|In Technical Roles||Director||6||$485,248,171||$590,975,730||$1,076,223,901|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,076,223,901 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #123)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Ant-Man (Director), The Break-Up (Director), Yes Man (Director), Bring it On (Director), Down with Love (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Edgar Wright, Corey Stoll, Joe Cornish|
December 6th, 2015
Ant-Man had the fourth worst global box office for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It earned over $500 million and was still the fourth worst in the franchise's run. That's impressive. One of the reasons for the franchise's success is the quality. No MCU film has earned a Tomatometer Score below the overall positive level, this includes Ant-Man. Is it worthy of this? Or is this the first MCU film I didn't like?
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
|7/6/2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|5/9/2003||Down with Love||Director||$20,298,207||$15,151,698||$35,449,905|
|8/25/2000||Bring it On||Director||$68,353,550||$22,100,000||$90,453,550|