Saturday, February 4, 2017

2017 Year Long Movie Challenge

With a new year comes a new movie challenge.  Welcome back to the year-long challenge which I've refined to include non-superhero big budget movies.  To recap, every year I get a group of friends together to join me in a Summer Movie Challenge where we vie to determine who can most accurately guess the order of the highest box office releases, for bragging rights. Last year, I decided to add a year-long challenge consisting only of superhero movies. This year, I thought it'd be great to include non-superhero big budget movies to the challenge.  This way, there'll be enough to formulate a top 10 list.  Keep in mind, this in no way impacts our regular summer movie challenge which I will still do to determine the 2017 king.

Last year, Sean (who is new to the group and challenge) won both.  But we'll just chalk that up to beginners luck.  :)

As always, if you received this blog post via email, then you have been exclusively selected to participate but are under no obligation to do so.  It's all for fun.

I'll be using BoxOfficeMojo.com and SuperHeroHype.com as my sources this year so if it's not in the challenge, then it probably wasn't in their calendar.  Keep in mind release date schedules can change.

Here's a recap of the rules:

Accurately getting number 1 and/or number 10 gets you 13 points each.

The rest of the scoring is as follows:

  • 10 points each for accurately getting numbers 2-9 
  • 7 points if your pick was only 1 slot away
  • 5 points if you pick was 2 slots away
  • 3 points if your pick is anywhere in the top 10
  • 1 point for each dark horse pick that makes it into the top 10

The movies in this challenge, in order of release, are:

03/03 - Logan
03/10 - Kong: Skull Island
03/17 - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
03/24 - Power Rangers
03/31 - Ghost in the Shell
04/14 - The Fate of the Furious
05/05 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2
05/19 - Alien: Covenant
05/26 - Baywatch
05/26 - Pirates of the Caribbean 5
06/02 - Wonder Woman
06/09 - The Mummy
06/16 - Cars 3
06/23 - Transfomers: The Last Knight
06/30 - Despicable Me 3
07/07 - Spider-Man: Homecoming
07/14 - War For the Planet of the Apes
07/21 - Dunkirk
07/28 - The Dark Tower
09/22 - Lego Ninjago
10/06 - Blade Runner 2049
10/06 - Kingsman: The Golden Circle
11/03 - Thor: Ragnarok
11/17 - Justice League: Part One
11/22 - Pixar's Coco
12/15 - Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
12/22 - Jumanji


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