|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$22,319,670||$32,668,548||$54,988,218|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $54,988,218 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #989)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Vatican Tapes (Director), Gamer (Director), Gamer (Screenwriter), Gamer (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Peña, Christopher Borrelli, Dougray Scott, Michael C. Martin|
October 18th, 2015
The Vatican Tapes is a horror film that includes elements of found footage. (It was actually originally written to be entirely found footage, but that was changed early in the production.) This genre is well off its peak in terms of popularity and even the fact that it had some connection to found footage was enough to kill its buzz. It also opened in "select cities", which is a terrible release strategy in general, and especially bad for horror films. It opened below the Mendoza Line (earning less that $2,000 per theater) before disappearing from theaters. Is it really that bad? Or did it struggle because of genre overload?
|7/24/2015||The Vatican Tapes||Director||$1,784,763||$11,201,426||$12,986,189|