June 11, 2012

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 10 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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With six of eight movies open, Team Metcalf’s slate is closing in on $1 billion in domestic box office ($929 million through Sunday).  Metcalf’s seventh film opens Friday (Rock of Ages).  And then he will wait to see if the early lead will hold up as the other two teams really get going.

Team Salem currently stands at $154 million with two of eight films open and two more on the way in the next two weeks.

Team Weil’s slate, with only one film open to date (Battleship), totals about $60 million.  July 13 and 20 are Weil’s big dates, with the release of Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ted and especially The Dark Knight Rises.

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.