Before I make the annoucement, a reminder of what the rules were…
You has until 6pm EST (3pm PST) on FRIDAY, the 19th, to post your guesses in the comment section of the contest post. Several of you did so AFTER the deadline, so your entries weren't considered.
Also, there can only be 1 winner, so I asked that you made sure to check other responses that were posted before yours, so that there weren't any duplicates. Thankfully, there weren't any.
And lastly, the winner would be whomever comes closest to the final box office number WITHOUT going over it. A couple of you came quite close – one person was within a few hundred thousand, but their guess was over the actual figure.
So, without further ado, the winner of the contest is…. drumroll… Chris, who guessed $10.9 million. The actual figure was $11,396,768 – according to Box Office Mojo.
Congrats Chris. You've won a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com. To collect, you'll need to email me from the email address you used when you posted your guess last week Friday. As long as the email address matches what I have on file, I'll get you your Amazon.com gift cert within 24 hours.
Email me at email@example.com, letting me know that you're still interested in the prize. If I don't hear from you by this Friday, the 26th, the prize will go to the next closest guess.
You can see all the responses HERE.