|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$720,172,195||$1,008,512,610||$1,728,684,805|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $1,728,684,805 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #64)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Moana (Director), Moana (Story Creator), The Princess and the Frog (Director), The Princess and the Frog (Story Creator), The Princess and the Frog (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ron Clements, Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Chris Williams|
March 5th, 2017
Moana was the third animated film distributed by Disney this year. All three earned excellent reviews, but Moana was by far the weakest at the box office. Is it also the weakest in terms of quality?
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
October 12th, 2015
Aladdin first hit theaters in 1992 and was a smash hit with critics and with moviegoers. Because it is so well-known, I don't think I need to concentrate too much on the plot or the quality of the movie. What is more important is the technical presentation and any additionally extras new to this release. Does the Blu-ray shine in that regard?
|11/25/2009||The Princess and the Frog||Story Creator,|
|11/15/1989||The Little Mermaid||Director||$111,543,479||$110,756,521||$222,300,000|