|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$38,151,881||$8,766,742||$46,918,623|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||6||$554,790,776||$556,833,791||$1,111,624,567|
John Francis Daley
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,111,624,567 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #143)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Screenwriter), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Screenwriter), Horrible Bosses (Screenwriter), Vacation (Director), Vacation (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ride Operator (Vacation), Paramedic 1 (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), Mitch (Waiting...), Rooney (View from the Top)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jonathan Goldstein, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Seth Gordon, Brett Ratner|
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
October 31st, 2014
October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
September 1st, 2013
August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak.
October 8th, 2012
Season seven was a bit of a disappointment for Bones when it came to ratings falling to 48th place overall. However, it was also a shortened season as Emily Deschanel was pregnant, and this could be the reason why fewer people turned in. With only 13 episodes, does the season have concentrated goodness? Or does it struggle to find momentum?
|3/15/2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||Paramedic 1||$22,537,881||$4,854,728||$27,392,609|
|3/21/2003||View from the Top||Rooney||$15,614,000||$3,912,014||$19,526,014|
|11/26/2014||Horrible Bosses 2||Story Creator||$54,445,357||$51,500,000||$105,945,357|
|9/27/2013||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbal…||Screenwriter||$119,793,567||$154,599,082||$274,392,649|
|3/15/2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||Story Creator,|