|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$425,014,317||$296,771,080||$721,785,397|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $721,785,397 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #279)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Pearl Harbor (Screenwriter), Pearl Harbor (Executive Producer), Heaven is for Real (Director), Heaven is for Real (Screenwriter), Secretariat (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Greg Kinnear, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Josh Hartnett, Kelly Reilly|
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
April 1st, 2014
March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month.
|4/16/2014||Heaven is for Real||Screenwriter,|
|6/7/2013||Dirty Wars||Executive Producer||$371,245||$26,260||$397,505|
|3/1/2013||A Fierce Green Fire||Composer||$29,817||$0||$29,817|
|3/1/2002||We Were Soldiers||Director,|
|3/13/1998||The Man in the Iron Mask||Director,|