|In Technical Roles||Producer||3||$99,349,941||$63,266,873||$162,616,814|
|Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $162,616,814 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,091)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: 22 Jump Street (Screenwriter), Get Him to the Greek (Producer), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Executive Producer), Year One (Executive Producer), Grudge Match (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Judd Apatow, Jonah Hill, Richard Vane|
June 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
December 1st, 2013
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.
|6/3/2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Producer||$9,496,130||$40,990||$9,537,120|
|6/13/2014||22 Jump Street||Screenwriter||$191,719,337||$139,614,539||$331,333,876|
|4/27/2012||The Five-Year Engagement||Producer||$28,700,285||$32,923,534||$61,623,819|
|6/4/2010||Get Him to the Greek||Producer||$61,153,526||$30,302,349||$91,455,875|
|6/19/2009||Year One||Executive Producer||$43,337,279||$14,267,444||$57,604,723|
|4/18/2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Executive Producer||$63,172,463||$42,000,579||$105,173,042|