May 21, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf


We promise that starting next week, when the battle’s been joined in earnest, there will be an honest-to-god chart and more goodies to update you all on the progress of our Summer Movie Blockbuster Draft.  This week, though, it’s still totally one-sided:

Team Metcalf
THOR:  $129,906,155
BRIDESMAIDS:  $38,459,240

TOTAL:  $168,365,395

Team Salem

A daunting handicap to make up, but watch out for PIRATES 4 (ah, ambivalence:  on the one hand, I don’t think it’s worth seeing–on the other, I heartily encourage all of you to buy tickets).  Till next week…

To read all about our Summer Movie Draft click HERE

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.