|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||5||$183,808,317||$364,003,545||$547,811,862|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $547,811,862 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #354)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Screenwriter), Tower Heist (Story Creator), Exodus: Gods and Kings (Screenwriter), Accepted (Screenwriter), The Transporter Refueled (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Adam Cooper, Christian Bale, Ridley Scott, Joel Edgerton, Steve Zaillian|
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.
December 1st, 2014
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.
|3/18/2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Screenwriter||$66,184,051||$105,300,000||$171,484,051|
|9/4/2015||The Transporter Refueled||Screenwriter||$16,029,670||$53,668,825||$69,698,495|
|12/12/2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||Screenwriter||$65,014,513||$203,300,000||$268,314,513|
|11/4/2011||Tower Heist||Story Creator||$78,046,570||$75,441,402||$153,487,972|