|As an Actor||Inverviewee||1||$3,100||$0||$3,100|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$548,932,618||$704,091,003||$1,253,023,621|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,253,023,621 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #124)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Star Trek Into Darkness (Screenwriter), Star Trek Into Darkness (Producer), Star Trek (Producer), Prometheus (Screenwriter), Prometheus (Executive Producer)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show)|
|Most productive collaborators: George Clooney, Brad Bird, Noomi Rapace, Ridley Scott, Hugh Laurie|
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
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.
|10/29/2014||Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV …||Himself||$3,100||$0||$3,100|
|5/16/2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||Screenwriter,|
|7/29/2011||Cowboys and Aliens||Screenwriter||$100,240,551||$75,669,764||$175,910,315|