The 2013 Summer Movie Wager Results

2013 Summer Wager

With September here, we can put a period on the summer movie season. That means it’s time to go back to May and figure out who won the annual Summer Movie Wager. This year myself, Peter Sciretta and Jeff Cannata – formerly of the Totally Rad Show – picked the ten movies we thought would be kings of the summer box office. And, like most summers, the results were unpredictable and crazy. Who won? Who did the worst? Find out below.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the top 10 films of the summer as of September 2.

  1. Iron Man 3 $408,643,923
  2. Despicable Me 2 $355,662,000
  3. Man of Steel $290,327,998
  4. Monsters University $264,205,000
  5. Fast & Furious 6 $238,680,000
  6. Star Trek Into Darkness $228,481,000
  7. World War Z $200,624,000
  8. The Heat $157,416,000
  9. The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
  10. The Conjuring $134,157,000

So, so many surprises there, both on the list and off. Based on the scoring system created by Time Travel Reviews, here are the results.

Peter Sciretta

  1. Monsters University – 3 points
  2. Iron Man 3 – 7 points
  3. Despicable Me 2 – 7 points
  4. Star Trek Into Darkness – 5 points
  5. Man of Steel – 5 points
  6. Fast and Furious 6 – 7 points
  7. The Hangover Part III – 0 points
  8. The Lone Ranger – 0 points
  9. Pacific Rim  - 0 points
  10. The Wolverine – 0 points

Zero dark horses. Total: 34 points

Jeff Cannata

  1. Iron Man 3 – 13 points
  2. Monsters University – 5 points
  3. Man of Steel – 10 points
  4. Despicable Me 2 – 5 points
  5. Fast and Furious 6 – 10 points
  6. Star Trek Into Darkness – 10 points
  7. The Hangover Part III – 0 points
  8. Pacific Rim – 0 points
  9. The Lone Ranger – 0 points
  10. The Wolverine – 0 points

One Dark Horse – Total 54 points

Germain Lussier

  1. Man of Steel – 5 points
  2. Iron Man 3 – 7 points
  3. Monsters University – 7 points
  4. Fast and Furious 6 – 7 points
  5. Pacific Rim – 0 points
  6. The Hangover Part III – 0 points
  7. Despicable Me 2 – 3 points
  8. The Lone Ranger – 0 points
  9. Star Trek Into Darkness – 3 points
  10. Epic – 0 points

Zero dark horses. Total 32 points

Yes, Jeff Cannata crushed us this year, nailing four of the top six films on the nose including the all important #1, Iron Man 3. We all got six out of ten right, but Jeff placed them in the correct order and blew away the competition. Congratulations, sir.

There are a lot of fun little intricacies here with our lists and the real one. For example, both Peter and Jeff got the bottom four totally wrong. You may think that’s odd, but that’s because those films were more of the sleepers, like World War Z and The Conjuring. Few had good expectations for the former, and no one saw the latter coming. Plus, who would have guessed that The Great Gatsby and The Heat would do so well? The huge fails of The Hangover Part III, The Lone Ranger and Pacific Rim came as a surprise as all three of them were on all of our lists.

And laugh all you want at films like Epic being on the lists, but that was one of 17 films as of this weekend that made over $100 million at the box office.

But in the end, Jeff took as to school big time and deserves all the credit in the world. Congratulate him on Twitter @JeffCannata.

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