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Simon Barrett

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $68,434,611 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,575)
Best-known technical roles: Blair Witch (Screenwriter), Blair Witch (Co-Producer), You're Next (Screenwriter), You're Next (Producer), The Guest (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Tiger Mask (You're Next), Steve (V/H/S), Steve (V/H/S 2), B.J. (Contracted)
Most productive collaborators: Adam Wingard, James Allen McCune, Keith Calder, Brandon Scott, Roy Lee

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$125,506$1,824,984$1,950,490
Leading1$18,494,006$8,393,171$26,887,177
In Technical RolesScreenwriter8$39,763,156$28,671,455$68,434,611
Director2$43,665$13,304$56,969
Executive Producer2$391,744$1,737,140$2,128,884
Co-Producer1$20,777,061$16,716,160$37,493,221
Producer1$18,494,006$8,393,171$26,887,177

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,230 $18,494,006
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 41,701-41,800) 41,732 $18,619,512
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,526 $8,393,171
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,701-38,800) 38,763 $10,218,155
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,495 $26,887,177
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 42,501-42,600) 42,506 $28,837,667
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,110 $20,777,061
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,419 $43,665
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,509 $391,744
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,054 $18,494,006
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,488 $39,763,156
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,008 $16,716,160
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,676 $13,304
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,822 $1,737,140
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,505 $8,393,171
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,648 $28,671,455
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,076 $37,493,221
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,213 $56,969
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,446 $2,128,884
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,347 $26,887,177
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,575 $68,434,611

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: You're Next

January 11th, 2014

You're Next opened in late August, which is a dumping ground for bad movies. This film was actually earning some strong pre-release buzz. Unfortunately, it wasn't able to turn that buzz into box office success. (To be fair, it reportedly only cost $1 million to make, so it made enough to cover that opening day. It will still need to pay off its P&A budget, on the other hand.) Is the film as good as its pre-release buzz? Or is it as bad as its release date suggests? 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 Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/24/2014 24 Exposures Michael  $0 $0 $0
11/22/2013 Contracted B.J.   $3,328 $0 $3,328
8/23/2013 You're Next Tiger Mask  $18,494,006 $8,393,171 $26,887,177
7/12/2013 V/H/S 2 Steve  $21,833 $0 $21,833
10/5/2012 V/H/S Steve  $100,345 $1,824,984 $1,925,329
Movies: 5Totals:$18,619,512$10,218,155$28,837,667
  Averages:$3,723,902$2,043,631$5,767,533

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/23/2013 You're Next $7,020,196 2,437 $18,494,006 $26,887,177 68.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $18,494,006$26,887,177 
 Averages:$7,020,1962,437$18,494,006$26,887,17768.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/24/2014 24 Exposures $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/22/2013 Contracted $3,328 3 $3,328 $3,328 100.0%
7/12/2013 V/H/S 2 $9,932 12 $21,833 $21,833 100.0%
10/5/2012 V/H/S $36,402 19 $100,345 $1,925,329 5.2%
Movies: 4Totals:  $125,506$1,950,490 
 Averages:$12,4169$31,377$487,62368.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,230 $18,494,006
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 52,301-52,400) 52,309 $125,506
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 39,701-39,800) 39,785 $18,619,512
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,638 $100,345
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 36,401-36,500) 36,446 $18,494,006
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 41,701-41,800) 41,732 $18,619,512
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,526 $8,393,171
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 41,801-41,900) 41,832 $1,824,984
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 36,601-36,700) 36,634 $10,218,155
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,972 $1,824,984
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,001-34,100) 34,072 $8,393,171
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,701-38,800) 38,763 $10,218,155
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,495 $26,887,177
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 50,401-50,500) 50,402 $1,950,490
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 40,401-40,500) 40,428 $28,837,667
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 8,101-8,200) 8,144 $1,925,329
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 37,201-37,300) 37,236 $26,887,177
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 42,501-42,600) 42,506 $28,837,667
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,474 $18,494,006
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,684 $8,393,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,685 $26,887,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,956 $18,494,006
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,223 $8,393,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,206 $26,887,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,306 $18,494,006
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,442 $8,393,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,450 $26,887,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $18,494,006
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 254 $8,393,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $26,887,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,023 $18,494,006
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,176 $8,393,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,110 $26,887,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $18,494,006
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $8,393,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $26,887,177

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Untitled Techno Thriller Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
9/1/2017 Temple Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
9/16/2016 Blair Witch Screenwriter,
Co-Producer 
$20,777,061 $16,716,160 $37,493,221
9/17/2014 The Guest Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$369,911 $1,737,140 $2,107,051
8/23/2013 You're Next Screenwriter,
Producer 
$18,494,006 $8,393,171 $26,887,177
7/12/2013 V/H/S 2 Director,
Executive Producer,
Screenwriter 
$21,833 $0 $21,833
5/21/2013 The ABCs of Death Director of Quack $21,832 $13,304 $35,136
10/5/2012 V/H/S Screenwriter $100,345 $1,824,984 $1,925,329
7/22/2011 Autoerotic Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
Movies: 9Totals:$39,784,988$28,684,759$68,469,747
  Averages:$4,420,554$3,187,195$7,607,750

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/12/2013 V/H/S 2 $9,932 12 $21,833 $21,833 100.0%
5/21/2013 The ABCs of Death $10,110 19 $21,832 $35,136 62.1%
Movies: 2Totals:  $43,665$56,969 
 Averages:$10,02116$21,833$28,48581.1%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/23/2013 You're Next $7,020,196 2,437 $18,494,006 $26,887,177 68.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $18,494,006$26,887,177 
 Averages:$7,020,1962,437$18,494,006$26,887,17768.8%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Untitled Techno Thriller $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/1/2017 Temple $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/16/2016 Blair Witch $9,576,057 3,121 $20,777,061 $37,493,221 55.4%
9/17/2014 The Guest $84,527 53 $369,911 $2,107,051 17.6%
8/23/2013 You're Next $7,020,196 2,437 $18,494,006 $26,887,177 68.8%
7/12/2013 V/H/S 2 $9,932 12 $21,833 $21,833 100.0%
10/5/2012 V/H/S $36,402 19 $100,345 $1,925,329 5.2%
7/22/2011 Autoerotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $39,763,156$68,434,611 
 Averages:$2,090,889705$4,970,395$8,554,32649.4%


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