FML Spotlight

Jeffery Barefoot

Hello fellow FMLers!

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.

The Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, opened with $60 million this weekend, lower than any of the past five installments in the franchise. The low opening didn't allow any of the days to be playable - each falling in the bottom six values. The Secret Life of Pets 2 took home the best performer (BP) bonus coming in at a value of $82,426. Your perfect cineplex (PC) consisted of five screens of the BP along with a screen each of The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Toy Story 4.

Season Showdown

There was a major consensus lineup played by the top 100 players in Season Showdown. Seventy-Seven of those players used one screen of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and seven screens of Toy Story 4. Even though this lineup was $17 million behind the PC, only the sixteen players below were able to make that $17 million leap up the standings. Bing Again! was the big winner jumping up to 4th place. SKYNET: The Rise of the Machines, House Harkonnen and BSWhite 1970's Discoplex still hold the top three spots heading into week 10.

  1. Bing Again: 41 to 4th (37 places)
  2. AP: 102 to 30 (72)
  3. Devil: 120 to 27 (83)
  4. Gerry_Glawackus 133 to 47 (86)
  5. Shiiters Full: 157 ro 71 (86)
  6. Del Mar Dennis: 192 to 96 (96)
  7. Second Breakfast: 241 to 155 (86)
  8. Katniss: 339 to 255 (84)
  9. The Good Plex: 354 to 276 (78)
  10. Not Penny's Alt: 411 to 333 (78)
  11. Samus: 429 to 350 (79)
  12. Guy Manly Films: 502 to 42 (75)
  13. Kyle.Winters06: 2775 to 1950 (825)
  14. Cheertator Tavern: 2825 to 1996 (829)
  15. Allison's Cineplex: 3836 to 3292 (544)
  16. Princess Theaters: 4906 to 4656 (250)

Groucho's streak of three straight PCs has come to an end. The longest current streak is now held by Bing Again!, Devil and Second Breakfast with two PCs in a row.

Monthly Matchup

August's contest kicked off this week and fourteen players find themselves with a healthy lead over the field. Del Mar Dennis, Cheertator Tavern and Gerry_Glawackus currently occupy the top three positions thanks to tiebreaker scores. This contest will run for five weeks with prizes being awarded to the top three cineplexes. First place will receive $1,000 in cash gift cards. Second place wins $250 while third takes home $100!

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 predict the third weekend box office gross for The Lion King: $38,520,022. Twenty-two players came up with the perfect lineup but only one could win the prize! This week that player was Del Mar Dennis with a tiebreaker difference of only $139,041. Del Mar Dennis is now the proud new owner of a cast signed The Fate of the Furious poster and an awesome FML "Winner" t-shirt!

This coming weekend players will be competing for a Dazed & Confused poster signed by the cast along with an FML "Winner" t-shirt. Good luck, and don't forget to set those tiebreakers!

Disclaimer: all winners eligibility must be confirmed by Fantasy Movie League before receiving prizes.