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Contest: Crisis Management

October 23rd, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

Next weekend three films are opening wide, maybe, sort of? Halloween is on Saturday, which is a dead zone for the box office, so I don't think the studios are too concerned about the movies they are releases. Burnt might be opening in limited release this week and expanding wide next weekend, or it might be opening wide next weekend. (I just read a source that had it opening wide this week. Confusion like that can't help the film.) Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is opening at least semi-wide, but it is also coming out on VOD just a few weeks later, so a lot of theater owners are balking at the film. That leaves Our Brand is Crisis. I doubt it will be a hit, but I think it has the best shot at earning number one out of these three films. As such, it is 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 Our Brand is Crisis.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. There is a difference this time. Two people will earn Frankenprizes consisting of two horror movies. The other winner will earn a Frankprize consisting of two "horror" movies, that is to say movies so bad that it will fill you with horror. This is the last time we will be doing this for Halloween, but we're doing it again for Christmas, with two presents and a lump of coal. 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

Filed under: Contest, Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Burnt, Our Brand is Crisis