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It's Jurassic World by a mile.

See you next summer.

Last update:
sep 30   After going over the latest figures, I've found that the top 20 line-up is the same again. I'm calling this year's contest over with Gritz as the champ. Rock on, Gritz!

Also, for the record, I'd just like to say that of my three favorite movies of the summer, none of them featured a superhero.

What's up for next year? Several possible big-hitters are due next summer, among them: Captain America 3: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Finding Dory, Doctor Strange, Bourne 5, Ice Age 5, Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur, Planet Of The Apes 3, Independence Day Resurgence, The Secret Life of Pets, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, and Suicide Squad. (Batman vs. Superman is due in March).

Until next year,
Woodge

Previous update:
sep 23   Some box office figures got updated but there's no change to the top 20 line-up this week. Possible next week is that Southpaw overtakes Insidious Chapter 3 for the no. 20 spot. Gritz, Beck and Raptor stay in 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
 

Mad Max Fury Road
My vote for best movie of the summer.
 
Top 20 Summer Movie Predictions of 2015

Welcome to the 15th annual summer box office challenge.
On this page are the top 20 box office predictions made by all the contestants for this summer's crop of blockbusters, hopefuls, and worthless crap.

All eligible contestants have submitted their top 20 predictions to me by the due date of APRIL 30th.

All of the predictions are for movies released from MAY 1ST through AUGUST 31ST. Predictions will not be tampered with once the challenge begins, even if the predictions are completely bone-headed.


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BOX OFFICE MOJO (source of box office data & release dates)

The Contestants
W Woodge B Beck G Gritz K Knoxville CL Cody L. KP K Powers
F Frank GY Grumpy D the Dude SS Smylie S Schmoo GM Grantman
DS DocSochs P Phantom KD Kid H Hornet R Raptor DY Dorothy
LD Luke the Duke MJ Monterey Jack Z Zach Fang SP Spock I the Imp JB Jump Back Jack

MOVIE RELEASE DATE RANK | BOX
  OFFICE TOTAL
W B G K CL KP F GY D SS S GM DS P KD H R DY LD MJ Z SP I JB
Jurassic World jun 12   1 649.9 mil 3 2 3 2 4 4 4 5 3 4 2 2 2 3 4 2 4 2 5 12 3 2 15 4
Avengers: Age of Ultron may 1   2 458.8 mil 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
inside out jun 19   3 352.8 mil 2 3 4 4 11 3 3 2 4 2 3 3 4 4 2 5 3 4 6 4 4 5 2 3
minions jul 10   4 332.9 mil 5 4 2 3 5 2 2 3 2 3 4 6 3 2 3 3 2 3 10 2 2 3 8 2
mission impossible: rogue nation jul 31   5 191.7 mil 4 7 5 6 5 6 4 5 5 5 10 5 5 8 7 6 6 13 3 10 4 10 5
pitch perfect 2 may 15   6 183.7 mil 16 15 10 11 7 14 15 8 15 13 16 14 16 8 5 13 7 7 3 18 9 19 4 13
ant-man jul 17   7 177.6 mil 6 6 7 9 3 6 5 6 11 6 9 4 7 7 12 8 9 12 11 5 5 6 5 8
Straight Outta Compton aug 14   8 158.9 mil 17 17 15 12 20 20
san andreas may 29   9 155.0 mil 14 14 13 18 16 10 10 12 12 15 15 15 18 14 10 16 7 19 7 9 17
mad max: fury road may 15 10 153.6 mil 8 11 8 7 8 11 8 14 8 9 6 8 8 12 11 16 17 8 13 18 11 12 14
Spy jun 5 11 110.7 mil 12 10 9 15 10 11 16 14 8 11 19 11 17 9 17 13 10 4 16 7 10
trainwreck jul 17 12 109.5 mil 18 15 17 18 10 20 19 18 18 20 14 15 20
tomorrowland may 22 13 93.3 mil 7 5 18 5 10 15 13 7 13 10 10 11 12 11 6 6 5 9 2 6 7 10 3 6
Terminator: Genisys jul 1 14 89.7 mil 9 9 14 10 6 9 12 18 6 11 7 5 9 10 13 9 12 11 9 10 17 8 14 11
Ted 2 jun 26 15 81.3 mil 11 8 12 12 17 7 7 13 12 7 8 7 6 6 19 4 15 5 15 8 6 12 15 7
pixels jul 24 16 76.3 mil 20 16 6 19 9 12 16 9 17 17 16 13 14 7 12 11 8 20 17 13 20 12
Magic mike xxl jul 1 17 66.0 mil 15 13 13 18 16 13 9 11 16 15 13 20 14 13 11 15 14 13 7 8 18 18
vacation jul 29 18 58.2 mil 16 17 17 16 15 12 17 16 17 19 17 15 18 19
fantastic four aug 7 19 55.7 mil 10 12 11 8 2 8 14 9 7 14 14 13 10 9 10 10 8 14 12 15 9 11 9
Insidious Chapter 3 jun 5 20 52.2 mil 19 20 20 19 9 15 17 20 20 16
southpaw jul 24 52.1 mil 14
poltergeist may 22 47.4 mil 13 20 19 19 19 15 20 18 19 19 16 16 19 18 11 15 16 15
the man from u.n.c.l.e. aug 14   44.5 mil 17 17 19 18 20 18 16 11 17 6 16
The gift aug 7   43.4 mil
max jun 26 42.5 mil 19 14 16 13
hot pursuit may 8 34.6 mil 20 19 20 17 14 19 19
Entourage jun 3 32.4 mil 14 13 18 9
paper towns jul 24   31.9 mil
sinister 2 aug 21   27.3 mil 20 18 14 18
ricki and the flash aug 7   26.7 mil
The Gallows jul 10 22.7 mil
hitman: agent 47 aug 21   22.2 mil 20 19
aloha may 29 21.1 mil 18 19 20 16 12 20 20 19 12 13
shaun the sheep aug 7   19.0 mil
mr. holmes jul 17   17.5 mil 18 18
dope jun 19 17.5 mil
american ultra aug 21   14.3 mil
self/less jul 10 12.3 mil 17
we are your friends aug 28   3.6 mil

SCORES and RANKINGS
  W B G K CL KP F GY D SS S GM DS P KD H R DY LD MJ Z SP I JB
score   1221 1347 1352 1311 857 1258 1311 1337 1252 1335 1297 1081 1326 1331 1072 1169 1339 1224 974 841 1061 1175 1023 1204
rank   14 2 1 8 23 11 8 4 12 5 10 18 7 6 19 17 3 13 22 24 20 16 21 15

DELAYED MOVIES
masterminds oct 9   14 17
pan oct 9
criminal jan 22  
me before you 2016  
regression ???  
underdogs ???   20