|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $119,915,857 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #754)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Queen of Katwe (Director), Vanity Fair (Director), New York, I Love You (Director), The Perez Family (Director), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Gossip 1 (Mississippi Masala), Woman buying flowers (The Perez Family)|
|Most productive collaborators: Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Julian Fellowes, Taryn Kyaze|
January 30th, 2017
I think it is fair to say Queen of Katwe is an Oscar-bait movie. It is an inspirational movie about someone rising up from challenging circumstances. However, it struggled in theaters and went nowhere during Awards Season. Is there a problem with the film? Or was it released too soon for Awards Season and without Oscar buzz wasn’t able to find an audience in theaters?
April 26th, 2013
There are not a huge number of limited releases opening this weekend, but there are a few that might thrive in limited release. This includes Mud, the widest limited release of the week, and also the best-reviewed. Add in a great cast, and the film might not collapse under the weight of its theater count.
|9/23/2016||Queen of Katwe||Director||$8,874,389||$381,438||$9,255,827|
|4/26/2013||The Reluctant Fundamentalist||Director||$528,731||$0||$528,731|
|10/16/2009||New York, I Love You||Director||$1,588,087||$8,136,973||$9,725,060|
|5/12/1995||The Perez Family||Director||$2,794,056||$0||$2,794,056|