|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||2||$1,006,242||$0||$1,006,242|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||8||$273,505,189||$578,780,360||$852,285,549|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $852,285,549 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #164)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Screenwriter), The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Screenwriter), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Screenwriter), While We're Young (Director), While We're Young (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Phillip (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), Danny (Kicking and Screaming)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ben Stiller, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Wes Anderson, Chris Rock|
August 14th, 2015
It is both a very busy week with nearly a dozen releases on this week's list and a disappointing one. The slate of new releases is really weak, with only Mistress America having a decent shot at box office success. There are a couple of other releases that have the reviews to do well, but are playing on VOD. Of these, People Places Things is my choice for Video on Demand Pick of the Week, although I'm hoping Final Girl is better than its early reviews would indicate.
June 29th, 2015
While We're Young is the latest film from writer / director Noah Baumbach. He has a great streak going by his Tomatometer Scores and this film earned 84% positive reviews. However, the audience score is only 58% positive. That dichotomy is a bit troubling. Is this film designed to wow critics, but will leave the average moviegoer cold?
April 28th, 2015
There were no films in the $10,000 club this week and no new releases really came close. The closest was Full Moon in Paris, which rose 58% from last weekend to $7,987, still in one theater. Felix et Meira was next with an average of $6,590 after expanding from one to four theaters. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll was the biggest new release with an average of $6,402 in three theaters over the weekend for an average of $8,465 from Wednesday to Sunday.
April 1st, 2015
While We're Young has set a new record for 2015 earning the best per theater average for a film that opened in 2015 with an average of $56,922 in four theaters. The most negative thing you can say about this result was that it wasn't that unexpected, as several Noah Baumbach films have earned similar opening weekend per theaters averages. Up next was the first of two wide releases in the $10,000 club, Home, with an average of $14,053. The Salt of the Earth earned an average of $11,234 in four theaters. This is excellent for a documentary. The final film in the $10,000 club was the second wide release on this week's list, Get Hard, which pulled in an average of $10,647.
March 27th, 2015
It's a pretty good week as far as limited releases are concerned with a number of them earning excellent reviews. Unfortunately, the biggest in terms of cast and theater count is Serena, but its reviews are among the worst of the week. Hopefully films like Serena (Reviews) or Man from Reno (Reviews) can pick up the slack.
|12/10/2004||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Phillip||$24,006,726||$10,800,000||$34,806,726|
|10/6/1995||Kicking and Screaming||Danny||$718,490||$0||$718,490|
|12/31/2016||The Emperor's Children||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|3/27/2015||While We're Young||Director,|
|6/8/2012||Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||Screenwriter||$216,391,482||$530,529,789||$746,921,271|
|11/13/2009||The Fantastic Mr. Fox||Screenwriter||$21,002,919||$26,082,145||$47,085,064|
|11/16/2007||Margot at the Wedding||Director||$1,958,977||$408,798||$2,367,775|
|10/5/2005||The Squid and the Whale||Director||$7,372,734||$3,818,689||$11,191,423|
|12/10/2004||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Screenwriter||$24,006,726||$10,800,000||$34,806,726|
|10/6/1995||Kicking and Screaming||Director||$718,490||$0||$718,490|