How well did I do?
It’s Labor Day Weekend. Meaning, it’s time to go back and see how my predictions for the summer of 2012 went. To recap, here were my predictions for what would be the top grossing films of the summer.
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Brave
- Men in Black 3
- G.I. Joe Retaliation
- Dark Shadows
- Expendables 2
Now mind you, this was before CobraGate when Paramount announced that they would be bumping G.I. Joe Retaliation from the scheduled to next March WITH JUST A MONTH BEFORE RELEASE! So that meant a scheduled reshuffle that meant that my predictions for several films went out the door.
So here’s the box office numbers for this summer, as of Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
- The Avengers, $617.8 million
- The Dark Knight Rises, $425 million
- The Amazing Spider-Man, $258.6 million
- Brave, $230 million
- Ted, $215.2 million
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, $213.9 million
- Men in Black 3, $178.5 million
- Snow White and the Huntsman, $155 million
- Ice Age: Contiental Drift, $154.3 million
- Prometheus, $126.3 million
Lets take a look. I was spot on with Avengers. That juggernaut took out not one, but two big budget films. My numbers 8 and 9 pick Dark Shadows and Battleship ended up being big disappointments. Battleship ended up being one of the biggest bombs of the summer, not making back it’s budget domestically and barley irking out a profit internationally.
Brave fared much better than I predicted, with Ice Age doing softer business. No G.I. Joe meant that that’s off the list, and Ted took it’s place. Ted, which when I made my prediction was wedged between Spider-Man and Batman, fared the best of all, being one of the most profitable films of the summer. I didn’t put Madagascar 3 on the list or Snow White and the Huntsman. Both films doing quite well for themseleves. Prometheus did far better than I gave it credit for too. I was also spot on with The Dark Knight Rises, off by one with The Amazing Spider-Man and Men in Black 3. Expendables 2 failed to make the list.
Finally, for the clunkers of the summer my main picks:
- Bourne Legacy
- Neighborhood Watch
- That’s My Boy
- Rock of Ages
- Piranha 3D
All but Bourne Legacy were spot on.
Over all, Summer 2012 was actually quite fun. I personally enjoyed just about everything I saw, even stuff like That’s My Boy.
So, let us BBQ the rest of this weekend away, and look forward to the baitiest of Oscar bait that awaits us in the fall.