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Kurt Johnstad

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $965,790,459 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #185)
Best-known technical roles: 300 (Screenwriter), 300: Rise of an Empire (Screenwriter), Act of Valor (Screenwriter), Atomic Blonde (Screenwriter), Atomic Blonde (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Charlize Theron, David Leitch, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Anthony Johnson

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$438,781,762$527,008,697$965,790,459
Executive Producer2$51,573,925$46,777,513$98,351,438

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2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Technical Credits

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12/21/2018 Aquaman Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
6/28/2018 The Domestics Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
7/27/2017 Atomic Blonde Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$51,573,925 $46,777,513 $98,351,438
3/7/2014 300: Rise of an Empire Screenwriter $106,580,051 $224,200,000 $330,780,051
2/24/2012 Act of Valor Screenwriter $70,012,847 $12,484,188 $82,497,035
3/9/2007 300 Screenwriter $210,614,939 $243,546,996 $454,161,935
Movies: 6Totals:$438,781,762$527,008,697$965,790,459

Writer Credits

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12/21/2018 Aquaman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/27/2017 Atomic Blonde $18,286,420 3,326 $51,573,925 $98,351,438 52.4%
3/7/2014 300: Rise of an Empire $45,038,460 3,490 $106,580,051 $330,780,051 32.2%
2/24/2012 Act of Valor $24,476,632 3,053 $70,012,847 $82,497,035 84.9%
3/9/2007 300 $70,885,301 3,280 $210,614,939 $454,161,935 46.4%
Movies: 5Totals:  $438,781,762$965,790,459