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Ethan Coen

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

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter20$551,087,093$542,903,846$1,093,990,939
Executive Producer1$171,050,328$81,033,923$252,084,251
Story Creator1$190,946$120,000$310,946

Weekend Estimates: Goosebumps Set to Win Tight Race

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. More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

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. More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

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. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 11th, 2014

March 10th, 2014

If you look over at, 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. More...

Limited Releases: Inside Track to the Oscars

December 6th, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis poster

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. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/5/2016 Hail, Caesar! Producer,
$0 $0 $0
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies Screenwriter $65,698,276 $20,400,000 $86,098,276
12/25/2014 Unbroken Screenwriter $115,637,895 $47,640,460 $163,278,355
12/6/2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Director,
$13,248,209 $19,695,038 $32,943,247
12/22/2010 True Grit Editor,
Executive Producer,
$171,050,328 $81,033,923 $252,084,251
9/3/2010 San qiang pai an jing qi Story Creator $190,946 $120,000 $310,946
10/2/2009 A Serious Man Director,
$9,228,788 $21,131,782 $30,360,570
9/12/2008 Burn After Reading Director,
$60,355,347 $107,812,451 $168,167,798
11/9/2007 No Country for Old Men Screenwriter,
$74,273,505 $89,777,745 $164,051,250
5/4/2007 Paris, je t'aime Screenwriter $4,857,374 $0 $4,857,374
3/26/2004 The Ladykillers Producer,
$39,692,139 $37,700,000 $77,392,139
10/10/2003 Intolerable Cruelty Producer,
$35,327,628 $86,000,000 $121,327,628
10/31/2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Screenwriter,
$7,494,849 $14,000,000 $21,494,849
12/22/2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Producer,
$45,506,619 $30,257,195 $75,763,814
3/6/1998 The Big Lebowski Screenwriter,
$17,439,163 $28,690,764 $46,129,927
3/8/1996 Fargo Screenwriter,
$24,547,547 $26,636,816 $51,184,363
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Producer,
$2,816,518 $12,121,631 $14,938,149
8/21/1991 Barton Fink Producer,
$5,726,463 $0 $5,726,463
9/22/1990 Miller's Crossing Producer,
$4,693,759 $0 $4,693,759
3/13/1987 Raising Arizona Screenwriter,
$22,847,000 $0 $22,847,000
4/25/1986 Crimewave Screenwriter $5,101 $0 $5,101
1/18/1985 Blood Simple Screenwriter,
$1,690,913 $1,039,964 $2,730,877
Movies: 22Totals:$722,328,367$624,057,769$1,346,386,136