|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $115,026,368 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,227)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Escape From Planet Earth (Director), Escape From Planet Earth (Screenwriter), The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Director), The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Charming Chipmunk (The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature)|
|Most productive collaborators: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bob Barlen, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch|
August 1st, 2017
July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be.
February 1st, 2013
For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part.
|8/11/2017||The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature||Charming Chipmunk||$28,139,758||$12,730,000||$40,869,758|
|1/26/2018||Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|8/11/2017||The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature||Screenwriter,|
|2/15/2013||Escape From Planet Earth||Director,|