Here's the final results of the summer blockbuster contest announced about four months ago. To remind you, the point of the contest was to predict how well six big summer movies would do, and to choose the film not on that list that would do the best. The six films I chose and their final grosses were -
And the winner is Andrew Haug, with 60 points. That's a rather lower total than won in previous years, due to somewhat more participants and lack of incredible perspicuity on the part of anyone. Mr. Haug was close on "Mission: Impossible," "Twister," "Eraser," and "Independence Day," but, like so many, overestimated the popularity of Mr. Carrey and Disney's drawings. Congratulations to Mr. Haug.
Only Mike D'Angelo correctly predicted that "The Rock" would clean up.
The only person to guess a gross exactly was Adam Villani, who correctly guessed that "Eraser" was good for exactly $100 million this summer. (With rounding coming to the rescue.)
Here are the complete results, in increasing point order:
An asterisk indicates correctly choosing "The Rock" as the sleeper film.
I did less well this year in predicting what would be successful than last year. Last year, I selected six of the top seven films of the summer. This year, I got five of the top eight, and six of the top nine.
There is a companion piece analyzing 1996's summer box office results.
Thanks to all who entered.
Back to the film contest page.
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