|In Technical Roles||Head of Animation||3||$182,126,585||$163,976,385||$346,102,970|
|Best known as a Head of Animation based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $346,102,970 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #13)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Kubo and the Two Strings (Director), Kubo and the Two Strings (Producer), The Boxtrolls (Producer), ParaNorman (Producer), Coraline (Head of Animation)|
|Most productive collaborators: Art Parkinson, Chris Butler, Charlize Theron, Marc Haimes, Matthew McConaughey|
November 21st, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings came out in the late summer and struggled at the box office, despite its nearly unanimously positive reviews. It wasn’t a bomb and was better than most Stop-Motion animated films at the box office, but that still meant it wasn’t seen by many moviegoers. Should it be seen by more? Or will it only appeal to the niche market fans of this animation style?
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
|8/19/2016||Kubo and the Two Strings||Producer,|
|9/26/2014||The Boxtrolls||Lead Animator,|