|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$166,235,714||$238,933,593||$405,169,307|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $405,169,307 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #344)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: 1408 (Director), The Rite (Director), Escape Plan (Director), Derailed (Director), Shanghai (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Sylvester Stallone, John Cusack, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Miles Chapman, Samuel L. Jackson|
February 1st, 2014
Escape Plan features two of the biggest action stars of the 1980s, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It earned mixed reviews and failed to find an audience here. (It did perform well enough internationally that it could break even early on the home market.) Is the film better than its box office performance? Or did it fail to find an audience for a reason?
October 1st, 2013
October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth.