Before we begin this new round of the Weekend Box Office Prophet Game, a big congratulations goes out to matias cabrera. After the Prophet and players tied 2-2-1 in the last round, I decided the jackpot had grown big enough (see it and last week’s result) and gave the advantage to the players. So top place finisher Matias is the proud owner of 7 new Blu-ray Discs and 1 DVD while our jackpot resets with something I know you all want.
For this next round, Lionsgate’s Kick-Ass with Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse is poised to slaughter the competition and rise to the top. The other newcomer, Death at a Funeral with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, will hope to avoid a swift death at the hands of wannabe superheroes. Carryover films from the last round include Clash of the Titans, Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey, and How to Train Your Dragon.
The object of the game is to guess the final domestic box office dollars in millions for these five films from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18. Your prediction is averaged in with the other players for a cumulative score to compete against the Prophet predictions.
Should the average player differences between the actual box office gross and predicted grosses beat the Prophet for 3 or more of the 5 films, the top player will win James Cameron’s Avatar on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Format disc. A tie goes in favor of the players.
If the Prophet wins then this prize will rollover into the next round and be joined by a ninth. We will still award a small prize to the top place finisher (view the overall leaderboard).
Once you are logged in, the average player scores will update in real time below as new predictions are entered. The entry period will close at 9pm PST Thursday, April 15, with this round’s results being published in the next round’s game page next Tuesday. Good luck!