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Peter Berg

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $625,774,681 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,462)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Richard Weidner (Collateral), Mr. Skip (Deepwater Horizon), 'Pistol' Pete Deeks (Smokin' Aces), Joey Randone (Cop Land), Paulie (Corky Romano)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hancock (Director), Lone Survivor (Director), Lone Survivor (Screenwriter), Lone Survivor (Producer), Deepwater Horizon (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Mark Wahlberg, Will Smith, Taylor Kitsch, Akiva Goldsman, Charlize Theron

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$257,171,112$267,611,414$524,782,526
In Technical RolesDirector11$677,909,547$827,127,399$1,505,036,946
Executive Producer2$72,712,101$170,700,000$243,412,101
Story Creator1$31,886,361$20,575,000$52,461,361

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
9/30/2016 Deepwater Horizon Mr. Skip  $61,433,527 $61,497,687 $122,931,214
4/22/2011 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest … Himself  $638,476 $145,257 $783,733
11/9/2007 Lions for Lambs Lt. Col. Falco  $14,998,070 $48,213,018 $63,211,088
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces 'Pistol' Pete Deeks  $35,662,731 $21,600,709 $57,263,440
8/6/2004 Collateral Richard Weidner  $100,170,152 $117,500,000 $217,670,152
10/12/2001 Corky Romano Paulie  $23,978,402 $1,137,701 $25,116,103
8/15/1997 Cop Land Joey Randone  $44,906,632 $18,800,000 $63,706,632
5/3/1996 The Great White Hype Terry Conklin  $7,852,282 $0 $7,852,282
3/22/1996 Girl 6 Caller #1, Bob  $4,880,941 $0 $4,880,941
10/26/1994 The Last Seduction Mike Swale  $5,751,320 $0 $5,751,320
3/12/1993 Fire in the Sky David Whitlock  $19,724,334 $0 $19,724,334
1/22/1993 Aspen Extreme Dexter Rutecki  $7,843,388 $0 $7,843,388
4/24/1992 A Midnight Clear Bud Miller  $1,526,697 $0 $1,526,697
9/20/1991 Late for Dinner Frank Lovegren  $8,641,499 $0 $8,641,499
1/1/1991 Crooked Hearts Tom  $31,000 $0 $31,000
11/3/1989 Race for Glory Chris  $100,326 $0 $100,326
10/27/1989 Shocker Jonathan Parker  $16,554,699 $0 $16,554,699
8/25/1989 Heart of Dixie Jenks  $1,093,011 $0 $1,093,011
5/19/1989 Miracle Mile Band Member  $1,092,822 $0 $1,092,822
Movies: 19Totals:$356,880,309$268,894,372$625,774,681
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
8/4/2017 Wind River Producer $33,800,859 $6,552,107 $40,352,966
12/31/2016 Mile 22 Director,
$0 $0 $0
12/21/2016 Patriots Day Screenwriter,
Story by,
$31,886,361 $20,575,000 $52,461,361
9/30/2016 Deepwater Horizon Director $61,433,527 $61,497,687 $122,931,214
8/12/2016 Hell or High Water Producer $27,007,844 $10,576,460 $37,584,304
4/15/2016 Gridiron Heroes Executive Producer $23,487 $0 $23,487
7/25/2014 Hercules Executive Producer $72,688,614 $170,700,000 $243,388,614
12/31/2013 Bloodline Director $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 Lone Survivor Director,
$125,095,601 $24,709,031 $149,804,632
5/18/2012 Battleship Director,
$65,233,400 $239,984,828 $305,218,228
4/23/2010 The Losers Screenwriter $23,591,432 $6,272,408 $29,863,840
7/1/2008 Hancock Director $227,946,274 $396,287,998 $624,234,272
9/28/2007 The Kingdom Director $47,467,250 $39,042,352 $86,509,602
10/8/2004 Friday Night Lights Director $61,255,921 $694,849 $61,950,770
9/26/2003 The Rundown Director $47,641,743 $33,190,150 $80,831,893
11/25/1998 Very Bad Things Director,
$9,949,470 $11,145,504 $21,094,974
Movies: 16Totals:$835,021,783$1,021,228,374$1,856,250,157