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Contest: Rather Remain Oblivious

April 12th, 2013

There's only one wide release next week, Oblivion, so it is clearly the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. However, it is also a great target movie for this week's contest, as the prizes are autographed copies of Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, the artist (?) behind the world famous internet comic, Basic Instructions, who has offered such advice as how to live your dreams, how to be persuasive, and how to wallow in unbridled hedonism. The book is about a young man, Martin Banks, who makes an important discovery, only to quickly realize it would have been better if he had remained oblivious. Oblivion / oblivious. Okay, it took a while to get there, but I'm sure you will all agree that knowing how I come up with the names of these contests has enriched your live. ... Moving on. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Oblivion. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win an autographed copy of Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, Paperback Edition. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win an autographed copy of Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, Paperback Edition. 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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