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Paul Wernick

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,380,009,860 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #120)
Best-known technical roles: Deadpool (Screenwriter), Deadpool (Executive Producer), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Screenwriter), Zombieland (Screenwriter), Zombieland (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
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In Technical RolesScreenwriter6$591,418,077$788,591,783$1,380,009,860
Executive Producer2$438,660,995$464,604,850$903,265,845

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2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

2016 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group nominees to be announced. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards, but only three of them are theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, like Hidden Figures, but there are also some surprises. More...

Home Market Releases for May 17th, 2016

May 17th, 2016

Dark Passage

The Deadpool Blu-ray arrived last Tuesday, which is par for course for Fox, as their screeners always seem to arrive as late as possible while still technically not being late. There are updates below with the extras. On a side note, the film is so good, I was tempted to make it the Pick of the Week for the second week in a row. However, in the end I went with Dark Passage, a classic Film Noir with a famous hook. The Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

2016 Preview: February

February 1st, 2016


As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
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10/16/2020 Micronauts Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
5/18/2018 Deadpool 2 Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
3/24/2017 Life Screenwriter $30,234,022 $70,769,288 $101,003,310
2/12/2016 Deadpool Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$363,070,709 $437,958,540 $801,029,249
3/27/2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Screenwriter $122,523,060 $253,217,645 $375,740,705
10/2/2009 Zombieland Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$75,590,286 $26,646,310 $102,236,596
Movies: 6Totals:$591,418,077$788,591,783$1,380,009,860

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
10/16/2020 Micronauts $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/18/2018 Deadpool 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/24/2017 Life $12,501,936 3,146 $30,234,022 $101,003,310 29.9%
2/12/2016 Deadpool $132,434,639 3,856 $363,070,709 $801,029,249 45.3%
3/27/2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation $40,501,814 3,734 $122,523,060 $375,740,705 32.6%
10/2/2009 Zombieland $24,733,155 3,171 $75,590,286 $102,236,596 73.9%
Movies: 6Totals:  $591,418,077$1,380,009,860