|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||1||$52,076,908||$14,700,000||$66,776,908|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $66,776,908 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,551)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Selma (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: David Oyelowo, Ava Duvernay, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo|
January 1st, 2015
2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic.