Draft Summer 2012 Jul 1
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ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 1 Update

Posted July 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

A brief update this week.  Team Salem had the biggest week, up $81 million to $371 million through Sunday for the slate. A full week of Brave was the main driver for the gain.  The first Monday-Thursday period combined with the second weekend of Brave totaled $65 million, exactly matching the opening weekend number — a very good […]

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Draft Summer 2012 Jun 24
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 24 Update

Posted June 25, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

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 […]

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Draft Summer 2012 Jun 17
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 17 Update

Posted June 18, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

And now the waiting game begins for Team Metcalf.  With all but one movie now open, the Metcalf slate now totals almost $1.1 billion to date, with a little but of upside remaining in Madagascar 3 and to some extent Prometheus. Team Salem’s top two films open very soon:  Brave from Pixar this Friday and Amazing Spider-Man […]

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Draft Summer 2012 Jun 10
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 10 Update

Posted June 11, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

With six of eight movies open, Team Metcalf’s slate is closing in on $1 billion in domestic box office ($929 million through Sunday).  Metcalf’s seventh film opens Friday (Rock of Ages).  And then he will wait to see if the early lead will hold up as the other two teams really get going. Team Salem […]

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Draft Summer 2012 June 3
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 4 Update

Posted June 4, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

With his second movie opening this past weekend, Team Salem has crossed the $100 million mark in the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Fantasy Draft.  Salem’s slate totals $107 million through Sunday, still trailing Team Metcalf’s $765 million tally (with half of his films already released). Team Weil has one film open (Battleship) and stands […]

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Summer Draft May 28 2012
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT Update

Posted May 29, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

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 […]

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Draft Summer 2012 May 24
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT Update — Pick Replacement

Posted May 25, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, we have a change to report in the Team Weil slate for the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  Paramount has decided to push G.I. Joe: Retaliation out of the summer to March 29, 2013 to allow for a 3D conversion.  Absolutely, nothing wrong the film — nothing to see here, they […]

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Summer Draft May 20 2012
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT Update

Posted May 21, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The second annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft still looks like a runaway for Team Metcalf ($518.9 million total through Sunday versus about $25 million each for Teams Salem and Weil), but the early lead is really a function of Metcalf’s slate being heavily weighted toward May and June releases.  The lead will only get bigger […]

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