August 3-5 Box Office Contest Finalists

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Having enjoyed the Red Sox breaking out their brooms and unloading a complete 4-game sweep of the Yankees over the weekend, I was just as excited to see that all of our August 3-5 box office contest entrants swept through the weekend by choosing correctly and making the final cut.

With Tom Cruise delivering the Ethan Hunt flavor once again, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT seized the number one spot by raking in $35.3 million in its second weekend of release.

In appreciation for all of our entrants delivering FWR's first perfect box office contest below, we will be picking 3 WINNERS during our August 16 episode.

1. Erica Green Phoenix, AZ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
2. Kate Ahokas Denver, CO MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
3. Keith O'Brien Massapequa Park, NY MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
4. Shawn Brown Bradley, ME MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
5. Will Smith Boston, MA MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

The winners from this box office weekend will be announced during our August 16 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

July 20-22 Box Office Contest Finalists

The Equalizer 2

Wow...what a nail-biter of a weekend! Talk about a photo finish between two flicks that couldn't be more opposite, yet truly represent how diverse the movie-going audience has become.

The suits in Hollywood better continue to take notice because the movement is real and it's awesome to see.

With just a $1.1 million edge over MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, $36 million in box office dollars rained down on THE EQUALIZER 2 giving the Denzel Washington sequel the crown for its opening weekend.

With our A-List Celebration plans in full swing, we wish this week's finalists all the best as we have an A-List seat just waiting with your name on it.

1. Erica Boscio Garfield, NJ THE EQUALIZER 2
2. Kelly Brown Bradley, ME THE EQUALIZER 2

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our August 6 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

And...Action! FlickWish Podcast Gives Movie Fans Starring Role

FlickWish Rising Sentinel & Enterprise Story

LUNENBURG – Bill Harris was aiming to make it in the movie industry and ended up in the podcast business.

To share his passion for movies, he created FlickWish Rising, a podcast where he invites fellow cinema fans onto the show to talk about their experiences at the theater, their favorites, or industry happenings.

Click here to read the full story courtesy of Sentinel & Enterprise.

July 6-8 Box Office Contest Finalists

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Well Marvel fans, the July 6-8 box office weekend didn't disappoint as the superhero genre keeps chugging along and raking some big cake in the process.

With an impressive $75 million dollar payday, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP out-sized the other players seeking your box office dollar and to our latest finalists, may your good fortune continue with a shot at an invitation to our A-List Celebration in October.

1. Anjie Kennard Midway, UT ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
2. April Sutton Lunenburg, MA ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
3. Jeanne Murawski Templeton, MA ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
4. Jen Cotoni Lunenburg, MA ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
5. Will Smith Boston, MA ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our July 15 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

The A-List Spotlight: Chance Pates

Chance Pates

In our hopes to make this a regular feature, FWR will be showcasing our box office contest winners and what makes them tick as movie fans.

So who better to introduce this new series than Chance Pates from North Kingstown, RI who became our first box office contest winner from the June 1-3 weekend.

Having received a $25 gift card from GameStop courtesy of FWR, we hit Chance with our "Big 3", three questions focused on his love of movies and where he sees the movie business heading.

What is your favorite movie scene and why?

So many great scenes to choice from its hard to pick one. But the chase scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of my all time favorite scenes and movies for that matter. The way Cameron directs that scene is so beautifully shot. It has great pacing, action and a tremendous score.

Where do you see the movie-going experience and/or the movie business in five years?

In the next five years I can see streaming services having an even greater impact on the movie industry than they do now. With stream and binge watching becoming the preferred way to watch movies I can see studios opt to releasing a big budget blockbuster on a streaming service instead of releasing it in theaters.

As a movie fan, is there anything else unique that you'd like to share about yourself?

I am a lifelong lover of movies. Some of my earliest memories of watching movies were with my grandfather. Now that I have children I am looking forward to introducing them to films that I love and experiencing new films for the first time with them.
 

June 22-24 Box Office Contest Finalists

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

With the June 22-24 box office weekend bringing the thunder of a rampaging T-Rex, it delivered some HUGE bank with a roster of box office contest finalists that chose wisely.

With a $148 million dollar haul, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM crushed the competition and to these lucky finalists, we're ramping up the competition for the July 1 drawing where we will be selecting 2 WINNERS!.

1. Alisa Lucas-McLaughlin Lunenburg, MA JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
2. Bob McGoff Charlestown, MA JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
3. Erica Green Phoenix, AZ JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
4. Michelle Benedetti Boston, MA JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
5. Misty Bowden Lakeway, TX JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
6. Sherri Flagg Bangor, ME JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
7. Sydney Morgan Orem, UT JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our July 2 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

June 22-24 Box Office Contest Entrants

After a successful season premiere and with the crowning of our first box office contest winner from the June 1-3 weekend, I'm thrilled to see an even bigger response to the June 22-24 contest and in appreciation for your fantastic support, we will be selecting 2 WINNERS!

To all of the movie fans who entered, I wish you good luck and I look forward to seeing our A-List grow in preparation for our A-List Celebration in October.

Alisa Lucas-McLaughlin Lunenburg, MA JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Alysia Lemelin Rochester, NH THE INCREDIBLES 2
Anjie Kennard Midway, UT THE INCREDIBLES 2
Bob McGoff Charlestown, MA JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Erica Green Phoenix, AZ JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Michelle Benedetti Boston, MA JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Misty Bowden Lakeway, TX JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Sarah Kozenko Hudson, MA THE INCREDIBLES 2
Sherri Flagg Bangor, ME JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Sydney Morgan Orem, UT JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Thomas Purgett Brookline, MA THE INCREDIBLES 2

We will be posting the finalists from this box office weekend on June 26.

The winners from this box office weekend will be announced during our July 2 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

June 1-3 Box Office Contest Finalists

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Despite a slow weekend at the box office, I'm happy to announce our finalists for the June 1-3 box office contest.

With a $29.3 million take, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY took the crown in its second weekend and we wish these lucky finalists who picked the winning horse all the best going into June 17.

Benjamin Ferrante Lunenburg, MA SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Chance Pates North Kingstown, RI SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our June 17 season premiere of FLICKWISH RISING.

June 1-3 Box Office Contest Entrants

Well, we made it to FWR's first box office contest for the upcoming June 1-3 weekend. I'm very grateful for the following movie fans who entered and I wish you all good luck with your pick for this weekend's box office champ.

Benjamin Ferrante Lunenburg, MA SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Chance Pates North Kingstown, RI SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Kelly Brown Bradley, ME AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Marc Bloom Bridgewater, MA DEADPOOL 2
Tim Shea Salem, MA DEADPOOL 2
William Houghton Bloomfield, NJ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

We will be posting the finalists from this box office weekend on June 5.

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our June 17 season premiere of FLICKWISH RISING.