|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $1,961,769,603 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #44)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Fast and Furious 6 (Director), Fast and Furious 6 (Executive Producer), Fast Five (Director), Fast & Furious (Director), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jock (Better Luck Tomorrow)|
|Most productive collaborators: Vin Diesel, Chris Morgan, Michelle Rodriguez, Gary Scott Thompson, Jordana Brewster|
December 10th, 2013
As a franchise, Fast and the Furious appeared burnt out in 2009. Tokyo Drift bombed failing to match its production budget domestically and likely losing a ton worldwide. Fast and Furious saw the return of the original cast, which helped it return to previous heights in terms of box office dollars, but critics eviscerated it. Then, defying logic, Fast Five became the biggest hit in the franchise and earned the most critical praise. Can Fast and Furious 6 maintain this momentum? Or was Fast Five just a fluke?
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
|4/11/2003||Better Luck Tomorrow||Jock||$3,802,390||$6,836||$3,809,226|
|7/22/2016||Star Trek Beyond||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|5/24/2013||Fast and Furious 6||Executive Producer,|
|4/3/2009||Fast & Furious||Director||$155,064,265||$208,000,000||$363,064,265|
|10/5/2007||Finishing the Game||Director||$52,850||$351||$53,201|
|6/16/2006||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo…||Director||$62,514,415||$95,178,695||$157,693,110|
|4/11/2003||Better Luck Tomorrow||Director||$3,802,390||$6,836||$3,809,226|
|5/8/1998||Shopping for Fangs||Director||$2,194||$0||$2,194|