The 200th episode of Mamo! We kick off the summer box office season with our look at what will – and won’t – make money in the summer of 2011, including some picks for #1 from some very special guest stars. Plus: Thor! Cap! Green Lantern! Jack Sparrow! Harry Potter! Optimus Prime! The Smurfs! It’s the biggest Mamo ever!
To download this episode, use this URL: http://rowthree.com/audio/mamo/mamo200.mp3
BOX OFFICE CONTEST: ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
Make your predictions of the top ten domestic grosses for the summer of 2011 in the comment section for your chance to win a DVD of your choice (max value $30). You have until Midnight, Thursday May 5th to submit your choices, and please make sure to include your email address. Affiliates of Row Three are disqualified from the contest, but may still play along for bragging rights. The Summer ends, according to our tabulations, six weeks after the last film picked by someone, but roughly sometime in September, at which time a winner will be announced.
A list of films coming out this summer can be found here. “Summer” starts with the release of Thor and ends with the release of Final Destination 5. (UPDATE: As the release date of Final Destination 5 has been moved, the release window now closes with Our Idiot Brother.)
The nitty gritty of the tabulation is as follows:
A. 1-10 Points for film rankings. If you are bang on (your #1 pick comes in #1) you get 10. If you are 5 places away (your #8 film comes in #3) you get 5, etc.
B. 10 bonus points for every film who’s gross you have within 5 million of the actual gross.
C. 5 bonus points for every film who’s gross you have within 10 million of the actual gross.
D. 1 bonus point for every film who’s gross you have within 20 million of the actual gross.
E. 10 point bonus for every film you have ranked correctly AND within 5 million of the actual gross.