Summer Movie Contest 2008

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If you're reading this you are obviously a person of impeccable taste and chances are you're at least a half a notch better looking than those around you.  You've found the Summer Movie Contest for 2008! 

Well another Summer has come and gone and another Summer movie contest has come to an end.  Congratulations to long-time player and first time winner Nicole!  She strolled to victory with a hearty 41 points; 11 points more than the second place finisher.  A dominant victory indeed.  She was extremely close to getting points in about 10 other instances and could have set the record had things been slightly different.  Well done!

 Congrats are also in order for Sean who nicely racked up 30 points which was good enough for the silver medal (no actual medal will be awarded).  We had three people tie for 3rd with 25 points, so honorable mentions go to Melissa, Russ (last year's winner) and Smokey (multiple winner who bounced back after his last place finish a year ago). 

Thanks everyone for playing and we'll see you all when we do this again next May!  Your assignment until then is to recruit at least one more player for the game.  Good Luck!

The FINAL Top 20 movies of the Summer are listed below and below that are all of our picks, final scores and final rankings.  As usual, I've included each person's email address in case you want to say, "congratulations on picking so well on Iron Man" or "let's go see Space Chimps this weekend" to one of your fellow players. 

If you're confused as to what this is all about, you might want to check out The Rules or you can click on one of the links above to past contests dating back to the year 2000 (golly!). 

You can also find incredibly insightful information on the current summer by reading The News or by checking out Smokey's Scratches where the founder of our little contest tells you how he thinks you're doing. 

If you have any questions or suggestions or you just want to say, "hi", you can Contact Us or send an email to tyranny4u@pipeline.com

As always, please play responsibly. 

RANK TITLE TOTAL GROSS WEEK #
1 The Dark Knight $504,798,337 7
2 Iron Man $317,847,676 18
3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $315,844,754 15
4 Hancock $227,381,199 9
5 Wall-E $218,447,803 10
6 Kung Fu Panda $213,762,199 13
7 Sex and the City $152,525,242 14
8 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $141,614,023 16
9 The Incredible Hulk $134,518,390 12
10 Wanted $134,015,405 10
11 Mamma Mia! $132,512,495 7
12 Get Smart $128,464,785 11
13 You Don't Mess with the Zohan $99,890,158 13
14 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $98,671,990 5
15 Step Brothers $98,237,639 6
16 Journey to the Center of the Earth $95,194,543 8
17 Tropic Thunder $86,935,945 3
18 Pineapple Express $80,832,163 4
19 What Happens in Vegas $80,264,990 17
20 Hellboy II: The Golden Army $75,419,975 8

Please note that for scoring purposes, all grosses are rounded down to the nearest whole million, i.e. $99,999,999 = $99 million

LAST UPDATED 05/17/2015

Russ   Melissa   Duane   KB
russelldkelley@yahoo.com   pensha26@verizon.net   pensha26@verizon.net   kbooda@verizon.net
1 Indiana Jones IV $295   1 Iron Man $385   1 Iron Man $415   1 Indiana Jones IV $351
2 The Dark Knight $255   2 Indiana Jones IV $330   2 Indiana Jones IV $375   2 The Dark Knight $333
3 Wall*e $250   3 Dark Knight $300   3 Dark Knight $295   3 Wall*e $287
4 Iron Man $232   4 Narnia: Prince Caspian $250   4 Narnia: Prince Caspian $290   4 Star Wars:Clone Wars $257
5 Narnia: Prince Caspian $224   5 Wall*e $240   5 Wall*e $260   5 The Mummy III $211
6 Hancock $190   6 Speed Racer $225   6 Hancock $225   6 Kung Fu Panda $207
7 Kung Fu Panda $180   7 Hancock $180   7 Sex and the City $195   7 The Incredible Hulk $199
8 You Dont Mess w/ Zohan $151   8 Kung Fu Panda $160   8 The Mummy III $185   8 Iron Man $180
9 Incredible Hulk $145   9 The Mummy III $135   9 Kung Fu Panda $170   9 X Files: I Want to Believe $157
10 The Happening $137   10 Incredible Hulk $130   10 The Incredible Hulk $155   10 Speed Racer $144
11 Speed Racer $127   11 Get Smart $130   11 Get Smart $140   11 Step Brothers $133
12 Wanted $115   12 You Don't Mess w/ Zohan $125   12 Tropic Thunder $130   12 Wanted  $126
13 Get Smart $105   13 Sex and the City $120   13 Pineapple Express $120   13 Hancock  $120
14 The Mummy III $100   14 X-Files: I want to Believe $105   14 You Don't Mess w/ Zohan $105   14 You Donít Mess w/ Zohan $117
15 X-Files: I Want to Believe $85   15 Wanted $103   15 X-Files: I Want to Believe $100   15 Hellboy II $101
16 Hellboy II $77   16 Star Wars: Clone Wars $100   16 Star Wars: Clone Wars $95   16 Get Smart  $99
17 Sex and the City $70   17 Pineapple Express $80   17 Wanted $90   17 Love Guru  $93
18 What Happens in Vegas $63   18 Tropic Thunder $70   18 The Golden Army $80   18 The Happening  $82
19 Love Guru $60   19 Hellboy II $60   19 Speed Racer $75   19 What Happens in Vegas $42
20 Made of Honor $34   20 Maid of Honor  $47   20 Hellboy II $70   20 Made of Honor $37
                             
FINAL SCORE 25   FINAL SCORE 25   FINAL SCORE 21   FINAL SCORE 12
FINAL RANK 3 OF 13   FINAL RANK 3 OF 13   FINAL RANK 8 OF 13   FINAL RANK 12 OF 13
                             
Fran   Christian   Corey   Troy
FMWarner@aol.com   valentinewine@gmail.com   coreyazevedo@yahoo.com   tdmjdm@yahoo.com
1 Indiana Jones IV $330   1 Indiana Jones IV  $362   1 Wall*e $325   1 Iron Man  $285
2 The Dark Knight $265   2 The Dark Knight $322   2 Indiana Jones IV $285   2 Indiana Jones IV $260
3 Narnia: Prince Caspian $262   3 Hancock $230   3 Dark Knight $268   3 The Dark Knight $250
4 Wall*e   $244   4 Wall*e $224   4 Iron Man $232   4 Wall*e $225
5 Hancock   $229   5 Kung Fu Panda $216   5 Narnia: Prince Caspian $223   5 Kung Fu Panda $210
6 Iron Man   $157   6 Iron Man $212   6 Hancock $188   6 Narnia: Prince Caspian $180
7 Meet Dave   $145   7 Wanted $202   7 Kung-Fu Panda $145   7 The Mummy III $150
8 Tropic Thunder   $137   8 Narnia: Prince Caspian $184   8 You Donít Mess w/ Zohan $137   8 Incredible Hulk $120
9 Get Smart   $131   9 Speed Racer $178   9 Incredible Hulk $128   9 X-files: I Want to Believe $115
10 Incredible Hulk   $122   10 Sex and the City $172   10 The Happening $118   10 Step Brothers $110
11 You Don't Mess w/ Zohan   $110   11 Get Smart $168   11 The Mummy III $110   11 Wanted $102
12 Speed Racer  $105   12 The Incredible Hulk $165   12 X-Files: I Want to Believe $93   12 Meet Dave $101
13 The Mummy III $98   13 What Happens in Vegas $153   13 Hellboy II $85   13 Get Smart $89
14 Sex And The City   $97   14 Love Guru $143   14 Step Brothers $81   14 Sex and the City $85
15 X-Files: I Want to Believe $92   15 Hellboy II $142   15 Speed Racer $77   15 You Donít Mess w/ Zohan $84
16 Kung-Fu Panda   $91   16 The Happening $128   16 Love Guru $75   16 Hellboy II $80
17 The Happening   $87   17 Step Brothers $92   17 Get Smart $72   17 The Happening $74
18 Wanted   $72   18 Tropic Thunder $89   18 Sex and the City $60   18 Pineapple Express  $65
19 Traveling Pants II $61   19 Made of Honor $68   19 Wanted $57   19 Love Guru $65
20 Swing Vote   $58   20 You Donít Mess w/ Zohan $60   20 What Happens in Vegas $56   20 Travelling Pants II $54
                             
FINAL SCORE 20   FINAL SCORE 22   FINAL SCORE 7   FINAL SCORE 16
FINAL RANK 9 OF 13   FINAL RANK 6 OF 13   FINAL RANK 13 OF 13   FINAL RANK 10 OF 13
                             
Sean   Nicole   Peter   Smokey
skernan76@yahoo.com   ncnauroth@marketrx.com   filmphobia@msn.com   smokeyling@yahoo.com
1 Indiana Jones IV  $319   1 Indiana Jones IV $325   1 Indiana Jones IV $415   1 Indiana Jones IV  $363
2 Speed Racer  $295   2 Iron Man $315   2 Iron Man  $306   2 Iron Man  $262
3 Hancock  $287   3 The Dark Knight $300   3 Wall*e  $290   3 Wall*e  $251
4 The Dark Knight  $278   4 Hancock $250   4 Narnia: Prince Caspian  $289   4 Narnia: Prince Caspian   $244
5 Wall*e  $258   5 Narnia: Prince Caspian $245   5 Dark Knight  $275   5 The Dark Knight   $239
6 Narnia: Prince Caspian  $245   6 Wall*e $230   6 Hancock  $258   6 Hancock   $191
7 Iron Man  $192   7 Kung Fu Panda $175   7 Speed Racer  $170   7 Kung-Fu Panda  $188
8 Journey to Center of Earth  $150   8 Wanted $165   8 The Mummy III  $165   8 Incredible Hulk   $150
9 Kung Fu Panda  $146   9 The Mummy  III $140   9 Incredible Hulk  $158   9 Get Smart  $142
10 The Incredible Hulk  $135   10 Incredible Hulk $135   10 You Don't Mess w/ Zohan  $135   10 The Mummy III   $127
11 You Don't Mess w/ Zohan  $129   11 Speed Racer $130   11 Kung Fu Panda  $128   11 Wanted  $122
12 Sex and the City  $120   12 Pineapple Express $125   12 Get Smart  $120   12 Step Brothers  $115
13 The Mummy III $112   13 Step Brothers $120   13 Wanted  $118   13 You Donít Mess w/ Zohan   $111
14 The Love Guru  $110   14 Tropic Thunder $110   14 Step Brothers  $115   14 Tropic Thunder  $101
15 Meet Dave  $109   15 Sex and the City $105   15 Sex and the City  $100   15 X-Files: I Want to Believe   $95
16 Mamma Mia!  $98   16 Mamma Mia! $100   16 Star Wars: Clone Wars  $95   16 Speed Racer  $94
17 The Happening  $90   17 Get Smart $85   17 The Happening  $92   17 Pineapple Express  $81
18 Hellboy II $88   18 Kit Kitteredge $80   18 Journey to Center of Earth  $91   18 Sex and the City   $78
19 Get Smart  $87   19 Hellboy II $75   19 Hellboy II $86   19 Hellboy II   $77
20 What Happens in Vegas  $81   20 X-Files: I Want to Believe $70   20 X-Files: I Want to Believe  $85   20 The Happening   $74
                        21 Choke    $13
FINAL SCORE 30   FINAL SCORE 41   FINAL SCORE 21   FINAL SCORE 25
FINAL RANK 2 OF 13   FINAL RANK 1 OF 13   FINAL RANK 8 OF 13   FINAL RANK 3 OF 13
                             
    Entertainment Weekly   Don    
    ew_letters@ew.com   radiohead@earthlink.net    
        1 Indiana Jones IV $355   1 Indiana Jones IV $381        
        2 Narnia: Prince Caspian $310   2 Hancock $292        
        3 Hancock $280   3 Wall-E $281        
        4 Wall*e $280   4 Narnia: Prince Caspian $278        
        5 Iron Man $262   5 Iron Man $243        
        6 The Dark Knight $255   6 The Dark Knight $219        
        7 Kung Fu Panda $224   7 The Love Guru $148        
        8 The Mummy III $176   8 Incredible Hulk $139        
        9 Incredible Hulk $147   9 The Mummy III $138        
        10 Tropic Thunder $142   10 You Don't Mess w/ Zohan $123        
        11       11 Get Smart $118        
        12       12 Speed Racer $117        
        13       13 Sex and the City $93        
        14       14 Wanted $79        
        15       15 Step Brothers $78        
        16       16 Journey to Center of Earth $73        
        17       17 Star Wars: Clone Wars $69        
        18       18 Kung Fu Panda $68        
        19       19 X-Files: I want to believe $66        
        20       20 Made of Honor $48        
                             
      FINAL SCORE 0   FINAL SCORE 16      
    FINAL RANK 14 OF 13   FINAL RANK 10 OF 13