Rules:
1. Every Player pays $20 into the pot and is given $100 fake to bid with.
2. The selected movies are bid on in order of release date and alphabetically.
3. The winner is the person who has the highest combined gross of their selections by the end of the game.



Rankings (Gross & Value)

Rank Name Total Gross Total $ Spent Purchases Movies

Rank Name Value

Weekend Movie Rankings

Rank Movie Title Wknd Gross Income Total Gross Income Owner Notes
1 Venom $80,255,756 $80,255,756 Crystal A. Opening Weekend
2 A Star is Born $42,908,051 $42,908,051 Not in Draft
3 Smallfoot $14,402,559 $42,263,504 Not in Draft
4 Night School $12,514,925 $46,991,280 Chris O.
5 The House With A Clock In Its Walls $7,332,665 $55,088,925 Chris V.
13 The Hate U Give $512,035 $512,035 Clayton B. Limited Release (36 Theatres)

There is a fun back-and-forth going on between "A Star is Born" fans and the movie "Venom". Looks like Lady Gaga fans have been spreading shit-talk about "Venom" to make it look like a shitty movie. No worries gang. "Venom" can be shitty all on its own, but it still managed to score $80.2M this weekend. Sony is incredibly good at watering down properties that should be intense, and adding melodrama to franchises that don't need to be emo all the time. One day we will stop giving them positive reinforcement for doing that.



Upcoming Movies

MOVIE TITLE RELEASE DATE OWNER PRICE THEATERS
Bad Times At The El Royale October 12, 2018 Kristina V. $10 2,800
First Man October 12, 2018 Chris O. $40 3,500
Gersebermps 2 October 12, 2018 Courtney B. $27 3,400

"Bad Times at the El Royale" is one of my most anticipated movies of the season. This kind of pulpy mystery is what I am all about. I get an "Identity" vibe from the whole thing; a group of people stuck in a hotel, and things go south. This one won't have that psychological thillerness about it, but still. Shame this is one of them movies everyone will hate. $21M.

"First Man" is tracking all over the damn place. I've heard everything from this movie being amazing, to the science in this movie being a complete bore. Typically, polarizing movies like this open high and then drop quick. A $33 opening seems kind of in the middle of what high and low predictions will probably be. If I think that, then my range would be $25-$42M this weekend.

I wonder if anyone ever thought that the "Goosebumps" franchise would make for a good stealth reboot of "Monster Squad". I think something like that would work, if they did it without telling anyone and the whole thing just sort of came together. The first movie did really well, and there isn't anything close to it for kids to see this Halloween. "Goosebumps 2" will be the number one movie this weekend at $40M. Cripes that seems high. Maybe not.



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