June 25, 2012

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 24 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Team Salem’s top pick (Pixar’s Brave) opened this weekend, helping increase the slate to $290 million, up almost $97 million from last week.  Meanwhile, continued strong business from Madagascar 3 and a few others pushed Team Metcalf’s almost-fully-release slate up a similar amount over the last week (up $95 million) to $1.17 billion.   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter pushed Team Weil’s slate up $17 million over the past week to $79 million to date.

But things get very interesting for the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft as two superheroes come to the rescue soon for Team Salem (The Amazing Spider-Man on Tuesday, July 3) and Team Weil (The Dark Knight Rises on July 20).

Complete details in the chart below, and also note the new release date for The Bourne Legacy, now August 10 (previously August 3).


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.