|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||10||$435,606,091||$429,107,286||$864,713,377|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $864,713,377 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #211)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Just Go With It (Screenwriter), 21 (Screenwriter), Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (Screenwriter), The Dilemma (Screenwriter), Here Comes the Boom (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kevin James, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, David Frankel, Vince Vaughn|
February 1st, 2017
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.
December 1st, 2016
November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand.
|2/3/2017||The Space Between Us||Screenwriter,|
|1/8/2016||The Abandoned||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|10/12/2012||Here Comes the Boom||Screenwriter||$45,290,318||$27,948,940||$73,239,258|
|6/15/2012||Rock of Ages||Screenwriter||$38,518,613||$22,513,319||$61,031,932|
|2/11/2011||Just Go With It||Screenwriter||$103,028,109||$111,946,844||$214,974,953|
|9/24/2010||Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps||Screenwriter||$52,474,616||$84,957,003||$137,431,619|