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 currently stands at $154 million with two of eight films open and two more on the way in the next two weeks.
Team Weil’s slate, with only one film open to date (Battleship), totals about $60 million. July 13 and 20 are Weil’s big dates, with the release of Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ted and especially The Dark Knight Rises.