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Linda Woolverton

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $3,655,815,775 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #24)
Best-known technical roles: Beauty and the Beast (Story Creator), Alice in Wonderland (Screenwriter), Maleficent (Screenwriter), The Lion King (Screenwriter), Beauty and the Beast (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Robert Stromberg, Johnny Depp, Joe Roth, Tim Burton

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter6$1,450,483,368$2,205,332,407$3,655,815,775
Story Creator2$504,014,165$757,125,465$1,261,139,630

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2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

All Technical Credits

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5/29/2020 Maleficent 2 Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
7/19/2019 The Lion King Story based on “Th… $0 $0 $0
3/16/2017 Beauty and the Beast Story based on Disne… $504,014,165 $757,125,465 $1,261,139,630
5/26/2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Screenwriter $77,042,381 $199,891,706 $276,934,087
5/28/2014 Maleficent Screenwriter $241,407,328 $517,129,407 $758,536,735
3/5/2010 Alice in Wonderland Screenwriter $334,191,110 $691,300,000 $1,025,491,110
6/15/1994 The Lion King Screenwriter $421,785,283 $564,633,077 $986,418,360
11/13/1991 Beauty and the Beast Animation Screenplay by $376,057,266 $232,378,217 $608,435,483
Movies: 8Totals:$1,954,497,533$2,962,457,872$4,916,955,405

Writer Credits

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5/29/2020 Maleficent 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/19/2019 The Lion King $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/16/2017 Beauty and the Beast $174,750,616 4,210 $504,014,165 $1,261,139,630 40.0%
5/26/2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass $26,858,726 3,763 $77,042,381 $276,934,087 27.8%
5/28/2014 Maleficent $69,431,298 3,948 $241,407,328 $758,536,735 31.8%
3/5/2010 Alice in Wonderland $116,101,023 3,739 $334,191,110 $1,025,491,110 32.6%
6/15/1994 The Lion King $1,586,753 2,624 $421,785,283 $986,418,360 42.8%
11/13/1991 Beauty and the Beast $162,146 2,625 $376,057,266 $608,435,483 61.8%
Movies: 8Totals:  $1,954,497,533$4,916,955,405