|In Technical Roles||Director||9||$520,871,957||$906,910,262||$1,427,782,219|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,427,782,219 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #86)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Sherlock Holmes (Director), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Director), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Director), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Screenwriter), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Rachel McAdams|
May 1st, 2017
April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth.
July 25th, 2016
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
|5/12/2017||King Arthur: Legend of the Sword||Director,|
|8/14/2015||The Man From U.N.C.L.E.||Director,|
|12/16/2011||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||Director||$186,848,418||$348,815,025||$535,663,443|
|3/5/1999||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Bar…||Director||$3,897,569||$24,458,619||$28,356,188|