|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$83,350,911||$284,300,000||$367,650,911|
Simon J. Smith
|Best known as a Director based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $367,650,911 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #381)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Penguins of Madagascar (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Eric Darnell, Lara Brey, Chris Knights|
October 31st, 2014
October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
|11/26/2014||Penguins of Madagascar||Director||$83,350,911||$284,300,000||$367,650,911|