|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$195,700,312||$373,240,281||$568,940,593|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $568,940,593 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #263)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Snow White and the Huntsman (Director), Ghost in the Shell (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Evan Daugherty, Chris Hemsworth, John Lee Hancock|
March 1st, 2017
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.
|3/31/2017||Ghost in the Shell||Director||$40,563,557||$127,355,290||$167,918,847|
|6/1/2012||Snow White and the Huntsman||Director||$155,136,755||$245,884,991||$401,021,746|