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Leigh Whannell

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $383,051,856 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #531)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Insidious Chapter 2 (Screenwriter), Insidious Chapter 2 (Story Creator), Insidious Chapter 2 (Character Creator), Insidious Chapter 3 (Director), Insidious Chapter 3 (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Specs (Insidious Chapter 3), Adam (Saw), Larry (The Bye Bye Man), Doug (Cooties), Clement Moss (The Pardon)
Most productive collaborators: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, James Wan, Jason Blum, Oren Peli

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting4$84,166,140$78,033,354$162,199,494
Lead Ensemble Member2$60,058$520,953$581,011
In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$189,874,213$193,177,643$383,051,856
Executive Producer4$73,463,528$130,605,169$204,068,697
Story Creator2$83,646,505$78,856,021$162,502,526
Character Creator2$135,805,005$146,794,954$282,599,959

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

Box Office
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1/13/2017 The Bye Bye Man Larry  $22,395,806 $2,199,895 $24,595,701
9/18/2015 Cooties Doug  $60,058 $520,953 $581,011
6/5/2015 Insidious Chapter 3 Specs  $52,218,558 $68,459,886 $120,678,444
11/21/2014 The Mule Gavin  $0 $0 $0
4/9/2013 Crush   $0 $0 $0
3/22/2013 The Pardon Clement Moss  $17,518 $0 $17,518
4/1/2011 Insidious   $54,009,150 $45,861,736 $99,870,886
8/31/2007 Death Sentence Stink  $9,534,258 $7,373,573 $16,907,831
10/29/2004 Saw Adam  $55,968,727 $47,911,300 $103,880,027
Movies: 9Totals:$194,204,075$172,327,343$366,531,418
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9/18/2015 Cooties Executive Producer,
Story by,
$60,058 $520,953 $581,011
6/5/2015 Insidious Chapter 3 Character Creator,
$52,218,558 $68,459,886 $120,678,444
11/21/2014 The Mule Executive Producer,
$0 $0 $0
9/13/2013 Insidious Chapter 2 Screenwriter,
Character Creator,
Story Creator 
$83,586,447 $78,335,068 $161,921,515
4/1/2011 Insidious Screenwriter $54,009,150 $45,861,736 $99,870,886
10/29/2010 Saw 3D Executive Producer $45,710,178 $88,025,106 $133,735,284
10/23/2009 Saw VI Executive Producer $27,693,292 $42,059,110 $69,752,402
Movies: 7Totals:$263,277,683$323,261,859$586,539,542