2018 Summer Movie Draft


The Summer Movie Draft returns this year. Jonathan won by a lot in 2017, but can he repeat that success?

On this episode has Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) joined with Matt Hudson (@wiwt_uk) and Craig Sybert (@MusicMusing_) to draft the 2018 Summer movies. This works a lot like a fantasy football draft where each person picks one movie for five rounds that will represent their team. Each player earns points for their movies based on the Domestic Summer Box Office from Boxofficemojo.com and the movie’s Metascore from Metacritic.com used as a percent. We drop the excess zeroes to keep the point totals relatively simple.

The players have a chance to earn bonus points based on the Over/Under system. The average domestic gross for the top 25 movies from last summer was $130,000,000. A player must guess if each of their movies will be over or under that total. They earn bonus points for each one they get right on a shifting scale.

You can follow along with the game all summer on our Google Spreadsheet that will be updated every Monday. The player with the most points wins and gets to pick a movie for the other four to watch.

Jonathan’s Picks:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ocean’s Eight
  • Blindspotting
  • Uncle Drew
  • Skyscraper

Corey’s Picks:

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Deadpool 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: A monster Vacation
  • The Equalizer 2
  • Slender Man

Michael’s Picks:

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The Incredibles 2
  • Christopher Robin
  • Gotti
  • Superfly

Matt’s Picks:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Mission: Impossible Fallout
  • Mama Mia: Here we go again
  • The First Purge
  • Tag

Craig’s Picks:

  • Hereditary
  • Upgrade
  • The Meg
  • Replicas
  • Eighth Grade