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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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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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: June 3 Update

Posted June 3, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> As we head into the weekend, a margin of less than $10 million separates Team Metcalf and Salem in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  That’s very good news for Salem because he has X-Men: First Class and Super 8 opening before Metcalf’s next movie on June 17.  It’s actually a very interesting race because […]

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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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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 18 Update

Posted July 18, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Through Sunday, Team Metcalf is holding on to a $39 million lead over Team Salem in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  The terrific opening of Harry Potter was balanced somewhat by decent holds for Transformers 3, Horrible Bosses and to some extent Zookeeper.  We expected Salem to pull ahead by Sunday, but that should happen sometime […]

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Summer Draft May 13 2012
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT Update

Posted May 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

With the only two movies that have opened so far in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft, Team Metcalf has expanded the early lead to $402.8 million.  Dark Shadows (the #17 pick overall) opened this past weekend with an okay $29.7 million, but no one expects the Tim Burton film to have much impact long term.  However, Marvel’s The […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 15 Update

Posted July 15, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Through Thursday (and including the midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), Team Metcalf is clinging to a $109 million lead over Team Salem.  Of course, that lead will turn into a tie sometime Saturday night, and Salem will regain the lead Sunday.  Go Captain America and Cowboys and Aliens in […]

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ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft: July 15 Update

Posted July 16, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Team Weil, with Ice Age 4, had the biggest gain this week, up $97 million to $325 million to date.  The coming week will be huge for this slate as Dark Knight Rises opens Friday. Team Salem had a decent week with an $88 million gain (thanks to continued strong business from Amazing Spider-Man).  The slate now totals $644 million […]

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