Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director

The summer movie season is officially over and that means its time to wrap up our 2014 Summer Movie Wager. If you are unclear, every year a group of us attempt to predict which films will be the top ten of the summer season. You get points for being as accurate as possible.

Like most summers, 2014 was filled with surprises and familiarity. The biggest surprise? Guardians of the Galaxy. In just four weeks, it outgrossed every other film of the summer including massive hits like Transformers: Age of Extinction, X-Men: Days of the Future Past and more. What wasn’t a surprise? Almost everything else. Of the three contestants (myself, Peter Sciretta and Jeff Cannata) we all got at least 9 of the 10 films in the top ten right. The order was another story and is what finally declared a winner.

Below, check out the final point totals and watch our wrap-up video podcast. 

Okay, first up, here are the top ten films of the summer as of September 1, when our wager ended.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $280 million
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction -$244 million
3. Maleficent – $238 million
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233 million
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $205 million
6. The Amazing Spider-man 2 – $202 million
7. Godzilla – $200 million
8. 22 Jump Street – $190 million
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $173 million
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $166 million

Here’s the video podcast, which I encourage you to watch. Or you can just skip below and spoil yourself on the individual results.

Here are our individual lists with the final point totals. You can read the points system at this post.

Jeff Cannata’s List:

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – 7 points
2. Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 3 points
3. How to train Your Dragon 2 – 3 points
4. X-Men Days of Future Past – 10 points
5. 22 Jump Street – 3 points
6. Godzilla – 7 points
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 5 points
8. Edge of Tomorrow – 0 points
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 7 points
10. Maleficent – 3 points

Wildcards
Guardians of the Galaxy +1 point
Planes: Fire and Rescue – 0 points
Jupiter Ascending – 0 points

Total – 49 points

Germain Lussier’s List:

1. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – 3 points
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction – 10 points
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 3 points
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – 10 points
5. Neighbors – 0 points
6. Godzilla – 7 points
7. Maleficent – 3 points
8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 3 points
9. 22 Jump Street – 7 points
10. Guardians of the Galaxy – 3 points

Wildcards
Hercules, The Purge: Anarchy, Blended – 0 points

Total – 49 points

Peter Sciretta’s List:

1. How to Train Your Dragon 2  – 3 points
2. Godzilla – 3 points
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction – 7 points
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 5 points
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 10 points
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – 5 points
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – 3 points
8. Maleficent – 3 points
9. 22 Jump Street  – 7 points
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 13 points

Wildcards
Neighbors, Edge of Tomorrow, Hercules – 0 points

Total – 59 points

So yes, our own Peter Sciretta wins the 2014 Summer Movie Wager. All analysis, discussion and trash talking is in the above video.

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