|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||3||$127,530,302||$84,278,855||$211,809,157|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $211,809,157 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #813)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Contraband (Screenwriter), Prisoners (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Mark Wahlberg, Hugh Jackman, Denis Villeneuve, Baltasar Kormakur, Jake Gyllenhaal|
September 1st, 2013
August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak.