|In Technical Roles||Director||6||$372,866,444||$184,015,278||$556,881,722|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $556,881,722 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #243)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Identity Thief (Director), Horrible Bosses (Director), Four Christmases (Director), Pixels (Executive Producer), Undefeated (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jason Bateman, Brett Ratner, Charlie Day, Melissa McCarthy, Craig Mazin|
March 18th, 2013
As expected, Oz the Great and Powerful easily won the box office race this weekend matching predictions nearly perfectly. The Call was a surprise hit, but unfortunately, the other wide release for the week, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, failed to find an audience. The overall box office fell 23% from last weekend to $107 million. Its decline from last year was much smaller at just 2.9%, but with 2013 so far behind 2012, any loss is still troubling. We really need to close the gap, which is now at 12% at $2.14 billion to $1.88 billion. Next weekend, it is just going to get worse.
February 1st, 2013
For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part.
|12/31/2015||Deep Web||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|5/13/2011||Make Believe||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|8/17/2007||The King of Kong||Director||$674,925||$116,060||$790,985|