|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||1||$19,700,032||$24,523,165||$44,223,197|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $44,223,197 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,814)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Nine Lives (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kevin Spacey, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Ben Shiffrin|
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.