The year is 2017. Orange Hitler is the president. And as Mamo predicted at the turn of the decade, movies are on their way out. Let’s discuss.
The Mamo Summer Box Office Contest is here! Matt & Matt handicap the big releases of the summer of 2016 and invite YOU to do the same. Captain America! Alice! Suicide Squad! Ghostbusters! Independence Day! The Big Fuckin’ Giant! Who will win??
We have a NEW game system this year, thanks to Mamo listener Andrew Robinson! Please visit boxofficetournament.com, create an account, and draft your picks. You can revise your draft as many times as you like until you hit “LOCK PICKS” or midnight on May 1st arrives, whichever comes first. Then your entry is set in stone!
Note: grosses are to be entered in the hundreds of millions, i.e. 400, not $400,000,000.
Second note: You may cross-post your picks to the comments here for added discussion, but ONLY entries at boxofficetournament.com will be considered for the contest.
Third note: blu-ray to the winner, care of RowThree.com! May the best prognosticator win.
The summer of 2015 is over! We declare a winner in the Row Three summer box office contest, and then have a look back at the season’s top ten and what they might mean, or not mean, about the audience’s relationship to the movies.
MAMO! The show about movies and popular culture strides confidently into the summer of 2015 at the domestic box office with our picks for the top ten grossing films of the season. We haven’t seen any of ’em! We talk about all of ’em! And kick it open to YOU to sound off in the comments below with your entries for the Mamo Summer Box Office Contest!
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It’s finally time to close up the summer box office contest for 2014! Congratulations to our winner, Philip Poirot, for pantsing the rest of us on one of the hardest-to-call summers we’ve ever seen. We recap what happened from the back of a speeding car.
Summer begins now! Welcome to the annual Mamo Summer Box Office Competition, and this, our kickoff episode – in which the Matts lay out their vague theories on how things will go down in the domestic marketplace for the summer of 2014.
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THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Best of luck to all entrants! Here’s the grosses tabulator for this year.
THE SUMMER STARTS ON MAY 1 AND ENDS ON AUGUST 31, in terms of movies you can pick. Please work by domestic release dates only and with domestic grosses only. Scores will be tabulated after the Toronto International Film Festival is over.
Players will submit the following:
Top ten films, in order of total grosses. Also total gross $ amount and opening weekend gross $ amount. So as an example, submissions should look like this:
1. Kind Hearts and Coronets, $402 million, $175 million
2. The Ruling Class, $375 million, $150 million
Points awarded for:
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 Bonus Points for every film who’s opening weekend gross is within $1 million of the actual opening weekend gross.
F. 5 Bonus Points for every film who’s opening weekend gross is within $5 million of the actual opening weekend gross.
G. 1 Bonus Point for every film who’s opening weekend gross is within $10 million of the actual opening weekend gross.
E. 10 point bonus for every film you have ranked correctly AND within 5 million of the actual gross AND within $1 million of the opening weekend gross.
F. For the purposes of calculating weekends – Films opening on a Wednesday are counted until the first Sunday they are released. Films opening on Memorial Day weekend are counted until the following Monday. Films opening the week of July 4 are counted from whenever they open in that week until the first Sunday of their release. Example – Spiderman opens on Tuesday, July 3. Your guess for weekend gross would actually be its 6 day total, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The summer of 2013 comes to a close! We declare the winner in the summer box office contest and recap what went right, and what went wrong.
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Comic Con is behind us and so are the big guns of the summer of 2013. What does the Batman/Superman announcement say about the health of Warner Brothers and their DC comics franchise? Nothing good, says we…
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The summer of 2013 has revealed what will doubtless be recorded as its all-time mega-bomb: Disney’s The Lone Ranger, which might be the nail in the coffin of the Western, 2-D, and Johnny Depp himself. Special guest star Ryan McNeil joins us for a gab session about what went wrong and why.
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