|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$6,900,949||$4,461,627||$11,362,576|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $11,362,576 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,720)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Shut In (Director), Hammer of the Gods (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, Christina Hodson, Ariel Zeitoun, Charlie Heaton|
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.