|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $1,955,473,876 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #48)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Monsters University (Story Creator), Monsters University (Screenwriter), Big Hero 6 (Screenwriter), Monsters, Inc. (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Desk Sergeant (Big Hero 6), Needleman & Smitty (Monsters, Inc.)|
|Most productive collaborators: Scott Adsit, Don Hall, Chris Williams, Ryan Potter, Roy Conli|
October 31st, 2014
October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
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.
|11/7/2014||Big Hero 6||Desk Sergeant||$222,527,828||$429,600,000||$652,127,828|
|11/2/2001||Monsters, Inc.||Needleman & Smitty||$289,423,425||$270,334,294||$559,757,719|
|11/7/2014||Big Hero 6||Screenwriter||$222,527,828||$429,600,000||$652,127,828|
|6/21/2013||Monsters University||Story Creator,|