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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
My prediction for 10 top-grossing summer movies

I'm in a ranking mood. Just finished my new football ranks (which will be up Friday). Did a column two weeks ago in which I ranked my top 300 for the rest of the year. I also reviewed the ranks of the Maxim "Hot 100" and recently ranked what I thought would be the 10 top-grossing movies of the summer from Memorial Day until September for my friend's annual summer movie pool.

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And so, as May flowers turn to … I don't know, June powers? Sours? Cowhers? It's clearly time for another ten lists … of 10. I asked the folks that follow me on Twitter (as @MatthewBerryTMR) for some suggestions, added a few of my own and here we are. At any point, if you see a number in parentheses, that's the player's ownership percentage in ESPN standard leagues and is, you know, a hint as to what you should be checking next.


Every year, I do this movie pool. The goal is simple. Pick the ten highest-grossing movies of the summer with movies that open Memorial Day weekend or after (so "Shrek Forever After," "Iron Man 2," Sex and the City 2," etc. are ineligible) until Labor Day. Most box-office wins, and you get a $5 million bonus added to your box-office total for every movie you pick in the correct order. To win, you gotta take a few gambles, which I've done. Anyway, here's my list, with predicted highest-grossing at top.

1. "Toy Story 3"
2. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
3. "Knight and Day"
4. "Inception"
5. "The A-Team"
6. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"
7. "Grown Ups"
8. "The Other Guys"
9. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
10. "The Karate Kid"