The top twelve couldn’t break $100m this weekend, we’re clearly in that gap between summer and Oscar contenders. Still, a few people made it out to the cinema, in their memory we’ll break this thing down!
#1 movie predicted correctly: 2 Weeks In A Row
Wow. Only one commenter, the tastefully named Chuck Bartowski, even had this hitting $20m. But it did just that, proving the tracking was garbage on this particular film. This was clearly a spontaneous decision for most folk, ticket buyers bored and looking for something to do.
Result: $21 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #2 with $12.133 million, which is $8.867m off for a 42.22% error.
Reading Sly Stallone’s new Twitter feed, and realizing he doesn’t know the difference between you’re and your was … dispiriting.
Result: $9.5 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #3 with $9.768 million, which is $0.268m off for a 2.82% error.
I’m not going to beat myself up over $23,000. I was off around one purchased ticket per theater.
Result: $7 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #4 with $7.023 million, which is $0.023m off for a 0.33% error.
Five for five and you know we’re alive! Bonus trivia question: anyone see Mesrine? I liked that one.
Result: $6.6 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #5 with $6.052 million, which is $0.548m off for a 8.3% error.
The budget is listed at $20m, which is boggling, because you just need lights and a camera to shoot these things.
Result: $5.3 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #6 with $5.832 million, which is $0.532m off for a 10.04% error.
Now would be the PERFECT time to rerelease Inception!
Result: $5.1 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #8 with $5.068 million, which is $0.032m off for a 0.63% error.
Nanny McPhee clearly only returned to spoil my top ten. Kind of a jerk move if you ask me.
Result: $4.7 million
My rank: Not Ranked
9. The Switch
I may become a professional Switch predictor. Less than three percent off is nice.
Result: $4.6 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #10 with $4.736 million, which is $0.136m off for a 2.96% error.
10. Piranha 3D
Extremely frontloaded, the biggest dipper of the weekend. Congrats to the entire Piranha team!
Result: $4.3 million
My rank: I picked it to finish #7 with $5.504 million, which is $1.204m off for a 28% error.
How say you? Any more insights into this weekend? Were you one of the chosen ticket buyers? Comment now, while there’s still time!