|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$497,289,404||$664,800,983||$1,162,090,387|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,162,090,387 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #129)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Screenwriter), Divergent (Screenwriter), Snow White and the Huntsman (Screenwriter), Snow White and the Huntsman (Story Creator), The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Character Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Shailene Woodley, Neil Burger, Kristen Stewart, Rupert Sanders, Jonathan Liebesman|
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
|4/22/2016||The Huntsman: Winter’s War||Based on Characters …||$48,003,015||$117,146,287||$165,149,302|
|8/8/2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Screenwriter||$191,204,754||$293,800,000||$485,004,754|
|6/1/2012||Snow White and the Huntsman||Screenwriter,|