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Darren Lemke

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,399,734,178 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #119)
Best-known technical roles: Shrek Forever After (Screenwriter), Goosebumps (Screenwriter), Turbo (Screenwriter), Jack the Giant Slayer (Screenwriter), Jack the Giant Slayer (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Nicholas Hoult, Bryan Singer, Eleanor Tomlinson, Neal H. Moritz, Ryan Reynolds

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter7$467,021,978$932,712,200$1,399,734,178
Story Creator1$65,187,603$132,500,000$197,687,603

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2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

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...

All Technical Credits

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4/5/2019 Shazam! Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
10/12/2018 Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Parts You Lose Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
10/14/2015 Goosebumps Screenwriter $80,069,458 $78,835,866 $158,905,324
7/17/2013 Turbo Screenwriter $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
2/27/2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$65,187,603 $132,500,000 $197,687,603
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After Screenwriter $238,736,787 $517,507,886 $756,244,673
Movies: 7Totals:$467,021,978$932,712,200$1,399,734,178

Writer Credits

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4/5/2019 Shazam! $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/12/2018 Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2016 The Parts You Lose $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/14/2015 Goosebumps $23,618,556 3,618 $80,069,458 $158,905,324 50.4%
7/17/2013 Turbo $21,312,625 3,809 $83,028,130 $286,896,578 28.9%
2/27/2013 Jack the Giant Slayer $27,202,226 3,525 $65,187,603 $197,687,603 33.0%
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207 4,386 $238,736,787 $756,244,673 31.6%
Movies: 8Totals:  $532,209,581$1,597,421,781