|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$509,948,537||$680,656,209||$1,190,604,746|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,190,604,746 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #140)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Screenwriter), The Lego Batman Movie (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Holland, Jon Watts, Michael Keaton, Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal|
December 1st, 2017
The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy.
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
|7/6/2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|12/20/2017||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Screenwriter,|
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|2/10/2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Screenwriter||$175,750,384||$135,190,613||$310,940,997|