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Charles Leavitt

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $815,863,423 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #247)
Best-known technical roles: Warcraft (Screenwriter), Blood Diamond (Screenwriter), Blood Diamond (Story Creator), In the Heart of the Sea (Screenwriter), In the Heart of the Sea (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Duncan Jones, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Thomas Tull

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$157,143,520$658,719,903$815,863,423
Story Creator2$82,398,674$179,400,000$261,798,674

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2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

2015 Preview: February

February 1st, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
6/10/2016 Warcraft Screenwriter $47,225,655 $385,900,000 $433,125,655
12/11/2015 In the Heart of the Sea Story by,
$25,020,758 $65,400,000 $90,420,758
2/6/2015 Seventh Son Screenwriter $17,725,785 $93,400,000 $111,125,785
10/10/2008 The Express Screenwriter $9,793,406 $19,903 $9,813,309
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond Screenwriter,
$57,377,916 $114,000,000 $171,377,916
Movies: 5Totals:$157,143,520$658,719,903$815,863,423

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
6/10/2016 Warcraft $24,166,110 3,406 $47,225,655 $433,125,655 10.9%
12/11/2015 In the Heart of the Sea $11,053,366 3,103 $25,020,758 $90,420,758 27.7%
2/6/2015 Seventh Son $7,217,640 2,875 $17,725,785 $111,125,785 16.0%
10/10/2008 The Express $4,562,675 2,810 $9,793,406 $9,813,309 99.8%
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond $8,648,324 1,920 $57,377,916 $171,377,916 33.5%
Movies: 7Totals:  $239,542,194$1,077,662,097