|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||1||$234,770,996||$255,588,055||$490,359,051|
L. Frank Baum
|Best known as a Story Creator based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $490,359,051 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #180)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Oz the Great and Powerful (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: James Franco, Sam Raimi, Mila Kunis, Michell Kapner, Rachel Weisz|
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
|3/8/2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||Based on the works of||$234,770,996||$255,588,055||$490,359,051|