|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$342,865,417||$492,234,320||$835,099,737|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $835,099,737 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #220)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Logan (Screenwriter), Green Lantern (Screenwriter), Green Lantern (Story Creator), Alien: Covenant (Story Creator), Big Momma's House (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, Martin Campbell, Blake Lively, Greg Berlanti, Hugh Jackman|
May 1st, 2017
April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth.
March 1st, 2017
February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there.
|11/10/2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|10/6/2017||Blade Runner 2049||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|5/19/2017||Alien: Covenant||Story by||$73,375,551||$153,975,409||$227,350,960|
|2/17/2012||This Means War||Executive Producer||$54,760,791||$102,213,766||$156,974,557|
|6/17/2011||Green Lantern||Story Creator,|
|2/18/2011||Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Producer||$37,915,414||$44,417,036||$82,332,450|
|3/7/2008||College Road Trip||Producer||$45,610,425||$5,263,498||$50,873,923|
|6/2/2000||Big Momma's House||Producer||$117,559,438||$56,000,000||$173,559,438|