The Fate of the Furious got Futurists revved up! The movie broke Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ global box office record and became the biggest opening weekend worldwide. That wasn’t reflected in the domestic numbers, however, as it fell just short of $100M in the US and Canada. Showbuzz Daily predicted that it would make at least $130M domestically, and many of our Futurists agreed with them!
Futurist Paul G. subverted the norm and predicted $98,756,705 – that’s only $30,297 off from the actual result! He had the most accurate prediction BY FAR! When asked about his methodology, here’s what he had to say:
“My prediction was fairly simple. I looked at the hint provided for free, thought people loved this movie franchise, and made a guess. My first two numbers I thought that it would be probably not $100M but up there. The last 6….well random. I’ll keep playing the future. Fun to be #1!”
Conversely, Showbuzz Daily made their prediction based on a variety of factors including industry insider forecasts and past performance of similar movies, with each factor weighted by past reliability. Mitch Metcalf and Mitch Salem really have the box office down to a science, but sometimes the future really can be unpredictable!
Congrats to all our winners and we’ll you in the Future for our next Tournament! It might be sooner than you think! 😉
[April 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM ET]
Today’s the last day to get your predictions in! The initial wave of movie reviews are out and while critics aren’t too impressed, audiences seem to like it! How do you think that’ll impact box office revenue?
[April 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM ET]
Our Futurists have begun to diverge from the experts as predictions continue to pour in! Wonder who’ll be on the right side of history?
[April 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET]
The first PTF predictions are in! It looks like our players agree with the experts so far! 😉
[April 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM ET]
It’s Fast, and trust us, it’ll get Furious.
The Movie Event: F8 with Showbuzz Daily.
It’s Play The Future’s latest prediction tournament, but this time with a nitro boost of expert competition, as players take on the tenacious tandem of Mitch Metcalf and Mitch Salem of Showbuzz Daily.
From April 11-14, make 10 predictions about The Fate of The Furious, the 8th installment of Universal’s biggest film franchise, and you can win movie gift cards.
Questions run the gamut of box office totals, comparisons, audience ratings, critical reaction, and even Dominic Torreto’s Dodge Charger.
You predict the answers…and find out YOUR Fate!