|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $1,424,169,585 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #97)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Screenwriter), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Screenwriter), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Co-Producer), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Screenwriter), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Josh Appelbaum, Pete Ploszek, Jonathan Liebesman, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard|
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
|12/31/2016||Beverly Hills Cop||$0||$0||$0|
|6/3/2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: O…||Screenwriter,|
|1/30/2015||Project Almanac||Executive Producer||$22,348,241||$9,900,000||$32,248,241|
|8/8/2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Screenwriter||$191,204,754||$293,800,000||$485,004,754|
|12/16/2011||Mission: Impossible—Ghost Pro…||Screenwriter,|