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Terry Rossio

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $5,446,557,959 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Screenwriter), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Screenwriter), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Screenwriter), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Character Creator), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Character Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Ted Elliott, Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, Mike Stenson, Jerry Bruckheimer

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter12$2,062,188,703$3,384,369,256$5,446,557,959
Story Creator7$928,513,769$1,266,743,589$2,195,257,358
Executive Producer4$566,963,482$1,714,500,000$2,281,463,482
Character Creator2$550,484,300$1,458,600,000$2,009,084,300

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

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12/31/2017 Jonny Quest Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
5/26/2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead … Executive Producer $172,558,876 $622,200,000 $794,758,876
7/2/2013 The Lone Ranger Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$89,302,115 $170,700,000 $260,002,115
12/31/2012 Lovestruck: The Musical Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
5/20/2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On St… Screenwriter,
Character Creator,
Executive Producer 
$241,063,875 $804,600,000 $1,045,663,875
12/21/2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Se… Story Creator $219,961,501 $237,364,303 $457,325,804
5/24/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At Wo… Character Creator,
$309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
11/22/2006 Déjà Vu Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$64,038,616 $117,000,000 $181,038,616
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead … Screenwriter $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
10/28/2005 The Legend of Zorro Story Creator $45,575,336 $95,900,000 $141,475,336
7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The C… Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$305,411,224 $329,542,879 $634,954,103
11/27/2002 Treasure Planet Story Creator $38,120,554 $53,679,446 $91,800,000
5/18/2001 Shrek Screenwriter $267,655,011 $224,157,783 $491,812,794
3/31/2000 The Road to El Dorado Screenwriter $50,802,661 $14,897,339 $65,700,000
7/17/1998 The Mask of Zorro Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$93,828,745 $139,871,255 $233,700,000
5/19/1998 Godzilla Story Creator $136,314,294 $239,685,706 $376,000,000
11/11/1992 Aladdin Screenwriter $217,350,219 $286,700,000 $504,050,219
Movies: 17Totals:$2,674,719,264$4,633,198,711$7,307,917,975