|In Technical Roles||Co-Director||1||$85,105,259||$106,826,899||$191,932,158|
|Best known as a Co-Director based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $191,932,158 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #29)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Open Season (Co-Director), Open Season (Story Creator), The Boxtrolls (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Graham Annable, Elle Fanning, David Ichioka|
January 18th, 2015
The Boxtrolls was a September release that earned good reviews, especially for a September release. However, it failed to meet expectations at the box office. On the other hand, it has done very well with Awards Season voters. Is it as bad as its box office would indicate? Is it as good as its Oscar nomination would indicate? Or is it somewhere in-between?
September 1st, 2014
August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year.