In news that is sure to thrill and titillate regular readers of this space, Wayne W., a.k.a. Blink1082, a.k.a. EW.com’s inadvertent box office heartthrob, paid another visit to the winner’s circle in the latest edition of our Fall Box Office Challenge. Yes, readers and Wayne Fan Club members, the beefcake is back, thanks to a stellar weekend of prognostication. While a hefty 69 percent of all players correctly picked Enchanted to win, a mere 4 percent saw This Christmas coming out of nowhere to wind up at No. 2.
Those folks must have the same glimmering crystal ball as Wayne, who stands in first place overall, with only two weeks left in our fall contest. “This Christmas I knew would do better than expected,” says our leader, because he saw it “capitalizing on the sameaudience that ate up Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and tends to get ignored by moststudios. Add that to nothing big holding over from last week, and there ya go.” As for his remarkable online following, Wayne adds, “Hopefully it’ll keep growing so my mom can finally have something to brag about.” What, simply leading the Box Office Challenge isn’t enough?