August 12, 2011

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 10 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>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 of the Apes.  Conceivably the race could be tied by Sunday or sometime next week.  Stay tuned for updates as the summer — and the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft — draws to a close.  Click “Read more” for the complete chart.

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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.