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Jack Kirby

Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $7,865,051,736 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-known technical roles: Black Panther (Story Creator), Avengers: Infinity War (Story Creator), The Avengers (Story Creator), The Avengers (Character Creator), Iron Man 2 (Story Creator)
Born: August 28th, 1917
Died: February 6th, 1994

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesStory Creator12$3,464,977,447$4,400,074,289$7,865,051,736
Character Creator1$623,279,547$896,200,000$1,519,479,547

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office 2 $3,464,977,447
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office 3 $4,400,074,289
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office 2 $7,865,051,736

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.

2018 Preview: April

April 1st, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Well, March has ended and it was a very disappointing month. Black Panther made more than any of the new releases did. The only potential big hit that didn’t miss expectations was Ready Player One. Because of this, 2018 lost its lead over 2017 and is now over $100 million behind last year’s pace. April is usually a terrible month, because it is a dumping ground, especially late in the month. No studio wants to compete with the first monster hit of the Summer. This year, the first monster hit of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War, opens in April. It will make more during its opening weekend than any other April release will make in total. It might make more opening day than any other April release will make in total. The only film that has a real chance to earn more than $100 million is Rampage, a video game adaptation. Last April, The Fate of the Furious earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide, but “only” earned $225.76 million of that domestically. Infinity War should earn more than that opening weekend. The second biggest hit of last April was Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style, both of which earned $45.02 million. If 2018 doesn’t retake the lead by the end of the month, then 2018 is in trouble at the box office. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Thor: Ragnarok

February 26th, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok opened with some of the best reviews of the MCU and was easily the biggest hit in the Thor franchise. And now it is being completely overshadowed by Black Panther’s success. Is it worth checking out? Is it really one of the best films in the MCU? More...

2018 Preview: February

February 1st, 2018

Black Panther

2018 got off to a good start and January more or less held its ground when compared to 2017. There were some misses, but surprise holdovers made up the difference. Looking forward, February will be dominated by Black Panther. In fact, it will very likely make more during its opening weekend than the second place film, Fifty Shades Freed, will likely make in total. Black Panther likely won’t break records, but it could come close, while Fifty Shade Freed and Peter Rabbit both have a 50/50 shot at $100 million. Last February, The Lego Batman Movie both earned $175 million, while Fifty Shades Darker earned over $100 million. Black Panther will easily beat any film from last February; in fact, it could earn more than the top two films earned combined. As long as the rest of the box office isn’t a complete disaster, February should help 2018 earn a significant edge over 2017 in the year-over-year comparisons. More...

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. 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...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/6/2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Based on “Ant-Man … $0 $0 $0
4/27/2018 Avengers: Infinity War Story based on “Th… $601,381,683 $1,239,700,000 $1,841,081,683
2/16/2018 Black Panther Based on the comic by $697,991,666 $647,011,776 $1,345,003,442
5/4/2012 The Avengers Based on the Marvel …,
Captain America Crea… 
$623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
7/22/2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Based on the Marvel … $176,654,505 $193,915,271 $370,569,776
5/6/2011 Thor Story Creator $181,030,624 $268,295,994 $449,326,618
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Based on the Marvel … $312,433,331 $308,723,058 $621,156,389
6/13/2008 The Incredible Hulk Story Creator $134,806,913 $130,766,946 $265,573,859
5/2/2008 Iron Man Story Creator $318,604,126 $266,567,421 $585,171,547
6/15/2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Sil… Story Creator $131,921,738 $157,558,953 $289,480,691
7/8/2005 Fantastic Four Story Creator $154,696,080 $178,436,670 $333,132,750
6/20/2003 Hulk Based on the comicbo… $132,177,234 $112,898,200 $245,075,434
Movies: 12Totals:$3,464,977,447$4,400,074,289$7,865,051,736

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/6/2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/27/2018 Avengers: Infinity War $257,698,183 4,474 $601,381,683 $1,841,081,683 32.7%
2/16/2018 Black Panther $202,003,951 4,084 $697,991,666 $1,345,003,442 51.9%
5/4/2012 The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $623,279,547 $1,519,479,547 41.0%
7/22/2011 Captain America: The First Avenger $65,058,524 3,715 $176,654,505 $370,569,776 47.7%
5/6/2011 Thor $65,723,338 3,963 $181,030,624 $449,326,618 40.3%
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480 4,390 $312,433,331 $621,156,389 50.3%
6/13/2008 The Incredible Hulk $55,414,050 3,508 $134,806,913 $265,573,859 50.8%
5/2/2008 Iron Man $102,118,668 4,154 $318,604,126 $585,171,547 54.4%
6/15/2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silv… $58,051,684 3,963 $131,921,738 $289,480,691 45.6%
7/8/2005 Fantastic Four $56,061,504 3,619 $154,696,080 $333,132,750 46.4%
6/20/2003 Hulk $62,128,420 3,674 $132,177,234 $245,075,434 53.9%
Movies: 12Totals:  $3,464,977,447$7,865,051,736 

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office 2 $3,464,977,447
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office 3 $4,400,074,289
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office 2 $7,865,051,736