|In Technical Roles||Director||4||$712,821,997||$515,881,373||$1,228,703,370|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,228,703,370 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #114)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Lego Movie (Director), The Lego Movie (Screenwriter), The Lego Movie (Story Creator), The Lego Batman Movie (Producer), 22 Jump Street (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Christopher Miller, Chris Pratt, Jonah Hill, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum|
June 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
|2/8/2019||The LEGO Movie 2||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|9/22/2017||The Lego Ninjago Movie||Producer||$54,709,763||$51,500,000||$106,209,763|
|2/10/2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Producer||$175,750,384||$135,190,613||$310,940,997|
|6/13/2014||22 Jump Street||Director,|
|2/7/2014||The Lego Movie||Director,|
|9/27/2013||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbal…||Story Creator,|
|3/16/2012||21 Jump Street||Director||$138,447,667||$64,364,762||$202,812,429|
|9/18/2009||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Director,|