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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 #1,542)
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, Sharni Vinson

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$125,506$1,824,984$1,950,490
In Technical RolesScreenwriter8$39,763,156$28,671,455$68,434,611
Executive Producer2$391,744$1,737,140$2,128,884

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...

Box Office
Box Office
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
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Box Office
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12/31/2017 Untitled Techno Thriller Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
9/1/2017 Temple Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
9/16/2016 Blair Witch Screenwriter,
$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,
$18,494,006 $8,393,171 $26,887,177
7/12/2013 V/H/S 2 Director,
Executive Producer,
$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