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Melissa Mathison

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,233,810,438 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #141)
Best-known technical roles: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (Screenwriter), ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (Associate Producer), The BFG (Screenwriter), The Indian in the Cupboard (Screenwriter), Gake no ue no Ponyo (Screenwriter)
Born: June 3rd, 1950
Died: November 4th, 2015

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter4$541,311,945$692,498,493$1,233,810,438
Associate Producer1$435,110,554$357,854,772$792,965,326

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2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/1/2016 The BFG Screenwriter $55,483,770 $144,421,454 $199,905,224
8/14/2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo English Script Writer $15,090,399 $190,222,267 $205,312,666
7/14/1995 The Indian in the Cupboard Screenwriter $35,627,222 $0 $35,627,222
6/11/1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Screenwriter,
Associate Producer 
$435,110,554 $357,854,772 $792,965,326
Movies: 4Totals:$541,311,945$692,498,493$1,233,810,438
  Averages:$135,327,986$173,124,623$308,452,610



Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/1/2016 The BFG $18,775,350 3,392 $55,483,770 $199,905,224 27.8%
8/14/2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo $3,585,852 927 $15,090,399 $205,312,666 7.3%
7/14/1995 The Indian in the Cupboard $7,716,278 1,723 $35,627,222 $35,627,222 100.0%
6/11/1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $11,911,430 3,010 $435,110,554 $792,965,326 54.9%
Movies: 4Totals:  $541,311,945$1,233,810,438 
 Averages:$10,497,2282,263$135,327,986$308,452,61047.5%


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