Adam Robot and I recorded a 2016 summer film draft for our podcast, which is now on Google Play Music, and…
Jon: Oof. This is dire radio. We needed more people.
Jon: I'm-a re-purpose it for Adam Riff™.
On May 1, Adam Robot and I each drafted 10 films set for release between May 1 and August 31. Whoever's slate earns the most money domestically by Labour Day wins. I won a pre-draft game of rock-paper-scissors to select
Captain America: Civil War first, after which we alternated selections.
Let's check the board:
1. Captain America: Civil War – $206,192,138
2. Finding Dory
3. Suicide Squad
4. Independence Day: Resurgence
5. Star Trek Beyond
6. Jason Bourne
7. Now You See Me 2
8. The Purge: Election Year
9. The Conjuring 2
10. The Secret Life of Pets
1. The BFG
2. Alice Through the Looking Glass
3. X-Men: Apocalypse
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
7. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
8. Pete's Dragon
9. Central Intelligence
10. Ice Age: Collision Course
[rubs hands] Methinks the ref will have to stop this fight.
That Adam Robot selected The BFG with his first pick flabbergasted me. Finding Dory just fell into my lap.
He says everyone he knows is stoked for The BFG. I say James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox all did not recoup their budgets domestically — fool's Roald.
I'll update after Memorial Day weekend, when Adam Robot's second and third picks go head-to-head.