Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Camerlengo Cometh: Summer Movie Box Office Contest Update

Director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks returned to the scene of Biblical European crimes this weekend with Ewan McGregor along for the ride as Il Camerlengo (chamberlain to the Pope) in "Angels and Demons," grossing $48 million, topping the U.S. box office and -- most importantly -- getting Stu on the board in this summer's box office contest.

"Star Trek" continues to live long and prosper for Dave, holding up admirably to add another $43 to its already impressive haul for a 10-day cume of $147.6 million.

Unfortunately for Mr. Shaw, his eighth pick, the Jennifer Aniston/Steve Zahn-starrer "Management," opened on just over 200 screens for an anemic $378,000. If Dave's going to win for the third year in a row, he'll be doing it without the help of "Management."

As far as my selections are concerned, "Wolverine" clawed together another nearly $15 million for a total of $151 million, while "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" added nearly $7 million for a cume of $40 million.

Next week brings the highly anticipated "Terminator Salvation" for Dave and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" for Stu, while John gets off the schneid and into the game with the release of his eighth choice, "Dance Flick."

Totals thru May 17:

Robert (two films): $191 million
Dave (two films): $148 million
Stu (one film): $48 million
John: N/A

Check here for our complete picks and release dates.

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