|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$92,086,665||$26,166,616||$118,253,281|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $118,253,281 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #692)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Takers (Director), Takers (Screenwriter), Texas Chainsaw 3D (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Brown, Will Packer, Hayden Christensen, Tip "T.I." Harris, Matt Dillon|
January 1st, 2013
December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards.
|1/4/2013||Texas Chainsaw 3D||Director||$34,341,945||$13,324,068||$47,666,013|