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David Lindsay-Abaire

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,227,240,484 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #142)
Best-known technical roles: Oz the Great and Powerful (Screenwriter), Rise of the Guardians (Screenwriter), Robots (Screenwriter), Robots (Story Creator), Poltergeist (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Sam Raimi, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michell Kapner, Rachel Weisz

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter7$533,604,294$693,636,190$1,227,240,484
Story Creator1$128,200,012$132,500,000$260,700,012

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

2015 Preview: May

May 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
4/29/2016 The Family Fang Screenwriter $262,921 $331,501 $594,422
5/20/2015 Poltergeist Screenwriter $47,425,125 $48,400,000 $95,825,125
3/8/2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Screenwriter $234,770,996 $255,588,055 $490,359,051
11/20/2012 Rise of the Guardians Screenwriter $103,412,758 $203,488,144 $306,900,902
12/17/2010 Rabbit Hole Screenwriter $2,229,058 $3,975,976 $6,205,034
1/23/2009 Inkheart Screenwriter $17,303,424 $49,352,514 $66,655,938
3/11/2005 Robots Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
Movies: 7Totals:$533,604,294$693,636,190$1,227,240,484

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
4/29/2016 The Family Fang $14,506 52 $262,921 $594,422 44.2%
5/20/2015 Poltergeist $22,620,386 3,242 $47,425,125 $95,825,125 49.5%
3/8/2013 Oz the Great and Powerful $79,110,453 3,912 $234,770,996 $490,359,051 47.9%
11/20/2012 Rise of the Guardians $23,773,465 3,672 $103,412,758 $306,900,902 33.7%
12/17/2010 Rabbit Hole $53,778 131 $2,229,058 $6,205,034 35.9%
1/23/2009 Inkheart $7,601,379 2,655 $17,303,424 $66,655,938 26.0%
3/11/2005 Robots $36,045,301 3,776 $128,200,012 $260,700,012 49.2%
Movies: 8Totals:  $661,804,306$1,487,940,496