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Scott Cooper

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $161,689,498 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #608)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Black Mass (Director), Black Mass (Producer), Crazy Heart (Director), Out of the Furnace (Director), Out of the Furnace (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Bobby (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), James (The World Unseen)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Brian Oliver, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tyler Thompson

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$206,057,893$104,308,501$310,366,394
In Technical RolesDirector3$113,378,269$48,311,229$161,689,498
Producer1$62,575,678$36,262,194$98,837,872
Screenwriter1$11,330,849$4,103,526$15,434,375

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Out of the Furnace

March 9th, 2014

Out of the Furnace came out the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is a dead zone at the box office. Despite being in the heart of the winter holidays (Thanksgiving through New Year's Day) the weekend after Thanksgiving is often times among the worst weekend of the year for wide releases. That was certainly the case in 2013 and Out of the Furnace was part of the problem. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or did it fail to find an audience in part because of the release date? More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/7/2008 The World Unseen James  $17,808 $15,950 $33,758
6/10/1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Bobby  $206,040,085 $104,292,551 $310,332,636
Movies: 2Totals:$206,057,893$104,308,501$310,366,394
  Averages:$103,028,947$52,154,251$155,183,197
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/18/2015 Black Mass Director,
Producer 
$62,575,678 $36,262,194 $98,837,872
12/4/2013 Out of the Furnace Director,
Screenwriter 
$11,330,849 $4,103,526 $15,434,375
12/16/2009 Crazy Heart Director $39,471,742 $7,945,509 $47,417,251
Movies: 3Totals:$113,378,269$48,311,229$161,689,498
  Averages:$37,792,756$16,103,743$53,896,499