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|
Weekend Movie Rankings
|Rank||Movie Title||Wknd Gross Income||Total Gross Income||Owner||Notes|
|1||The Grinch||$67,572,855||$67,572,855||Rob G.||Opening Weekend|
|2||Bohemian Rhapsody||$31,201,568||$100,362,116||Chris V.|
|3||Overlord||$10,202,108||$10,202,108||Crystal A.||Opening Weekend|
|4||The Nutcracker and the Four Realms||$10,086,869||$35,778,403||Kurtis W.|
|5||A Star is Born||$8,105,163||$178,115,551||RobynBOT|
|6||The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story||$7,810,112||$7,810,112||Courtney B.||Opening Weekend|
This was a great weekend for things I want to dub "movies no one asked for".
The first movie no one asked for, but a lot of people saw, was "The Grinch". $67.6M is a very high opening for a movie that has been remade out the wazoo. I haven't seen a single trailer for it, so maybe it is amazing. I don't know anymore.
There is a part of me that wonders if the "Cloverfield" debacle has soured audiences to J.J. Abrams. "Overlord" opened with $10.2M with the general consensus being "it's good schlocky fun". I like that kind of stuff, but I also don't want to pay full ticket price. That's probably what everyone else is thinking too. Christmas zombies!!!
The last, and certainly not least, movie no one asked for was "The Girl in the Spider's Web". Yikes. Why? Take your $7.8M and go away.
|MOVIE TITLE||RELEASE DATE||OWNER||PRICE||THEATERS|
|Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||November 16, 2018||Jason K.||$58||4,000+|
|Widows||November 16, 2018||Clayton B.||$8||3,000|
"Yer a wazard, Harrrry!"... and not in this movie! We don't have "Star Wars" this year, or "Lord of the Rings", or "The Hobbit", or anything good. In their place, we have the next Potter-verse movie. If this doesn't open at $90M, I will kill myself. That's a promise... that I probably won't keep.
On the polar opposite end of the spectrum, we have "Widows"; Steve McQueen's new movie. What can I say? He makes good movies and this seems like a good time to make a female driven crime drama. Not this weekend good timing, but more like "the temperature of society" kind of good time.