About Us

Mitch Metcalf and Mitch Salem bring their combined 40 years of expertise as senior entertainment executives to ShowbuzzDaily.com, a website that features everything you want to know about the movies:  up-to-the-minute box office predictions and analysis, along with the latest reviews.  ShowbuzzDaily will bring you projections and analysis of every opening weekend and ultimate domestic and international grosses, as well as trends that affect studios, genres and release schedules, all combined with reviews of the newest films in release, titles on homevideo and classic cinema.

MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (almost 2000 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema.  Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television, not yet having discovered that a degree in the Dark Arts would have been more useful.  He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years. 

MITCH SALEM has cunningly pretended for some time to be a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such TV companies as NBC, USA/SyFy/Bravo, ABC and BermanBraun Productions (and before that, a student at the NYU School of Law), while actually indulging in a more or less nonstop bacchanal of moviegoing.  During this time, he has been a film critic for the Brooklyn Free Press, and also co-wrote an episode of the television series "Felicity."  No, really. He is currently consulting, which he swears is not a euphemism.

ShowbuzzDaily Data Sources

Weekend Predictions:  ShowbuzzDaily model
Ultimate Domestic Estimate:  ShowbuzzDaily model
Ultimate International Estimate:  ShowbuzzDaily model
Weekend and Daily Actuals:  boxoffice.com, boxofficemojo.com, or showbizdata.com
International Actuals:  boxofficemojo.com
DVD Actuals:  the-numbers.com