August 27, 2011

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 25 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>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 the Planet of the Apes and The Help pushed Salem over the top in the end.  The next movie draft will be the Holiday edition, coming in October.  Click on “read more” to see the almost-final standings and chart.


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.