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 Post subject: Gue$$ The Opening Weekend Gross - The Last Jedi Edition
PostPosted: Tue November 21, 2017 3:56 pm 
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It's that time of the year again, team: I'm opening up the 3rd annual Guess the Opening Weekend Gross for the latest Star Wars movie. Last year, we had 19 people join in to guess the opening weekend total for Rogue One (after having 9 people participate the year before for Episode 7). I'm starting the thread a little earlier this year so that we can get more people to participate and so that people can guess before projections start to come out.

Here are the rules and guidelines from last year:

1. You'e guessing the opening weekend gross (Thursday through Sunday) of Episode 8: The Last Jedi in the U.S. only.
2. Your guess should be rendered in whole-numbered millions only. So $100m is okay, so is $101m, so is $247m--but you can't guess any further digits (i.e., $100,500,700) and you can't guess halves or cents (so $105.5m is a no-go).
3. We're going to wait until final numbers come out after the end of the weekend--quite frequently, there will be an estimate put out on Sunday morning, but we're going to wait for the final numbers (people didn't understand this last year, so I'm bolding it this time), which usually come late Monday/early Tuesday.
4. We're going to be using numbers from boxofficemojo.com
5. There are no prizes; you just get to gloat and know that you are better than anyone else.

Previous Champions:
2016 - daft twat was closest at around $8 from Rogue One's total (which was $155m) (post)
2015 - zeb was only $2m off with his guess for Episode VII's opening gross (which was $247m) (post)

Here are some numbers to maybe help guide your guesses:

Box Office Mojo wrote:
Top 10 Opening Weekends of All Time:

1. The Force Awakens - $247m
2. Jurassic World - $208m
3. The Avengers - $207m
4. The Avengers: Age of Ultron - $191m
5. Captain America: Civil War - $179m
6. Beauty and the Beast - $174m^^
7. Iron Man III - $174m
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II - $169m
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - $166m
10. The Dark Knight Rises - $160m

**Movies that are bolded set the record at their time of release.
^^Beauty and the Beast knocked The Dark Knight out of the All-Time top 10


Box Office Mojo wrote:
10 biggest openings this year (2017):

1. Beauty and the Beast - $174m
2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - $146m
3. It - $123m
4. Thor: Ragnarok - $122m
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming - $117m
6. Wonder Woman - $103m
7. The Fate of the Furious - $98m
8. Justice League - $93m
9. Logan - $88m
10. Despicable Me 3 - $72m

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 Post subject: Re: Gue$$ The Opening Weekend Gross - The Last Jedi Edition
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Im thinking 150? only US.

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 Post subject: Re: Gue$$ The Opening Weekend Gross - The Last Jedi Edition
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Final Guesses

Sarge - $320m
wease - $273m
96583UP - $269m
Biff - $258m
chud - $253m
daft twat - $235m
Skitch - $230m
dime - $227m
Monkey Driven - $225m
Joey - $221m
lenny - $216m
simple torture - $215m
LMS - $211m
EJ - $208m
stip - $207m
Argo - $201m
ABNorman - $198m
ruddo - $183m
dpupenya-$179m
theplatypus - $166m
VinylGuy - $150m
burt - 50 space bucks

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 Post subject: Re: Gue$$ The Opening Weekend Gross - The Last Jedi Edition
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Is this just for U.S.? Because Fate of the Furious did 523 million worldwide opening weekend. Highest ever.

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nevermind, I see it is U.S. only. But still

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Is it closest without going over,or just closest?

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Guess 1- 99m
Guess 2- 101M
Actual- 100M

Who wins? Or is it shared gloating rights?


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We've never had a tie before; I suppose we'd look at the exact total and see who's closer. I'll update the rules later.

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I just don't want it to come between Ruddo and I when it happens. Cuz we are the closest. Know this , underlings!


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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
Is this just for U.S.? Because Fate of the Furious did 523 million worldwide opening weekend. Highest ever.

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Sgt. Crackpot wrote:
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Maybe in AU dollars


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