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 Aug 19
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ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 19 Update

Posted August 20, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

With all the movies in the ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft now open, it is fair to say Team Metcalf’s total of $1.346 billion will not change significantly. Team Weil, currently at $962 million, probably has about $55 million more to get out of Expendables 2 and maybe another $30 million from Dark Knight Rises, putting the estimated […]

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Draft Summer 2012 Aug 5
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ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 5 Update

Posted August 6, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Once again, Team Weil has the only summer movie slate with any significant business this past week, up $108 million to $842 million to date. Team Salem’s slate grew $15 million this past week, to just under $725 million this summer to date. Team Metcalf grew $29 million (thanks to the slate’s final opening, the […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: July 1 Update

Posted July 1, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Through Thursday, the gap between Team Salem and Metcalf has been reduced to about $172 million.  Look for Transformers: Dark of the Moon to add another $100-105 million through Monday, while Larry Crowne should garner around $20 million.  Now if only Zookeeper and Horrible Bosses were runaway hits, Team Metcalf might be able to withstand […]

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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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Draft Summer 2012 Jul 29
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ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: July 29 Update

Posted July 30, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

One slate had a significant gain this week: Team Weil was up $180 million over the last seven days to $734 million, vaulting into second place.  The Dark Knight Rises accounted for most of that increase, although Ice Age 4 also remains a significant contributor. Team Salem had a small $22 million increase this week, hitting $709 million […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 5 Update

Posted August 5, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Through Thursday, Team Metcalf’s lead in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft stands at almost $115 million.  This weekend Team Salem opens Rise of the Planet of the Apes, while Team Metcalf has no movies left to open.  Check back Monday for the update with the weekend’s numbers, and click “Read more” to see the updated chart. […]

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Draft Summer 2012 Aug 26
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ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 26 Update

Posted August 27, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

In the battle for second place in the ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft, very little changed the past week.  Team Weil’s slate tacked on $41.6 million the past seven days, while Team Salem added $40.9 million.  Weil remains $69 million ahead of Salem ($1.004 billion to $935 million for the entire summer). In the next week […]

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