|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||3||$312,559,316||$398,080,200||$710,639,516|
Christopher D. Ford
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $710,639,516 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #280)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Screenwriter), Robot & Frank (Screenwriter), Cop Car (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Frank Langella, Jake Schreier, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Galt Niederhoffer|
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.
November 28th, 2012
The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though.
|8/17/2012||Robot & Frank||Screenwriter||$3,317,468||$1,616,888||$4,934,356|