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James Vanderbilt

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,306,645,740 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #118)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Amazing Spider-Man (Screenwriter), The Amazing Spider-Man (Story Creator), Independence Day: Resurgence (Screenwriter), White House Down (Producer), Zodiac (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Channing Tatum, Roland Emmerich, Bradley J. Fischer, Andrew Garfield, Marc Webb

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter6$450,987,567$855,658,173$1,306,645,740
Story Creator1$262,030,663$495,859,604$757,890,267

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

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12/31/2017 Ambulance Producer $0 $0 $0
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Screenwriter $103,144,286 $284,500,000 $387,644,286
10/16/2015 Truth Director,
$2,541,854 $3,026,911 $5,568,765
6/28/2013 White House Down Producer $73,103,784 $132,336,603 $205,440,387
7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$262,030,663 $495,859,604 $757,890,267
4/23/2010 The Losers Screenwriter $23,591,432 $6,272,408 $29,863,840
3/2/2007 Zodiac Screenwriter,
$33,080,084 $50,000,000 $83,080,084
3/28/2003 Basic Screenwriter,
$26,599,248 $15,999,250 $42,598,498
Movies: 8Totals:$524,091,351$987,994,776$1,512,086,127