Summer Movie Wager 2017

May 08, 2017



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

It's time for our FIFTH ANNUAL Summer Movie Wager! Sarah C. won our first go around with 49 points in 2013, Patrick D. was our second Wager winner with 56 points! In 2015, special guest Alex B. at cinefilesreviews.com, who can also be found on twitter at @TheAlexBrannan, joined us and won it all with 51 points! Stephane de S. won by less then half a million dollars, and ended up with 60 points!  Take a look back at how happy Patrick was with that trophy, in 2014!
So happy! So proud! As he SHOULD be!
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. 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.

Firstshowing.net has an impeccably updated list films coming out between May 5th and September 1st, of 2017 (the films within the Summer Movie Wager eligibility)! Pop Culture Happy Hour, as always, has a wonderful chat about the movies of the summer, while The Playlist has a wonderful write-up on the Summer season! If we have a tie this is how the Summer Movie Wager tie-breaker works: 1) getting 1 and/or 10 correct, 2) the number of dead-on picks from 2 thru 10, 3)  the number of picks only one spot away, 4) the number of picks only two spots away, 5) most correct picks including Dark Horses, and 6) box office of highest pick not in the summer’s top 10! If after this, everything is still tied, then the winner’s trophy will be shared!

$ $ $

RUSSEL H.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2. Despicable Me 3
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
4. Wonder Woman
5. Transformers: The Last Knight
6. War for the Planet of the Apes
7. Cars 3
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
9. The Emoji Movie
10. Baywatch
DH1. Atomic Blonde
DH2. The Mummy
DH3. Alien: Covenant

$ $ $

STEPHANE de S.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2. Despicable Me 3
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
4. Wonder Woman
5. Cars 3
6. Transformers: The Last Knight
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
8. War for the Planet of the Apes
9. Dunkirk
10. The Mummy
DH1. Baywatch
DH2. The Dark Tower
DH3. The Emoji Movie

$ $ $

JAMES C.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2. Despicable Me 3
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
4. Wonder Woman
5. Dunkirk
6. Transformers: The Last Knight
7. Cars 3
8. Baywatch
9. War for the Planet of the Apes
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
DH1. The Dark Tower
DH2. The Emoji Movie
DH3. The House

$ $ $

MARK P.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2. Transformers: The Last Knight
3. Despicable Me 3
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
5. Cars 3
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Wonder Woman
8. War for the Planet of the Apes
9. Baywatch
10. The Mummy
DH1. Alien: Covenant
DH2. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
DH3. Dunkirk

$ $ $

PETER M.
1. Despicable Me 3
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
4. Wonder Woman
5. Cars 3
6. War for the Planet of the Apes
7. Transformers: The Last Knight
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
9. Baywatch
10. The Mummy
DH1. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
DH2. The Dark Tower
DH3. Dunkirk

$ $ $

JARRAD R.
1. Transformers: The Last Knight
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4. Despicable Me 3
5. War for the Planet of the Apes
6. Cars 3
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
8. Alien: Covenant
9. Wonder Woman
10. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
DH1. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
DH2. Baywatch
DH3. The Mummy

$ $ $

JAMES R.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
3. Transformers: The Last Knight
4. Despicable Me 3
5. Cars 3
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Wonder Woman
8. War for the Planet of the Apes
9. Baywatch
10. Alien: Covenant
DH1. The Mummy
DH2. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
DH3. Dunkirk 

$ $ $

JOEL L.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3. Despicable Me 3
4. Transformers: The Last Knight
5. War for the Planet of the Apes
6. Cars 3
7. Wonder Woman
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
9. Dunkirk
10. The Mummy
DH1. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
DH2. The Dark Tower
DH3. Alien: Covenant

$ $ $

DYLAN M.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3. Despicable Me 3
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
5. Cars 3
6. Transformers: The Last Knight
7. Wonder Woman
8. Dunkirk
9. War for the Planet of the Apes
10. Alien: Covenant
DH1. The Emoji Movie
DH2. The Mummy
DH3. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


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Make up your own, and follow along at home! For an up to date TOP TEN, our source will be Box Office Mojo, and the numbers will be taken as of the Tuesday morning after Labour Day weekend (September 5th, 2017)!

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Russel Harder hosts Trivia Club at Hitch (1216 Queen St East) every other MONDAY of the month, and Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Ave) every WEDNESDAY! Every FRIDAY, a new episode of Trivia Club's Pause & Play podcast (a weekly portable piece of the Trivia Club experience) will be available on SoundCloud & iTunes!

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