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John Requa

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $349,435,287 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #402)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Storks (Executive Producer), Crazy, Stupid, Love (Director), Focus (Director), Focus (Screenwriter), Cats & Dogs (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Glenn Ficarra, Steve Carell, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Denise Di Novi

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In Technical RolesDirector5$163,334,953$186,100,334$349,435,287
Character Creator2$61,367,929$74,887,825$136,255,754
Executive Producer1$72,679,278$101,423,003$174,102,281

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016


It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

2015 Preview: February

February 1st, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be. More...

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12/31/2017 Jungle Cruise Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 King of the Jungle Director,
$0 $0 $0
11/23/2016 Bad Santa 2 Based on Characters … $17,782,176 $5,447,195 $23,229,371
9/23/2016 Storks Executive Producer $72,679,278 $101,423,003 $174,102,281
3/4/2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Director $23,083,334 $1,832,635 $24,915,969
2/27/2015 Focus Director,
$53,862,963 $100,500,000 $154,362,963
7/29/2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Director $84,351,197 $62,791,131 $147,142,328
12/3/2010 I Love You, Phillip Morris Director,
$2,037,459 $20,976,568 $23,014,027
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kit… Based on characters $43,585,753 $69,440,630 $113,026,383
11/26/2003 Bad Santa Screenwriter $60,060,328 $17,086,703 $77,147,031
7/4/2001 Cats & Dogs Screenwriter,
$93,375,151 $107,324,849 $200,700,000
Movies: 11Totals:$450,817,639$486,822,714$937,640,353