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Malcolm D. Lee

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $492,685,651 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #297)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Girls Trip (Director), Girls Trip (Producer), The Best Man Holiday (Director), The Best Man Holiday (Screenwriter), The Best Man Holiday (Character Creator)
Best-Known Acting Roles: (Girls Trip)
Most productive collaborators: Regina Hall, Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$115,108,515$22,967,736$138,076,251
In Technical RolesDirector11$415,912,537$76,773,114$492,685,651
Character Creator1$70,525,195$2,310,515$72,835,710
Executive Producer1$54,030,051$374,151$54,404,202

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

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. More...

2013 Preview: November

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. More...

2013 Preview: April

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. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/21/2017 Girls Trip   $115,108,515 $22,967,736 $138,076,251
Movies: 1Totals:$115,108,515$22,967,736$138,076,251
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9/28/2018 Night School Director $0 $0 $0
7/21/2017 Girls Trip Director,
$115,108,515 $22,967,736 $138,076,251
12/31/2016 The Best Man Wedding Director,
$0 $0 $0
4/15/2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Director,
Executive Producer 
$54,030,051 $374,151 $54,404,202
11/15/2013 The Best Man Holiday Director,
Character Creator,
$70,525,195 $2,310,515 $72,835,710
4/12/2013 Scary Movie V Director $32,015,787 $46,598,194 $78,613,981
11/7/2008 Soul Men Director $12,082,391 $263,492 $12,345,883
2/8/2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Director $42,436,517 $1,171,110 $43,607,627
9/23/2005 Roll Bounce Director $17,380,866 $52,206 $17,433,072
5/31/2002 Undercover Brother Director $38,230,435 $2,565,710 $40,796,145
10/22/1999 The Best Man Director $34,102,780 $470,000 $34,572,780
Movies: 11Totals:$415,912,537$76,773,114$492,685,651