For the fifth year in a row, Ryan’s favorite podcast, The Totally Rad Show, is holding a Summer Box Office Movie Wager. And for the second year in a row, they are betting against Peter Sciretta of /Film. You can watch them announce their picks for this summer’s films here.
For those who have not watched, I’ll briefly go over the rules of the contest, which come from TimeTravelReviews.com:
The object is to pick the films that you think will be the top-ten grossing films of the summer, in order of box-office performance. As I’ve said, that means only films released from April 29th 2011 to the Labor Day weekend, counting only the money those films make domestically (US and Canada) in that period.
So what you will be doing is figuring out what 10 films will make the most money, and putting them in order of what you think they will gross at the box office. BUT, in addition to your top 10, you get to pick 3 “Dark Horses”- films you think *might* make it, but that you are not confident enough about to put into the top 10 proper.
Getting number 1 or number 10 dead-on gets you 13 points (each).
The rest of the scoring goes like this:
10 points for numbers 2-9 dead-on
7 points if your pick was only one spot away from where it ended up
5 points if it was two spots away
3 points if your pick is anywhere in the Top 10
1 point for each dark horse that makes it into the Top 10
The scoring is tabulated so that you get the SINGLE HIGHEST point value for each pick. e.g. if you get number ten right, you don’t get 13+3, you only get 13.
So after Labor Day weekend, we’ll tabulate the scores and declare our winner, and also see how we did against the TRS hosts and Peter.
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Cars 2
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Hangover 2
- Kung Fu Panda 2
- Green Lantern
- Cowboys & Aliens
- Captain America
X-Men: First Class
Jill’s List: I just want to preface this by saying I really have no idea how to predict summer movies-I’m not a huge fan to be honest, my season usually starts in the Fall. I can, however, predict the hell out of Oscar. Anyway, here it goes….(I’m pretty much depending on Ryan, except my order is different).
1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (unless there’s no god, this should be a lock)
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
4. Hangover 2
5. Cars 2
7. Cowboys and Aliens
8. Kung Fu Panda 2
9. Green Lantern
10. Captain America
X-Men: First Class