|As an Actor||Cameo||1||$44,737,059||$5,317,452||$50,054,511|
|In Technical Roles||Director||11||$257,449,437||$379,811,828||$637,261,265|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $637,261,265 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #236)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The BFG (Executive Producer), Shakespeare in Love (Director), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Director), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Director), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Story Creator)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Replacements)|
|Most productive collaborators: Judi Dench, Ol Parker, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith|
December 1st, 2016
November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand.
March 1st, 2015
February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month.
|7/1/2016||The BFG||Executive Producer||$55,483,770||$98,626,999||$154,110,769|
|6/3/2016||Time to Choose||Co-Executive Producer||$29,233||$0||$29,233|
|3/6/2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold…||Director,|
|5/4/2012||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Director||$46,383,639||$88,256,141||$134,639,780|
|8/17/2001||Captain Corelli's Mandolin||Director||$25,528,495||$36,569,000||$62,097,495|
|12/11/1998||Shakespeare in Love||Director||$100,317,794||$179,182,206||$279,500,000|