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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 15 Update

Posted August 15, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>1960 Kennedy/Nixon.  2000 Bush/Gore.  2011 Salem/Metcalf.  Team Salem has moved back into the lead (by a $17.8 million margin) thanks to a strong second weekend for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and a great opening for The Help.  With no new films opening for either Team, it is time for Metcalf to concede […]

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SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: June 10 Update — CORRECTION!

Posted June 11, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> 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 […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTER DRAFT!

Posted May 13, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Here at ShowbuzzDaily, we like to think that we’re smarter than anyone else.  But more importantly, we like to think we’re smarter than each other.  So the two of us here (Mitch Metcalf and your humble narrator Mitch Salem) decided to pick our own slates of summer movies to compete against each other, each […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: June 27 Update

Posted June 28, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>As Dandy Don Meredith used to sing on ABC’s Monday Night Football, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”  It’s looking grim for Team Metcalf as Team Salem’s lead remains a hefty $239 million.  The gap between Cars 2 and Bad Teacher was simply too narrow for Metcalf to pick up any significant ground this […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: May 31 Update

Posted May 31, 2011 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 […]

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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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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: July 11 Update

Posted July 11, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Team Metcalf is now $102 million ahead of Team Salem in the first annual Summer Movie Draft.  The weekday business of Transformers 3 the next few days will push the margin a little higher, but the opening weekend of the final Harry Potter Friday will erase these recent gains and position Salem for a commanding […]

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ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: Final Update

Posted September 4, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

With Labor Day in the rear view mirror, it is time to proclaim the final standings in the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft: #1 Team Metcalf ($1.357 billion currently, probably ending at $1.360 billion) #2 Team Weil ($1.036 billion currently, probably ending at $1.062 billion) #3 Team Salem ($971 million, probably ending at $1.007 […]

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