The $100 Million Box Office Challenge

The $100 Million Box Office Challenge

Think you can predict the box office?
In this game, you have $100 million in fake money. You “invest” your money in movies coming out.
You will “make” money (just in the game…not real money) based on the profit the movie makes, based on its production budget versus its dogro (domestic gross).
Let’s say a movie has a production budget of $100m, and makes $150m…a 150% return.
If you “invested” $25m, you’d get back $37.5m.
What happens if the movie doesn’t make a profit? Your return is still based on the return of the movie.
If that $100m only makes $75m at the box office, and you “invested” that $25m,  you’d get back $18.75m.
Important point: you can not profit more than the movie profits. 
Let’s say you put that $25m on an inexpensive movie that does well.
It cost $10m to make, but dogroes $100m…a $90m profit, and a 1000% return.
You can’t get $250m back on your $25m…you’ll cap out at $90m, plus your original investment. So, you’ll get $115m.
One more thing: for some movies, we don’t get a reported production budget (you won’t know that when you make your choices). If you pick a movie which does not end up with one, you get your “investment” back…no profit, no loss.
“Invest” your full $100 million in the movies listed in the survey linked below. You could put all $100 million one movie you think is a sure thing, or spread it around amongst several movies…up to you. All your “investments” combined should equal $100m.
Remember that we are just playing for fun! The winner will be the person with the highest total.
Here’s the link for the current game:

April 2015

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