|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||7||$102,297,962||$145,716,381||$248,014,343|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $248,014,343 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #775)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Debt (Screenwriter), The Men Who Stare at Goats (Screenwriter), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Screenwriter), The Snowman (Screenwriter), Our Brand is Crisis (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Rolfe Kent, Jeff Bridges|
October 1st, 2017
September destroyed the previous September monthly record for total box office take, with $800 million or so (we won’t know the exact figure until after the weekend), which tops 2016’s record of $616 million. Granted, this is almost entirely due to It’s record breaking run, and the rest of the month was merely average. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the only other film to come close to $100 million. October doesn’t look any better, as far as depth is concerned. Blade Runner 2049 is widely expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but it is the only film expected to reach $100 million domestically. Boo 2 should be the second biggest hit of the month, while there are only a couple of other films that have a shot at $50 million. Part of the problem is the level of competition, as there are 16 films opening during the four October weekends. (Needless to say, some of the predictions below will be a little short, as there’s not much to say about a film that will barely open in the top ten and disappear two weeks later.) That’s way too many and most will be buried by the competition. Last October was a flop, as no film earned more than $100 million at the box office. There were a few films that came close, including the original Boo! movie. As long as Blade Runner 2049 matches expectations, 2017 should win the year-over-year comparison by a small margin. If we get one surprise hit, then 2017 has a real shot at closing the gap with 2016 by a significant margin. I choose to be cautiously optimistic.
October 1st, 2015
September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top.
|10/30/2015||Our Brand is Crisis||Screenwriter||$7,002,261||$1,590,171||$8,592,432|
|12/9/2011||Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||Screenwriter||$24,149,393||$57,303,418||$81,452,811|
|11/6/2009||The Men Who Stare at Goats||Screenwriter||$32,428,195||$34,920,023||$67,348,218|