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Contest: Frankenprize

January 17th, 2014

I, Frankenstein poster

There is only one new wide release debuting next weekend, I, Frankenstein, which is debuting in an estimated 2,700 theaters. Since it is the only new wide release, it is clearly the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for I, Frankenstein. It's good to get the target film out of the way quickly, because the prizes are a little more complicated. I've been reviewing DVDs and Blu-rays for nearly a decade now and in that time I've amassed more than 60 banker boxes of movies and TV on DVD releases. I have to get rid of some of them. Late last year we had a contest with a surprise prize and it was actually a little more popular than the average, so we are going to do that again. Each winner will win either a random TV on DVD full season set (or volume, depending on how the set was sold), or two movies, or three single-disc TV on DVD releases (usually kids shows). Because the prize is a combination of unrelated releases, it's a Frankenprize!

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win the first random prize pack. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the second random prize pack.

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

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