Box Office Bull's-eye: Thanksgiving Results

Let’s start by pondering the fact that 3,789 people voted inthe Nov. 21-24 round of our weekly prediction game (nearly TWICE as many as everbefore). And if that isn’t enough toimpress you about the dedication of EW readers, then consider Susie Edwards — the top player who answered every multiple-choice question correctlyand was extremely close with her prediction for Rent‘s box office total during the holiday weekend. (She predicted$21 million, but it only earned $18 million.)

Seven other players followed Susie’s lead by missing onlyone of the seven questions. For instance, Frank Myers and Kathleen Ponder nailedRent’s exact box-office take and slipped up only when predicting one of the top three movies.

As it turns out, choosing the movie thatwould take the No. 3 slot was the week’s trickiest task. That movie, Yours, Mine, and Ours, wasn’t one of the options we provided. Soplayers had to be smart enough to select "None of the above." Alas,there were 87 competitors who missed that question, and every otherquestion too. So, as theysay, that leaves plenty of room for improvement. Why wait? Play this week’s game and be the first to nab that $50 gift certificate, unlessSusie Edwards gets it first.

(Note: Sorry to everyone who tried to vote Monday a.m. andcouldn’t. We had a tech problem that hassince been corrected).

For the list of this week’s top players and correct answers,follow the jump link.

Top players for Nov. 21 – Nov. 24:

Susie Edwards
Efren DeJesus
Meghan de Lissovoy
Margarito Meza
Frank Myers
John Niles
Kathleen Ponder
George Schaeffer

Correct answers for Nov. 21 – 24

MOVIE QUESTIONS: Thanksgiving weekend

1. Which movie will be NUMBER ONE at the box office thisweekend?
”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (Daniel Radcliffe,Ralph Fiennes) – CORRECT
”The Ice Harvest” (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton)
”Rent” (Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs)
”Syriana” (George Clooney, Matt Damon)
”Walk the Line” (Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon)
None of the above

2. Which movie will be NUMBER TWO at the box office thisweekend?
”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (Daniel Radcliffe,Ralph Fiennes)
”The Ice Harvest” (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton)
”Rent” (Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs)
”Syriana” (George Clooney, Matt Damon)
”Walk the Line” (Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon) – CORRECT
None of the above

3. Which movie will be NUMBER THREE at the box office thisweekend?
”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (Daniel Radcliffe,Ralph Fiennes)
”The Ice Harvest” (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton)
”Rent” (Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs)
”Syriana” (George Clooney, Matt Damon)
”Walk the Line” (Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon)
None of the above – CORRECT

4. How much will ”Rent” earn during its first weekend? $18 million (for the five-dayweekend)

5. Which of the following special broadcasts will get themost viewers on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30, the last twodays of November sweeps?
”Felicity: An American Girl Adventure” (Tuesday, 8-10 p.m., The WB)
”The Biggest Loser,” season finale (Tuesday, 8-10 p.m., NBC) –CORRECT
”Christmas in RockefellerCenter” (Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., NBC)
”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., CBS)

6. How many copies of System of a Down’s ”Hypnotize” willbe sold during its first week of release?
Less than 50,000
51,000-150,000
151,000-250,000
251,000-350,000 – CORRECT
351,000-450,000
More than 450,000

 

7. Which recent DVD release will rank highest on this week’sDVD sales chart?

”Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The

Chosen Collection” (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

Madagascar”(voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock) – CORRECT

”The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection”

”The Skeleton Key” (Kate Hudson)

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