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Phil Hay

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $850,498,507 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #199)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Clash of the Titans (Screenwriter), Ride Along (Screenwriter), Ride Along 2 (Screenwriter), R.I.P.D. (Screenwriter), R.I.P.D. (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Sam Worthington, Louis Leterrier, Matt Manfredi, Liam Neeson, Travis Beacham

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$422,130,731$428,367,776$850,498,507
Story Creator1$33,618,855$45,453,609$79,072,464

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

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4/8/2016 The Invitation Producer,
$231,738 $0 $231,738
1/15/2016 Ride Along 2 Screenwriter $90,862,685 $33,383,467 $124,246,152
1/17/2014 Ride Along Screenwriter $134,202,565 $19,530,700 $153,733,265
7/19/2013 R.I.P.D. Story Creator,
$33,618,855 $45,453,609 $79,072,464
4/1/2010 Clash of the Titans Screenwriter $163,214,888 $330,000,000 $493,214,888
Movies: 5Totals:$422,130,731$428,367,776$850,498,507