|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||8||$1,159,489,346||$2,695,203,110||$3,854,692,456|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $3,854,692,456 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #19)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Furious 7 (Screenwriter), Furious 7 (Executive Producer), Fast and Furious 6 (Screenwriter), Fast and Furious 6 (Executive Producer), Fast Five (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Michelle Rodriguez, Gary Scott Thompson, Jordana Brewster|
April 1st, 2015
March ended on a good note and helped 2015 maintain its lead over 2014 thanks to a trio of $100 million movies: Cinderella, Insurgent, and Home. April isn't as strong as far as depth goes, as only Furious 7 is expected to come close to $100 million at the box office. On the positive side, it could earn $100 million during its opening weekend, becoming the fastest starting film of the year, so far. On the negative side, it is expected to earn more than double the rest of the films' combined box office totals. Even worse, last April, there were two $100 million hits, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as two others that came close. There's no way April 2015 is going to live up to April 2014. I just hope the collapse isn't so bad that 2015 loses its lead over 2014 completely.
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
|4/14/2017||The Fate of the Furious||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|7/24/2015||The Vatican Tapes||Story Creator,|
|4/3/2015||Furious 7||Executive Producer,|
|5/24/2013||Fast and Furious 6||Screenwriter,|
|4/3/2009||Fast & Furious||Screenwriter||$155,064,265||$208,000,000||$363,064,265|