|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||6||$1,390,160,810||$1,989,401,743||$3,379,562,553|
|Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $3,379,562,553 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (Story Creator), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (Producer), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Story Creator), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (Producer), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Melissa Rosenberg, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke|
February 9th, 2014
Austenland is a romantic comedy that opened in limited release last summer. That's not the right genre for a limited release, but it opened at about the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart and lasted long enough to hit $2 million at the box office. That's a better than expected run. Is the movie also better than expected? Or does it fall prey to the usual romcom clichés?
November 5th, 2013
Twilight came out in 2008 to a mixture of high buzz and abject horror. There were a lot of people who were major fans of the book series by Stephenie Meyer, while others consider Stephenie Meyer the worst author of all time. That might be a bit harsh. The first movie opened with mixed reviews, but smashed through all expectations with nearly $200 million domestically. A year later, New Moon came out and despite earning just 27% positive reviews. That's awful any way you look at it, but even so, it earned nearly $300 million at the box office. Clearly this franchise is critic-proof and I'm under no delusion that any of my criticisms will stop anyone from buying this 10-disc Blu-ray box set. I'm so convinced that no one will change their minds over my opinion of the movie that I'm going to keep that portion of the review to a minimum and concentrate on the extras instead. After all, anyone interested in this box set has already made up their mind about the movie and just want to know if this box set has enough extras to be worth the price.
April 1st, 2013
While Easter Monday is a holiday up here in Canada, it's not in the United States and the weekend numbers have arrived. The numbers are good, or close enough to being good that I'm choosing to focus on the positive. G.I. Joe: Retaliation won the race for the top with an opening weekend that was a little better than expected. Meanwhile, Temptation also opened on the high end of expectations. On the other hand, The Host failed to live up to lowered expectations. Overall, the box office rose 6.1% from last week. Granted, it did fall compared to the same weekend last year, but it fell by less than 1% (0.99%) and compared to the year-to-date decline, that's positively glowing. I'm calling it a victory. That's right, 2013 has been so bad so far that I'm willing to call a 1% decline a victory. 2013 is still well behind 2012's pace at $2.27 billion to $2.59 billion, which is a deficit of 12% or nearly $330 million.
March 29th, 2013
It's Easter long weekend and three films will be battling for box office domination. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the only one that really has a shot at success. The Host is earning some of the worst reviews for a wide release for the entire year, which is not surprising given the source material. Meanwhile, Temptation is not being screened for critics. It is likely The Croods will be pushed into second place, but should remain strong thanks to the holiday. This weekend last year was led by The Hunger Games with $58 million. There's almost no chance any new release will match that. In fact, there's a chance no film will top last year's second place film, Wrath of the Titans. 2013 is going to get slapped around again.
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
|12/31/2016||Down a Dark Hall||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|3/29/2013||The Host||Story Creator||$26,623,701||$37,853,350||$64,477,051|
|11/16/2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Daw…||Producer,|
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|11/18/2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Daw…||Based on the Novel '…,|
|6/30/2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Story Creator||$300,531,751||$405,571,077||$706,102,828|
|11/20/2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Story Creator||$296,623,634||$390,934,093||$687,557,727|
|11/21/2008||Twilight||Based on the Novel "…||$192,769,854||$209,510,305||$402,280,159|