The results are in ...
Earlier this month, we asked you to predict the final Metascores for 30 of this summer's most notable releases, based only on viewing a trailer and reading a description for each film. Nearly 5,700 of you did just that, and the aggregate results of your predictions are below.
This is the 7th year we have asked for summer Metascore predictions, and some years turn out better than others. Last year wasn't one of the good ones: our users overestimated the scores for two-thirds of the films, and were off by an average of 11.4 points per movie. (View last year's results, or those for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.) We'll post the final results of this year's predictions just after Labor Day weekend.
Metascore predictions from Metacritic users
"Predicted" scores are the median responses from all valid predictions made for each film. The "Actual" scores will update as reviews are added for each film.
Jodie Foster directs George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O'Connell in a real-time thriller about a financial news anchor who is taken hostage by an irate viewer while on the air.
The hit iPhone game franchise somehow becomes a major motion picture with this animated tale that features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, and Bill Hader.
This sequel to the 2014 comedy Neighbors returns stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron and adds Chloë Grace Moretz.
Writer-director Shane Black's follow-up to Iron Man 3 is an action comedy set in 1970s Los Angeles, with a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Kim Basinger.
The Muppets director James Bobin takes over from Tim Burton for this sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Returning stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter are joined by Sacha Baron Cohen.
Oscar Isaac plays the first mutant in this sequel to 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Returning for director Bryan Singer are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence, among others.
The first feature film from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) tracks the fall of singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) as his sophomore album flops and he’s forced to reunite with his old boy band.
This sequel to 2014's live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns much of the cast (including Megan Fox and Will Arnett) but features a new director, Dave Green (Earth to Echo).
James Wan (Furious 7) directs this sequel to his 2013 horror hit The Conjuring. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return for a new story based on the Enfield Poltergeist.
This sequel to the surprise hit 2013 magician heist thriller Now You See Me picks up one year later. A new director (Jon M. Chu, Jem and the Holograms) adds Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe to returning stars like Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, and Jesse Eisenberg.
Duncan Jones (Source Code) directs this first feature based on the Blizzard's long-running fantasy videogame series that finally emerges after a decade in development. Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, and Dominic Cooper star.
An action-comedy starring Dwayne Johnson as a once-bullied geek turned CIA agent who recruits the star of his high school (Kevin Hart) for a secret mission. Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) directs.
Pixar's summer release is a sequel to the beloved 2003 classic Finding Nemo. The voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks star for returning director Andrew Stanton.
Gary Ross’ first directorial effort since The Hunger Games tells the true story of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) and his rebellion that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell also star.
This belated sequel to the 1996 alien invasion thriller Independence Day returns stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, and Vivica A. Fox (but not Will Smith). Director Roland Emmerich also returns.
It's Blake Lively vs. shark in this survival thriller set in the ocean. Jaume Collet-Serra (Run All Night) directs.
Roald Dahl's children's book about a "Big Friendly Giant" comes to the big screen courtesy of director Steven Spielberg, who re-enlists his Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance.
Frequent Harry Potter director David Yates helms this latest adaptation of the Tarzan story to the big screen. Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, and Christoph Waltz star.
The third installment in the anything-goes-for-one-night horror series follows The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy. Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell star.
This animated family film from the studio behind Despicable Me features the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, and Jenny Slate.
Three decades after the original, Paul Feig directs a new version of the supernatural comedy featuring a mostly female cast (including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones). Expect cameos from the original stars.
Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) takes over from J.J. Abrams as director for the third Trek film to feature the current Chris Pine-led cast. Newcomers include Idris Elba.
Matt Damon returns to the Bourne franchise after sitting out 2012's The Bourne Legacy, reuniting with his Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass. Julia Stiles and Alicia Vikander also star.
The third film in the new DC Extended Universe series stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis (while Ben Affleck reappears as Batman). David Ayer (Fury) writes and directs.
William Wyler's 1959 epic (itself one of Hollywood's first remakes) is considered one of the best films ever made, so Timur Bekmambetov's new version will have a lot to live up to. Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and (playing the newly enlarged role of Jesus) Rodrigo Santoro star.
Disney's 1977 musical live-action/animation hybrid gets the remake treatment. The new film is not a musical but instead emphasizes the fantasy/adventure story about a young orphan who claims to live with a dragon in the woods.
Definitely not for kids, this animated comedy (a bit of a Pixar spoof) is co-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and features the voices of Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, and James Franco.
The latest from stop-motion animation house Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) is a fantasy set in ancient Japan.
Todd Phillips directs this based-on-a-true-story comedy about two arms dealers (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) who find themselves in over their heads after securing a $300 million government contract to supply weapons in Afghanistan.
The latest drama from Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) is set on the Western Australia coast after World War I and stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz.