|As an Actor||Cameo||1||$293,004,164||$438,538,457||$731,542,621|
|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||6||$1,568,788,970||$1,686,810,961||$3,255,599,931|
|Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $3,255,599,931 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Inside Out (Director), Inside Out (Screenwriter), Inside Out (Story Creator), Monsters University (Executive Producer), Up (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Father's Anger (Inside Out), Campmaster Strauch (Up)|
|Most productive collaborators: Amy Poehler, John Lasseter, Bob Peterson, Andrew Stanton, Edward Asner|
June 19th, 2015
For the past few months, 2015 had been struggling to keep pace with 2014. Worse still, 2014 wasn't a great year at the box office either. However, that changed with the record-breaking release of Jurassic World. Even if the film falls 60% this weekend, it will still lead the way over Inside Out. For the first time in their history, a Pixar film is expected to open in second place, but they have a good shot of continuing their record of having an opening weekend between $62.58 million and $70.47 million (which has been true of all but three of their films since 2001). That's incredible reliability. Dope is the other wide release, but it is barely opening truly wide and the worst case scenario has it failing to reach the top five. This weekend last year, there were five films that earned $10 million or more. This year, there might be just two. However, last year, Think Like a Man Too was the top film with under $30 million. Jurassic World might earn three times than and Inside Out should at least double that. 2015 should be carried on Jurassic World's wave and easily come out on top of the year-over-year competition.
June 1st, 2015
May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month.
|6/19/2015||Inside Out||Father's Anger||$325,076,892||$230,900,000||$555,976,892|
|6/16/2017||Toy Story 4||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|6/21/2013||Monsters University||Executive Producer||$268,488,329||$475,100,000||$743,588,329|
|11/2/2001||Monsters, Inc.||Story Creator||$289,423,425||$270,334,294||$559,757,719|
|11/19/1999||Toy Story 2||Story Creator||$245,823,397||$265,506,097||$511,329,494|
|11/22/1995||Toy Story||Supervising Animator,|