18 August 2008

Chips and Dips Results


Back in April, I took on Entertainment Weekly with predictions of the Summer blockbusters. The ground rules were, "one point being awarded to the closer predictor of each film earnings and a bonus point being awarded for each correct ranking"

Lets see how I did.

The Dark Knight: Chips - $260 M #2; EW - $255 M #6; Actual $471+ M #1 (1 Point Chips)

Indiana Jones: Chips - $305 M #1; EW - $355.9 M #1; Actual $316 M #3 (1 Point Chips)

Iron Man: Chips - $210 M #6; EW - $262.7 M #5; Actual $317 M #2 (1 Point EW)

Hancock: Chips - $240 M #4; EW - $280.4 M #3; Actual $225 M #4 (2 Points Chips)

Wall-E: Chips - $230M #5; EW - $280.3 M #4; Actual $214M #5 (2 Points Chips)

Kung Fu Panda: Chips - $170 M #7; EW - $224.6 M #7; Actual $212 M #6 (1 Point EW)

Sex and the City: Chips - --; EW - --; Actual $152 M #7 (0 Points)

Narnia: Chips - $255 M #3; EW - $310.8 M #2; Actual $141 M #8 (1 Point Chips)

Hulk: Chips - $133M #9; EW - $147.2 M #9; Actual $134M #9 (2 Points Chips, 1 Point EW)

TOTALS: Chips 9, EW 3

Chips easily comes out on top. So, we were both way off on some of them, but overall my rag tag blog trounced a nationally circulated magazine. Way to go me.

3 comments:

j said...

Are you assuming the current totals are fairly final?

Chip Chief said...

They will continue to earn money, but I honestly believe their earnings from here out will not affect the scores. For example. KFP is still in theaters, but will not repass Wall-E to change rank, and EW already got the point for beating me on its earnings.

Johnny Kool said...

Way to go CC! Kick some EW tail.