|In Technical Roles||Director||3||$255,402,861||$325,594,966||$580,997,827|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $580,997,827 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #249)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Director), Spider-Man: Homecoming (Screenwriter), Cop Car (Director), Cop Car (Screenwriter), Cop Car (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Christopher D. Ford, Hays Welford, Camryn Manheim|
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.