|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||10||$1,738,288,616||$2,258,987,757||$3,997,276,373|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $3,997,276,373 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #20)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Screenwriter), Star Trek Into Darkness (Screenwriter), Transformers (Screenwriter), Star Trek Into Darkness (Producer), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Roberto Orci, David Koepp, Annabelle Wallis, Christopher McQuarrie|
September 3rd, 2017
The Mummy came out this summer and was supposed to kick off Universal’s Dark Universe franchise. In fact, Universal had announced about a dozen films in the franchise, at least one of which had a release date, but no star. Then the reviews started coming out. For a short time, The Mummy was the worst wide release of the summer. It bombed domestically and even though it did a lot better internationally, it still failed to pay for its nearly $200 million production budget. Was is unfairly attacked by critics? Or does Universal need to rethink their plans for a Dark Universe?
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
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|6/10/2016||Now You See Me 2||Producer||$65,075,540||$263,600,000||$328,675,540|
|5/2/2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Screenwriter,|
|5/31/2013||Now You See Me||Producer||$117,723,989||$225,045,211||$342,769,200|
|5/16/2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||Screenwriter,|
|6/29/2012||People Like Us||Screenwriter,|
|7/29/2011||Cowboys and Aliens||Screenwriter,|
|6/24/2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fa…||Screenwriter||$402,111,870||$434,407,829||$836,519,699|
|6/19/2009||The Proposal||Executive Producer||$163,958,031||$150,751,686||$314,709,717|
|5/5/2006||Mission: Impossible III||Screenwriter||$133,501,348||$264,000,000||$397,501,348|
|10/28/2005||The Legend of Zorro||Screenwriter,|