|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $176,479,338 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #613)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Nacho Libre (Director), Nacho Libre (Screenwriter), Masterminds (Director), Austenland (Associate Producer), Don Verdean (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: DJ V'dob (The Singles Ward), LD3 Nerd (The R.M.), Reverend Steve Two-Trees Green (Pride and Prejudice)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Ana de la Reguera, Jerusha Hess, Hector Jimenez|
September 1st, 2016
August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top.
December 11th, 2015
Earlier this week, The Big Short picked up two SAG nominations and four Golden Globe nominations and now it is opening in limited release. It arguably has louder buzz than the rest of this week’s limited releases combined, and the reviews to back it up. Outside of this film, both The Boy and the World and The Girl in the Book deserve to find an audience.
|12/5/2003||Pride and Prejudice||Reverend Steve Two-Trees Green||$377,271||$0||$377,271|
|1/31/2003||The R.M.||LD3 Nerd||$1,111,615||$0||$1,111,615|
|2/1/2002||The Singles Ward||DJ V'dob||$1,250,798||$0||$1,250,798|