|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$64,251,538||$58,278,428||$122,529,966|
|Best known as a Director based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $122,529,966 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #699)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Nut Job (Director), The Nut Job (Screenwriter), The Nut Job (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Lorne Cameron, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham|
April 13th, 2014
The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|1/17/2014||The Nut Job||Screenwriter,|