Summer Movie Wager 2018

April 15, 2018

  • # 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 SIXTH ANNUAL Summer Movie Wager! Sarah C. of Geraldo Triviera won our first go around with 49 points in 2013, Patrick D. of The Bastards was our second Wager winner with 56 points! In 2015, special guest Alex B. at, who can also be found on twitter at @TheAlexBrannan, joined us and won it all with 51 points! Stephane de S. who joined us for a night of Trivia Club at Cardinal Rule, went on to win by less then half a million dollars, and ended up with 60 points in 2016! Finally in 2017, that man that lost by half a million the year before, James C. of The Unusual Suspects won with 58 points!

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.

Now as it's even noted in the rules, we usually start the first Friday of May BUT... Summer movie season is not what it used to be! Thanks to Disney deciding to shake things up, and honestly we can't leave the latest Avengers movie off the table, we'll begin the Summer Movie Wager on the last week of April, April 27th and include all other films and box office until September 3rd of 2018, Labour Day Weekend (we've still gotta stop somewhere)! For a schedule of all the films coming out, we recommend looking at BoxOfficeMojo for an up-to-date list, but as always do your best homework! 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!

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Submit your TOP TEN on Facebook or at a Trivia Club live event! For an up to date TOP TEN throughout the Summer, our source will be Box Office Mojo, and the numbers will be taken as of the Tuesday morning after Labour Day weekend (September 4th, 2018)!

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Support Trivia Club on PatreonRussel Harder hosts Trivia Club at Hitch (1216 Queen St East) every MONDAY, at The Rec Room (255 Bremner Blvd) every TUESDAY, every 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY at Farside, and every 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAY at The Ace! Every FRIDAY, a new episode of the Pause & Play podcast (a portable version of our live events) is available on SoundCloud & iTunes!

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