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David Dobkin

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $623,583,959 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #245)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Wedding Crashers (Director), Vacation (Producer), Jack the Giant Slayer (Story Creator), Jack the Giant Slayer (Producer), Fred Claus (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Guy Riedel, Toby Emmerich, Robert Downey, Jr.

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Box Office
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Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector7$427,689,587$195,894,372$623,583,959
Story Creator4$185,100,912$307,795,365$492,896,277
Executive Producer3$118,239,030$206,295,365$324,534,395

2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

Fury poster

September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
5/12/2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Story by,
Executive Producer 
$39,175,066 $100,837,542 $140,012,608
8/14/2015 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Executive Producer $45,445,109 $60,000,000 $105,445,109
7/29/2015 Vacation Producer $58,884,188 $41,771,704 $100,655,892
10/10/2014 The Judge Director,
Story Creator 
$47,119,388 $29,000,000 $76,119,388
12/31/2013 Arthur and Lancelot Director,
$0 $0 $0
7/19/2013 R.I.P.D. Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$33,618,855 $45,457,823 $79,076,678
3/1/2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Story Creator,
$65,187,603 $132,500,000 $197,687,603
8/5/2011 The Change-Up Producer,
$37,081,475 $38,753,649 $75,835,124
11/9/2007 Fred Claus Director,
$72,006,777 $25,830,861 $97,837,638
7/15/2005 Wedding Crashers Director $209,218,368 $74,000,000 $283,218,368
2/7/2003 Shanghai Knights Director $60,470,220 $27,846,615 $88,316,835
9/25/1998 Clay Pigeons Director $1,793,359 $463,247 $2,256,606
Movies: 12Totals:$670,000,408$576,461,441$1,246,461,849