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Danny Boyle

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $747,230,328 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #187)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Slumdog Millionaire (Director), The Beach (Director), Steve Jobs (Director), Steve Jobs (Producer), 127 Hours (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Loveleen Tandan, Simon Beaufoy, Madhur Mittal

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In Technical RolesDirector12$298,385,092$448,845,236$747,230,328

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 6th, 2013

August 7th, 2013

Like it usually is during the summer, this week is rather soft on home market. Granted, there is one wide release that did very well at the box office, Oblivion, plus a couple of limited releases that did well to earn a serious measure of mainstream success, The Place Beyond the Pines and Mud. However, there are also some releases in the top twenty that are definitely filler. Usually, once you reach exercise videos, there's nothing worth talking about. Of course, if I used that rule this week, there would be almost nothing on this week's list. Mud is likely the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, but I'm still waiting for the screener to review and I hate awarding something Pick of the Week if the screener is late. Because of this, I'm going with another late release, Burn Notice: Season Six, as Pick of the Week. It arrived more than a month late, but it was worth the wait. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Trance

August 3rd, 2013

Trance is based on a TV movie written and directed by Joe Ahearne. Joe Ahearne helped write the screenplay for the theatrical release with John Hodges. John Hodges previously wrote the screenplays for Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, among others. Many of his films were directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed Trance. Given the pedigree, a lot of people were expecting a lot out of this film. It earned overall positive reviews and made more than $2 million in limited release, which is better than a lot of films manage. However, this was still way below expectations. Was it a case of expectations simply being too high? Or were there serious enough flaws in this film that caused it to fail to live up to many of Danny Boyle's previous films. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 23rd, 2013

July 23rd, 2013

This week's new releases are so bad that I'm tempted to hold on to this story till I finish the review for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four on Blu-ray, just so I would have a real contender for Pick of the Week. According to, the best-selling new release of the week is an Anime title. Most weeks, Anime titles are filler, because of their are niche appeal. There are a few foreign releases and limited releases worth checking out, but there are not many contenders for Pick of the Week. The two best are Ginger & Rosa on DVD and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXVII on DVD. I'm going with the former for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Starbuck's DVD earns Puck of the Week. See it before Hollywood ruins it with a bad remake. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

April 5th, 2013

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2016 Trainspotting Sequel Director $0 $0 $0
10/9/2015 Steve Jobs Director,
$17,703,103 $6,100,000 $23,803,103
4/5/2013 Trance Director,
$2,322,593 $20,271,459 $22,594,052
11/5/2010 127 Hours Screenwriter,
$18,335,230 $41,881,941 $60,217,171
11/12/2008 Slumdog Millionaire Director $141,319,928 $243,199,737 $384,519,665
7/20/2007 Sunshine Director $3,675,072 $28,342,050 $32,017,122
3/11/2005 Millions Director $6,584,159 $5,753,669 $12,337,828
6/27/2003 28 Days Later... Director $45,064,915 $37,890,718 $82,955,633
2/11/2000 The Beach Director $39,778,599 $0 $39,778,599
10/24/1997 A Life Less Ordinary Director $4,266,243 $10,345,675 $14,611,918
7/19/1996 Trainspotting Director $16,501,000 $55,059,987 $71,560,987
2/10/1995 Shallow Grave Director $2,834,250 $0 $2,834,250
Movies: 12Totals:$298,385,092$448,845,236$747,230,328