 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2787 posts) -

$400 million

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#12 Posted by BladeOfCreation (1222 posts) -

$494.82 million

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#13 Posted by 49th (3884 posts) -

$274 million

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#14 Posted by SunSpark (61 posts) -

$258.49 million

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#15 Posted by Phished0ne (2878 posts) -

$550 million

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#16 Posted by marc (860 posts) -

$215.6 million

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#17 Posted by Asian2Go (202 posts) -

$456.2 million

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#18 Posted by fadetofunk (36 posts) -

512 Million

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#19 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15650 posts) -

$498.3 Million

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#20 Posted by Maxszy (2372 posts) -

$234.4 million

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#21 Posted by yankeesmcav1 (38 posts) -

$217.3 Million

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#22 Posted by FauxHollow (15 posts) -

$ 201,500,000

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#23 Posted by LittleWask (115 posts) -

$266.5 Million

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#24 Posted by Traycnmiit (13 posts) -

$407.7 Million.

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#25 Posted by RosT (9 posts) -

$230 Million

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#26 Posted by TheHT (15786 posts) -

All of it. All of the money.

$302,148,798.

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#27 Posted by Lunnington (534 posts) -

$404.67 Million

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#28 Posted by ESteph (20 posts) -

$253.76 Million

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#29 Posted by Kryplixx (220 posts) -

321.5 million

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#30 Posted by ObiKwiet (249 posts) -

50000000 billion

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#31 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (3011 posts) -

313.72 million

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#32 Posted by BoOzak (2498 posts) -

$300 million

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#33 Posted by ArmedBear (275 posts) -

$250.7 million

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#34 Posted by ZookZoltn (76 posts) -

$398.75 Million

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#35 Posted by maxledachs (6 posts) -

$125 million

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#36 Posted by vividnova (27 posts) -

$268.75 million

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#37 Posted by seasum (2 posts) -

215.3 million

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#38 Posted by ceno (152 posts) -

$252.8 million

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#39 Edited by braintuba (6 posts) -

$211.33 million

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#40 Posted by CurrySpiced (1192 posts) -

$260 Million

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#41 Posted by Quarters (2658 posts) -

$317 million.

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#42 Posted by lostinthewired (67 posts) -

$245 million

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#43 Edited by meteora3255 (678 posts) -

Can I just say all the money?

No, OK then $285.0 million

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#44 Edited by MikeRD (98 posts) -

$242 million

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#45 Posted by hack1501 (41 posts) -

$182 million

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#46 Posted by fRAWRst (248 posts) -

212 million

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#47 Posted by longevitous (258 posts) -

$210.5 Million

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#48 Posted by GrayFoxbr (170 posts) -

$215.7 Million

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#49 Posted by TheFlamingo352 (332 posts) -

$270.5 million

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#50 Posted by captubaplayer (180 posts) -

289 million