|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||3||$221,478,064||$156,365,867||$377,843,931|
Andrew Jay Cohen
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $377,843,931 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #540)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Neighbors (Screenwriter), Neighbors (Executive Producer), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Associate Producer), The 40 Year-old Virgin (Associate Producer), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller, Brendan O'Brien, Rose Byrne|
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
|7/8/2016||Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||Screenwriter,|
|5/20/2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Character Creator||$55,340,730||$53,417,791||$108,758,521|
|8/4/2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of…||Associate Producer||$148,213,377||$14,657,148||$162,870,525|
|8/19/2005||The 40 Year-old Virgin||Associate Producer||$109,449,237||$67,894,993||$177,344,230|