|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$26,594,261||$13,461,178||$40,055,439|
|Best known as a Director based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $40,055,439 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,207)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Forest (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Ben Ketai, Sarah Cornwell, Yukiyoshi Ozawa|
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.