|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||6||$278,847,467||$342,647,086||$621,494,553|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $621,494,553 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #322)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Paranormal Activity 3 (Screenwriter), Paranormal Activity 3 (Co-Producer), Paranormal Activity 2 (Screenwriter), Paranormal Activity 4 (Screenwriter), Paranormal Activity 4 (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Oren Peli, Henry Joost, Jason Blum, Ariel Schulman, Steven Schneider|
October 1st, 2015
September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top.
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|10/30/2015||Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apo…||Director,|
|1/3/2014||Paranormal Activity: The Marked…||Director,|
|10/19/2012||Paranormal Activity 4||Screenwriter,|
|10/21/2011||Paranormal Activity 3||Screenwriter,|
|10/20/2010||Paranormal Activity 2||Screenwriter||$84,752,907||$92,759,125||$177,512,032|