|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$76,624,762||$52,825,786||$129,450,548|
|Second Unit Director||1||$336,530,303||$554,345,000||$890,875,303|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $129,450,548 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,139)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Spider-Man 3 (Second Unit Director), Pete’s Dragon (Director), Pete’s Dragon (Screenwriter), Upstream Color (Editor), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Toby Halbrooks, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban|
December 11th, 2016
Pete’s Dragon opened in late summer and did well domestically. Had it done as well internationally, then it would have been on pace to break even sometime during its home market run. Sadly, it did much worse internationally. Perhaps this means the movie only did well here due to nostalgia for the original film. Is this the case? Or does the movie work on its own?
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
November 28th, 2013
Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations.
|12/31/2017||The Old Man and the Gun||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|7/7/2017||A Ghost Story||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2016||The Yellow Birds||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|10/17/2014||Listen Up Philip||Producer||$200,126||$13,946||$214,072|
|8/16/2013||Ain't Them Bodies Saints||Screenwriter,|
|4/26/2013||Sun Don't Shine||Editor||$0||$0||$0|
|5/4/2007||Spider-Man 3||Second Unit Director||$336,530,303||$554,345,000||$890,875,303|