Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FILM: 2011 Summer Movies Game + Trailers (Commentary)

Last year, a few months before the existence of GeekPlate, I played along as a fan for the first time with the Totally Rad Show and Slashfilm guys in prognosticating the final standings of the summer film releases in terms of their United States domestic gross. I ended up with a solid 41 points. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would do it again this year and include it here on GeekPlate.

--The goal of the game is to pick what you think will be the top ten grossing films in the U.S. and three extra choices to make the top ten that you are not as sure of. For an overview of the rules check out the game's originating page at Time Travel Reviews.
--Use this page to see the list of 2011 Summer movies (through August is applicable).
--How the Scoring Works:
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- that is, if you get number ten right, you don't get 13+3, you only get 13.

GEEKPLATE'S 2011 PICKS (Trailers linked):
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 15)
2) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)
3) Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1)
4) Kung Fu Panda 2 (May 27)
5) Cars 2 (June 24)
6) Green Lantern (June 17)
7) Thor (May 6)
8) Super 8 (June 10)
9) Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (August 19)
10) Fast Five (April 29)

The Smurfs (July 29)
Cowboys & Aliens (July 29)
X-Men: First Class (June 3)

This summer seems loaded with heavy hitters nearly ever week, and I am very interested in seeing which movies distance themselves from the pack. Enjoy the theatergoing, I know I will!

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