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James Bobin

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $517,726,604 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #267)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Director), The Muppets (Director), Muppets Most Wanted (Director), Muppets Most Wanted (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Linda Woolverton, Jason Segel, Mia Wasikowska

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In Technical RolesDirector3$216,847,196$300,879,408$517,726,604

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
5/27/2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Director $77,042,381 $200,400,000 $277,442,381
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Screenwriter,
$51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
11/23/2011 The Muppets Director $88,625,922 $72,346,000 $160,971,922
Movies: 3Totals:$216,847,196$300,879,408$517,726,604