Iron Man 2
Shrek Forever After
Sex and City 2
Knight and Day
The A Team
Toy Story 3
The Last Airbender
Dinner for Schmucks
The Adjustment Bureau
Prince of Persia / Get Him to Greek / Grown Ups
Hard to believe...but the time is near for the summer movie release period. A week from Friday things start off with Iron Man 2....and then it's pretty much non-stop until August. Time to make your picks for the top 5 movie grossing films (U.S. Only).
This year, I actually think will be tough. Where do films like Sex and the City 2 rank? How will all the kid 3-D movies play out? Is there another Hangover to crash the party? Will movies like Robin Hood and Prince of Persia cancel each other out? Will Twilight still have legs? Is M.Knight Shamalan officially gone? Does Tom Cruise still have legs?
Make your top 5 selections
1. Toy Story 3
2. Iron Man 2
3. Shrek Forever After
4. Twilight: Eclipse
5. Knight and Day
Dark Horse: Inception
Andre Dawkins: “People ask me if I can still shoot, and I ask them if they can still breathe. That’s kind of the same thing.”
1. Iron Man 2
2. Toy Story 3
4. Robin Hood
Sleepers: The A-Team, Inception, The Other Guys and Dinner for Schmucks
Iron Man 2
Toy Story 3
Can I just wait until December when the Tron movie comes out?
You must spread some comments around before flaming the Moderators again.
You need to not list your picks in order. The contest is merely to see if anyone can name all 5 of the top 5. I don't have the time at the moment to look up the past couple summers, but I think we have had multiple people get 4 out of 5 in each of the past 2 years. If memory serves, no one has gotten 5 out of 5.
--Jason "need to do me some research -- I have not been as up on movies as usual this year" Evans
Can't vote until I see them. In fact, how can anyone vote without seeing them. I'll have to wait until Netflix sends 'em to me. Most of the names don't excite me. This is like the pre-season college hoops poll, if you ask me.
Went back and looked at the past couple years...
In 2009, the top 5 were - Transformers 2, Potter 6, UP, Hangover, Star Trek.
It was not possible for anyone to get 5 out of 5 last summer. Our list of films to vote upon did not include The Hangover. I suppose you could have voted for "other" and listed The Hangover in your post, but no one did that. I think a fair number of people got 4 out of 5 including A-TexDevil, bjornolf, and Udaman. A list of what everyone voted for can be seen here.
In 2008, the top 5 were - Dark Knight, Iron Man, Indiana Jones 4, Hancock, and Wall*E
Clearly, it would have been possible for someone to pick all 5 of those films. None of them were real darkhorse surprises. Still, none of us picked all 5. Therer were 8 posters out of 66 who voted who got 4 of the 5 right (I was among them).
We shall see what happens this year. I see 3 dead solid locks to make the top 5 this summer.
--Jason "still need to do some research to figure out my other 2 votes" Evans
I did get 4 out of 5 last year...and the year before that.
Also, it should be noted, that yes - 2 years ago our great JE did indeed get 4 out of 5....but his one missing pick....just so happened to be The Dark Knight, which was only the 2nd highest grossing film of all time when all was said and done (later to be moved to the 3rd highest, once Avatar came out).
So he was 4 out of 5....but with an asterix.
I don't know what half of those choices are! Can someone post some quick tidbits on each one? I guess I've got to do some research.
"The future ain't what it used to be."
Iron Man 2
Toy Story 3
Dark horse: Prince of Persia
I don't see as many obvious winners in this group as in past years. I only feel comfortable about Toy Story 3, Iron Man 2, and Twilight.
I also always pick an action movie that looks like a blockbuster. In this case, I went with Robin Hood. Mostly because I love the Robin Hood story, and even watched that horrible Costner version many times back in the day. Russel Crowe seems like a douche IRL, but that probably helps him play a brigand.
Finally, I pick a family movie (i.e., not a sequal). In 08, I got tripped up by picking the Narnia movie (not realizing at the time how horrible the first installment was) and missing Wall*E. Last year, I went with Up, which worked (but missed on the new Ice Age movie, which was both a sequal and a family movie -- how could I lose? Dang you, Hangover).
I can only pick one movie: TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE.
Sorry, I've got Edward blinders on...I guess that's what happens when he sparkles - can't see past that to any other movie!
That being said, I know NOTHING about the other movies (seriously, I live under a rock since I had my daughter) so I can't really vote for anything else.