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Game: 2012 Oscar Box Office Week 6 & Week 5 Results

For a full list of rules, click here: 2012 Oscar Box Office Predictions Game Rules.

Submit Your Predictions for This Week

  1. Top Ten Films at the U.S. Box Office of the week in order from most money to least.
  2. Individual monetary predictions for each film.
  3. Final box office tally for all new wide releases.
  4. Awards predictions for any film you think has a shot at an end-of-year awards nomination.

This Week's New Wide Releases

Argo (3,250 screens)
Atlas Shrugged, Part II (850 screens)
Here Comes the Boom (3,000 screens)
Seven Psychopaths (1,475 screens)
Sinister (2,500 screens)

This Week's New Limited Release

3, 2, 1...Frankie Go Boom
Excuse Me for Living
Least Among Saints
Middle of Nowhere
Nobody Walks
Photographic Memory
Simon and the Oaks
Smashed
Special Forces
War of the Buttons

Box Office Prediction Increments

  1. $50 million or higher - $5 million increments
  2. $25 million to $49 million - $1 million increments
  3. $5 million to $24.5 million - $500,000 increments
  4. $4.9 million or lower - $100,000 increments

Last Week's Results

It's the kind of result you groan about as a critic. The poorly reviewed sequel to the surprise box office hit Taken, called simply Taken 2, has not only taken the top spot, it did so with just under $50 million. That means we are undoubtedly going to be burdened with a raft of unnecessary sequels, many of which will have as little quality as the sequel. Even though I personally root against Tim Burton's success, I would rather have had a film that we critics (in general) like topping the box office (not coming in fourth) than something of dubious quality. After recent positive trends for good and great movies beating out bland, forgettable ones, the trend seems to be taking a hit.

Top 10 Films

  1. Taken 2, $49,514,769
  2. Hotel Transylvania, $27,053,395
  3. Pitch Perfect, $14,846,830
  4. Looper, $12,116,001
  5. Frankenweenie, $11,412,213
  6. End of Watch, $4,004,071
  7. Trouble with the Curve, $3,829,153
  8. House at the End of the Street, $3,756,023
  9. The Master, $1,861,703
  10. Finding Nemo 3D, $1,624,536

Key:
W=Wesley | M=Mike | Z=Zach
@ Total : Correct Prediction
o : Correct Prediction Individual
= : Correct Placement

Division 1

Taken 2 (W | M | Zo | C) @ $40.0 M

Division 2

Taken 2 (W= | M= | Z= | C=) @ $50.0 M
Hotel Transylvania (W= | M= | Z= | C=) @ $27.0 M
Pitch Perfect (W | M | Z= | C) @ $15.0 M
Looper (W= | M= | Z | C) @ $12.0 M
Frankenweenie (W | M | Z | C) @ $11.5 M
End of Watch (W= | M= | Z | C=) @ $4.0 M
Trouble with the Curve (W= | M= | Z | C=) @ $3.8 M
House at the End of the Street (W= | M= | Z= | C=) @ $3.8 M
The Master (W= | M | Z= | C=) @ $1.9 M
Finding Nemo 3D (W= | M) @ $1.6 M

Division 3

Taken 2 (W-$35 | M-$37.5 | Z-$40 | C-$34) @ $50.0 M
Hotel Transylvania (W-$25 | M-$26 | Z-$23 | C-$25) @ $27.0 M
Pitch Perfect (W-$13 | M-$9.5 | Z-$13 | C-$15) @ $15.0 M
Looper (W-$10 | M-$11.5 | Z-$12 | C-$10.5) @ $12.0 M
Frankenweenie (W-$5 | M-$6 | Z-$7 | C-$5) @ $11.5 M
End of Watch (W-$3 | M-$3.3 | Z-$3.5 | C-$3) @ $4.0 M
Trouble with the Curve (W-$2.8 | M-$3.3 | Z-$2.6 | C-$3.2) @ $3.8 M
House at the End of the Street (W-$3.1 | M-$3.7 | Z-$3.6 | C-$3.7) @ $3.8 M
The Master (W-$1.3 | M-$1.9 | Z-$1.5 | C-$1.7) @ $1.9 M
Finding Nemo 3D (W-$1.2 | M-$0.9) @ $1.6 M

Current Standings

Division 1

  1. 7 Points - Wesley
  2. 5 Points - Mike
  3. 5 Points - Zach
  4. 5 Points - CineSnatch

Division 2

  1. 69 Points - Mike
  2. 68 Points - Wesley
  3. 64 Points - CineSnatch
  4. 54 Points - Zach

Division 3

  1. $325.4 M Box Office Bucks - Mike
  2. $295.8 M Box Office Bucks - Wesley
  3. $293.8 M Box Office Bucks - CineSnatch
  4. $252.6 M Box Office Bucks - Zach
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  1. 1. Taken 2 – $25 M
    2. Argo – $23 M
    3. Sinister – $19 M
    4. Hotel Transylvania – $17 M
    5. Here Comes the Boom – $12 M
    6. Pitch Perfect – $12 M
    7. Looper – $8.5 M
    8. Frankenweenie – $7.5 M
    9. Seven Psychopaths – $7.5 M
    10. Atlas Shrugged, Part 2 – $3.5 M

    Argo – $85 M
    Atlas Shrugged, Part 2 – $10 M
    Here Comes the Boom – $35 M
    Seven Psychopaths – $30 M
    Sinister – $40 M

    Argo – Oscars and Lower

  2. 1. Taken 2 24.5m
    2. Here Comes the Boom 20m 60m total
    3. Hotel Transylvania 16.5m
    4. Argo 16.5M 70M total
    5. Sinister 14m 45M total
    6. Pitch Perfect 9.5m
    7. Looper 8m
    8. Frankenweenie 7m
    9. Seven Psychopaths 6.5m
    10. End of Watch 2.4m

    Argo Oscar and lower

  3. 1. Argo 27 M
    2. Taken 2 23 M
    3. Sinister 18 M
    4. Transylvania 17 M
    5. Here Comes the Boom 14 M
    6. Pitch Perfect 9 M
    7. Seven Psychopaths 8 M
    8. Looper 7.5 M
    9. Frankenweenie 5.5 M
    10. End of Watch 2 M

    Argo- 90 M
    Seven Psychopaths- 35 M
    Sinister- 85 M
    Here Comes the Boom- 55 M
    Atlas Shrugged, Part II- 12 M

    Oscars & Lower: Argo, Smashed

  4. 1. Argo 26 [80; Best Pic, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Editing]
    2. Taken 22
    3. Transylvania 18
    4. Boom 15 [45]
    5. Sinister 15 [32]
    6. Pitch 7
    7. Looper 6.5
    8. Psychopaths 6 [20]
    9. Frankenweenie 6
    10. Atlas 3

    Middle of Nowhere [Best Actress]
    Smashed [Best Actress]


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