July 29, 2011

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 29 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Through Thursday, Team Metcalf’s lead in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft is now almost $67 million.  This weekend Metcalf’s final two films open (Cowboys & Aliens and Crazy, Stupid, Love), while Salem opens The Smurfs.  Metcalf’s lead will expand somewhat this weekend, and the race will be decided by Rise of the Planet of the Apes and how it delivers for Salem.  Next update coming Monday.

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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.