|In Technical Roles||Producer||16||$1,727,484,816||$2,952,720,653||$4,680,205,469|
|Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,680,205,469 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #23)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Deadpool (Producer), X-Men: Days of Future Past (Screenwriter), The Martian (Producer), X-Men: Days of Future Past (Producer), Cinderella (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, Matt Damon, Kenneth Branagh, Lily James, Chris Weitz|
|Born: August 2nd, 1973 (43 years old)|
December 19th, 2016
I know what you are thinking. “Didn’t X-Men: Apocalypse come out on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack in early October?” Yes. However, the screener didn’t arrive till November and that’s too late to get a review done. That said, no screeners arrived this week, so I thought I might was well write a late review rather than do nothing.
May 1st, 2016
April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.)
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.
|11/22/2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|5/27/2016||X-Men: Apocalypse||Story by,|
|8/13/2014||Let’s Be Cops||Producer||$82,390,774||$54,500,000||$136,890,774|
|5/23/2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Screenwriter,|
|6/22/2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Executive Producer||$37,519,139||$99,970,591||$137,489,730|
|2/17/2012||This Means War||Producer,|
|6/3/2011||X-Men: First Class||Producer||$146,408,305||$209,000,000||$355,408,305|
|5/26/2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Screenwriter||$234,362,462||$224,997,093||$459,359,555|
|6/10/2005||Mr. and Mrs. Smith||Screenwriter||$186,336,279||$299,787,811||$486,124,090|
|4/29/2005||XXX: State of the Union||Screenwriter||$26,873,932||$44,200,000||$71,073,932|