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Michael Arndt

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $3,430,331,856 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #28)
Best-known technical roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Screenwriter), Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Associate Producer), Toy Story 3 (Screenwriter), The Greatest Showman (Screenwriter), Little Miss Sunshine (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Harrison Ford, J.J. Abrams, Hugh Jackman, Michael Gracey, Mark Hamill

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter4$1,512,935,549$1,917,396,307$3,430,331,856
Associate Producer1$936,662,225$1,122,000,000$2,058,662,225

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2017 Preview: December

December 1st, 2017

The Last Jedi

The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/20/2017 The Greatest Showman Screenwriter $101,377,346 $99,983,928 $201,361,274
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Aw… Screenwriter,
Associate Producer 
$936,662,225 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,662,225
6/18/2010 Toy Story 3 Screenwriter $415,004,880 $654,661,124 $1,069,666,004
7/26/2006 Little Miss Sunshine Screenwriter $59,891,098 $40,751,255 $100,642,353
Movies: 4Totals:$1,512,935,549$1,917,396,307$3,430,331,856
  Averages:$378,233,887$479,349,077$857,582,964



Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/20/2017 The Greatest Showman $8,805,843 3,342 $101,377,346 $201,361,274 50.3%
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awa… $247,966,675 4,134 $936,662,225 $2,058,662,225 45.5%
6/18/2010 Toy Story 3 $110,307,189 4,028 $415,004,880 $1,069,666,004 38.8%
7/26/2006 Little Miss Sunshine $370,998 1,602 $59,891,098 $100,642,353 59.5%
Movies: 4Totals:  $1,512,935,549$3,430,331,856 
 Averages:$91,862,6763,277$378,233,887$857,582,96448.5%


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