|As an Actor||Supporting||1||$17,951,431||$4,910,354||$22,861,785|
|In Technical Roles||Director||4||$101,430,953||$78,821,113||$180,252,066|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $180,252,066 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #586)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Accountant (Director), The Accountant (Executive Producer), Warrior (Director), Warrior (Screenwriter), Warrior (Story Creator)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Whitey (The Glass House), Jack Ranson (Tumbleweeds)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Bill Dubuque, J.K. Simmons, Mark Williams|
October 1st, 2016
September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result.
January 1st, 2016
2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth.
|9/14/2001||The Glass House||Whitey||$17,951,431||$4,910,354||$22,861,785|
|12/31/2017||Houses of Deceit||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|1/29/2016||Jane Got a Gun||Director,|
|8/14/2015||Brothers||Based on a Story by,|