|In Technical Roles||Director||20||$395,212,161||$91,599,865||$486,812,026|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $486,812,026 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #290)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Prometheus (Producer), 48 Hrs. (Director), Alien (Producer), Red Heat (Director), Bullet to the Head (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Jon Spaihts, Guy Pearce|
April 7th, 2017
It is a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen titles on this week’s list. This includes a quartet of releases with good reviews and loud buzz. Gifted’s reviews are good, but likely not good enough for limited release. That said, it has a shot at becoming a sleeper hit. Their Finest is a stellar British World War II dramedy, but the cast is more famous in the U.K. than here. Your Name is arguably the best film on this week’s list and it is a monster hit worldwide. However, it is playing in over 300 theaters and that might turn out to be too many. This leaves Colossal as the film with the best shot at mainstream success. Its reviews are not the best, but the combination of reviews, cast, buzz, and commercial viability is.
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.
January 31st, 2013
February begins with two wide releases, Warm Bodies and Bullet to the Head. Both will have to deal with holdovers, and more importantly, The Super Bowl. Bullet to the Head's target audience is nearly identical to that for the Super Bowl, while at least Warm Bodies has at least some chance of a breakout success. Last year there were three wide releases, two of which opened with more than $20 million. It is going to be almost impossible for 2013 to match that result.
|2/1/2013||Bullet to the Head||Director||$9,489,829||$13,108,140||$22,597,969|
|9/20/1996||Last Man Standing||Director||$18,115,927||$0||$18,115,927|
|12/10/1993||Geronimo: An American Legend||Director||$18,296,646||$0||$18,296,646|
|6/8/1990||Another 48 Hrs.||Director||$80,047,413||$72,700,000||$152,747,413|
|6/1/1984||Streets of Fire||Director||$5,600,000||$0||$5,600,000|
|5/16/1980||The Long Riders||Director||$15,198,912||$0||$15,198,912|