|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$1,107,759,546||$1,758,388,682||$2,866,148,228|
|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$793,551,364||$1,378,779,640||$2,172,331,004|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $2,172,331,004 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #31)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Director), The Incredibles (Director), The Incredibles (Screenwriter), Ratatouille (Director), Ratatouille (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Monorail Announcer (Jurassic World), Edna (The Incredibles), Ambrister Minion (Ratatouille)|
|Most productive collaborators: John Lasseter, Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Craig T. Nelson, Andrew Stanton|
May 22nd, 2015
It's Memorial Day long weekend, which is one of the best weekends of the year at the box office. There are two new releases trying to take advantage of the holiday, Tomorrowland and Poltergeist. There are also three major holdovers that will remain potent over the weekend: Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. There's a chance all five of these films will made $30 million or more over the next four days. Like we've seen most weeks this summer, this weekend last year had a much bigger hit on top. X-Men: Days of Future Past opened with more than $90 million, but only one other film, Godzilla earned more than $15 million over the three-day weekend. So again, 2015 won't match 2014 at the top, but the depth should help 2015 win in the year-over-year comparison.
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
|6/12/2015||Jurassic World||Monorail Announcer||$639,872,800||$984,998,981||$1,624,871,781|
|12/16/2011||Mission: Impossible - Ghost Pro…||Director||$209,397,903||$485,315,327||$694,713,230|
|8/4/1999||The Iron Giant||Director||$23,159,305||$8,174,612||$31,333,917|
|12/18/1987||*batteries not included||Screenwriter||$32,945,797||$0||$32,945,797|