Summer Movie Wager 2014 RESULTS

September 10, 2014



2014 SUMMER BOX OFFICE RANKING
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. Maleficent
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
7. Godzilla
8. 22 Jump Street
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


SUMMER MOVIE WAGER SCORING
  • # 1 or # 10 dead-on gets you 13 points each.
  • 10 points for # 2-9 dead-on
  • 7 points if your pick was only one spot away 
  • 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 Summer Movie Wager is a game popularized by the Totally Rad Show, which uses the rules of TimeTravelReview’s Summer Movie Pool:

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 the first weekend of May to the Labor Day weekend, counting only the money those films make domestically (US and Canada) in that period. In other words films from March or April might still be making money after May 1st, but they don’t count; films released from May on could start racking up foreign Box Office, but that doesn’t count; films released from May on could still be making money into September, but that doesn’t count either. Box Office numbers are generally available late Monday or Tuesday after the weekend closes. 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.

It was a photo finish in the standings, as the Guardians of the Galaxy passed all expectations to become the number one movie of the summer in the last week of the summer and THEN passed two movies from the spring, Captain America: Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie to become the highest grossing movie of 2014! It proved to shake up most lists that, mid-way through August looked to be in pretty good shape! Guardians for number one wasn't the only tight race, as 10 million separated spots two thru four and 4 MILL separated spots five thru seven! Maybe most surprisingly Neighbors ALMOST held onto the number ten spot, against TMNT, after coming out during the second week of the summer and would have been the only movie in the top ten to officially close before September. That said, the Teenage Muntant's snuck in on the last possible weekend, book ending the Summer Movie Wager with photo finishes!


PATRICK D (56)
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3)
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (10)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3)
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (10)
5. Maleficent (5)
6. Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (5)
8. Godzilla (7)
9. 22 Jump Street (7)
10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3)
DARK HORSES
Edge of Tomorrow
Hercules
A Million Ways to Die in the West

ROB M (50)
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction (7)
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3)
3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3)
4. Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (7)
6. Godzilla (7)
7. Maleficent (3)
8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3)
9. Tammy
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (13)
DARK HORSES
* Fifty Shades of Gray
* A Million Ways to Die in the West
* 22 Jump Street (1)

MARK P (49)
1 Transformers: Age of Extinction (7)
2 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3)
3 Godzilla (3)
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past (10)
5 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (7)
6 Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
7 Maleficent (3)
8 22 Jump Street (10)
9 A Million Ways To Die In The West
10 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3)
DARK HORSES
The Fault In Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jersey Boys

JOHN M (48)
1. Amazing Spider Man 2 (3)
2. Transformers 4 (10)
3. How to train your dragon 2 (3)
4. X-Men Days of Future Past (10)
5. Godzilla (5)
6. Malificent (3)
7. Guardians of the galaxy (3)
8. 22 Jump Street (10)
9. Think Like a Man Too
10. Jupiter Accending
DARK HORSES
50 Shades of Grey
TMNT (1)
Hercules

JOHNNY H (47)
01 How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3)
02 Transformers: AOE (10)
03 X-Men: DOTFP (7)
04 Godzilla (3)
05 Amazing Spiderman 2 (7)
06 Maleficent (3)
07 Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
08 Planet of the Apes (3)
09 22 Jump Street (7)
10 Million Ways To Die In The West
DARK HORSES
01 TMNT (1)
02 Neighbors
03 Hercules

SARAH C (44)
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction (7)
2. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3)
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past (7)
4. Godzilla (3)
5. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (7)
6. Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (5)
8. Maleficent (3)
9. Neighbors
10. 22 Jump Street (5)
DARK HORSES:
A Million Ways To Die In The West
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1)
Hercules

LEAH S (43)
1. Godzilla (3)
2. How to train your Dragon 2 (3)
3. Spider-Man 2 (3)
4. Xmen: Days of Future Past (10)
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction (3)
7. Hercules
8. Maleficent (3)
9. Neighbors
10. Teenage mutant Turtles (13)
DARK HORSES
Tammy
22 jump st (1)
Dawn of the Planet of apes (1)

PETER M (38)
1- Transformers: Age of Extinction (7)
2- 50 Shades of Grey
3- Fast & Furious 7
4- The Amazing Spider Man 2 (5)
5- X-Men: Days of Future Past (7)
6- A Million Ways to Die in the West
7- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (5)
8- Godzilla (7)
9- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3)
10- Guardians of the Galaxy (3)
DARK HORSES
Edge of Tomorrow
22 Jump Street (1)
Neighbors


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