June 18, 2012

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 17 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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And now the waiting game begins for Team Metcalf.  With all but one movie now open, the Metcalf slate now totals almost $1.1 billion to date, with a little but of upside remaining in Madagascar 3 and to some extent Prometheus.

Team Salem’s top two films open very soon:  Brave from Pixar this Friday and Amazing Spider-Man on July 3.  Both should have a hugely positive impact on the slate’s current $193 million total.

Team Weil, currently at $62 million from only one film released so far, probably won’t get much help from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter this weekend (the last pick overall).  However, real help is on the way in the form of The Dark Knight Rises (July 20), as well as from two films the week before (Ice Age Continental Drift and Ted).


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.