Welcome to the weekly FML Spotlight! My name is Jeffery but you may know me better as Katniss Cinnaplex. Each week I'll be highlighting the top players in all of the public leagues (FML League, Monthly Matchup and Season Showdown) and tracking the race to the top of the leaderboards.
There was a bit of a surprise this week with Avengers: Endgame jumping from a $1,690,000 estimate on Sunday to an actual gross of $2,104,276. This was enough to easily win the Best Performer (BP) bonus of $2 million per screen. Adding in the bonus made it a must-have for your lineup. The Perfect Cineplex (PC) included SIX screens of Avengers: Endgame along with one screen each of Spider-Man: Far From Home and Toy Story 4. This PC earned $17 million from bonuses alone and ended up bringing in $95,924,654!
The race for the perfect season is over. The five remaining perfect cineplexes from last week missed the PC this week and the leaderboard has been turned upside down and shaken violently. Although there were 336 PCs found in Season Showdown, most of the top players didn't have faith in Avengers: Endgame's ability to make enough money after losing the special ‘extended' version from theaters. We have a completely new top five this week with last week's leader dropping down to 6th place. The new leader, BSWhite, jumped up from 8th place and now has a $6 million lead over the field. In second place we have Chickenmann who climbed 27 places in the ranks. Rounding out the top five are Particular Set of Movie Skills, SKYNET and House Harkonnen.
Not only did the five perfect cineplexes drop in the rankings, they also lost the longest active PC streak. There is only one player who played the PC this week AND last week and that is your Season Showdown leader BSWhite!
There was an even bigger change in July's Monthly Matchup contest. There is only one player who remained in the top 100 without playing the PC this week (shout-out to Dave's Peepshow). Halfway through July only $18 million separates 1st from 200th! Here are the new top five: Wadsworth, BSWhite, Pycraft.Micah's Cineplex, Chris' Spank Shack ® and MisterDave. This week we have a huge new release in The Lion King that will surely shake things up even more.
The FML League
The FML League is the one-stop, go-to league for all players in Fantasy Movie League. There is a new contest every week so, naturally, it is nearly impossible to win without an excellent tiebreaker score. The tiebreaker this week was to guess the weekend box office gross for Spider-Man: Far From Home: $45,353,359. There were 544 players with the PC all vying for a shot at the Battle of the Sexes visor; the top five tiebreakers were all within $25,000 but only one player can win. This week's winner is none other than Kevin James for Best Actor who landed on a tiebreaker only $3,368 under the actual gross! Coming in just behind were BigMem, Smittys Super Cineplex, Jckevo's Cineplex and Lucid Dreams Cineplex who all had excellent tiebreaker scores.
This weekend players will be competing for a The Lion King poster signed by the cast (Amy Sedaris, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyonce Knowles-Carter & more) along with an FML "Winner" t-shirt. Good luck, and don't forget to set those tiebreakers!