Guess "Red Tails'" Opening Weekend Box Office And Win $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 17, 2012 11:22 AM
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Well, Red Tails week is finally upon us, and thank goodness for that because, to be frank, I'm so over reading/hearing/talking about it, and the millions of reasons why it's important that we should all go see it, or not see it, etc, etc, etc.

We can finally put all that chatter to bed and talk about the contents of the movie itself. So whatever YOUR reasons are for going to see it (or not going to see it), good for you!

I screened the film almost 2 weeks ago but haven't said much about it yet; I might post a review this week; might not. It'll be a *game time* decision. I leave for the Sundance Film Festival very early on Friday morning, so if I do write a review, it'll have to be by Thursday at the latest. 

I should note that there are a few midnight screenings scatttered across the land that some of you may be planning to attend.

According to Box Office Mojo, Red Tails will open on 2500 screens; not Transformers-like numbers, but not bad either. In comparison, the other wide release opening that weekend, Underworld Awakening (which co-stars Michael Ealy) will open on 2900 screens.

How will it do? I have my thoughts, but I'll leave the guess-work to you folks... assuming you want to play along.

As I often do, this seemed like a good time to play "Guess [Insert Film Title's] Opening Weekend Box Office And Win [Something]."

Up for grabs this time is a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com (oh wait, that's what it was the last time; ah well). 

The rules: 

- You have until 11:59PM EST TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH to enter your guesses in the comment section below. 

- Whomever comes the closest WITHOUT GOING OVER the actual opening box office take for the film, wins!

- ONLY 1 PERSON CAN WIN, so if there are multiple winning guesses, a winner will be randomly-selected from that group of winning guesses. But you'd be advised to scroll through the comments before you post, to help limit the number of similar guesses.

- A winner will be announced on MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD; no sooner. So don't send me emails, or post comments on Sunday, wondering why the winner hasn't been announced yet.

Did I miss anything? 

No?

Alright, get to it!

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76 Comments

  • Zippy | January 23, 2012 3:03 PMReply

    Dang - news reports looks like it did $19.1 in second place behind Underworld: Awakening. FTW

  • Harolyn | January 22, 2012 11:58 PMReply

    19 million

  • Elroy | January 21, 2012 9:51 PMReply

    I will say $15 million

  • Jennifer | January 18, 2012 11:37 PMReply

    $36 million

  • Victoria | January 18, 2012 10:32 PMReply

    7.7 million

  • Wes Palty | January 18, 2012 10:20 PMReply

    $1B,worldwide?

  • Paula | January 18, 2012 9:51 PMReply

    14.2 million

  • Ken | January 18, 2012 9:37 PMReply

    $20.1 million

  • Fritz | January 18, 2012 9:27 PMReply

    $27,835,400

  • Judy | January 18, 2012 8:36 PMReply

    40 million - word of mouth is strong

  • nl | January 18, 2012 8:28 PMReply

    14.7

  • MacUffin | January 18, 2012 8:15 PMReply

    17.8 M

  • D. Cain | January 18, 2012 8:13 PMReply

    27 million

  • Orville | January 18, 2012 8:08 PMReply

    I think the movie is going to gross probably 9 million.

  • keyshantel | January 18, 2012 8:07 PMReply

    7.5 million

  • KS | January 18, 2012 8:01 PMReply

    19 million

  • Blah, Blah | January 18, 2012 7:58 PMReply

    After careful consideration, I say a solid 23 million

  • Carmichael Reid | January 18, 2012 7:56 PMReply

    My guess is $23.5 Final Answer
    Good Luck George. The future of black cinema depends on you...
    That's saying alot since Miracle at St Anna sucked and did horribly at the box office.
    This will do great I know it!
    Let the force be with us all,

    Carmichael Reid

  • Adam Scott Thompson | January 18, 2012 7:54 PMReply

    $11 million.

  • Mecca | January 18, 2012 7:16 PMReply

    I love playing this game! My guess is $8 Million

  • Erik Childress | January 18, 2012 12:05 PMReply

    1. Underworld - $22 million
    2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - $15 million
    3. Contraband - $14 million
    4. Beauty and the Beast - $12 million
    5. Red Tails - $9 million

  • zipppy | January 18, 2012 11:47 AMReply

    18 Million

  • Marie Stevens | January 18, 2012 11:44 AMReply

    $27 million

  • VichusSmith | January 18, 2012 9:52 AMReply

    $26 mil

  • BONDGIRL | January 18, 2012 9:12 AMReply

    11.8 Mil

  • Janice | January 18, 2012 7:43 AMReply

    16 million

  • Carla | January 18, 2012 7:00 AMReply

    $15.6 M

  • Marggy | January 18, 2012 4:14 AMReply

    $14.3 million

  • Dankwa Brooks | January 18, 2012 2:47 AMReply

    34 million! That number was the 1st to pop into my head and I'm sticking with it. Hopefully it will have legs and make a profit.

  • Megan | January 18, 2012 12:04 AMReply

    17.3 million

  • Josh | January 17, 2012 11:46 PMReply

    23.6 million

  • Kesha | January 17, 2012 11:42 PMReply

    45 million

  • Johnnie MD | January 17, 2012 11:31 PMReply

    My guess is 18.6 million.

  • JP | January 17, 2012 11:11 PMReply

    18.5 Mil.

  • Nahla Ilene | January 17, 2012 9:50 PMReply

    I predict $22.3,000,000.00

  • Abraham Amkpa | January 17, 2012 9:34 PMReply

    31 million

  • Darla & Mark | January 17, 2012 9:21 PMReply

    9 million

  • Jug | January 17, 2012 7:12 PMReply

    Oh, and is it me, or has S&A been bombarded of late by douchebags trolling with racist crap? Please don't even respond y'all, pure "T" nonsense.

  • Tambay | January 17, 2012 8:39 PM

    We're deleting them as they come. But yeah, don't even bother responding.

  • Steve T. | January 17, 2012 6:45 PMReply

    13 million

  • SB | January 17, 2012 6:24 PMReply

    $35 Million Dollars

  • Yawn.... | January 17, 2012 6:03 PMReply

    i think it will do $80 million, and possibly a little more. This is still a George Lucas film afterall, no matter what intentional historical and social foibles went into the making of this movie. I personally,plan not to spend one single red penny on it, but there will be millions of others who do.

  • Ghost | January 17, 2012 4:52 PMReply

    $7 million and I'm being nice about that number. I just looked at where this movie is showing in my city and it's not in one theater where there is a large black population.

    So in my case I now have to wait until Sunday to see it. Sinc eit would require me to go out of my way to go see it.

  • Neziah | January 17, 2012 4:40 PMReply

    $11 million

  • Cherish | January 17, 2012 4:16 PMReply

    $26.5 million

  • Alex | January 17, 2012 4:04 PMReply

    $42 million

  • simone | January 17, 2012 3:56 PMReply

    $35- 40m

  • Tambay | January 17, 2012 4:17 PM

    Gotta pick a single number to qualify for the contest Simone; no ranges of numbers.

  • Vio12 | January 17, 2012 3:49 PMReply

    $21.5 million

  • arnolddrummond | January 17, 2012 3:30 PMReply

    $22.7M

  • Donella | January 17, 2012 3:09 PMReply

    $35 million and one penny.

  • Nadine | January 17, 2012 3:37 PM

    ...too funny!

  • roberto | January 17, 2012 2:25 PMReply

    12.8 mill

  • Xi | January 17, 2012 2:20 PMReply

    28 Million

  • Jug | January 17, 2012 2:06 PMReply

    $25-35 Mil. Think it'll do above expectations but not a barn burner.

  • Jug | January 17, 2012 6:10 PM

    DAMN YOUR INSUFFERABLE RULES TAMBAY! LOL Okay, I give in. I'm calling it $24.5 Mil, for shits & giggles. They gotta at LEAST get what Marky Mark made this week LOL

  • Tambay | January 17, 2012 4:18 PM

    Gotta pick a single number Jug; no ranges of numbers. So either $25 mill or $35 mill, or some other number between. Unless you're just guessing and don't care about winning the gift cert.

  • Keyon Johnson | January 17, 2012 2:03 PMReply

    38 mil ;-)

  • Tamara | January 17, 2012 1:59 PMReply

    14.4 milli

  • john doe | January 17, 2012 1:12 PMReply

    22 million

  • john doe | January 17, 2012 1:14 PM

    seems like someone else already said it. I'll change it to 27 million

  • Allison | January 17, 2012 1:03 PMReply

    15 million

  • MiddleMyatt | January 17, 2012 1:00 PMReply

    3 Million.

  • Gina | January 17, 2012 12:28 PMReply

    30 million.

  • Tori | January 17, 2012 12:27 PMReply

    13.5 million

  • Akelah S | January 17, 2012 12:25 PMReply

    12.5 Million

  • Jeremy | January 17, 2012 11:50 AMReply

    20 million dollars

  • Ronnie D. | January 17, 2012 11:48 AMReply

    1.6 million

  • Dankwa Brooks | January 18, 2012 2:43 AM

    LOL. Damn. That's^ like the $1 bid on The Price is Right

  • Yolanda | January 17, 2012 11:47 AMReply

    14.3 million

  • julius hollingsworth | January 17, 2012 11:42 AMReply

    22million dollars.

  • Mark R | January 17, 2012 11:40 AMReply

    24 mill

  • Ronnie D. | January 17, 2012 11:49 AM

    Not in a million years.

  • Shanea | January 17, 2012 11:28 AMReply

    10.5 Million

  • shamika | January 17, 2012 11:28 AMReply

    22.1 mill

  • Antoine | January 17, 2012 11:27 AMReply

    $15 million

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