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David Ronn

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $1,302,355,800 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #132)
Best-known technical roles: The Smurfs (Screenwriter), Baywatch (Story Creator), Norbit (Screenwriter), The Smurfs 2 (Screenwriter), The Smurfs 2 (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Jay Scherick, Neil Patrick Harris, Raja Gosnell, Jordan Kerner, Jayma Mays

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$423,227,552$879,128,248$1,302,355,800
Story Creator2$129,077,970$396,003,123$525,081,093

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

All Technical Credits

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5/25/2017 Baywatch Story by $58,060,186 $118,473,384 $176,533,570
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$71,017,784 $277,529,739 $348,547,523
7/29/2011 The Smurfs Screenwriter $142,614,158 $421,135,165 $563,749,323
7/8/2011 Zookeeper Screenwriter $80,360,866 $90,444,659 $170,805,525
2/9/2007 Norbit Screenwriter $95,673,607 $63,300,000 $158,973,607
11/1/2002 I Spy Screenwriter $33,561,137 $26,718,685 $60,279,822
Movies: 6Totals:$481,287,738$997,601,632$1,478,889,370

Writer Credits

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5/25/2017 Baywatch $18,503,871 3,647 $58,060,186 $176,533,570 32.9%
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 $17,548,389 3,867 $71,017,784 $348,547,523 20.4%
7/29/2011 The Smurfs $35,611,637 3,427 $142,614,158 $563,749,323 25.3%
7/8/2011 Zookeeper $20,065,617 3,482 $80,360,866 $170,805,525 47.0%
2/9/2007 Norbit $34,195,434 3,145 $95,673,607 $158,973,607 60.2%
11/1/2002 I Spy $12,752,803 3,182 $33,561,137 $60,279,822 55.7%
Movies: 7Totals:  $552,305,522$1,827,436,893