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Jonathan Aibel

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $3,301,229,845 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #28)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Screenwriter), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Screenwriter), Kung Fu Panda 3 (Screenwriter), Kung Fu Panda (Co-Producer), Kung Fu Panda (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Glenn Berger, Paul Tibbitt, Antonio Banderas, Jack Black, Tom Kenny

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter8$1,238,279,832$2,062,950,013$3,301,229,845

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2015 Preview: February

February 1st, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be. More...

Box Office
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1/13/2017 Monster Trucks Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
1/29/2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Co-Producer,
$143,528,619 $375,100,000 $518,628,619
2/6/2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out… Screenwriter $162,994,032 $148,600,000 $311,594,032
12/16/2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwr… Screenwriter $133,107,389 $215,981,134 $349,088,523
5/26/2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Co-Producer,
$165,249,063 $499,588,484 $664,837,547
12/23/2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Sq… Screenwriter $219,614,612 $223,868,601 $443,483,213
3/27/2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Screenwriter $198,351,526 $183,335,854 $381,687,380
6/6/2008 Kung Fu Panda Screenwriter,
$215,434,591 $416,475,940 $631,910,531
Movies: 8Totals:$1,238,279,832$2,062,950,013$3,301,229,845