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J.J. Abrams

Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $5,241,060,623 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #19)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Director), Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Screenwriter), Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Producer), Star Trek Into Darkness (Director), Star Trek Into Darkness (Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold), Himself (For the Love of Spock), Himself (Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show), Video Photographer #2 (Diabolique)
Most productive collaborators: Harrison Ford, Bryan Burk, Mark Hamill, Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Pegg
Born: June 27th, 1966 (51 years old)

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As an ActorInverviewee3$721,717$145,257$866,974
In Technical RolesProducer11$2,296,606,868$2,944,453,755$5,241,060,623
Executive Producer1$1,430,655$500,100$1,930,755

Weekend Estimates: Zootopia Romps to $50 Million Second Weekend

March 13th, 2016


Zootopia is headed to another big win at the box office this weekend, with a modest 33% decline from last weekend keeping it well ahead of a pack of new releases. Its $50 million gross this time around takes it to $142.6 million in total domestically. With $288.7 million in the bank internationally, including over $100 million in China by the end of the weekend, Disney looks to have struck gold again. A sequel, theme park tie-ins and merchandizing seem likely, although Disney has so much of that going on already, what with Star Wars, Marvel, its Princess lines, and Pixar, that this might actually be more of a niche for them. (A half-billion-dollar-and-counting niche. Nice work if you can get it.) More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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9/9/2016 For the Love of Spock Himself  $80,141 $0 $80,141
10/29/2014 Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV … Himself  $3,100 $0 $3,100
4/22/2011 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest … Himself  $638,476 $145,257 $783,733
3/22/1996 Diabolique Video Photographer #2  $17,100,266 $0 $17,100,266
Movies: 4Totals:$17,821,983$145,257$17,967,240
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12/20/2019 Star Wars: Ep. IX Director $0 $0 $0
7/27/2018 M:I6 — Mission Impossible Producer $0 $0 $0
2/2/2018 2018 Cloverfield Movie Director $0 $0 $0
7/22/2016 Star Trek Beyond Producer $158,848,340 $177,549,972 $336,398,312
3/11/2016 10 Cloverfield Lane Producer $72,082,999 $36,203,423 $108,286,422
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Aw… Director,
$936,662,225 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,662,225
7/31/2015 Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation Producer $195,042,377 $505,825,986 $700,868,363
6/19/2015 Infinitely Polar Bear Executive Producer $1,430,655 $500,100 $1,930,755
5/16/2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Director,
$228,778,661 $238,602,923 $467,381,584
12/16/2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Pro… Producer $209,397,903 $485,315,327 $694,713,230
6/10/2011 Super 8 Producer,
$127,004,179 $130,968,566 $257,972,745
11/10/2010 Morning Glory Producer $31,011,732 $28,783,338 $59,795,070
5/8/2009 Star Trek Director,
$257,730,019 $127,950,427 $385,680,446
1/18/2008 Cloverfield Producer $80,048,433 $91,253,793 $171,302,226
5/5/2006 Mission: Impossible III Director,
$133,501,348 $264,000,000 $397,501,348
7/1/1998 Armageddon Screenwriter $201,578,182 $353,021,818 $554,600,000
Movies: 16Totals:$2,633,117,053$3,561,975,673$6,195,092,726