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2013 Movie Draft Week 11

It’s week 11 as we move into the holidays. There are only 8 more releases left, and 6 weeks until the end of the season!

Some very good news for Shaun as he came over the $100M mark this weekend. American Hustle and Medea Christmas continued to perform well on their second week, bringing Shaun in at $110.5M total.

This week’s releases were all David ($279.5M), however with the exception of Anchorman 2 ($40M) none of his releases brought in more than $10M this week.

The Hobbit ($127.5M) is keeping Sam ($320.4M) moving upward very quickly, as he crosses over $300M and widens his 2nd place lead to $50M.

Ben ($825.2M) still stands high above the rest, Frozen and Catching Fire still showing very well in their 4th and 5th weeks.

The Spring Draft has begun! Our auction took place this past weekend, and two new players, Jess-Autumn and Andrew, have joined us! Now you can, too! Go to the spreadsheet for the Spring Draft. On the “Player Data” tab you can see what each player paid for their movies. Build your own roster up to $100 with those market prices and put it in the comments below or email me. I’ll create an additional sheet for other players and you can compete with each other! Again, you can find the spreadsheet at http://bit.ly/springfilmdraft2014

To see details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet at http://bit.ly/ldnmoviedraft, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 10

It’s Week 10, and let’s not bury the lead! Shaun ($77.6M) had his best opening weekend yet with A Medea Christmas hitting $16M. American Hustle ($740,455) only opened in 6 theatres and goes into wide release next week.

Also, Sam has pulled back into second place with $255.6M. On opening weekend The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug brought in $73.6M, which is less than the opening of the first Hobbit movie, but only $4M shy of the opening of Avatar on the same weekend in 2009. Granted there aren’t any pretty blue aliens, but there is Orlando Bloom.

David’s pace has slowed after his fifth weekend without a release, gaining a total of $4M bringing his total to $220M. However, all of next weekends releases are his, aside from the widening of American Hustle.

Finally, Ben added another $60M to his total to sit at $781M. Barring a few surprise run-away hits, he seems to be able to settle into winning this season’s draft.

The auction for the January-March season will be taking place this Friday. Feel free to attend, or if you want to take part let us know. The Facebook event is here.

To see details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 9

Sam ($174.8M) was the only player to have a movie open this weekend. Out of the Furnace hit the number 3 spot this weekend pulling in $5.2M. Frozen ($31.6M) and Catching Fire ($26.2M) grabbed the 1st and 2nd slots, adding to Ben’s massive $723.9M total.

David ($216.1M) had Bad Grandpa sneak across the $100M mark this week. With his sights set on the entire weekend before Christmas, his total will likely stay fairly steady next week.

Shaun ($57.4M) should see a boost next weekend, with A Madea Christmas in wide release, and a nationwide expansion of American Hustle the following weekend.

Two more movies have closed this week, Romeo & Juliet – $1,162,635 (Unclaimed) & The Fifth Estate – $3,255,008 (Sam). Also Carrie – $35,266,619 (David), has closed domestically but continues to earn in international markets, which are not counted for the purpose of Draft results.

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet at http://bit.ly/ldnmoviedraft, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 8

It’s week 8 of the Movie Draft, only 5 more opening weekends remain! Ben blew away all of his competition this weekend totaling $636.3M with Catching Fire ($296.2M), Frozen ($93.9M) and The Dark World ($186.7M) grabbing the top three spots over the American long weekend.

David ($209.8M) keeps a steady second place, crossing the $200M mark this weekend. He hasn’t had a release in three weeks, and Bad Grandpa is carrying his race right now; about to cross a threshold with $98.7M.

Sam also holds with $166M, coming out of two weeks without a release with Out Of The Furnace next week.

Shaun ($51.9M) is still waiting for a break-out opening, just crossing the $50M mark this weekend. Considering most of his movies release around Christmas, maybe Santa will bring him a blockbuster this year. If he’s been good.

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 7

It’s week 7 and Ben ($383.2M) has run away in the standings, almost doubling David’s total of $194.5M. However, Frozen is Ben’s final movie in the Draft this coming weekend, so there is still lots of time for the others to catch up.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158M) became the second movie in the Draft to break $100M, although did it in almost one quarter of the time it took Thor: The Dark World ($167.9M).

Sam ($158.3M) also passed a milestone with Captain Phillips ($100.7M) just reaching over the $100M mark. With his final movies “Out Of The Furnace” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” coming in the next two weeks, he must be hoping for a very strong finish.

Shaun ($40.4M) continues to fall on hard luck with his 3rd movie, Delivery Man, which only totalled $7.9M for its opening weekend. He still has 6 movies left to come out for the remainder of the draft, the same number as David. It may come down to a month-long showdown between the two.

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 6

It’s Week 6 and we have a few milestones in the Movie Draft. Thor: The Dark World ($145M) added $36.5M over the weekend, giving Ben ($198.7M) the first movie to earn over $100M, and he is only a day away from crossing the $200M mark. David ($179M) is keeping himself in second, but with no new releases for over a month, he likely won’t hold on to it long. Sam ($147.4M) has third with the only player release this week, Nebraska ($140K), in a preview release of only 4 theatres.

A big one was missed this weekend. Best Man Holiday was Unclaimed and made $30M on its opening weekend.

Shaun ($32.1M) hits a milestone this week also, although not a good one for his current place in the standings. His first opener, Machete Kills, has closed its run with a total of $8M, making it the first movie to close in the Draft. This means the studios have pulled the remaining copies of the movie and it will no longer earn at the Box Office.

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 5

With only his second movie in the draft, Ben ($129.7M) jumps into second place in the 5th week of competition! It took a mighty blow from Thor’s hammer, and the strongest opening in the draft thus far ($85.7M). David held strong on the top of the pile with the other two movies in the top 3 this weekend, Bad Grandpa ($11.3M) and Free Birds ($11.1M) to carry the lead with $149.3M. Sam ($127.5M) is holding close to second, but may not stay this close to the top until the release of the second installment of The Hobbit. Shaun ($31.1M) sits below the “Unclaimed” ($38.1M) category right now, with his lineup heavily weighted in December.

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet at http://bit.ly/ldnmoviedraft, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

 

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2013 Movie Draft Week 4

Week four of the movie draft sees David and Sam cross the $100M mark! Sam lost first place after holding on to it for the last three weeks, with Last Vegas ($16.3M) coming in third for the weekend behind Dave’s second week with Bad Grandpa ($20M) in the top three. Pulling in the top gross this weekend was Ben’s first movie Ender’s Game ($27M) planting him firmly in fourth behind Shaun who had no movies open this weekend. The winter blockbusters are starting to come in, things are really going to heat up from here.

We lost 3 movies in the draft this week, Dave replaced Monuments Men and Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes with this week’s About Time ($1M) and next week’s The Book Thief. Shaun played the same game the studio did and swapped out Jack Ryan for The Wolf of Wall Street on Christmas Day.

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet at http://bit.ly/ldnmoviedraft, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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2013 Movie Draft Week 3

It’s week three of the the Movie Draft and things are picking up! Dave rockets up the chart with Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, bringing in an impressive $32M on its opening weekend, to land in second place with $58.1M. It may still take a bit to close the gap Sam has set, as Captain Phillips is still performing well and closing on $70M, with his current lead of $72.7M. Meanwhile Shaun is still coming along in third, closing in on $25M. It seems the players have missed a decent pick in the Unclaimed category, with The Counselor bringing in a healthy $7.8M on its opening weekend. Ben finally gets in the game next week, but will it be enough?

Finally, two of Dave’s picks, Monuments Men and Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes have been bumped out of the playable dates. His adjustments out of the Unclaimed category will be available by next week (so long as he actually picks them by next week. O_o)

To see the details, and updates through the week, check the spreadsheet at http://bit.ly/ldnmoviedraft, and keep your eye out for #ldnmoviedraft for updates and shit-talk.

See You Next Tuesday!

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