I created this space so I could write down ideas for next year, assuming we do this again, to make it better, more fun, more fair, etc. I then thought, after Tanya Triple Wordscore had a couple suggestions in her comments this week, why not post the idea, then open it up to comments so everyone can make suggestions. That way we utilize all 7 brains, instead of just mine. I’m only as smart as the people in the room around me. Remember, these are just ideas. Some might be good and should be implemented next year. Some might be shitty, but can serve as a good brainstorm starter (a brain drizzle, if you will). Some might be good ideas but just won’t work. Its a work in progress. Its basically the Declaration of Independence.
Here are this year’s rules to give you a jumping off point:
- Movies must open after May 3rd and before August 18th.
- Scores run through August 31st. But not really. I’ll keep counting after that.
- Highest team box office total wins.
- All teams have to choose 7 movies.
- Draft runs in a snake fashion with team 1 selecting first, then 2, then 3, 4, 5, 6, and then 7. Then 7 again, then 6, 5, 4, and so on, until 1, who selects twice, then 2 selects and repeat until every team has 7 movies.
Ideas for next year
Have an “alternate” movie – a movie that you select in the 8th round that would replace one of your top 7 movies if, and only if, it were to get bumped to a later date, get canceled, or something else, who knows.
Every team must have 1 movie for each month.
Adjusted earnings. There are many ways to do this, but the way I thought of, again after a Tanya Tiger suggestion, is to multiple each movie by the round it was selected. So your first movie’s take would be whatever it gets, but your second round pick’s take would be its total box office multiplied by 2, and your last pick would be multiplied by 7. Another take on this would be to adjust the movies by how many theaters they’re showing in. So, if it’s playing in 4000 theaters the multiplier would be 1, but if its only in like 400 maybe you multiply it by 8.
Put a time limit on movie totals. So whatever that movie makes in say 8 weeks, that’s the total for that movie.
An auction draft.
- Critic Scores
- Weeks won
- Actual Revenue (Box Office – Budget)
- Set a record
- Average Per Theater Take