|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||5||$288,459,536||$643,535,289||$931,994,825|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $931,994,825 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #187)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Screenwriter), The Dark Tower (Screenwriter), The 5th Wave (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Andrew Garfield, Marc Webb, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Alex Kurtzman|
August 1st, 2017
July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be.
January 1st, 2016
2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth.
|12/20/2017||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|8/4/2017||The Dark Tower||Screenwriter||$50,692,621||$60,969,470||$111,662,091|
|1/22/2016||The 5th Wave||Screenwriter||$34,912,982||$76,423,416||$111,336,398|
|5/2/2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Screenwriter||$202,853,933||$506,142,403||$708,996,336|