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December 8, 2008 | Comments ()


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Box-Office Word Jumble

The Weekly Box-Office Round-Up / Dustin Rowles

Box Office Round-Ups | December 8, 2008 | Comments ()


There were no new entries and very little change to the top five this week, and the only two wide releases (The Punisher: War Zone — $4 million; and Cadillac Records — $3.5 million (review forthcoming) landed with a thud near the bottom of the top ten. So instead of rehashing a lot of useless box-office trivia about films we’ve already discussed more than we cared to, let’s play a word jumble/quiz. I’ll give you a series of questions related to the top five movies and their participants, and you unscramble the specific letters to form an amusing 16-letter, six-word phrase recently made popular on television. Got it? The first person to answer the word jumble correctly wins immunity at the next tribal council.

5. Quantum of Solace ($6.6 million; $151 million): The second letter in the name of a movie the director of Quantum of Solace directed starring Will Ferrell appears in the phrase four times.

4. Australia ($7 million; $30 million): The fourth letter in the title of the director of Australia’s directorial debut appears once in the phrase. Additionally, the last letter in both the lead actor and lead actress’ name appears once in the six-word phrase.

3. Bolt ($9.6 million; $79 million): In the movie Bolt, there is a particular insulating substance that has the same effect on the dog, Bolt, as Kryptonite has on Superman. The 5th letter of that substance appears in the phrase three times.

2. Twilight ($13 million; $138 million): The first letter in the first name of the actor who plays Edward Cullen appears once in the six-word phrase. Likewise, the first letter in the last name of the director of Twilight’s name also appears once in the phrase.

1. Four Christmases ($18 million; $70 million): The first letter in the director’s last name is the first letter of the fourth word in the six-word phrase. Additionally, if you attached both the first letter of Four Christmases lead actor’s first and last name, you get a different letter. That letter is in the six-word phrase once.

All right. Write down all the letters you’ve compiled using the above questions, and fill in the remaining letters to form this six-word phrase:


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(It has been solved in the comments, so if you just feel like playing the jumble to kill some time, avoid the spoilers below.)







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