|In Technical Roles||Director||7||$369,421,722||$783,100,393||$1,152,522,115|
Jon M. Chu
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,152,522,115 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #123)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Director), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Producer), Now You See Me 2 (Director), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Director), Step Up 2 the Streets (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Usher Raymond, Jesse Eisenberg, Dwayne Johnson|
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
October 1st, 2015
September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top.
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
|6/10/2016||Now You See Me 2||Director||$65,075,540||$263,600,000||$328,675,540|
|10/23/2015||Jem and the Holograms||Director,|
|8/8/2014||Step Up All In||Executive Producer||$14,904,384||$62,900,000||$77,804,384|
|12/25/2013||Justin Bieber’s Believe||Director||$6,206,566||$26,020,215||$32,226,781|
|3/27/2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Director,|
|7/27/2012||Step Up Revolution||Executive Producer||$35,074,677||$130,477,613||$165,552,290|
|2/11/2011||Justin Bieber: Never Say Never||Director||$73,013,910||$26,020,215||$99,034,125|
|8/6/2010||Step Up 3D||Director||$42,400,223||$123,488,894||$165,889,117|
|2/14/2008||Step Up 2 the Streets||Director||$58,017,783||$90,569,127||$148,586,910|