New Covid-19 Box-Office rules
In wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Next Big Film has modified its box-office game rules. You can still place bids on up and coming theatrical releases, submit predictions against opening weekend figures, rate and review films and submit personal comments against our catalogue. By making creative use of IMDBs popularity ranking ( https://www.imdb.com ) and Youtube trailers ( https://www.youtube.com/ ) we can still issue weekly revenue pay-out for films that have been auctioned off. This temporary solution offers the continuity of excitement that our original game (pre COVID-19) offered.
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1. Film’s revenue will continue to be paid out on a weekly basis.
2. Each following Friday from the Film’s release date the popularity revenue figure will be calculated and updated.
3. The popularity revenue figure is based on the IMDB Popularity meter ranking where 1/n x 10^8 = Popularity Revenue amount in GBP (where n = Popularity band).
a. Popularity bands
i. Band 1 IMDB Popularity Meter range: 1 – 10 (n=1)
ii. Band 2 (n=2) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 11 – 100 (n=2)
iii. Band 3 (n=4) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 101 – 999 (n=4)
iv. Band 4 (n=10) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 1000 – 1999 (n=10)
v. Band 5 (n=100) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 2000 – INF (n=100)
4. Popularity Revenue can only be paid out to Film’s that have an IMDB Popularity Meter assigned to it.
5. The above rules only apply during the COVID-19 period or when the team of The Next Big Film announces a change to the gameplay rules.
6. Films that are awaiting revenue will still receive a Popularity revenue figure though it will be based on the current IMDB popularity meter recorded at the time.
Side Bet Game
1. A films Opening Weekend revenue figure will be based on the following equation (1/n x 10^8 ) / 2 = Opening Weekend Popularity Revenue in GBP (where n = Popularity band).
2. The Opening Weekend revenue figure will be updated each week and is based on the same IMDB Popularity meter that is used for the Auction game.
3. Films will be grouped into one of five bands based on their IMDB Popularity Meter
4. Popularity bands
I. Band 1 IMDB Popularity Meter range: 1 – 10 (n=1)
II. Band 2 (n=2) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 11 – 100 (n=2)
III. Band 3 (n=4) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 101 – 999 (n=4)
IV. Band 4 (n=10) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 1000 – 1999 (n=10)
V. Band 5 (n=100) IMDB Popularity Meter range: 2000 – INF (n=100)
5. Films that are awaiting their Opening Weekend revenue will still receive their revenue figure though it will be based on the current IMDB popularity meter recorded at the time.
In the event there is no IMDB Popularity Ranking listed revenue will be paid out based on Official Youtube trailer views recorded for that particular week. Youtube.com official trailer views will be used as a secondary platform as an alternate to IMDB popularity ranking view.
1. Films which lack an IMDB Popularity ranking can be measured against the number of trailer views.
2. Youtube.com will be used to identify the number of views from one of the official trailers.
a. The number of views can only be taken from one official trailer.
b. An ‘official trailer’ is one that has a checkbox icon as listed by Youtube.
3. The number of views will be translated to 1 USD or 1.4 GBP (note exchange rate will vary). Example: Film ‘Y’ has 31M trailer views which translates to 31M USD or 22M GBP.
4. TNBF will only reference the highest view count recorded from one of the official trailers.