SHOW ME THE MONEY GAME
Close your eyes and use your imagination. You are an up-and-comer agent in one of Tinseltown's most illustrious talent agencies. Two days after a corporate conference you have what you consider a breakthrough, a crisis of conscience some may say, and begin to draft a "mission statement" for a new way to do business. It is now suddenly all clear to you: fewer clients and less money - giving more attention to them, caring for them, and caring for yourself.
You share your vision with your agency, sure it will be eye opening for everyone! It is not. In fact, it is not taken well at all. You have mere moments to flip through your rolodex and lock down some of your clients before you are escorted out of the building. You are motivated, you are passionate, and the world is your oyster.
- This game will run the ENTIRETY of 2019.
- The goal of the game is to have the most money at the end of the year.
- You earn money for a movie by having one of its Top Billed actor/actresses in it according to IMDB mobile app - i.e., Top 4 people listed at the time of release.
- Each movie can only be scored ONCE - i.e. having multiple Top Billed actors/actresses in the same movie only nets you the money for that movie once.
- Only a movie's OPENING WEEKEND money counts, regardless of the theater count- i.e. a 4 screen opening counts as the OPENING WEEKEND.
- The Weekend money that is used will be what Box Office Mojo has for the "Weekend Gross"; I will only use the 3-Day Weekend totals, even on a 4-day weekend.
- Only movies that land on the FML slate are eligible to be scored
- Only movies that have a 2019 release date will be eligible to be scored
Details for the rule nerds: let's say a movie hits the FML slate for the first time in a week 3 expansion. This movie indeed will count as being on the slate, but the money awarded for it would be the money from its opening weekend prior to it landing on FML.
Top Billed Cast: Here is an example of the Top Billed Cast for Avengers: Infinity War, which was RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Evans An easy way to see this is to use the IMBD app.
MAKING YOUR SELECTOINS
Your selections can be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/VHGTDUkf1YLvpmDy1
For Tiers 1-3, you get to select 1 actor/actress only
For Tiers 4-5, you get to select 2 actors/actresses
For Tier 6, you get to select 3 actors/actresses
For Tier 7, you can EITHER select 1 actor/actress from the dropdown OR write-in an actor/actress.
Only actors/actresses not available in another tier are able to be used as a Tier 7 write-in.
If you attempt to pick a Tier 7 actor/actress AND write one it, the selection from the dropdown will count and the write-in will be null.
If you accidentally write-in a Tier 7 actor/actress that is already listed in Tiers 1-6, the write-in will be null.
Any forms with blank Tier 7 entries will accrue $0 for Tier 7.
Feel free to ask any questions you my have in the comments. Submissions lock on December 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm. Feel free to continue to change your selections as you see fit, but I will take your LAST SUBMITTED as your final.
Hold because people do thisDec 2, 2018, 7:45pm PST
Just made my picks, should be fun to see the updates throughout the yearDec 2, 2018, 7:54pm PST
I haven't looked at the tiers yet but I'm really hoping DJ Qualls is on there somewhere.
Regardless, I'll be playing this. Shruggs is really hyped for this folks so you know he'll be giving it the attention it deserves.Dec 2, 2018, 8:13pm PST
This is a great idea. And I really like not needing to do weekly maintenance on it. Time to do 3 weeks of research before making picks.Dec 2, 2018, 9:01pm PST
Sam Jackson isn't in the top billed cast for most of the movies he's in. He's not for Glass, Spider-man, or Captain Marvel, which are I'm sure the movies that put him in that top tier.Dec 3, 2018, 12:31am PST
Sam Jackson isn't in the top billed cast for most of the movies he's in. He's not for Glass, Spider-man, or Captain Marvel, which are I'm sure the movies that put him in that top tier.
The cast for movies that have not come out yet are sorted by IMDB Starmeter, whatever that means. But when movies are released, they are listed in the order that they appear in the credits
Or at least that's what I'm guessing after doing some quick GooglingDec 3, 2018, 1:27am PSTEdited
@ingy @bbgg has it right. Top Billed cast is not final until a movies' release. You'll find many movies shift quite a bit from now until then. The game is one part predicting Top Billed Cast, one part predicting OW Box Office, and one part strategy to make sure you don't double dip too many movies and waste your investment.Dec 3, 2018, 1:49am PST
@ingy @bbgg has it right. Top Billed cast is not final until a movies' release. You'll find many movies shift quite a bit from now until then. The game is one part predicting Top Billed Cast, one part predicting OW Box Office, and one part strategy to make sure you don't double dip too many movies and waste your investment.
Oh, now I get it. So if I have Daisy Ridley AND Adam Driver as my actors, I will only get SW money ONCE?
Btw, is it top 3 or top 4? I think top 3 makes more sense because it is also top 3 on the IMDB movie page (not the app).Dec 3, 2018, 3:13am PST
It's Top 4. All tiers and stuff were derived from assumption of Top 4.Dec 3, 2018, 4:40am PST
Someone asked a question on Discord so I thought I'd share here.
Q: We're earning money based on movies through the actors we choose, right? If so, then if an actor is top billed in 2 of the top grossing movies this year, do we earn money for both movies?
A: Yes. Let's take Chris Hemsworth for example. He will likely be top billed in both Avengers and Men in Black. So he will earn you money for the OW for both of them. You can only score money for each movie once though, so if you were chose some other actor who is also top billed in MIB, you will only earn the OW for MIB once and the other actor will be give a $0 score for that movie. It's all about efficient selections and attempting to not double dip.Dec 3, 2018, 7:56am PST