|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||5||$202,833,773||$123,798,059||$326,631,832|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $326,631,832 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #604)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Juno (Screenwriter), Ricki and the Flash (Screenwriter), Ricki and the Flash (Producer), Jennifer's Body (Executive Producer), Jennifer's Body (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jason Reitman, Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Mason Novick, Lianne Halfon|
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
November 11th, 2013
There are a number of good releases this week. The two biggest releases are Man of Steel and Turbo. While the former has a larger target audience, the latter is the better film. It is still not Pick of the Week material. The best films are some of the smaller releases, like The Attack, Barbara, Blackfish, City Lights, and Prince Avalanche. All of those are worth picking up, but I think Nosferatu on Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week.
|8/7/2015||Ricki and the Flash||Screenwriter,|