With an impressive five films grossing more than $130 million, and three over $238 million, Stu’s picks earned him an easy runaway victory, with an eight-film total summer gross of $1.073 billion.
John was, again, the runner-up, with roughly $818 million in total grosses. Highlights were more than $312 million from “Iron Man” and nearly $100 million from “The Expendables.”
Again, I finished third. Having the summer’s biggest movie — “Toy Story 3,” at over $400 million — couldn’t make up for having “The Adjustment Bureau” moved out of summer and the dismal performance of my hoped-for sleeper picks.
Dave’s run of bad box office luck continues, with a second straight summer of discontent, finishing last again, despite nearly $300 million from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and nearly $160 million from “Grown Ups.” [Note to self: Never fail to pick an Adam Sandler summer comedy again!]
Until next year…