|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$2,583,301||$208,672||$2,791,973|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $2,791,973 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,274)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Captive (Director), Captive (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Brian Bird, Leonor Varela, Ashley Smith|
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.