|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||20||$551,087,093||$542,903,846||$1,093,990,939|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $1,093,990,939 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #124)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: True Grit (Producer), True Grit (Executive Producer), True Grit (Editor), Unbroken (Screenwriter), Bridge of Spies (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Joel Coen, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, George Clooney|
October 18th, 2015
A slightly-softer-than-expected (but still good) opening for Goosebumps will be enough to take the film to the top of the box office chart this weekend, according to studio projections released on Sunday morning. Sony expects the family horror adventure to come in with $23.5 million on opening weekend, which is a solid enough start, and sets the film up for a good run, helped by strong reviews and Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks. The Martian will land in second with a projected $21.5 million as of this morning, a slightly steeper-than-expected 42% decline from last weekend, and a total to date around $144 million. In general, we’re looking at quite a few steep drops from last weekend thanks to an unfavorable comparison with the Columbus Day long weekend and a batch of new releases.
October 1st, 2015
September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top.
December 1st, 2014
November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential.
March 10th, 2014
If you look over at Amazon.com, the best-selling new release of the week is The Book Thief. This film made just over $20 million at the box office, which is amazing for a limited release. However, it is still a limited release on top of the new releases. That tells you how slow this week is on the home market. Fortunately, last Friday The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and I'm including it on this week's list as well. There are a number of other releases that are worth picking up, including The Patience Stone on DVD, In Fear on DVD, and Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. However, while there is some competition, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
December 6th, 2013
Like last week, it's not a good week on the limited release front. It's busier, but there are almost no films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Inside Llewyn Davis is the biggest exception and it is earning Oscar-worthy reviews. Not only are its reviews stunning, but the buzz suggests it should be a major hit as well. White Reindeer is also earning Award-worthy reviews, but it might not have the buzz to escape art house cinemas.
|10/16/2015||Bridge of Spies||Screenwriter||$65,698,276||$20,400,000||$86,098,276|
|12/6/2013||Inside Llewyn Davis||Director,|
|9/3/2010||San qiang pai an jing qi||Story Creator||$190,946||$120,000||$310,946|
|10/2/2009||A Serious Man||Director,|
|9/12/2008||Burn After Reading||Director,|
|11/9/2007||No Country for Old Men||Screenwriter,|
|5/4/2007||Paris, je t'aime||Screenwriter||$4,857,374||$0||$4,857,374|
|10/31/2001||The Man Who Wasn't There||Screenwriter,|
|12/22/2000||O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Producer,|
|3/6/1998||The Big Lebowski||Screenwriter,|
|3/11/1994||The Hudsucker Proxy||Producer,|