Would you like to build a lineup?

Lindsay Chrapko

Each Thursday I'll give a little breakdown on how to build your lineup with the information readily available to everyone, especially if you don't know where to start.


this can always change pending preview numbers and are by no means a guarantee to win


^^^no truer statement can be said in regards to last week.


With Escape Room coming in at a whopping $2.35m in previews, you almost had no choice but to play it, at least as your anchor. Bohemian Rhapsody surprised many yet again and J-Lo's Second Act failed to take the top spot for the third week in a row. I'm sure her next romcom will be called, "Always the Bridesmaid"


What is the FML community saying this week? Let's find out.


Bonus Bar


Guyett has set a high Bonus Bar of 75k, but still realistic with the trend we've been seeing. The Cineplex Builder has the floor at 62.5k which is a respectable start.


Bonus Bar


BSWhite is an avid horror guy and knows how hard a horror movie drops in its second week. A lot of the community feel that over 50% drop is being kind and we're likely to see something more around the 60% mark. This week I'm all on board with the BSA.


Bonus Bar


It has taken me 2 years to realize exactly what the report shows. I usually do things on mobile so I had no idea that there was more to the report than what I would normally see. :) Phil always has some great insight with his tiers and this week is no exception.


I told you to bookmark the following site, hopefully you have because the give some great insight.


Boxoffice Mojo


It seems that Mojo is thinking that Replicas is gonna go all John Wick on us. It's so far ahead of the rest of their estimates that there's no point discussing what the distant second is.


Pro Box Office


Hrmm....I hate when they "mail it in". Only 5 estimates this week. It's very hard to use the Cineplex Builder with such little data, so hopefully you've started making estimates of your own. Pro has Aquaman as BP followed extremely closely by A Dog's Way Home.


Boxoffice Report


Woohoo! 13 estimates from BOR and DAMN! With The Upside as his clear BP, he's saying a 2xBlank play is in effect. Hmmm. I guess we'll have to see how that plays out come Monday.


Taking the average of all these sites gives a very appealing line, one I may or may not already be on. You're smart. You can math. :)


Theatre Counts


Oh sure, this week Fox releases theatre counts, really would have helped last week. Lol. I don't think the bump is enough for Bohemian Rhapsody to threepeat. On the Basis of Sex got a very wide expansion, but is it enough?


Awards Season is definitely not easy any year, but this year has proven to be tricky for even some of the most elite players.