Six on-stage contestants compete for an entire week in this question-and-answer quiz on popular culture and entertainment; one of the contestants stands in the "top spot" on stage, while the remaining five are seated in the gallery. The seated contestants each hold a ticket stub-shaped folder with a card hidden inside. All but one of the cards had a dollar amount ($300-$800) printed on them, while the remaining card had the words "Box Office" printed on it. The contestant "in charge of the search for the 'Box Office'" (i.e., returning champion) chose a contestant seated in the gallery for a one-on-one Showdown. That contestant then revealed what was printed on the card. If it was a dollar amount, that amount was added to the "box office," a cash jackpot which began at $10,000 and continued to grow until claimed. The first contestant to answer three questions (all multiple-choice) correctly continued "the search for the 'Box Office.'" If the card read "Box Office," the winner of that ...
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