May 29, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Memorial Day weekend pushed Team Metcalf’s front-loaded slate to $682 million through Monday in the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Fantasy Draft, with only two significant films left to open on his slate: Prometheus (#8 pick overall) and Madagascar 3 (#11), both opening June 8. 

Team Weil totals $47 million so far (with Battleship his lone film to have opened).  Weil’s most significant films open in July: Dark Knight Rises (#1 pick overall) on July 20, Ted (#6) on July 13 and Ice Age: Continental Drift (#7) also on July 13.

Team Salem, also with only one film in release (The Dictator), has a total $43 million gross to date.  However, one of his top four films opens Friday: Snow White and the Huntsman (#9 pick overall).  The other major films on Salem’s slate open June 22 (Brave, #3 pick overall), July 3 (Amazing Spider-Man, #4) and August 3 (Bourne Legacy, #10).


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.