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J.C. Chandor

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $115,736,870 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #712)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Deepwater Horizon (Director), All is Lost (Director), All is Lost (Screenwriter), A Most Violent Year (Director), A Most Violent Year (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Kevin Spacey, Neal Dodson, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Robert Redford

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In Technical RolesDirector5$68,506,590$47,230,280$115,736,870

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Most Violent Year

April 19th, 2015

A Most Violent Year came out last Awards Season and earned some serious pre-release buzz. After all, it stars Jessica Chastain. She's only been acting four roughly five years since she made Jolene, but since then, five of her previous films have earned some measure of Awards Season Buzz. Unfortunately, nothing really came from that buzz and the film wasn't able to expand truly wide. Did it deserve better? Or is the term "Busted Oscar-bait" applicable? More...

Limited Release: A Most Violent Weekend

January 2nd, 2015

A Most Violent Year poster

Wednesday was the last day a film could open to qualify for this year's Oscars and A Most Violent Year just got in under the wire. It isn't the only film opening in limited release this week, but it has by far the most box office potential. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Limited Releases: All is Not Lost for Limited Releases

October 18th, 2013

It is not a busy week when it comes to limited releases on this week's list, but at least we have a couple that are earning stellar reviews and could expand wide. All is Lost has the reviews to become a big hit and an Awards Season player, but it doesn't have the buzz. 12 Years a Slave has the buzz, as well as the reviews. While opening in limited release is always a risky maneuver, 12 Years a Slave has a better shot at opening in the top ten than it does of bombing outright. More...

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12/31/2016 The Brits are Coming Producer $0 $0 $0
9/30/2016 Deepwater Horizon Director $51,140,200 $27,800,000 $78,940,200
12/31/2015 The Liars Ball Producer,
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2014 A Most Violent Year Screenwriter,
$5,749,134 $322,299 $6,071,433
10/18/2013 All is Lost Screenwriter,
$6,263,670 $4,028,340 $10,292,010
10/21/2011 Margin Call Screenwriter,
$5,353,586 $15,079,641 $20,433,227
Movies: 6Totals:$68,506,590$47,230,280$115,736,870