April 5-7 Box Office Contest Finalists

Shazam!

Damn…now that was a fun weekend. Whether you’re an adult or a kid, SHAZAM! tapped your inner child in a big bad way.

Not only did it honor every kid who has ever dreamed of being a superhero, it gained some big respect during the April 5-7 box office weekend with a $56.8 million haul.

Congratulations to Warner Bros. and DC for continuing to right their superhero ship and congratulations to the following finalists for their lightning strike of a pick.

1. Chance Pates North Kingstown, RI SHAZAM!
2. Pam Porter Lunenburg, MA SHAZAM!
3. Milagros Whitfield Fitchburg, MA SHAZAM!

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our April 28, 2019 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

February 22-24 Box Office Contest Finalists

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Who said that the winter box office blues can’t have a bounce back.

With a fire-breathing weekend that saw HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD claim the February 22-24 box office crown with a $55 million score, we congratulate the following finalists for their great pick.

1. Michelle Benedetti Boston, MA HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
2. Raylene Doran Malden, MA HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
3. Hannah Anderson Lunenburg, MA HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
4. Bruce Dodge Greenfield, NH HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
5. Jeanne Murawski Templeton, MA HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
6. Gracie Petit Lunenburg, MA HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our February 28, 2019 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

February 8-10 Box Office Contest Finalists

Lego Movie 2

Despite a lackluster weekend at the box office, the suits at Warner Bros. and LEGO continued to keep everything awesome with THE LEGO MOVIE 2 building an opening weekend haul of $34.1 million and the number one spot for the February 8-10 box office weekend.

Congratulations to our finalists for their awesome pick.

1. Brett Nolan Lunenburg, MA THE LEGO MOVIE 2
2. Tiffany Burnell Cambridge, MA THE LEGO MOVIE 2

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our February 28, 2019 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

Cinema World and FlickWish Studios Introduce Movie Trivia Tournament for Middle High Schools

L-R: The FlickWish Family – Bill, Tara, and Brandon Harris

LUNENBURG, MA – As the New England Patriots wrap up another memorable season with a sixth Super Bowl title, Cinema World in Fitchburg and Lunenburg’s own FlickWish Studios are kicking off a tournament that will put the movie memory of students from grades 6 to 12 to the test.

On Saturday, February 16, FWS’ flagship podcast FLICKWISH RISING, a movie news podcast that honors YOU, THE MOVIE FAN, will be recording a LIVE segment at The Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, called The FlickWish Showdown, a movie trivia game show, in the spirit of Family Feud, where two teams of movie fans from grades 6 to 12 will step into the ring and go toe-to-toe in a battle for movie fandom supremacy.

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

October 12-14 Box Office Contest Finalists

Venom

With a $35 million second-weekend take, it looks like Hollywood’s favorite symbiote was dead-on with “They way I see it…WE can do whatever WE want.”

The folks at Sony and Marvel defied the critical hammer with great casting in Tom Hardy and combined that with over 20 years of comic book fan love to help VENOM not only take the October 12-14 box office weekend but break October records in the process.

Congratulations to our finalists for delivering the goods with a great pick.

1. Jeanne Murawski Templeton, MA VENOM
2. Andrew Pare Ashby, MA VENOM
3. Joanne Moroney Fitchburg, MA VENOM
4. Isabella Jacobs Fitchburg, MA VENOM

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our February 28, 2019 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

September 28-30 Box Office Contest Finalists

Night School

Who says you can never go back to school.

Thanks to a winning combo of Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart combined with a great premise that’s totally relatable, NIGHT SCHOOL made it to the top of the class with an ivy league haul of $27.2 million.

Congratulations to our finalists from down South and some great movie fans we met at our FlickWish Rising booth at Cinema World.

1. Marisol Santiago Fitchburg, MA NIGHT SCHOOL
2. Nicole Green Ashby, MA NIGHT SCHOOL
3. Kylie Cormier Lunenburg, MA NIGHT SCHOOL
4. Tyne Caouette Spring Grove, AL NIGHT SCHOOL

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our February 28, 2019 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

September 14-16 Box Office Contest Finalists

The Predator

With the Fall season upon us, it may be getting cooler but that doesn’t mean rebooting “One Ugly Muthafucka” of a franchise can’t deliver some hot box office in September.

With Shane Black bringing a fresh take on an 80’s classic with his signature edge behind the camera, THE PREDATOR stalked its box office prey with a number-one trophy worth $24.6 million.

Congratulations to our finalists who chose Hollywood’s favorite alien in dreadlocks as it looks like it’s going to be an East Coast vs. West Coast showdown for the next spot on our A-List.

1. Bob McGoff Charlestown, MA THE PREDATOR
2. Erica Green Phoenix, AZ THE PREDATOR

The winner from this box office weekend will be announced during our October 5 episode of FLICKWISH RISING.

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.