|In Technical Roles||Director||12||$475,228,846||$413,672,183||$888,901,029|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $888,901,029 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #171)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Mr. Poppers's Penguins (Director), Mr. Poppers's Penguins (Executive Producer), The Spiderwick Chronicles (Director), Just Like Heaven (Director), Bad Santa 2 (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jim Carrey, Freddie Highmore, Carla Gugino, John Davis, Jessica Tuchinsky|
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
|12/31/2016||Looking for Alaska||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|11/23/2016||Bad Santa 2||Executive Producer,|
|6/17/2011||Mr. Poppers's Penguins||Director,|
|5/1/2009||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Director||$55,250,026||$47,262,776||$102,512,802|
|2/14/2008||The Spiderwick Chronicles||Director||$71,195,053||$91,644,614||$162,839,667|
|9/16/2005||Just Like Heaven||Director||$48,318,130||$52,368,953||$100,687,083|
|2/2/2001||Head Over Heels||Director||$10,397,365||$0||$10,397,365|