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Bob Barlen

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $85,554,883 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,393)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Escape From Planet Earth (Screenwriter), The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Screenwriter), The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Brendan Fraser, Cal Brunker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$67,861,250$17,693,633$85,554,883

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

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1/26/2018 Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Screenwriter,
$10,848,273 $550,000 $11,398,273
2/15/2013 Escape From Planet Earth Screenwriter $57,012,977 $17,143,633 $74,156,610
Movies: 3Totals:$67,861,250$17,693,633$85,554,883