Next week is Thanksgiving long weekend, which makes things a little more confusing than usual on our weekly Box Office Prediction Contest. There are three wide releases coming out, but they all debut on Wednesday rather than Friday. (Although we still are only concerned with the Friday through Sunday numbers.) Of the three films, Life of Pi is earning the best reviews of the weekend, but it's only hope to be a $100 million hit is if it earns enough Awards Season buzz to still be in semi-wide release in January. It certainly won't have a monster opening. The oft-delayed Red Dawn finally comes out, but the buzz is just as weak as its early reviews. This leaves Rise of The Guardians as the only real choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rise of The Guardians.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Bedeviled on Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Fire with Fire on DVD.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
To enter, send your prediction for the opening weekend gross, along with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be determined on November 27th, 2012 once we have the official opening weekend results.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Your participation in The Numbers Bedeviled and Befuddled (the "Contest") constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Contest begins at 7:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ("PST"), November 16th, 2012 and ends at 9:59:59 a.m. PST, November 23rd, 2012. The Contest is sponsored by The Numbers.
Eligibility: The Contest is open only to natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) ("US") for the duration of the Contest Period. You must also be at least 18 years old in order to participate. Employees and agents of The Numbers, its affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, prize providers, and their immediate family members and persons living in their same household and employees, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
How to Enter:
Online: Send email to email@example.com containing your name, mailing address, phone number, and predictions for the opening weekend box office number of Rise of the Guardians.
Entries must be received by 9:59:59 a.m. PST, November 23rd, 2012. All entries become the exclusive property of The Numbers and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any submission of robotic, automatic, or programmed entries, or any entries submitted by agencies, other third parties, or through other unapproved methods are void. One entry per mailing address. If there are multiple entries for a mailing address, then only the first entry will be accepted. In the event of a dispute over the identity of the entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the e-mail account.
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Description of Prize:
Prize for closest prediction without going over: Bedeviled on Blu-ray.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: U.S. $17 to $30
Prize for closest prediction without going under: Fire with Fire on DVD.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: U.S. $13 to $20
No alternative prize, cash, or other substitution is permitted except by The Numbers, which reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Prize will be shipped two (2) to four (4) weeks from stipulated validation of winner.
Odds: Odds of winning the Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received and the accuracy of your prediction.
Selection of Winner: Potential winner will be determined by comparing the prediction submitted with the actual opening weekend gross for Rise of the Guardians, as announced by the studio on November 27th, 2012. The participant who submits the prediction closest to the actual opening weekend box office, without going over the actual opening weekend will be the potential winner of Bedeviled on Blu-ray. The participant who submits the prediction closest to the actual opening weekend box office, without going over the actual opening weekend will be the potential winner of Fire with Fire on DVD. In the event of a tie, the participant whose ballot is received at the earliest date and time during the Contest Period shall be the potential winner of the relevant prize. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail or first class mail within fifteen (15) days of the announcement of the box office results. The potential winner will have ten (10) days from notification to accept the prize by e-mail or by U.S. mail by writing to the address specified in the notification.
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Winners List and Official Rules:
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Date posted: 2012-11-16