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The RLLMUK Summer Blockbuster Sweepstakes Game


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Here we go then. I'll pin this thread until May 1st.

The rules are as follows -

1 - Post, in the order of success, the films you think will be the biggest of the summer, along with the amount of money you think they'll have made by October 1st 2008.

2 - You score two points if the film is in the right place in the top ten and two points if you're within $10M +/- of the final box office tally of that film, as of October 1st 2008.

3 - Person with the most points wins. Prize of £20 DVD or £20 DVD Voucher to the winner.

4 - In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided on a more accurate box office tally scale (within $2-5M). Box office figures will be supplied by the ever reliable Box Office Mojo.

5 - You must make your choice on or before May 1st. After May 1st the thread will be locked and not reopened until October 1st when the winner is announced.

6 - You can delete or edit your posts up until that point. A cut & paste of the thread will also be made just in the off chance anyone tries/can edit their posts after the thread is locked.

7 - The box office position and money tally will be based on the film's entire theatrical run in North America from May 1st until October 1st.

8 - Judge's decision is final.

9 - The list below is accurate as of today, 21st April 2008. If any film should have its release date altered then I'll update the thread to reflect that.

10 - The list covers only the major potential blockbusters of this summer period. If you feel a film released in that period but not below stands a chance of breaking into the top ten then feel free to add it to your choice. Similarly, if you feel the list is missing a major film that should be on there, post in the thread and I'll add it.

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May 2nd

Iron Man

May 9th

Speed Racer

May 16th

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

May 23rd

Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skulls

Postal

May 30th

Sex & The City

June 6th

Kung Fu Panda

You Don't Mess with The Zohan

June 13th

The Happening

The Incredible Hulk

June 20th

The Love Guru

Get Smart

June 27th

Wall-E

Wanted

July 2nd

Hancock

July 11th

Hellboy 2

Meet Dave

July 18th

The Dark Knight

Mamma Mia!

July 25th

Step Brothers

The X-Files 2: I Want To Believe

August 1st

The Mummy 3

August 8th

The Pineapple Express

Journey To the Centre of the Earth 3D

August 15th

The Clone Wars

Tropic Thunder

August 22nd

Bangkok Dangerous

August 29th

Babylon A.D

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Searching the forum via Google for the majority of the above films will give you further information.

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1. Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull ($320m)

2. Prince Caspian ($250m)

3. Wall-E ($240m)

4. The Dark Knight ($235m)

5. Iron Man ($200m)

6. Kung Fu Panda ($180m)

7. Hancock ($160m)

8. The Mummy ($150m)

9. Incredible Hulk ($130m)

10. Sex and the City ($110m)

The list is a lot harder to do when only focussing on the summer blockbusters as it means sure fire hits like Harry Potter and Bond are excluded.

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1 - Wall-E ($335 million)

2 - Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull ($310 million)

3 - Hancock ($300 million)

4 - Iron Man ($300 million )

5 - HellBoy 2 ($260 million)

6 - The Dark Knight ($230 million)

7 - Kung Fu Panda ($200 million)

8 - Bangkok Dangerous ($190 million)

9 - Incredible Hulk ( $170 million)

10 - Prince Caspian ($120 million)

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1 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skulls ($350 million)

2 - Wall-E ($330 million)

3 - The Dark Knight ($300 million)

4 - Hancock ($250 million)

5 - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ($240 million)

6 - Iron Man ($220 million)

7 - The Mummy 3 ($200 million)

8 - The Incredible Hulk ($175 million)

9 - Speed Racer ($150 million)

10 - Kung Fu Panda ($135 million)

Fingers crossed!

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And here's Entertainment Weekly Estimates (They're not getting the cash if they're right)

1. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (355.9 million)

2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (310.8 million)

3. Hancock (280.4 million)

4. Wall-E (280.3 million)

5. Iron Man (267.7 million)

6. The Dark Knight (255.0 million)

7. Kung Gu Panda (244.6 million)

8. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (176.5 million)

9. The Incredible Hulk (147.2 million)

10. Tropic Thunder (146.6 million)

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1 - Indiana Jones ($380 million)

2 - Wall-E ($350 million)

3 - Hancock ($250 million)

4 - Iron Man ($290 million)

5 - Prince Caspian ($280 million)

6 - The Dark Knight ($250 million)

7 - Speed Racer ($210 million)

8 - The Mummy 3 ($190 million)

9 - Kung Gu Panda ($180 million)

10 - The Incredible Hulk ($130 million)

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1 - Indiana Jones ($380 million)

2 - Wall-E ($350 million)

3 - Hancock ($250 million)

4 - Iron Man ($290 million)

5 - Prince Caspian ($280 million)

6 - The Dark Knight ($250 million)

7 - Speed Racer ($210 million)

8 - The Mummy 3 ($190 million)

9 - Kung Gu Panda ($180 million)

10 - The Incredible Hulk ($130 million)

You might wanna check your numbers :wub:

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1 - Indiana Jones ($375 million)

2 - Wall-E ($310 million)

3 - Prince Caspian ($280 million)

4 - The Dark Knight ($230 million)

5 - Iron Man ($210 million)

6 - Hancock ($200 million)

7 - Kung Fu Panda ($190 million)

8 - The Mummy 3 ($155 million)

9 - Speed Racer ($145 million)

10 - The Incredible Hulk ($135 million)

I've got a feeling that Sex & the City or X-files may break the top 10 somewhere and oust the likes of Speed Racer, Hulk and maybe the Mummy 3, hmmm.

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1. Indiana Jones ($360m)

2. The Dark Knight ($320m)

3. Prince Caspian ($315m)

4. Hancock ($290m)

5. Wall-E ($280m)

6. The Mummy 3 ($230m)

7. Kung Fu Panda ($200m)

8. The Hulk ($160m)

9. Sex and The City ($150m)

10. Get Smart ($130m)

Iron man will tank, its target audience will be too busy playing Gta4. Speed Racer I just don't get, I don't think it has any kind of appeal to anyone bar 6 year olds based on the trailer. I think Mamma Mia could be this years big sleeper hit.

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1 - Indiana Jones ($345 million)

2 - The Dark Knight ($305 million)

3 - Wall-e ($285 million)

4 - Prince Caspian ($255 million)

5 - Hancock ($235 million)

6 - Iron Man ($205 million)

7 - Kung Fu Panda ($185 million)

8 - The Hulk ($175 million)

9 - The Mummy 3 ($145 million)

10 - Hellboy 2 ($115 million)

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Man, this is hard. But here goes.

1) Wall-E ($340 million)

2) Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($330 million)

3) Prince Caspian ($320 million)

4) The Dark Knight ($300 million)

5) Kung Fu Panda ($280 million)

6) Iron Man ($220 million)

7) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ($180 million)

:) Hancock ($155 million)

9) Speed Racer ($150 million)

10) The Incredible Hulk ($140 million)

I have the feeling Wall-E could be the ET for this generation, but I could also overestimate it as it's pretty hard to guess the takings of a Pixar film. Indy is a sure bet on the name alone and while The Dark Knight will be darker than any other blockbuster this year, I hope the quality (at least it looks like that) will bring in a mass audience. GTA could hurt Iron Man, but if more people are like me they'll switch off their telly for a few hours and go see it.

Speed Racer has been screened and is apparently very good, but it's tracking quite low at the moment. Or so I've read.

Lots of dark horses as well, like Sex and the City, Wanted, The Happening and Tropic Thunder.

Ah well, we'll see. May the best blockbuster win.

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1) Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull ($340)

2) Wall-E ($285)

3) The Dark Knight ($265)

4) Speed Racer ($250)

5) Prince Caspian ($240)

6) Kung Fu Panda ($210)

7) Hancock ($180)

:( Mummy 3 ($175)

9) Iron Man ($150)

10) The Incredible Hulk ($130)

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skulls $350m

Dark Knight $330m

Iron Man $280m

Speed Racer $220m

Wall-E $210m

The Incredible Hulk $200m

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $180m

Mummy: $150m

Kung Fu Panda $130m

Sex & The City $120m

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1. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (340 million)

2. Wall-E (290 million)

3. The Dark Knight (270 million)

4. Prince Caspian (250 million)

5. Hancock (245 million)

6. Kung Fu Panda (230 million)

7. Iron Man (210 million)

8. The Mummy (170 million)

9. The Incredible Hulk (140 million)

10. Sex & The City (120 million)

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  • 5 months later...

Well after a bit of a delay, here are the figures for Summer 2008. This list is just for summer 2008 (so Horton Hears a Who, while being seventh in the 2008 charts, has been removed for our purposes, allowing The Incredible Hulk to just sneak in) and how wrong were we? No one could have predicted The Dark Knight could have been so huge, most of us thought Indiana Jones would easily rule the Summer (and the year), but it was not to be. For second place it was a tight fight but Iron Man just about got there in the end.

Few of us expected Sex and the City or Mamma Mia to perform so well and consequently, most of us expected Prince Caspian to do far better than it did. A December 2008 release might have benefited the film.

1 The Dark Knight $525M

2 Iron Man Par. $318M

3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $316M

4 Hancock $227M

5 WALL-E $220M

6 Kung Fu Panda $215M

7 Sex and the City $152M

8 Mamma Mia! $142M

9 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $141M

10 The Incredible Hulk $134M

The WINNER of the box office sweepstake, thanks to correctly guessing two correct film positions (Panda and Hulk) and being within $10M of their final box office goes to........

RED SQUIRREL!

Well done sir! And many, many thanks to all who entered! Red Squirrel, I'll PM you shortly!

Results in full -

Lord Cookie - Six

Ghost - Two

Vin - Two

Jimmyzilla - Two

Entertainment Weekly - Zero

Spudulis - Four

Mad Gear - Four

Sideshow - Six

Steely - Two

Vemsie - Four

Red Squirrel - Eight

Commander Jameson - Six

Paradigm - Four

The Fox - Four

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The Incredible Hulk helped out a bit, but had we allowed Horton into the top ten then it'd be a different game.

I'll start it earlier next year and we'll have bigger prizes and stuff. Make it easier too.

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