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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva Goldsman
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Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,170,783,040 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Best-Known Technical Roles: I am Legend (Screenwriter), I am Legend (Producer), Hancock (Producer), Transformers: The Last Knight (Story Creator), The Da Vinci Code (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Herself (Finding Joe)
Most productive collaborators: Will Smith, Ron Howard, Peter Berg, James Lassiter, Tom Hanks

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee1$55,518$0$55,518
In Technical RolesScreenwriter16$1,756,733,349$2,414,049,691$4,170,783,040
Executive Producer3$242,682,049$277,502,889$520,184,938
Story Creator1$130,168,683$473,800,000$603,968,683

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

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. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

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. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
9/30/2011 Finding Joe Herself  $55,518 $0 $55,518
Movies: 1Totals:$55,518$0$55,518
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
8/4/2017 The Dark Tower Screenwriter,
$50,692,621 $60,969,470 $111,662,091
6/21/2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Story Creator $130,168,683 $473,800,000 $603,968,683
5/12/2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Producer $39,175,066 $100,837,542 $140,012,608
2/3/2017 Rings Screenwriter $27,793,018 $55,198,442 $82,991,460
1/22/2016 The 5th Wave Screenwriter $34,912,982 $76,423,416 $111,336,398
3/20/2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Screenwriter $130,179,072 $165,100,000 $295,279,072
2/14/2014 Winter's Tale Screenwriter,
$12,600,231 $9,868,389 $22,468,620
12/25/2013 Lone Survivor Producer $125,095,601 $24,709,031 $149,804,632
10/19/2012 Paranormal Activity 4 Executive Producer $53,900,335 $86,719,185 $140,619,520
10/21/2011 Paranormal Activity 3 Executive Producer $104,028,807 $98,024,579 $202,053,386
11/5/2010 Fair*Game Producer $9,540,691 $12,252,214 $21,792,905
10/20/2010 Paranormal Activity 2 Executive Producer $84,752,907 $92,759,125 $177,512,032
4/23/2010 The Losers Producer $23,591,432 $6,272,408 $29,863,840
5/15/2009 Angels & Demons Screenwriter $133,375,846 $357,500,000 $490,875,846
7/1/2008 Hancock Producer $227,946,274 $396,287,998 $624,234,272
12/14/2007 I am Legend Producer,
$256,393,010 $329,139,674 $585,532,684
5/19/2006 The Da Vinci Code Screenwriter $217,536,138 $550,284,321 $767,820,459
6/10/2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Producer $186,336,279 $299,787,811 $486,124,090
6/3/2005 Cinderella Man Screenwriter $61,649,911 $43,371,577 $105,021,488
7/16/2004 I, Robot Screenwriter $144,801,023 $203,828,562 $348,629,585
3/5/2004 Starsky & Hutch Producer $88,200,225 $82,000,000 $170,200,225
12/21/2001 A Beautiful Mind Screenwriter $170,708,996 $146,959,062 $317,668,058
7/28/1999 Deep Blue Sea Producer $73,648,228 $91,400,000 $165,048,228
10/16/1998 Practical Magic Screenwriter $46,850,558 $21,486,439 $68,336,997
4/3/1998 Lost In Space Screenwriter,
$69,117,629 $66,929,688 $136,047,317
6/20/1997 Batman & Robin Screenwriter $107,325,195 $130,992,619 $238,317,814
7/24/1996 A Time to Kill Screenwriter $108,766,007 $43,500,000 $152,266,007
6/16/1995 Batman Forever Screenwriter $184,031,112 $152,498,032 $336,529,144
Movies: 28Totals:$2,903,117,877$4,178,899,584$7,082,017,461