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1. Please note that none of these questions includes box office inflation unless specifically stated. Now then, let's say you are a Pirate who likes to hang out in the Caribbean. Which of your films has the highest opening weekend box office?
The Curse of the Black Pearl
Dead Man's Chest
At World's End
On Stranger Tides
By way of explanation.....
Dead Man' Chest debuted to $135.6 million, over $20 million better than At World's End.
2. People love hair, almost to the point of having a fetish. Which of these Hollywood hair films has the lowest domestic box office?
Legally Blonde
By way of explanation.....
Every one of these titles earned at least $75.8 million domestically. Legally Blonde is second "lowest" at $96.5 million. Hair movies = money.
3. HWDYK loves you. We also love the following things, some more than others. Which I Love You film has the largest domestic total?
I Love You, Beth Cooper
I Love You to Death
I Love You, Man
I Love You Phillip Morris
By way of explanation.....
Putting I Love You in the title is usually death. Three of these four titles earned less than $16 million. I Love You, Man beats them all combined.
4. We can prove which hour of the day is the worst through box office openings. Which of these times is clearly inferior to the others?
3:10 to Yuma
Date Night
Morning Glory
By way of explanation.....
Alas, Morning Glory is not the people's choice, earning a paltry $9.2 million, well behind 3:10 to Yuma's $14.0 million. Rachel McAdams should have played a vampire instead.
5. Some games are better than others. In terms of final box office, which of these is the best?
Fair Game
The Game
The Game Plan
By way of explanation.....
The Rock has the best game in town. But we knew this already.
6. HWDYK likes big butts and we cannot lie. Which of these Moons is the biggest?
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
By way of explanation.....
Cosmo says you're fat and if you missed this one, HWDYK is down with that.
7. Night time is the right time to settle box office scores. Which of these Night movies has the largest domestic total?
Date Night
Fright Night
It Happened One Night
Night at the Museum
By way of explanation.....
Night at the Museum earned $250 million domestically. How did we as a people let this happen?
8. Let's talk zombies for a moment. Which of these brain-eating features has the best box office?
28 Days Later
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead
By way of explanation.....
Believe it or not, Zombieland became the first zombie movie to earn north of $75 million. You don't earn as much money when you eat the customers.
9. Let's continue the zombie discussion one more time. THE zombie franchise is Resident Evil. Which film from this series has earned the most domestically?
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Afterlife
By way of explanation.....
Afterlife wins by almost $10 million. Those 3D ticket prices help a lot. Of course, a giant zombie with an axe-hammer is also a strong selling point. Who would say no to him?
10. There are still hundreds of night movies to trivialize. Which of these has the worst domestic box office total?
Big Night
Friday Night Lights
Good Night and Good Luck
We Own the Night
By way of explanation.....
While Big Night is a very good movie, its box office is a modest $12 million.
11. Let's reverse course here and discuss movies with Day in the title. We'll even throw in some numbers to make it nice and math-ish for you. Which of these is the best box office performer?
28 Days
28 Days Later
30 Days of Night
40 Days and 40 Nights
By way of explanation.....
This is a close race, but Box Office Prophets' choice as Best Horror Film of the 2000s is the narrow winner with $45.1 million.
12. There have been some true blockbusters with Day in the title. Which of these is the champion?
The Day After Tomorrow
Independence Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Valentine's Day
By way of explanation.....
A full 15 years after its release, Independence Day is still the 33rd biggest movie ever with $306.2 million. Their big mistake was not allowing a sequel.
13. Which of these football movies is the most popular ever with regards to domestic revenue?
The Blind Side
Jerry Maguire
The Game Plan
The Waterboy
By way of explanation.....
Jerry Maguire earned a whopping $212.2 million while The Waterboy edged it with $214.6 million, but The Blind Side reigns supreme with $256 million.
14. Most lists involving the best baseball movies focus on these four titles. Which of them had the best box office run?
Bull Durham
Field of Dreams
A League of Their Own
The Natural
By way of explanation.....
Believe it or not, A League of Their Own is the only one of these titles to earn over $100 million domestically. The Rookie, unlisted here, is second with $75 million.
15. Here is an interesting question for all of your fanboys out there. Which Star Wars film has the biggest opening weekend?
Attack of the Clones
The Phantom Menace
Revenge of the Sith
The one with all the puppets.
By way of explanation.....
Revenge of the Sith opened to $108.4 million. The One with All the Puppets will be released in 2017. You'll go see it. You are just that weak.
16. Which of these characters stars in the movie with the biggest opening weekend other than The Dark Knight?
Edward Cullen and the Whiny Girl
Jack Sparrow and the Whiny Girl named Orlando
Spider-Man aka the Whiny Girl who does jazz hands
Tony Stark, who sleeps with Whiny Girls but doesn't call the next day
By way of explanation.....
Spider-Man 3 is currently the second biggest opening of all time. Score this round for jazz hands!
17. Which Shrek film is the biggest?
Shrek 2
Shrek Forever After
Shrek the Third
By way of explanation.....
Shrek 2 is the champion, at least until Shrek Chugs a Fifth gets released.
18. Let's talk disaster porn. Which of these monument mashers had the biggest opening weekend?
The Day after Tomorrow
Pearl Harbor
By way of explanation.....
The Day after Tomorrow debuted to $68.7 million, edging out 2012's $65.2 million. Clearly, movie goers want to see people attacked by wolves.
19. Despite all of our attempts at a court order, The Fast & Furious franchise isn't going away. Which one has earned the most domestically?
The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Fast & Furious
Fast Five
By way of explanation.....
Amazingly, Fast Five has already become the biggest performer domestically as well as internationally, bro.
20. Let's talk about that Harry Potter chap for a moment. Which of his many encounters with He Who Shall Not Be Named (aka Bud Selig) had the biggest opening weekend?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
By way of explanation.....
Deathly Hallows Part I is the first to open to $125 million. Harry Potter movies make more money than Bill Gates.
21. While we're on the subject of franchises, we should discuss the granddaddy of them all, James Bond. Which Bond film has the best domestic gross?
Casino Royale
Die Another Day
Quantum of Solace
By way of explanation.....
Yes, Quantum of Solace narrowly edges Casino Royale by almost exactly $2 million to claim the throne of biggest Bond.
22. There have been three Dr. Seuss adaptations. If rhyming sing-song is your thing, you should know that this title earned over $200 million domestically.
The Cat in the Hat
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Horton Hears a Who
Trick question: all of them earned over $200 million.
By way of explanation.....
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the winning answer. It earned $260 million, which is more than the other two combined.
23. Let's catch up on titles. Specifically, let's talk about movies with Catch in the title. Which of these is the biggest box office hit?
Catch and Release
Catch Me If You Can
Summer Catch
To Catch a Thief
By way of explanation.....
While To Catch a Thief is clearly the best movie on this list, the most popular is Catch Me If You Can, which earned $164.6 million.
24. There sure has been a lot of meeting and focking over the years. Which movie from this franchise had the best opening weekend?
Meet the Parents
Meet the Fockers
Little Fockers
Focking Fockers Who Fock Too Much.
By way of explanation.....
Meet the Fockers is the only title to open north of $40 million. I made up the last answer, but it sounds like Yngwie Malmsteen, doesn't it?
25. Finally, it feels like every other movie has The in the title, so here is our question. Other than The Dark Knight (duh!), which of these The something movies is the most popular at the box office?
The Lion King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Matrix Reloaded
The Passion of the Christ
By way of explanation.....
Not only is The Return of the King correct but the Two Towers is also third on this list (behind The Passion of the Christ).

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