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THE 1ST ANNUAL HBS/EFC STUDIO HONCHO CONTEST (WIN DVDs)

 
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Erik The Movieman
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 10:52 pm    Post subject: THE 1ST ANNUAL HBS/EFC STUDIO HONCHO CONTEST (WIN DVDs) Reply with quote

RESULTS

WE ARE DECLARING A WINNER HERE!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO QUAN NGUYEN

CURRENT RANKING / NAME / SCORE / REMAINING FILMS (NOT YET RELEASED)

1 Quan Nguyen $708,295,731
2 Mel Velarde $682,031,143
3 Charlene Mae $677,947,766
4 Brandy George $668,258,333
5 Daddy Plaid $663,576,168
6 Jayson Javier $644,013,383
7 Chris Miller $636,728,741
8 Alex Zhang $636,562,979
9 Ginny Velarde $579,907,083
10 Jared Wilson $570,243,163
11 Erik Childress $562,793,213
12 Gino Falcone $555,798,887
13 Gary Heller $513,038,645
14 Natasha Theobald $508,111,583
15 lettyterr@mfire.com $486,998,605
16 Erik Laws $476,588,810
17 Eric Brauer $416,702,165
18 Carl Strayer $402,485,186
19 Michael Hagan $398,988,788
20 Aaron Carmichael $389,780,673
21 Paul Lewis $380,718,430
22 Mike Katz $370,719,260
23 Justin Lester $368,393,316
24 Matthew Esterline $340,233,445
25 Scott Gannon $332,366,811

RULES
If you missed out on our Oscar contest, then where were you? The lucky winner ran off with 25 great DVDs representing the best of what Oscar ignored in 2002. A great prize indeed and now you have another chance to earn some goodies with our Summer Studio Honcho Contest. Think you have what it takes to garner the greatest profit margin for your studio? If you can do that then later this year you will be rewarded with the 10 highest grossing films of the 2003 summer on DVD.

The rules are very simple. Below you will find a listing of the major films being released into theaters this summer. They are separated into various categories. With an unlimited budget, from each category you will get to choose a specified amount of films for your portfolio. Each film has been assigned a budget. That’s the amount your studio will be investing in each flick. Like any good studio executive, you are gambling on that film to make a profit. Therefore you will wager your own expectations of the film’s total gross against that of the assigned budget. (Example: The Matrix Reloaded is budgeted at $300 million. If it’s final gross is tabulated at $350 million, your studio has made a profit of $50 million. If it bombs and makes $3 million, you will be in the red $297 million.)

This is a contest that will run through the entire summer, which means that new players can still enter in June, July and August. However, that also means that any film, depending on the player’s entry date, will be taken off the board once it’s release date is in play. If you enter on May 14, then X2 and Daddy Day Care are no longer viable options for your studio’s schedule. So get in your entries now. More movies. Better chance to win.

Much like a Jeopardy board, there are eight film categories from which you will build your studio foundation on. The Big Blockbuster, Action, Sequels, Remakes, From Television to the Big Screen, Comedy, Family Flicks (For or About), and Underdogs. You will pick a total of 12 films from these categories based on what you think will cut the biggest profit against its stated budget. Those 12 films must be chosen as such:

1 – BIG BLOCKBUSTER
1 – ACTION
1 – SEQUEL
1 – REMAKE
1 – FROM TV TO BIG SCREEN
2 – COMEDIES
2 – FAMILY FLICKS
1 – UNDERDOG
2 – ANY CATEGORY (EXCEPT BIG BLOCKBUSTER)
2 - ALTERNATES


Now, we are aware that release dates are subject to change. One of your choices may be booted from the summer schedule leaving you high and dry. Not to worry. You will also make two alternate picks that will come into play if one of your films get bumped. Specify a first and second alternate for a total of 14 choices (12 regular & 2 alternate). The film grosses will continue through its first and second runs through the cheap seats. Late re-releases will not count. A winner should be declared sometime around the end of October.

The studio honcho with the highest profit margin will win the Top 10 grossing films of the summer on DVD when they become available. Please be aware that these films won’t be showing up on video until sometime between October and December. It’s a little time to wait, but isn’t it worth it when The Matrix and The Hulk are likely to be just two of those titles. There is no second place in the world of studio honchos. Second place is grounds for termination. So choose wisely and you’ll have something to add to your resume when you apply for that big Hollywood position.

You can e-mail your contest entry to WeLoveHBS@aol.com

FILM CATEGORIES

BIG BLOCKBUSTER
The Hulk (Universal) ($275 million)
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE) The Matrix Reloaded (Warner Bros.) ($300 million)
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE) X2: X-Men United (Fox) ($200 million)

ACTION
Highwaymen (New Line Cinema) ($25 million)
Hollywood Homicide (Columbia) ($40 million)
The League (of Extraordinary Gentlemen) (20th Century Fox) ($60 million)
The Medallion (Columbia) ($35 million)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Walt Disney) ($50 million)
Wrong Turn (Fox) ($15 million)

SEQUELS
2 Fast 2 Furious (Universal) ($100 million)
American Wedding (Universal) ($120 million)
Bad Boys II (Columbia) ($130 million)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (New Line Cinema) ($80 million)
Freddy Vs Jason (New Line Cinema) ($40 million)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (MGM/UA) ($30 million)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Paramount) ($70 million)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blue (MGM/UA) ($75 million)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Dimension) ($85 million)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Warner Bros.) ($160 million)

REMAKES
Freaky Friday (Walt Disney) ($50 million)
The In-Laws (Warner Bros.) ($40 million)
The Italian Job (Paramount) ($50 million)

FROM TELEVISION TO THE BIG SCREEN
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Columbia) ($80 million)
From Justin to Kelly (Fox) ($30 million)
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE) The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Walt Disney) ($40 million)
Rugrats Go Wild (Paramount) ($60 million)
S.W.A.T. (Columbia) ($50 million)

COMEDY
Alex and Emma (Warner Bros.) ($90 million)
The Boss's Daughter (Dimension) ($30 million)
Bruce Almighty (Universal) ($110 million)
Down with Love (Fox) ($45 million)
The Fighting Temptations (Paramount) ($25 million)
Gigli (Columbia) ($40 million)
Grind (Warner Bros.) ($15 million)
Marci X (Paramount) ($30 million)
Uptown Girls (MGM/UA) ($25 million)

FAMILY FLICKS (FOR or ABOUT)
Catch That Kid (Fox) ($30 million)
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE) Daddy Day Care (Columbia) ($75 million)
Finding Nemo (Walt Disney) ($150 million)
How To Deal (New Line Cinema) ($25 million)
Matchstick Men (Warner Bros.) ($40 million)
Seabiscuit (Universal) ($90 million)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (Dreamworks) ($70 million)

UNDERDOGS
(This is a special category, as it represents four films that we’ve seen here and are voicing our support for. We can’t guarantee these films will be a hit, but we ask you to help make them one.)
28 Days Later (Fox Searchlight) ($30 million)
Johnny English (Universal) ($20 million)
Shaolin Soccer (Miramax) ($10 million)
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE) The Shape of Things (Focus Features) ($2 million)

2003 SUMMER RELEASE SCHEDULE
Familiarize yourself with the competition with our NEW TRAILER page.

May 2

X2


The Lizzie McGuire Movie


May 9

Daddy Day Care


The Shape of Things


May 15

The Matrix: Reloaded


May 16

Down with Love


May 23

Bruce Almighty


The In-Laws


May 30

Finding Nemo


The Italian Job


Read about the other May 30 release:
Wrong Turn (Horror with Eliza Dushku & Emmanuelle Chriqui


June 6

2 Fast 2 Furious


June 13

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd


From Justin to Kelly


Hollywood Homicide


Rugrats Go Wild


June 20

The Hulk


Alex and Emma


June 27

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle


28 Days Later



July 2

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines


Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blue


Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas


July 9

Pirates of the Caribbean


July 11

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


July 18

Bad Boys II


How To Deal


Johnny English


July 23

Catch That Kid
(Just added to schedule)

July 25

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life


Seabiscuit


Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over



August 1

American Wedding


Freaky Friday (2003)


Gigli


August 8

The Fighting Temptations


Matchstick Men


S.W.A.T.


Shaolin Soccer


August 15

Freddy Vs Jason


The Medallion


Uptown Girls


August 22

The Boss's Daughter


Grind


Marci X


August 27

Highwaymen


August 29

Jeepers Creepers 2


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus, Erik - I feel sorry for anyone trying to view this thread on dialup! Surprised

so, if I understand this correctly, a film like MBFGW could theoretically beat the Matrix if MBFGW was made for 10 million and grossed 200 mil, but Matrix cost a hundred mil and grossed the same?

[Bones Impression]Dammit, Jim, I'm an amature film critic, not a mathematician![/Bones Impression]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's correct. It would be pretty easy to just let people pick and make money. Matrix...Hulk...X2...T3...etc...etc...

BUT if you have to choose against a budget - the stakes get interesting.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about biggest bomb of the summer?

Like the movie that makes the least amount of moola?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about it? That's not the game. It's the one film you should try to avoid if you're game enough to figure out which one that is.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nevermind...I guess I was thinking it could be a category...

but I get your drift as it being the one you would to avoid..

just trying to be helpful..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't get snippy on the K!!!!!!! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and jesus, do we really need a picture from EVERY movie coming out this summer? Even on DSL the damn thread takes half an hour to load!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kz917 wrote:
Nevermind...I guess I was thinking it could be a category...

but I get your drift as it being the one you would to avoid..

just trying to be helpful..


Kelly, I apologize if I came off as snippy in that response to your suggestion. I don't know if I was having a bad day or just upset at the lack of response to the contest thus far. Either way, I sincerely apologize and hope I only came off as an ass-half. It truly takes two of me to come off like an asshole.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2003 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erik - no worries...I'm not that easily offended (okay well most of the time).

Scotty - thanks for sticking up for me!

and Erik I work at a Police Station I see and work with many ass-halfs in a day.


Okay everybody big hug....now let's sing Hakuna Mata
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