|In Technical Roles||Director||8||$81,606,465||$115,020,562||$196,627,027|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $196,627,027 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #517)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: State of Play (Director), The Eagle (Director), The Last King of Scotland (Director), Senna (Executive Producer), Marley (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Rachel McAdams|
February 9th, 2014
How I Live Now is based on a 2004 Young Adult novel, which puts it in a category that includes nearly all films made in the past decade or so. That's exaggerating, but it is one of the crowded genres today with numerous examples coming out each year. How I Live Now wasn't one of the more lucrative examples. In fact, it opened in limited release missing the Mendoza Line before quickly disappearing from theaters. Granted, it was also a Video on Demand premiere so that has a serious effect on box office numbers. Should it have performed better? Or does it suffer from too many of the clichés of the genre.
November 8th, 2013
There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including several that have earned more pre-release buzz that most limited releases earn. However, many of these films' reviews are good, but not great. The Book Thief is one such film, but it could still find an audience in limited release, although its plans to expand wide are very unlikely to happen. How I Live Now and Great Expectations are in similar positions.
|11/8/2013||How I Live Now||Director||$60,360||$0||$60,360|
|7/24/2011||Life in a Day||Director||$252,788||$0||$252,788|
|4/17/2009||State of Play||Director||$37,017,955||$51,814,255||$88,832,210|
|9/27/2006||The Last King of Scotland||Director||$17,606,684||$31,548,687||$49,155,371|
|1/23/2004||Touching the Void||Director||$4,593,598||$10,802,927||$15,396,525|