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Robert Schwentke

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $887,516,268 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #147)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Insurgent (Director), Red (Director), Flightplan (Director), The Time Traveler's Wife (Director), R.I.P.D. (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jodie Foster, Jeff Bridges, Peter Sarsgaard, Peter A. Dowling, Rachel McAdams

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In Technical RolesDirector6$407,299,923$480,216,345$887,516,268

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Box Office
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Box Office
3/18/2016 Allegiant Director $0 $0 $0
3/20/2015 Insurgent Director $130,179,072 $165,100,000 $295,279,072
7/19/2013 R.I.P.D. Director $33,618,855 $45,453,609 $79,072,464
10/15/2010 Red Director $90,380,162 $106,059,531 $196,439,693
8/14/2009 The Time Traveler's Wife Director $63,414,846 $38,917,289 $102,332,135
9/23/2005 Flightplan Director $89,706,988 $124,685,916 $214,392,904
Movies: 6Totals:$407,299,923$480,216,345$887,516,268