May 31, 2011

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: May 31 Update

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf


Through Memorial Day, the Summer Movie Draft is starting to tighten up.  Team Metcalf leads $318 million to $298 million for Team Salem.  But keep in mind that Salem has two movies opening (the well-reviewed X-Men: First Class and the eagerly anticipated Super 8) before Metcalf’s next movie (Mr Popper’s Penguins).  The race  should go back and forth as Salem then has the final Harry Potter film, followed by two big movies for Metcalf, Cars 2 and Tranformers: Dark of the Moon.  A fun race is ahead.
Click “Read more” below to see the updated chart, which now features the number each film was picked in the draft. 

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.