The 2012 Slashfilm/Totally Rad Show Summer Movie Wager

Its that time of year again — our friends at the Totally Rad Show have thrown down the gauntlet, and once again challenged /Film to compete with them in their annual Summer Movie Wager. I'm once again in the hot seat giving my predictions next to TRS hosts Dan Trachtenberg, Alex Albrecht, and Jeff Cannata, while /Film's Germain Lussier has filled out his own write-in predictions included after the jump. It will be a free for all, the person with the best score wins.

The game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. But it isn't just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump you can watch the full episode of the show with our predictions

Totally Rad Show Segment:

The 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 2012 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.

The 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.

    Peter Sciretta's List:

    1. The Dark Knight Rises

    2. The Avengers

    3. Men in Black 3

    4. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

    5. The Amazing Spider-Man

    6. Madagascar 3

    7. Prometheus

    8. Ted

    9. The Bourne Legacy

    10. Pixar's Brave


  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Dark Shadows
  • Rock of Ages
  • Germain's Lussier List:

    1. The Dark Knight Rises

    2. The Avengers

    3. The Amazing Spider-Man

    4. MIB 3

    5. Brave

    6. GI Joe Retaliation

    7. Madagascar 3

    8. Prometheus

    9. Battleship

    10. Snow White and the Huntsman

    Runners Up

  • That's My Boy
  • Ice Age Continental Drift
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Feel free to make your own predictions in the comments below!