Paul W.S. Anderson
|Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,033,956,417 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #225)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Resident Evil: Afterlife (Director), Resident Evil: Afterlife (Screenwriter), Resident Evil: Afterlife (Producer), Resident Evil: Retribution (Director), Resident Evil: Retribution (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel)|
|Most productive collaborators: Milla Jovovich, Kit Harington, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Logan Lerman|
January 1st, 2017
December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
|12/16/2011||Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywo…||Himself||$3,050||$0||$3,050|
|1/27/2017||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter||Director,|
|9/14/2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||Screenwriter,|
|10/21/2011||The Three Musketeers||Director,|
|9/10/2010||Resident Evil: Afterlife||Director,|