June 11, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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A gigantic apology…the total for Team Salem is now correct.  Salem leads by about $75 million going into this weekend.  Thanks to the comment by “Anonymous” for spotting the error by Metcalf (unintentional, I swear!).  Updated totals for the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft show Team Salem $800,000 ahead of Team Metcalf through Thursday (an advantage of 0.2% for those of you keeping score at home).  Well, that advantage will grow this weekend as Super 8 opens across North America for Salem, but Metcalf is happy that the film is not looking like the surprise hit that it could have been.  We had predicted a $33 million opening weekend, but early Friday numbers leaked to DeadlineHollywood point to a $30 million weekend.  We’ll see in the morning….

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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.