I have been slacking a bit on keeping the Winter Movie Draft up to date, but figured I should check in and see how everyone is doing. Standings have some a long way in the recent weeks, and there certainly are some surprises in the mix.
There are a fair amount of movies that made a decent amount so far. This isn’t Summer, so we won’t have the big, blockbuster movies every week, but movies like Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Trolls, and even Magnificent Seven have made close to or surpassed the $100 million mark. There are also quite a few movies that had a really good bang for the buck. Storks, as expected, did fairly well bringing in some money for George, who paid $11 for a movie that made $71 million. The Accountant also made some pretty good money for Michelle, $83 million for a movie she only paid $13 for. There is also Hacksaw Ridge, which made $52 million, and Arrival, which made $62 million, for which David only paid $6 and $7, respectively.
On the disappointing side of things, there were a few bombs at the box office, a number of which belong to me. Bad Santa 2 only made $9 million (luckily I only paid $3 for this one), Max Steel made $3.8 million at a cost of $6, and Deepwater Horizon made a moderate $61 million at a cost of $7. A couple other bombs included Keeping Up With the Joneses which made a mere $15 million, which Michelle bought for $5, Inferno, which made $33 million, and David bought for $9, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which made $1.5 million and Jamie bought for $5. So far, the bombs have not been excessively damaging to anyone, as most were bought for very little money anyway.
As for my personal feelings as to how the draft is going so far, I am yet again in last place, but I do have a much different outlook ahead. I have a couple movies that could potentially be game changing, with Star Wars: Rogue One being likely the biggest movie of the winter, and I am really hoping Assassin’s Creed, and to a lesser extent xXx, do really well at the box office. I think the biggest competition to worry about this time around is David with his Fifty Shades Darker, which will be coming out in February. I am praying for faith in humanity when it comes to that movie, and really hoping it bombs at the box office, given how terrible I heard the first movie was, and the behind-the-scenes issues the second one had as a result.
I think there are some other movies which could prove to be game changing left in the draft as well. The Lego Batman Movie could definitely be a big game-changer, and if the cards fall right, John Wick: Chapter 2 could make a fair amount of money as well.
So, things are heating up in the movie draft, and I am curious on your opinions on who you think will win! If you are curious what this is all about, you can see how the Winter Draft was set up, and you can vote on who you think will be the winner at this link. Also for even more details about the Summer Movie Draft, you can read about the rules for the Summer Movie Draft here, which for the most part, is what the Winter Movie Draft followed.
As for how everyone is doing in the draft, take a look at the standings below!
|Bad Santa 2||$3||$9.0M|
|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||$56||–|
|XXX: The Return of Xander Cage||$4||–|
|Bridget Jones’s Baby||$5||$24.1M|
|The Girl on the Train||$12||$74.6M|
|Rules Don’t Apply||$4||$2.1M|
|Office Christmas Party||$11||–|
|Resident Evil: The Final Chapter||$10||–|
|John Wick: Chapter 2||$4||–|
|The Dark Tower||$4||–|
|The Magnificent Seven||$24||$92.9M|
|The Birth of a Nation||$10||$15.8M|
|Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||$7||$57.4M|
|Live By Night||$7||–|
|Fifty Shades Darker||$13||–|
|Bill Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk||$5||$1.6M|
|Amityville: The Awakening||$9||–|
|Ouija: Origin of Evil||$5||$34.9M|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||$56||$156.2M|
|Underworld: Blood Wars||$5||–|
|The Great Wall||$5||–|
|Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children||$8||$86.1M|
|Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life||$4||$19.6M|
|Keeping Up With the Joneses||$5||$14.7M|
|Boo! A Madea Halloween||$23||$72.9M|
|The Edge of Seventeen||$6||$10.3M|