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Michael Showalter

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $15,031,077 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,392)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Big Sick (Director), Hello, My Name is Doris (Director), Hello, My Name is Doris (Screenwriter), Hello, My Name is Doris (Executive Producer), Wet Hot American Summer (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Wanderlust), Coop/Alan Shemper (Wet Hot American Summer), Elliot Sherman (The Baxter)
Most productive collaborators: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Sally Field, Holly Hunter, Emily V. Gordon

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  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo1$17,288,155$6,871,779$24,159,934
Lead Ensemble Member1$292,102$0$292,102
(Unclassified)1$181,872$0$181,872
In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$14,737,101$293,976$15,031,077
Director2$57,317,466$6,621,733$63,939,199
Executive Producer1$14,444,999$211,196$14,656,195
Co-Producer1$292,102$0$292,102
Producer1$0$82,780$82,780

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: The Big Sick

September 17th, 2017

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer? More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/24/2012 Wanderlust Himself  $17,288,155 $6,871,779 $24,159,934
8/26/2005 The Baxter Elliot Sherman  $181,872 $0 $181,872
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Coop/Alan Shemper  $292,102 $0 $292,102
Movies: 3Totals:$17,762,129$6,871,779$24,633,908
  Averages:$5,920,710$2,290,593$8,211,303
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/23/2017 The Big Sick Director $42,872,467 $6,410,537 $49,283,004
3/11/2016 Hello, My Name is Doris Screenwriter,
Executive Producer,
Director 
$14,444,999 $211,196 $14,656,195
6/27/2014 They Came Together Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $82,780 $82,780
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Co-Producer,
Screenwriter 
$292,102 $0 $292,102
Movies: 4Totals:$57,609,568$6,704,513$64,314,081
  Averages:$14,402,392$1,676,128$16,078,520