|In Technical Roles||Director||25||$1,547,927,490||$2,160,120,380||$3,708,047,870|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,708,047,870 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Martian (Director), The Martian (Producer), Prometheus (Director), Prometheus (Producer), Gladiator (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Jon Spaihts|
October 8th, 2015
The Martian opened in first place with $45.2 million on 9,299 screens in 50 markets. This includes a first place, 10.01 million opening on 582 theaters in the U.K. This was the biggest opening for both the director and the star. The film had a similarly strong opening in Australia earning first place with $4.28 million on 582 screens. It also earned first place in Hong Kong ($2.26 million on 70 screens) and Taiwan ($1.68 million on 137 screens). It only managed second place in Italy with $2.53 million on 464 screens and in Mexico with $2.9 million on 1,757, while it debuted in third place in Brazil with $1.82 million on 507. Overall, the film it doing about as well internationally as it did here, which is good news for Fox.
October 1st, 2015
September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top.
December 1st, 2014
November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential.
October 1st, 2013
October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth.
|12/31/2017||Blade Runner 2||Executive Producer,|
|11/10/2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|12/12/2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||Director,|
|10/31/2014||Before I Go to Sleep||Executive Producer||$3,242,457||$3,100,000||$6,342,457|
|12/4/2013||Out of the Furnace||Producer||$11,330,849||$4,103,526||$15,434,375|
|3/27/2013||Welcome to the Punch||Executive Producer||$7,034||$0||$7,034|
|12/31/2011||The Low Dweller||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|7/24/2011||Life in a Day||Executive Producer||$252,788||$0||$252,788|
|10/29/2010||Welcome to the Rileys||Executive Producer||$152,857||$203,062||$355,919|
|6/11/2010||The A-Team||Executive Producer||$77,222,099||$100,019,072||$177,241,171|
|10/10/2008||Body of Lies||Director,|
|9/21/2007||The Assassination of Jesse Jame…||Producer||$3,909,149||$11,404,482||$15,313,631|
|11/10/2006||A Good Year||Producer,|
|1/13/2006||Tristan & Isolde||Executive Producer||$14,734,633||$2,720,980||$17,455,613|
|10/7/2005||In Her Shoes||Producer||$32,880,591||$49,322,439||$82,203,030|
|5/6/2005||Kingdom of Heaven||Producer,|
|12/28/2001||Black Hawk Down||Director,|
|10/9/1992||1492: Conquest of Paradise||Producer,|
|5/24/1991||Thelma & Louise||Producer,|
|10/9/1987||Someone to Watch Over Me||Director||$9,713,059||$0||$9,713,059|