|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$17,530,219||$53,721,246||$71,251,465|
Michael J. Bassett
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $71,251,465 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #887)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (Director), Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: James Purefoy, Samuel Hadida, Pete Postlethwaite, Adelaide Clemens, Rachel Hurd-Wood|
October 1st, 2012
2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news.
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