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Niall Leonard

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $751,609,671 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #281)
Best-known technical roles: Fifty Shades Darker (Screenwriter), Fifty Shades Freed (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Dakota Johnson, James Foley, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, E.L. James

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter2$214,841,770$536,767,901$751,609,671

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 449 $214,841,770
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 $536,767,901
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 281 $751,609,671

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


2018 Preview: February

February 1st, 2018

Black Panther

2018 got off to a good start and January more or less held its ground when compared to 2017. There were some misses, but surprise holdovers made up the difference. Looking forward, February will be dominated by Black Panther. In fact, it will very likely make more during its opening weekend than the second place film, Fifty Shades Freed, will likely make in total. Black Panther likely won’t break records, but it could come close, while Fifty Shade Freed and Peter Rabbit both have a 50/50 shot at $100 million. Last February, The Lego Batman Movie both earned $175 million, while Fifty Shades Darker earned over $100 million. Black Panther will easily beat any film from last February; in fact, it could earn more than the top two films earned combined. As long as the rest of the box office isn’t a complete disaster, February should help 2018 earn a significant edge over 2017 in the year-over-year comparisons. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/9/2018 Fifty Shades Freed Screenwriter $100,407,760 $270,119,944 $370,527,704
2/10/2017 Fifty Shades Darker Screenwriter $114,434,010 $266,647,957 $381,081,967
Movies: 2Totals:$214,841,770$536,767,901$751,609,671
  Averages:$107,420,885$268,383,951$375,804,836



Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/9/2018 Fifty Shades Freed $38,560,195 3,768 $100,407,760 $370,527,704 27.1%
2/10/2017 Fifty Shades Darker $46,607,250 3,714 $114,434,010 $381,081,967 30.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $214,841,770$751,609,671 
 Averages:$42,583,7233,741$107,420,885$375,804,83628.6%


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