|In Technical Roles||Director||3||$120,692,723||$170,966,663||$291,659,386|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $291,659,386 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #458)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Fantastic Four (Director), Fantastic Four (Screenwriter), Chronicle (Director), Chronicle (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Kate Mara, Simon Kinberg|
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.