|In Technical Roles||Director||9||$292,343,931||$53,606,227||$345,950,158|
Malcolm D. Lee
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $345,950,158 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #373)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Best Man Holiday (Director), The Best Man Holiday (Screenwriter), The Best Man Holiday (Character Creator), The Best Man Holiday (Producer), Barbershop: The Next Cut (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bonnie Greenberg, Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, Ashley Tisdale|
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
November 1st, 2013
October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long.
April 1st, 2013
March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives.
|12/31/2016||The Best Man Wedding||Screenwriter,|
|4/15/2016||Barbershop: The Next Cut||Director,|
|11/15/2013||The Best Man Holiday||Character Creator,|
|4/12/2013||Scary Movie V||Director||$32,015,787||$46,598,194||$78,613,981|
|2/8/2008||Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins||Director||$42,168,445||$1,171,110||$43,339,555|
|10/22/1999||The Best Man||Director||$34,102,780||$470,000||$34,572,780|