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By 06.20.11

Frotcast Fantasy Summer Box Office Standings

Vince’s Picks:

1. Harry Potter
2. X-Men: First Class ($55.1 million opening)
3. Green Lantern ($52.7)
4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

BOMB PICK: The Change Up

Ben’s (The Ear Rapist) Picks:

1. Cars 2
2. Super 8 ($37 million opening*)
3. The Zookeeper
4. Friends with Benefits

BOMB PICK: The Smurfs

Brendan’s (Human Giant) Picks:

1. Transformers 3
2. Captain America
3. Bad Teacher
4. Mr. Popper’s Penguins ($18.2 million)

BOMB PICK: Green Lantern ($160 million production budget minus $52.7 million gross = -$107.3 million)

Bret’s (Grumpiest Man Alive) Picks:

1. Cowboys and Aliens
2. Smurfs
3. Spy Kids 4
4. Horrible Bosses

BOMB PICK: Transformers 3

*Based on early estimates — actual numbers tomorrow

The Human Giant’s bomb pick comes up huge, while his Penguin pick lays an egg (“Hello, Variety? Is that pun-headline writer position still available?”).  It’s a little early to tell, but it looks like yours truly is in the driver’s seat. Which is bad news for everyone else, because I’m pretty drunk.

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