|As an Actor||Inverviewee||1||$55,513||$0||$55,513|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||24||$5,535,427,754||$8,878,846,379||$14,414,274,133|
|Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $14,414,274,133 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Finding Dory (Executive Producer), Frozen (Executive Producer), Inside Out (Executive Producer), Zootopia (Executive Producer), Toy Story 3 (Executive Producer)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story)|
|Most productive collaborators: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jennifer Lee, Bob Peterson, Alan Tudyk|
|Born: January 12th, 1957 (60 years old)|
June 16th, 2015
This week we have two Studio Ghibli films making their Blu-ray debuts. The first, Spirited Away, is one of their best-known movies. The other, The Cat Returns, is not. Fans of the studio will obviously want to pick up both of these Blu-rays, but will they have appeal beyond the hardcore fans?
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
April 1st, 2014
In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.
Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.
This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.
All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides...
February 20th, 2014
Box office powerhouse Frozen has propelled head of Disney Animation (and Pixar) John Lasseter into 11th place in The Numbers Bankability Index for February. The Index measures the value people generate in the industry, and Lasseter certainly deserves his place towards the top of the chart, having built Pixar into an animation powerhouse, and rebuilt Disney's in-house animation studio so effectively that it's close to knocking Pixar off its perch as the industry leader.
|5/22/2009||The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story||Himself||$55,513||$0||$55,513|
|6/21/2019||Toy Story 4||Screenwriter,|
|6/17/2016||Finding Dory||Executive Producer||$486,295,561||$536,321,815||$1,022,617,376|
|11/25/2015||The Good Dinosaur||Executive Producer||$123,087,120||$211,255,572||$334,342,692|
|6/19/2015||Inside Out||Executive Producer||$356,461,711||$497,245,870||$853,707,581|
|11/7/2014||Big Hero 6||Executive Producer||$222,527,828||$429,600,000||$652,127,828|
|7/18/2014||Planes: Fire and Rescue||Executive Producer||$59,157,732||$97,241,912||$156,399,644|
|8/9/2013||Disney Planes||Executive Producer,|
|6/21/2013||Monsters University||Executive Producer||$268,488,329||$475,100,000||$743,588,329|
|11/2/2012||Wreck-It Ralph||Executive Producer||$189,412,677||$307,098,844||$496,511,521|
|7/15/2011||Winnie the Pooh||Executive Producer||$26,692,846||$23,452,761||$50,145,607|
|6/24/2011||Cars 2||Story Creator,|
|6/18/2010||Toy Story 3||Executive Producer,|
|11/25/2009||The Princess and the Frog||Executive Producer||$104,400,899||$166,596,479||$270,997,378|
|8/14/2009||Gake no ue no Ponyo||Producer - English Dub,|
Director - English Dub
|11/5/2004||The Incredibles||Executive Producer||$261,441,092||$353,285,660||$614,726,752|
|5/30/2003||Finding Nemo||Executive Producer||$380,529,370||$555,900,000||$936,429,370|
|9/20/2002||Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi||Executive Producer U…||$10,049,886||$264,900,000||$274,949,886|
|11/2/2001||Monsters, Inc.||Executive Producer||$289,423,425||$270,334,294||$559,757,719|
|11/19/1999||Toy Story 2||Story Creator,|
|11/20/1998||A Bug's Life||Story Creator,|