Introducing Commissioner Tools and Multiple Cineplexes!

@fmlqa · FML Quality Assurance
May 11, 2018, 11:48am PDTEdited

We are very happy to announce the release of two of the most requested features to date: Custom Leagues for commissioners and Multiple Cineplexes under one account. This is the biggest update to Fantasy Movie League in 3 years!


Commissioners will now be able to customize league settings for scoring values, cineplex lock time, and season duration. However you've imagined you might want your league to be different from FML's default settings, you can now do! Here are all the options you now have control over:

  • Lock Deadline. You can keep the lock time at the default Noon ET/9am PT Friday setting, or move it up all the way to 6pm ET/9pm PT on Monday (just an hour after new movies and prices come out!).
  • Season Length. You can keep the default 12- to 14-week long season that FML uses for the Season Showdown competitions, or you can select a shorter season length from 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Scoring Settings. You now have control over the following options:
    • Perfect Cineplex Bonus
    • Best Performer Bonus
    • Empty Screen Penalty
    • Worst Performer Penalty. This bonus category is new to FML! The Worst Performer is the Best Performer in reverse: the movie that had the worst box-office-to-FML-Bux ratio. The value can be set to whatever number is desired, or the feature turned off.

Here's a few more things to know about custom league settings:

  • For ALL leagues, if the start of the week is pushed back a day due to a holiday weekend, the Lock Deadline will also be pushed back one day with an absolute lock time of Noon ET/9am PT on Friday.
  • If you're starting a new private league, you'll have the custom options presented to you. If you already have a private league running, you can make changes to your league now - but note that these changes will not take effect until the end of the current Season on May 29, after Memorial Day weekend!a7480668b16814bdc37d86f5c1fa80e2.png

IMPORTANT: custom league creation tools are available on the web only right now. You can, of course, join and play in custom leagues from our iOS and Android apps.

We've got three customized leagues up and running already!
Monday Night Competition - The 'hot take' game with a Tuesday deadline, run by @darthdan! Go to and use the password 'Monday'.
No Bonuses League - Earn what your movies earn, without any bonuses - in a league run by @penny! Go to and use the password 'nobonus'.
No Previews League - A competition that locks on Thursday night before preview numbers come in, run by @phils_phun_phlicks! Go to and use the password 'BooThursdays'.


Different league scoring settings and rules means different strategies to win and perform well. You can now manage multiple unique cineplexes, all from one account! Your main identity in FML will be your @screenname, and within that you can run unique cineplex combinations in all the different leagues you enter. To accommodate this new feature, you'll see a number of changes to how your info and cineplex movie selections are made. At a glance, for each league you participate in, you'll be able to see your picks and deadline information, and also track results as they come in over the weekend.

Feature Enhancements

For those who are in a lot of leagues, and will have a lot of cineplexes to manage, we've also created a handy ‘Copy To' tool!

Most Popular Cineplex will only appear in leagues with at least 100 members. Perfect Cineplex is now league specific.

We're introducing the ability to reorder your leagues in any order within the Edit Profile screen on iOS and Android apps.
We hope you're as excited to get your hands on these new tools as we were to create them!

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions at, or make comments or ask questions in this thread.

143 Replies

  • Reply #1

    Holy Update Batman!!!!!!

    @nosferatus_shadow · ... _ _ _ _._. _._
    May 11, 2018, 11:49am PDT
  • Reply #2


    @napalm · Smell of Napalm (KotRT)
    May 11, 2018, 11:51am PDT
  • Reply #3

    Still no Private Messaging tho :)

    @fmlsteve · STOVE
    May 11, 2018, 11:53am PDT
  • Reply #4

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 bravo

    @gbizzle13 · G Bizzle Entertainment
    May 11, 2018, 11:54am PDT
  • Reply #5

    Steps at a time, @fmlsteve! I promise you it's very much on our list :)

    @fmlqa · FML Quality Assurance
    May 11, 2018, 11:54am PDT
  • Reply #6


    @ari · Ari's Amphitheater of Moving Pictures
    May 11, 2018, 11:55am PDT
  • Reply #7


    @20thcentury_flops · 20th Century Flops
    May 11, 2018, 11:55am PDT
  • Reply #8

    Is the worst performer penalty gonna be the actual standard scoring in the main leagues?

    @fmlsteve · STOVE
    May 11, 2018, 11:57am PDT
  • Reply #9

    Hey @fmlqa - add one more league to that list please:

    No Previews League - with the password 'BooThursdays'


    @phils_phun_phlicks · Phil's Phun Phlicks!
    May 11, 2018, 11:57am PDT
  • Reply #10

    @fmlsteve previous leagues remain as is. The new WP bonus can be used for other private leagues (I'm sure the $0 league will love this feature)

    @penny · Not Penny's Boat
    May 11, 2018, 11:58am PDT
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