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May 8-10 Box Office Analysts Challenge! We Have A Winner!

May 11, 2009

Alright, we have a winner in this week’s Box Office Analysts Challenge, and it’s Phil Contrino from Box Office Magazine at boxoffice.com! Congrats, Phil! I calculated the results by determining a percentage of accuracy for both Star Trek and Next Day Air, and then averaging out those results for each analyst. Star Trek actually grossed $79.2 million, and Next Day Air found $4.1 million, and I used those numbers in my calculations. Unfortunately, since Next Day Air had such a small gross, even if your predictions were off by just a few million dollars, it ruined your overall accuracy. That would explain my horrible average! Ha! Maybe I won’t include small films like this in the future, so that results don’t get too skewed. Tell Phil, “Congratulations,” in the comments!

Box Office Analysts Challenge Results for May 8-10
Predictor’s Name (Site) Star Trek Next Day Air Accuracy
Grady Smith (TBOJ) $67 million $7 million 57.5%
Steve Mason (Slash Film) $65 million $6 million 66.0%
Gitesh Pandya (Box Office Guru) $74 million $3 million 84.2%
Phil Contrino (Box Office Magazine) $70 million $3.5 million 87.9%
Nicole Sperling (EW) $65 million $4.5 million 84.8%
Reagen Sulewski (Box Office Prophets) $61.4 million $3.3 million 78.7%
C.S. Strowbridge (The-Numbers) $75 million $4.9 million 87.5%
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Box Office Analysts Challenge! Star Trek Edition!

May 9, 2009

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another Box Office Analysts Challenge! Last week, Gitesh Pandya and Nicole Sperling tied for victory, so congrats to them! This week, I’m going to look at the predictions for both new releases, Star Trek and Next Day Air. It’s going to be a good competition, since the predictions are pretty diverse this week. You should know, all predictions listed here are including the Thursday night showings for Star Trek. I’ll have the results once the weekend is over. Alright, may the best analyst win!

Box Office Analysts Challenge for May 8-10
Predictor’s Name (Site) Star Trek Next Day Air
Grady Smith (TBOJ) $67 million $7 million
Steve Mason (Slash Film) $65 million $6 million
Gitesh Pandya (Box Office Guru) $74 million $3 million
Phil Contrino (Box Office Magazine) $70 million $3.5 million
Nicole Sperling (EW) $65 million $4.5 million
Reagen Sulewski (Box Office Prophets) $61.4 million $3.3 million
C.S. Strowbridge (The-Numbers) $75 million $4.9 million

What are your predictions? Vote in the poll and let me know in the comments!