August 20, 2012

ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 19 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

With all the movies in the ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft now open, it is fair to say Team Metcalf’s total of $1.346 billion will not change significantly.

Team Weil, currently at $962 million, probably has about $55 million more to get out of Expendables 2 and maybe another $30 million from Dark Knight Rises, putting the estimated final total for the slate at $1.050 billion.

Team Salem, currently at $894 million, probably has about $100 million from the slate’s three most recent releases: another $40 million to go from Bourne Legacy, about $34 million more from The Campaign, and about $26 million more from Hope Springs.  All of that would bring Salem up to $994 million, very close to Weil’s total but not quite enough to break out of last place.

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.