|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||10||$2,165,604,098||$2,509,516,846||$4,675,120,944|
|Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $4,675,120,944 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Avengers (Story Creator), The Avengers (Character Creator), Iron Man 2 (Story Creator), Iron Man (Story Creator), Thor (Story Creator)|
|Born: August 28th, 1917|
|Died: February 6th, 1994|
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.
May 1st, 2014
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.
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.
|2/16/2018||Black Panther||Based on the comic by||$0||$0||$0|
|5/4/2012||The Avengers||Based on the Marvel …,|
Captain America Crea…
|7/22/2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Based on the Marvel …||$176,654,505||$193,915,271||$370,569,776|
|5/7/2010||Iron Man 2||Based on the Marvel …||$312,433,331||$311,128,000||$623,561,331|
|6/13/2008||The Incredible Hulk||Story Creator||$134,806,913||$128,611,000||$263,417,913|
|5/2/2008||Iron Man||Story Creator||$318,604,126||$266,000,000||$584,604,126|
|6/15/2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Sil…||Story Creator||$131,921,738||$156,293,581||$288,215,319|
|7/8/2005||Fantastic Four||Story Creator||$154,696,080||$176,021,000||$330,717,080|
|6/20/2003||Hulk||Based on the comicbo…||$132,177,234||$113,052,000||$245,229,234|