June 3, 2011

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: June 3 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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As we head into the weekend, a margin of less than $10 million separates Team Metcalf and Salem in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  That’s very good news for Salem because he has X-Men: First Class and Super 8 opening before Metcalf’s next movie on June 17.  It’s actually a very interesting race because as of the weekend of June 10, Salem will have opened four of his top five picks, while only one of Metcalf’s top five will have opened.  Metcalf is banking on some big openings in late June and throughout July.  Look for the next update on Monday. 

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.