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Old 06-02-04, 11:06 AM
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DVDTalk HSX Leaderboard: Week 8 (Box Office Game)

Here is the leaderboard for the DVDTalk HSX League as of 6/2. Interested in joining? Check the next post down for rules and other information.

The Best

RankDVDTalk UsernameHSX UsernameNet WorthLast Week
1JasonFDVDTalk_JasonF$12,213,283.971
2MrNDVDTalk_mrn$6,664,390.003
3moviekingDVDTalk_Movieking$5,790,880.822
4AntennaballDVDTalk_antennaball$5,617,919.126
5JackskeletonDVDTALK_Jackskeleton$5,502,435.135
6cruznessDVDTalk_cruzness$4,884,928.614
7GrouchoDVDTalk_Groucho2$4,725,591.93-
8rushmore223DVDTalk_rushmore223$4,634,814.839
9devilshalodevilshalo$4,602,231.56-
10luckymepoohDVDTalk_luckymepooh$4,546,523.3310


The Rest (in alphabetical order)

Alien RedrumDVDTalk_AlienRedrum
Angus ScrimmDVDTalk_angusscrimm
AnjanetteaDVDTalk_Anjanettea
B.A.DVDTalk_BA
BadlyDrawnBoyBadlyDrawnBoy
BRIAN_1972DVDTalk_BRIAN_1972
CorvinDVDTalk_Corvin
dimitrios3DVDTalk_dimitrios3
DodgingCarsDVDTalk_DodgingCars
DRGDVDTalk_DRG
drjayDVDTalk_drjay
filmerpDvdtalk_filmerp
flashburnDVDTalk_flashburn
fnordboyDVDTalk_fnordboy
Fred C. DobbsDVDTalk_FredCDobbs
gcribbsDvdtalk_gcribbs
genappDVDTalk_genapp
GilesDVDTalk_Giles
glassdragonDVDtalk_glassdragon
innocentfreakDVDTalk_Bizastard
ivelostr2DVDTalk_ivelostr2
j123vt_99DVDTalk_j123vt_99
Jack's SmirkingDVDTalk_JacksSmirk
jdpatrijdpatri
J-DubyaJDubya
JNielsenDVDTalk_jnielsen
Jocko6577DVDTalk_Jocko6577
johnglassDVDTalk_johnglass
Jonny2k1DVDTalk_Jonny2k1
kninestileDVDTalk_kninestile
Kumar JDvdtalk_KumarJ
majorjoe23DVDTALK_majorjoe23
mano365DVDTalk_mano365
matomematome
MFRONEDVDTalk_MFRONE
MittmanDVDTalk_Mittman
mookymanDVDTalk_Mookyman
MordredDVDTalk_Mordred
mrglassDVDTALK_mrglass
namjaDVDTalk_namja
OutcastJADVDTalk_outcastja
RoboDadDVDTalk_RoboDad
RyoHazukiDVDTalk_RyoHazuki
SherbzDVDTalk_Sherbz
shill66dvdtalk_swh
shill66 (alt)dvdtalk_swh2
shimmorilDVDTalk_shimmoril
solipstaDVDTalk_solipsta
SuprmalletDVDTalk_Suprmallet
TeeSeeJayDVDTalk_TeeSeeJay
The DudeDVDTalk_TheDude
TomOpusDVDTalk_TomOpus
TriggerDVDTalk_Trigger
tywebb1976dvd_talk_tywebb1976
VenomDVDTalk_Venom
vismDVDTalk_vism
VryceDVDTalk_Vryce


The Noobs (Players Added Since Last Week)

VonnerDVDTalk_vonner
Old 06-02-04, 11:07 AM
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What is the Hollywood Stock Exchange?

From the website: “Buy shares of your favorite actors and their new movies. Watch their values rise or fall based on their success. Prices soar with a blockbuster opening at the box office and plummet with a bomb no one went to see.” For those who have never played, the game is as a complicated or as easy as you want to make it (much like the real stock market).

Now, I know several of you already have HSX accounts. To keep things fair, in order to participate in the league you’ll need to start up a new account. Here’s what you need to do to join the league:

1. Go to www.hsx.com and start up a new account.

2. You can use any username you want, although if everybody used the format “DVDTalk_[DVDTalk Username]” it would make things easier to track. For example, if my DVDTalk username was "Stockbroker" my account for the league will be DVDTalk_Stockbroker.

When signing up, put down BadlyDrawnBoy in the "Did a friend refer you?" column. Feel free to take advantage of any of the special offers and freebies offered at this time as well.

3. After you sign up, go to “Account Information” and set your “Screen Name” to be exactly the same as your screen name here at DVDTalk. This will help avoid confusion.

4. Come back here and post your HSX user name. You need to have a new account, or I won’t add you to the league.

5. Entry into the league is always open...we welcome newcomers!

Remember, new players: add this week's "Bottom Feeder" (BadlyDrawnBoy) as your referral when signing up!
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So what calls and puts did everyone pick up today? I picked up the calls for PITC2 and STEPF and the put for GARFI, all for $20 mil. I'm not sure what to short yet.
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I took the call on PITC2 and the put on GARFI.

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Old 06-02-04, 07:04 PM
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I have no idea what to do for Garfield. It's a crap shoot because I keep thinking about what Scooby Poo did.
Old 06-02-04, 10:05 PM
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I think Garfield will crap out.....about 13 mil or so at the most.

I expect PITC2 and STEPF to go way above the calls...
Old 06-03-04, 12:00 AM
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Looks like I'm the lone gunman here, taking the PUT on STEPF. While I don't think it'll bomb, I don't think it'll make $20 million either. My prediction: $15 million.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Looks like I'm the lone gunman here, taking the PUT on STEPF. While I don't think it'll bomb, I don't think it'll make $20 million either. My prediction: $15 million.
I agree. STEPF will not hit 20 million. Of course that does not mean you can not make some money off the call.

I am not sure about GARFI yet. PITC2 will hit 40 million or close IMO.
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congrats to JasonF for kicking the shit out of everyone here. Got any stock tips?

I'm digging my way out of the hole... I've got some that I bought right. Hero at 16, FH911 at 24, and Riddick at 60... Riddick dipped for awhile, but now it has shot up. I think I even bought more while it dipped. I am pretty spread out, but I have 250k to invest in something good. Any ideas?

I got a call on Riddick - that'll clear 20M for sure (I think). I don't ever do the calls or puts... hope this works out.
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Wow, the top 2-5 are really close to each other. looks like it's going to be a fight to reach the #2 spot. Jason isn't going to have anything to worry for a long time. especially with the ability to buy a ton of shares of the latest new releases. Good show. Good show indeed.
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This sounds fun. I'll post more after I get up to speed.
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You jerks. I thought getting close to $4 mil would at least put me in the top 10. I really need The Ring 2 to skyrocket right now.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Looks like I'm the lone gunman here, taking the PUT on STEPF. While I don't think it'll bomb, I don't think it'll make $20 million either. My prediction: $15 million.
I bought the PUT on Stepford Wives, also. Very little in terms of marketing. I doubt it will make $20M.
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My thoughts:

Stepford Wives>Garfield>Chronicles of Riddick

Of course, I have been wrong before....

...although not about Bruce Almighty 2. It is up over 6 already today. Rough for anyone who shorted it, good for anyone who bought it low.
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Anyone else think that Harry Potter is overvalued now? I don't see it doing the huge business that it seems to have been predicted.
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Originally posted by movieking
Stepford Wives>Garfield>Chronicles of Riddick
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Anyone else think that Harry Potter is overvalued now? I don't see it doing the huge business that it seems to have been predicted.
I don't think it is, especially when looking at the openings of the previous films. On the other hand, I don't think it's undervalued either.

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HP3CA finally started to drop this morning. I was wondering when it would peak.
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Originally posted by movieking
My thoughts:

Stepford Wives>Garfield>Chronicles of Riddick

Of course, I have been wrong before....

...although not about Bruce Almighty 2. It is up over 6 already today. Rough for anyone who shorted it, good for anyone who bought it low.
No way, between the free ticket in pitch black re-release, the amount of advertisment for the film and so forth, Chronicles will do good numbers. Stepford may have the big hollywood names, but can you honestly ask any joe average on the street when the film comes out? Garfield, well as bad as it looks it will still draw in the younger crowd.
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One thing to consider about Garfield is that it has significant juggernauts competing for it's audience: Shrek 2 and Harry Potter. Stepford and Riddick on the other hand, are the pretty much the only game in town for their respective audiences.

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Garfield, well as bad as it looks it will still draw in the younger crowd.
Like I said... the freakin' Scooby Poo factor. I have no idea if it will be a hit, or will audiences wise up to the crap fest.
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It's a tough call indeed. either welcome me into the 6 million club. w00t w00t. hopefully I'm not counting my chickens there since I just crossed the line. That Shrek2 warrent is really helping out with everything. a little under a million dollars right there alone. sweeeeeeeet
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I am down a bit today. over 50k
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You jerks. I thought getting close to $4 mil would at least put me in the top 10. I really need The Ring 2 to skyrocket right now.
personally I would dump ring 2. it is trading in a narrow range and the odds are you will not make much off it.

Since it is a long way from release the big money is not going to cause a huge move unless some big news comes out about it.

IMO
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I dumped it in favor of F911. With the trailer and its quick arrival to theaters, I am hoping to make some serious coin.
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FH911 moved quickly.. damn quickly. once the trailer hit the forum I jumped up and bumped my stakes from 25000 to 50000. damn near made me 200k in one day.

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