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It’s that time of year again — the Summer movie season is upon us. And the /Filmcast team have once again gathered to compete in the 2017 Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film. This is the eleventh annual edition of this game.

Last two years, David Chen won the wager. This year the competition includes Devindra Hardawar, David ChenGermain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what ten films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump, you can listen to the full episode of the show with our predictions.

2017 Summer Movie Wager Podcast:

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2017 Summer Movie Wager Rules

The rules for the game come from 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. As I’ve said, that means only films released from May 1st 2016 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 B.O., 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. For the last seven or so years, I have been using box office numbers from Yahoo Box Office which gets their numbers in turn from Box Office Mojo. 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.

2017 Summer Movie Wager Scoring:

  • 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. This year your can play along with us by submitting your list on thesummermoviewager.com. Anyone who submits their list by Friday will be counted in the updated scoreboard.

Peter Sciretta’s List:

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  2. Despicable Me 3
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  4. War for the Planet of the Apes
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Transformers 5
  7. Cars 3
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  9. The Mummy (2017)
  10. Dunkirk

Darkhorses:

  • Alien: Covenant
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Valerian

David Chen’s List

  1. Despicable Me 3
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Transformers 5
  6. War for the Planet of the Apes
  7. Cars 3
  8. Dunkirk
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  10. The Mummy (2017)
Darkhorses:
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Baywatch
  • Captain Underpants

Germain Lussier’s List:

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  2. Despicable Me 3
  3. Transformers 5
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  6. Cars 3
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Alien: Covenant
  9. Dunkirk
  10. War for the Planet of the Apes

Darkhorses

  •  The Mummy (2017)
  • Baywatch
  • Captain Underpants

Jeff Cannata’s List:

  1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  2. Transformers 5
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  4. Despicable Me 3
  5. Cars 3
  6. War for the Planet of the Apes
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  8. Dunkirk
  9. Alien: Covenant
  10. The Mummy (2017)

Darkhorses

  • Rough Night
  • Baywatch
  • Wonder Woman

Devindra Hardawar’s List:

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  2. Despicable Me
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Transformers 5
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes
  9. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  10. The Dark Tower Aug 4

Darkhorses:

  • Atomic Blonde
  • The Mummy (2017)
  • King Arthur
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