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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: June 6 Update

Posted June 6, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Well, through Sunday the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft is a flat-footed tie.  But Team Salem has one movie (the highly anticipated Super 8) opening before Team Metcalf’s next movie.  It should go back and forth throughout the summer.

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 10 Update

Posted August 12, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>With over $3 billion of summer box office through Wednesday, only $53 million separates Teams Metcalf and Salem.  Metcalf’s slate of movies leads with $1.59 billion versus $1.54 billion for Salem’s.  Only one film (30 Minutes or Less) is left to open, and Salem should enjoy a strong second weekend for Rise of the Planet […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 8 Update

Posted August 8, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Rise of the Planet of the Apes allowed Team Salem to pick up some ground, but Team Metcalf remains $73 million ahead in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft, thanks to decent second and third week business for his titles.  Salem has two movies to go, although neither is expected to be much a factor in […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: May 27 Update

Posted May 27, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Memorial Day weekend is finally here.  As Hangover Part II battles Kung Fu Panda 2 across North America and parts of the world, the real question is who will be ahead in the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft?  In the chart below, the standings to date have been updated through yesterday (including the […]

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2012 Summer Movie Draft: The Race Is On

Posted May 7, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

And the race begins.  Team Metcalf is off to an early lead in the second annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft, thanks to a big head start from Marvel’s The Avengers (Metcalf’s top pick and the #2 pick overall).  The Avengers came in officially at a resounding $207.4 million for its record-setting domestic opening weekend.  Keep […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT Update

Posted May 21, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The second annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft still looks like a runaway for Team Metcalf ($518.9 million total through Sunday versus about $25 million each for Teams Salem and Weil), but the early lead is really a function of Metcalf’s slate being heavily weighted toward May and June releases.  The lead will only get bigger […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 15 Update

Posted July 15, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Through Thursday (and including the midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), Team Metcalf is clinging to a $109 million lead over Team Salem.  Of course, that lead will turn into a tie sometime Saturday night, and Salem will regain the lead Sunday.  Go Captain America and Cowboys and Aliens in […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 25 Update

Posted August 27, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Although the race is officially over (with Team Metcalf conceding to Team Salem in the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft), here’s the latest update.  Team Salem currently leads by $110 million ($1.775 billion to $1.665 billion in domestic summer gross through Thursday).  It was a close race the last several weeks, but Rise of […]

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