|In Technical Roles||Director||3||$254,100,571||$248,975,242||$503,075,813|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $503,075,813 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #293)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Wild Hogs (Director), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (Director), Zookeeper (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Brad Copeland, Kevin James, Martin Lawrence|
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
|12/18/2015||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Ro…||Director||$85,886,987||$163,633,443||$249,520,430|
|12/31/2002||Buying the Cow||Director||$0||$0||$0|