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Mark Waters

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $888,901,029 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #171)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Mr. Poppers's Penguins (Director), Mr. Poppers's Penguins (Executive Producer), The Spiderwick Chronicles (Director), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Director), Just Like Heaven (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jim Carrey, Freddie Highmore, Carla Gugino, John Davis, Jessica Tuchinsky

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In Technical RolesDirector12$475,228,846$413,672,183$888,901,029
Executive Producer2$86,006,628$126,847,195$212,853,823

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

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12/31/2018 Magic Camp Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Dork Diaries Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Looking for Alaska Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 #Catfight Director $0 $0 $0
11/23/2016 Bad Santa 2 Director,
Executive Producer 
$17,782,176 $5,447,195 $23,229,371
2/7/2014 Vampire Academy Director $7,791,979 $42,846 $7,834,825
6/17/2011 Mr. Poppers's Penguins Director,
Executive Producer 
$68,224,452 $121,400,000 $189,624,452
5/1/2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Director $55,250,026 $47,262,776 $102,512,802
2/14/2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Director $71,195,053 $91,644,614 $162,839,667
9/16/2005 Just Like Heaven Director $48,318,130 $52,368,953 $100,687,083
4/30/2004 Mean Girls Director $86,047,227 $44,905,799 $130,953,026
8/6/2003 Freaky Friday Director $110,222,438 $50,600,000 $160,822,438
2/2/2001 Head Over Heels Director $10,397,365 $0 $10,397,365
Movies: 13Totals:$475,228,846$413,672,183$888,901,029