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Lee Daniels

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $247,924,722 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #426)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Lee Daniels' The Butler (Director), Lee Daniels' The Butler (Producer), Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) (Director), The Paperboy (Director), The Paperboy (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Strong, Mariah Carey, Pamela Oas Williams

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In Technical RolesDirector4$164,875,819$83,048,903$247,924,722

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

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12/31/2017 Richard Pryor: Is It Something … Director $0 $0 $0
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Producer,
$116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
10/5/2012 The Paperboy Screenwriter,
$677,200 $1,499,176 $2,176,376
11/6/2009 Precious (Based on the Novel Pu… Director $47,566,524 $21,156,324 $68,722,848
Movies: 4Totals:$164,875,819$83,048,903$247,924,722