The August 19, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:
What will the all-time box office rank for the new movie THE MARTIAN be on October 21st?
If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer. If not, you should familiarize yourself with BoxOfficeMojo.com and, specifically, this chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 600 movies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on October 16, 2015.
Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A: October 21, 2015 at 11 AM CT –per BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart.
Q: Do I have to hit the number exactly or can I win by just being close?
A: This isn’t the game Horse Shoes. To win Time Machine, you must provide the exact, right answer.
Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: The winner (or winners) will be revealed here on October 21, 2015.
Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number. For example, if you think The Martian will be ranked 99th all-time on October 21st, enter the number “99.”
Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.
Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for The Martian predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on October 16, 2015.
Q: My time machine is in the shop (Flux Capacitor leak). Can I borrow a friend’s?
A: Yes, our rules allow you to use another person’s time machine. However, you must travel to the future yourself. You cannot send someone else to the future to get the answer for you.