I was surprised how much more interested I was in the box office results this weekend now that we have more reason to evaluate the numbers than merely speculating over the likelihood of a sequel to lackluster franchise starters (or non-starters depending on your perspective) and the drop in week two box office. This weekend we started the RopeofSilicon Box Office Challenge and the final numbers for the weekend have arrived and the leaderboard has been updated.
This weekend readers were asked to predict the opening weekend results for Monsters University and World War Z, the second weekend for Man of Steel and the second weekend for Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, which expanded to 650 theaters. And after the first weekend of predictions we have a leaderboard of 17 names.
Here's the top five with ties included:
- Rick (8 points)
- Driver (5 points)
- GregDinskisk (5 points)
- Jack Tyler (5 points)
- Austin Rains (4 points)
- Bustray (4 points)
- Charles Ritter (4 points)
- CJohn (4 points)
- Kai Sacco (4 points)
- thefutureofhollywood (4 points)
If you missed participating in this week's challenge, don't worry, you can earn points every Thursday in Laremy's Box Office Oracle posts. All you need is a RopeofSilicon membership and some keen prediction skills.
I would also suggest everyone head to Gravatar.com and register an account with the email address you used to register at RopeofSilicon.com so your place on the leaderboard will have your avatar rather than the anonymous Guy Fawkes mask.
Additionally, anyone with a ranking on the RopeofSilicon Box Office Leaderboard will find their profile page includes their placement and a link to the leaderboard as seen using GregDinskisk's profile.
Hope to see you back on Thursday, ready to post predictions for this weekend's films. For a complete look at the rules and regulations on how to compete click here.