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Edward Zwick

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,392,235,082 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #92)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Director), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Screenwriter), The Last Samurai (Director), The Last Samurai (Screenwriter), The Last Samurai (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Marshall Herskovitz, Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, John Logan, Leonardo DiCaprio

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In Technical RolesDirector12$523,730,947$868,504,135$1,392,235,082
Executive Producer3$15,861,566$986,313$16,847,879
Story Creator1$45,157,105$289,393,001$334,550,106

2017 Preview: September

September 1st, 2017


As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

The Girl on the Train

September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result. More...

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Trailer

July 22nd, 2016

Thriller starring Tom Cruise, directed by Edward Zwick, opens October 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

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12/31/2018 Woman Walks Ahead Producer $0 $0 $0
9/15/2017 American Assassin Screenwriter $36,249,674 $22,437,818 $58,687,492
2/17/2017 The Great Wall Story by $45,157,105 $289,393,001 $334,550,106
10/21/2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Director,
$58,697,076 $101,341,331 $160,038,407
10/7/2016 The Birth of a Nation Executive Producer $15,861,566 $986,313 $16,847,879
9/16/2015 Pawn Sacrifice Director,
$2,436,308 $1,249,163 $3,685,471
4/3/2015 Cut Bank Producer $0 $137,642 $137,642
8/8/2014 About Alex Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
3/28/2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
11/24/2010 Love and Other Drugs Director,
$32,367,005 $70,349,316 $102,716,321
1/16/2009 Defiance Screenwriter,
$28,644,813 $24,342,941 $52,987,754
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond Producer,
$57,377,916 $114,000,000 $171,377,916
12/5/2003 The Last Samurai Screenwriter,
$111,110,575 $345,700,000 $456,810,575
12/11/1998 Shakespeare in Love Producer $100,317,794 $179,182,206 $279,500,000
11/6/1998 The Siege Producer,
$40,934,175 $75,691,623 $116,625,798
7/12/1996 Courage Under Fire Director $59,003,384 $41,829,761 $100,833,145
12/23/1994 Legends of the Fall Producer,
$66,502,573 $94,000,000 $160,502,573
5/1/1992 Leaving Normal Director $1,361,232 $0 $1,361,232
12/13/1989 Glory Director $26,593,580 $0 $26,593,580
7/1/1986 About Last Night... Director $38,702,310 $0 $38,702,310
Movies: 20Totals:$721,317,086$1,360,641,115$2,081,958,201