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Detective Pikachu will not gross more than 1B worldwide. Who will make an avatar bet about that?

Oct 27, 2017
2,166
I'll gladly change once it's out of theaters and hasn't reached 1 Billion as that was what was stated in the OP when I made the bet. can't just call that shit after a week.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,595
I'll gladly change once it's out of theaters and hasn't reached 1 Billion as that was what was stated in the OP when I made the bet. can't just call that shit after a week.
That’s true, those were the original terms.

I’ll happily wear the av, but with us wearing them early, then should the 1 billion mark come by the time it leaves theaters I’d expect for the AGAINST group to wear an avatar of our choosing for one month + a time equivalent to the entire theatrical run of Detective Pikachu.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,081
I'll gladly change once it's out of theaters and hasn't reached 1 Billion as that was what was stated in the OP when I made the bet. can't just call that shit after a week.
Show your work on how it can reach a billion worldwide after having made under $55mil in the United States in its first (and by definition biggest, because of how opening weekends work for films) full weekend


This won't make near $200mil domestic, which would mean it'd need over $800mil internationally. Do you think it's possible, and how with a $112mil start there?
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,166
Please show the math on how it actually gets to $1b off of the last weekend. Because it won’t add up.
Accept the loss.
Show your work on how it can reach a billion worldwide after having made under $55mil in the United States in its first (and by definition biggest, because of how opening weekends work for films) full weekend


This won't make near $200mil domestic, which would mean it'd need over $800mil internationally. Do you think it's possible, and how with a $112mil start there?
If, by the end of its box office run, Detective Pikachu has grossed less than 1B worldwide, those who bet AGAINST 1B WW get to chose the collective avatar of the other side.
If, by the end of its box office run, Detective Pikachu has grossed 1B+ worldwide, those who bet FOR 1B WW get to chose the collective avatar of the other side.
Avatars will last for one month.
Just following the original terms of the bet.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,395
So have the collective fors decided on my new avatar? Can someone pm it to me or quote me with the link?
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Unova
Just following the original terms of the bet.
I thought about it and decided to change it mainly for the fun of it. Now, If Detective Pikachu reaches 1 Billion I am going to be loud as hell in this thread.

This is how Zootopia made a Billion


Opening International Weekend
$4,500,000

Final International Box Office
$682,515,947

This is insane. I didn’t know this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,081
You do realize the amount of territories Pikachu opened and Zootopia opened were very different right.
Doubt it completely. Also anytime they want to explain where they get the math that this would still have $263mil to make in America, they can feel free to show their citations
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,521
Change the avatar.
Because I posted a joke pointing out the lack of denomination in the OP? At the time of posting that the film already had an opening of over ¥900m which is why I posted what I did - because it was a safe thing to say. Hadn't even noticed I was put in the OP until later. Not my fault the post wasn't read properly. I bet ¥1billion and it made over that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,203
Ann Arbor, MI
Because I posted a joke pointing out the lack of denomination in the OP? At the time of posting that the film already had an opening of over ¥900m which is why I posted what I did - because it was a safe thing to say. Hadn't even noticed I was put in the OP until later. Not my fault the post wasn't read properly. I bet ¥1billion and it made over that.
You shouldn’t have said “FOR” then
 
May 10, 2018
1,420


For people, the avatar is waiting for you. If you think there's STILL a chance that the movie breaks 1 Billion WW at the Box Office, you'll need to show the math at how you're arriving at that conclusion. It had a 58M opening weekend.


This is the WW total for the opening weekend, and every weekend the amount a movie makes goes down a large amount.

Otherwise, say hello to your new avatar until Wednesday, June 12th. Please reply in this thread when you have put the avatar on so we can see the glorious avatar for ourselves.

Y’all gotta show your work otherwise change that avatar.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,809
Because I posted a joke pointing out the lack of denomination in the OP? At the time of posting that the film already had an opening of over ¥900m which is why I posted what I did - because it was a safe thing to say. Hadn't even noticed I was put in the OP until later. Not my fault the post wasn't read properly. I bet ¥1billion and it made over that.
Dude. Lol. You gotta own up.
 
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SweetNicole

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Oct 24, 2017
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And the OP's post or title still doesn't specify a denomination so my original bet still stands. If you can show me it didn't make over a billion yen I'll be happy to concede.
1 American Billion or regular billion?
This is a few posts down on the first page. You can continue to play semantics, but it is and was clear that it 1B USD. Don't be a coward or a sore loser. It's just an avatar...
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,203
Ann Arbor, MI
And the OP's post or title still doesn't specify a denomination so my original bet still stands. If you can show me it didn't make over a billion yen I'll be happy to concede.
It’s an American film from an American company. The billion implied is clearly USD.

You lost. Just accept it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,104
People still aren't admitting defeat? Won't put it on until it's done in theaters? Talking about the possibility of it surprising Against voters? Saying they assumed it was 1 billion yen? 😂😂😂😂
 
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SweetNicole

SweetNicole

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Oct 24, 2017
5,067
I'll gladly change once it's out of theaters and hasn't reached 1 Billion as that was what was stated in the OP when I made the bet. can't just call that shit after a week.
It won't, and I would like to see the math of how you get there, but that aside, if you want to wait til the end of the BO run that is fine, but you'll still have to put the avatar on for a month at that time (end of BO run) per the original rules of the bet. Or you could concede now, put it on a for a month, and be done with it. Choice is yours.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,521
Dude. Lol. You gotta own up.
My post was pretty clear.

If you weren't sure, then you shouldn't have taken the bet.
Well technically I wasn't…

This is a few posts down on the first page. You can continue to play semantics, but it is and was clear that it 1B USD. Don't be a coward or a sore loser. It's just an avatar...
I saw that as asking whether 9 zeros (a.k.a the american billion) or 12 zeros (the old British billion).

I'm not being a sore loser. I make a joke and apparently it was misunderstood. Like you said, it's just an avatar, so no idea why people are so keen on jumping down my throats cos they misunderstood.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,203
Ann Arbor, MI
My post was pretty clear.


Well technically I wasn't…


I saw that as asking whether 9 zeros (a.k.a the american billion) or 12 zeros (the old British billion).

I'm not being a sore loser. I make a joke and apparently it was misunderstood. Like you said, it's just an avatar, so no idea why people are so keen on jumping down my throats cos they misunderstood.
If it was a joke you shouldnt have posted in all caps "FOR" as SweetNicole made clear that is to indicate whether you are in for the avatar bet.


You lost.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,166
It won't, and I would like to see the math of how you get there, but that aside, if you want to wait til the end of the BO run that is fine, but you'll still have to put the avatar on for a month at that time (end of BO run) per the original rules of the bet. Or you could concede now, put it on a for a month, and be done with it. Choice is yours.
i never said it would get there after this weekends performance. i'm just honoring the bet that was made and will gladly sport the new avatar after Detective Pikachu leaves the box office. you just don't change the terms and conditions of a bet after it's been made.

Also idk why people keep asking for the math on this, it's basic algebra... $1BN = X + Y where X is equal to the current total. You solve for Y and people spend that much money. the math checks out.

If anyone could give me a date when it's out of theaters that would be great, thanks
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,104
i never said it would get there after this weekends performance. i'm just honoring the bet that was made and will gladly sport the new avatar after Detective Pikachu leaves the box office. you just don't change the terms and conditions of a bet after it's been made.

Also idk why people keep asking for the math on this, it's basic algebra... $1BN = X + Y where X is equal to the current total. You solve for Y and people spend that much money. the math checks out.

If anyone could give me a date when it's out of theaters that would be great, thanks
Math as in clearly lay out a realistic path given the movie's numbers so far that would lead it to $1B.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,104
"please put FOR or AGAINST in your post in order to be counted"

"It will make a billion yen so FOR"

"Ok change your avatar"

"But it was just a joke"



There was one condition laid out in the OP for your post to be counted and it was followed so...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm extremely disappointed in how few people have changed their avatar.
Everyone please @ and shame these members who are too chicken to pay up and change their avatars after making the bet now that they lost.
Y'all realize no one sent a message out, right? Given that the terms were

If, by the end of its box office run, Detective Pikachu has grossed less than 1B worldwide, those who bet AGAINST 1B WW get to chose the collective avatar of the other side.
How was anyone to know to check in now?

Anyways, I'll switch mine when it fails to make it at the end of its run as originally agreed upon. That way y'all can still be having your fun a month or two from now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,395


For people, the avatar is waiting for you. If you think there's STILL a chance that the movie breaks 1 Billion WW at the Box Office, you'll need to show the math at how you're arriving at that conclusion. It had a 58M opening weekend.


This is the WW total for the opening weekend, and every weekend the amount a movie makes goes down a large amount.

Otherwise, say hello to your new avatar until Wednesday, June 12th. Please reply in this thread when you have put the avatar on so we can see the glorious avatar for ourselves.

I have to say, I love my new avatar. Thanks!