|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$200,774,396||$353,107,108||$553,881,504|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $553,881,504 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #350)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Olympus Has Fallen (Screenwriter), London Has Fallen (Screenwriter), London Has Fallen (Story Creator), London Has Fallen (Character Creator), The Expendables 3 (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Gerard Butler, Antoine Fuqua, Aaron Eckhart, Katrin Benedikt, Finley Jacobsen|
March 1st, 2016
It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.
As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015.
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
|12/31/2016||Shield of Straw||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|3/4/2016||London Has Fallen||Screenwriter,|
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|8/15/2014||The Expendables 3||Screenwriter||$39,322,544||$170,138,834||$209,461,378|
|3/22/2013||Olympus Has Fallen||Screenwriter||$98,927,592||$51,634,572||$150,562,164|