|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,092,155,299 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #139)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Guardians of the Galaxy (Director), Guardians of the Galaxy (Screenwriter), Scooby-Doo (Screenwriter), Movie 43 (Director), Movie 43 (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Maskless Sakaaran (Guardians of the Galaxy), Minute Man (The Specials)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Nicole Perlman, Vin Diesel|
December 8th, 2014
At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype?
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.
|8/1/2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Maskless Sakaaran||$333,172,112||$438,000,000||$771,172,112|
|9/22/2000||The Specials||Minute Man||$12,996||$0||$12,996|
|5/5/2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2||Screenwriter,|
|3/17/2017||The Belko Experiment||Screenwriter,|
|8/1/2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Screenwriter,|