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Richard LaGravenese

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $858,852,686 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #189)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Unbroken (Screenwriter), Water for Elephants (Screenwriter), P.S. I Love You (Director), P.S. I Love You (Screenwriter), The Horse Whisperer (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Detective #2 (Blow), Strait jacket yuppie (The Fisher King)
Most productive collaborators: Hilary Swank, Erwin Stoff, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, Jack O'Connell, Francis Lawrence

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)2$94,788,999$30,291,521$125,080,520
In Technical RolesScreenwriter7$394,543,037$464,309,649$858,852,686
Director7$127,698,636$149,931,615$277,630,251
Producer1$147,299$0$147,299

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

2013 Preview: February

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. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/6/2001 Blow Detective #2  $52,990,775 $30,291,521 $83,282,296
9/20/1991 The Fisher King Strait jacket yuppie  $41,798,224 $0 $41,798,224
Movies: 2Totals:$94,788,999$30,291,521$125,080,520
  Averages:$47,394,500$15,145,761$62,540,260
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/13/2015 The Last Five Years Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$147,299 $0 $147,299
12/25/2014 Unbroken Screenwriter $115,637,895 $47,805,041 $163,442,936
2/14/2013 Beautiful Creatures Director,
Screenwriter 
$19,452,138 $40,830,738 $60,282,876
4/22/2011 Water for Elephants Screenwriter $58,709,717 $58,100,000 $116,809,717
12/21/2007 P.S. I Love You Screenwriter,
Director 
$53,695,808 $102,073,870 $155,769,678
5/4/2007 Paris, je t'aime Director $4,857,374 $0 $4,857,374
1/5/2007 Freedom Writers Director $36,605,602 $7,027,007 $43,632,609
4/25/2003 A Decade Under the Influence Director $34,514 $0 $34,514
10/30/1998 Living Out Loud Director $12,905,901 $0 $12,905,901
5/15/1998 The Horse Whisperer Screenwriter $75,383,563 $111,500,000 $186,883,563
6/2/1995 The Bridges of Madison County Screenwriter $71,516,617 $104,000,000 $175,516,617
Movies: 11Totals:$448,946,428$471,336,656$920,283,084
  Averages:$40,813,312$42,848,787$83,662,099