|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$692,521||$209,914||$902,435|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $902,435 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,741)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Fanboys (Director), Barely Lethal (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Ernest Cline, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Huntington|
August 3rd, 2015
A24 has only been around for little more than two years, but in that time, I've reviewed more than a dozen of their releases. I haven't enjoyed all of them, but their hit to miss ratio has been better than most. Likewise, their hit to miss ratio at the box office has been better than most. If this keeps up, they might start releasing wide releases in a few years. However, while their track record is amazing compared to most limited releases, Barely Lethal is not a success story. It earned terrible reviews and missed the Mendoza Line during its opening weekend, earning less than $2,000 per theater. Granted it was also a VOD premiere, so that's a mitigating circumstance, it was one of the weakest box office performers for A24. Was this result fair? Or did it deserve better?