IT’S SUMMER MOVIE POOL TIME! And this year the site is operational from the jump. Get ready for another year of drama and intrigue as SMP XXV is on! 

2023 RECAP

Is everyone ready to move on from the color pink? If anyone needs help remembering, Barbie blew away the competition with nearly $600M earned in fewer than 6 weeks’ time. And along for the ride was Oppenheimer, which eclipsed $300M over that same timeframe. Unreal. A term was coined for the juggernaut that was Barbie + Oppenheimer, but it’s escaping me at the moment. And don’t forget that Sound of Freedom surprised everyone by making the Top 10 despite being picked by NO ONE.

Only 1 player finished with 9 correct picks. Second and Third places were bit more interesting as we had 25 players hit on 8 picks. Spicy!

1st Place – Freddy Burgos (9 correct)

2nd Place – David Logan (8 correct / Deviation Score 30)

3rd Place – Nate Austin (8 correct / Deviation Score 32)

Bonehead Award – Bill Woody

2024 RULES

The rules are the same as always, and are posted on the Rules page of the website. A quick summary:

  • The pool officially runs from May 1 to Aug 31.
  • The only eligible movies are those that are released domestically within the listed date range.
  • Submit your Top 10 list of movies in the order that you believe they will finish.
  • Entries will be submitted via email to
  • The 2024 entry deadline is Wednesday 5/1 at 11:59pm PST.
  • At the deadline the pool will lock down so that data can be compiled in time for the first opening weekend.
  • Entry Fee = $10.00 due by Friday May 3.
  • Payment directions are provided in the email invite.
  • The final box office earnings will be tallied on Sept 1, which is when the SMP winner will be determined.
  • The player with the highest # of correct Top 10 picks wins.
  • In the event of a tie the Deviation Score will be calculated among all contenders’ picks.
  • There will always be a 1st Place + 2nd Place + Bonehead Award prize. A 3rd Place prize will be subject to the total # of entries.

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See you all soon!!

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