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Jake Kasdan

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $405,438,234 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #359)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Bad Teacher (Executive Producer), Bad Teacher (Director), Sex Tape (Director), Sex Tape (Executive Producer), Orange County (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, David Householter, Jimmy Miller, Lucy Punch

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In Technical RolesDirector5$198,213,196$207,225,038$405,438,234
Executive Producer3$138,836,329$202,687,145$341,523,474

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...

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


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12/20/2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Director,
Executive Producer 
$0 $4,968 $4,968
7/18/2014 Sex Tape Director,
Executive Producer 
$38,543,473 $87,526,036 $126,069,509
3/9/2012 Friends with Kids Producer $7,251,073 $7,106,679 $14,357,752
6/24/2011 Bad Teacher Director,
Executive Producer 
$100,292,856 $115,156,141 $215,448,997
12/21/2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Director,
$18,317,151 $2,288,902 $20,606,053
1/11/2002 Orange County Director $41,059,716 $2,248,991 $43,308,707
Movies: 6Totals:$205,464,269$214,331,717$419,795,986