|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||3||$282,945,765||$394,070,441||$677,016,206|
|Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $677,016,206 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #121)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Story Creator), The BFG (Story Creator), The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Mark Rylance, Steven Spielberg, Ruby Barnhill, Michael Siegel, Penelope Wilton|
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
June 30th, 2016
It's the first weekend of July, which means I should probably start the monthly preview. (I'm kidding. Although, I did have a computer crash this morning and lost a few hours of work. Save early. Save often.) Like last week, Finding Dory should earn first place over the weekend, while there are a trio of wide releases hoping to take advantage of the holiday. The BFG is the biggest in terms of box office potential. The Legend of Tarzan is the biggest in terms of production budget. Finally, The Purge: Election Year is the biggest in terms of profitability. This weekend last year, Inside Out climbed over Jurassic World for first place, as both films earned just under $30 million, Finding Dory will make almost that much combined.
|7/1/2016||The BFG||Based on the novel by||$55,483,770||$98,621,888||$154,105,658|
|11/13/2009||The Fantastic Mr. Fox||Story Creator||$21,002,919||$26,082,145||$47,085,064|
|7/15/2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Story Creator||$206,459,076||$269,366,408||$475,825,484|