|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$302,384,966||$230,026,041||$532,411,007|
|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$377,809,222||$295,112,332||$672,921,554|
|Second Unit Director||1||$118,871,849||$84,163,723||$203,035,572|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $672,921,554 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #223)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Proposal (Director), Bringing Down the House (Choreography), 27 Dresses (Director), Hairspray (Second Unit Director), Step Up (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jill (The Proposal), Ms. Stephanie (Step Up), Dispatch Operator (Hot Pursuit), Church Horse Mother (Rock of Ages)|
|Most productive collaborators: Sandra Bullock, David Hoberman, Ryan Reynolds, Todd Lieberman, Mary Steenburgen|
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
April 28th, 2013
The Guilt Trip came out a week before Christmas, which is a great time of year to release a film. However, while it lived up to modest expectations, it was far from a hit at the box office. This is partially due to the huge amount of films released over the course of one week, but would it have thrived had it had the weekend to itself?
December 1st, 2012
November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month.
|5/8/2015||Hot Pursuit||Dispatch Operator||$34,580,201||$11,100,000||$45,680,201|
|6/15/2012||Rock of Ages||Church Horse Mother||$38,518,613||$22,513,319||$61,031,932|
|8/11/2006||Step Up||Ms. Stephanie||$65,328,121||$45,661,036||$110,989,157|
|12/19/2012||The Guilt Trip||Director||$37,134,215||$4,160,459||$41,294,674|
|2/14/2008||Step Up 2 the Streets||Executive Producer||$58,017,783||$90,569,127||$148,586,910|
|7/20/2007||Hairspray||Second Unit Director||$118,871,849||$84,163,723||$203,035,572|
|1/16/2004||Along Came Polly||Choreography||$88,073,507||$84,970,903||$173,044,410|
|3/7/2003||Bringing Down the House||Choreographer||$132,675,402||$32,000,000||$164,675,402|