|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||2||$73,897,137||$35,682,437||$109,579,574|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $109,579,574 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,193)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Sicario (Screenwriter), Hell or High Water (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Emily Blunt, Denis Villeneuve, Benicio Del Toro, Basil Iwanyk, Josh Brolin|
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
January 6th, 2016
|8/12/2016||Hell or High Water||Screenwriter||$27,007,844||$3,999,993||$31,007,837|