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Chris Columbus

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,092,733,049 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10)
Best-known technical roles: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Director), Night at the Museum (Producer), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Executive Producer), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Producer), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, Adam Sandler, Mark Radcliffe, Rupert Grint

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector16$1,749,668,269$2,343,064,780$4,092,733,049
Producer16$1,263,789,754$1,786,690,078$3,050,479,832
Executive Producer7$805,197,378$1,579,346,343$2,384,543,721
Screenwriter4$298,957,872$68,856,754$367,814,626
Character Creator1$41,476,097$0$41,476,097

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2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 12/24 Producer $0 $0 $0
3/23/2018 I Kill Giants Producer $0 $175,118 $175,118
12/31/2017 The Shave Producer $0 $0 $0
8/18/2017 Patti Cake$ Producer $800,148 $670,942 $1,471,090
10/21/2016 It Had to be You Executive Producer $5,302 $0 $5,302
7/29/2016 Tallulah Producer $0 $0 $0
3/10/2016 The Young Messiah Producer $6,469,813 $843,884 $7,313,697
2/19/2016 The Witch Executive Producer $25,138,705 $15,315,815 $40,454,520
11/20/2015 Mediterranea Producer $5,846 $378,655 $384,501
7/16/2015 Pixels Director,
Producer 
$78,765,986 $165,378,715 $244,144,701
1/16/2015 Little Accidents Executive Producer $8,649 $0 $8,649
12/18/2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of … Producer $113,746,621 $242,800,000 $356,546,621
8/7/2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Executive Producer $68,559,554 $132,300,000 $200,859,554
12/31/2011 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Director $0 $0 $0
8/10/2011 The Help Producer $169,705,587 $43,414,417 $213,120,004
2/12/2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: … Producer,
Director 
$88,768,303 $134,282,571 $223,050,874
7/10/2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Director $14,800,725 $1,581,813 $16,382,538
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of … Producer $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
6/15/2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Sil… Executive Producer $131,921,738 $157,558,953 $289,480,691
12/22/2006 Night at the Museum Producer $250,863,268 $328,583,139 $579,446,407
11/23/2005 Rent Director $29,077,547 $2,593,073 $31,670,620
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner o… Producer $249,538,952 $547,149,597 $796,688,549
11/15/2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of… Executive Producer,
Director 
$261,987,880 $616,991,754 $878,979,634
11/15/2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer  Director,
Executive Producer 
$317,575,550 $657,179,821 $974,755,371
12/17/1999 Bicentennial Man Producer,
Director 
$58,220,776 $29,200,000 $87,420,776
12/25/1998 Stepmom Director $91,137,662 $68,607,617 $159,745,279
7/12/1995 Nine Months Screenwriter,
Director,
Producer 
$69,660,733 $68,825,698 $138,486,431
11/24/1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Director $219,195,051 $222,090,952 $441,286,003
11/20/1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Director $173,585,516 $185,409,334 $358,994,850
5/24/1991 Only the Lonely Director $21,830,957 $0 $21,830,957
11/16/1990 Home Alone Director $285,761,243 $190,923,432 $476,684,675
6/15/1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Character Creator $41,476,097 $0 $41,476,097
9/30/1988 Heartbreak Hotel Director $5,509,417 $0 $5,509,417
7/3/1987 Adventures in Babysitting Director $33,790,923 $0 $33,790,923
12/4/1985 Young Sherlock Holmes Screenwriter $19,739,000 $0 $19,739,000
6/7/1985 The Goonies Screenwriter $61,389,680 $0 $61,389,680
6/8/1984 Gremlins Screenwriter $148,168,459 $31,056 $148,199,515
Movies: 37Totals:$3,214,449,409$4,037,273,698$7,251,723,107
  Averages:$86,877,011$109,115,505$195,992,516

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/16/2015 Pixels $24,011,616 3,723 $78,765,986 $244,144,701 32.3%
12/31/2011 Ripley's Believe It or Not! $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/12/2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: T… $31,236,067 3,396 $88,768,303 $223,050,874 39.8%
7/10/2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper $4,919,433 1,872 $14,800,725 $16,382,538 90.3%
11/23/2005 Rent $10,016,021 2,437 $29,077,547 $31,670,620 91.8%
11/15/2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of … $88,357,488 3,682 $261,987,880 $878,979,634 29.8%
11/15/2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’… $90,294,621 3,672 $317,575,550 $974,755,371 32.6%
12/17/1999 Bicentennial Man $8,234,926 2,767 $58,220,776 $87,420,776 66.6%
12/25/1998 Stepmom $19,142,440 2,749 $91,137,662 $159,745,279 57.1%
7/12/1995 Nine Months $12,522,240 1,795 $69,660,733 $138,486,431 50.3%
11/24/1993 Mrs. Doubtfire $20,468,847 2,354 $219,195,051 $441,286,003 49.7%
11/20/1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York $31,126,882 2,461 $173,585,516 $358,994,850 48.4%
5/24/1991 Only the Lonely $5,997,993 1,553 $21,830,957 $21,830,957 100.0%
11/16/1990 Home Alone $17,081,997 2,173 $285,761,243 $476,684,675 59.9%
9/30/1988 Heartbreak Hotel $2,063,546 1,338 $5,509,417 $5,509,417 100.0%
7/3/1987 Adventures in Babysitting $2,901,297 1,148 $33,790,923 $33,790,923 100.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $1,749,668,269$4,092,733,049 
 Averages:$23,023,4632,320$109,354,267$255,795,81663.2%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 12/24 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/23/2018 I Kill Giants $0 0 $0 $175,118 0.0%
12/31/2017 The Shave $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/18/2017 Patti Cake$ $67,599 303 $800,148 $1,471,090 54.4%
7/29/2016 Tallulah $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/10/2016 The Young Messiah $3,294,876 1,769 $6,469,813 $7,313,697 88.5%
11/20/2015 Mediterranea $5,846 2 $5,846 $384,501 1.5%
7/16/2015 Pixels $24,011,616 3,723 $78,765,986 $244,144,701 32.3%
12/18/2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of t… $17,100,520 3,914 $113,746,621 $356,546,621 31.9%
8/10/2011 The Help $26,044,590 3,014 $169,705,587 $213,120,004 79.6%
2/12/2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: T… $31,236,067 3,396 $88,768,303 $223,050,874 39.8%
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of t… $54,173,286 4,101 $177,243,721 $402,231,063 44.1%
12/22/2006 Night at the Museum $30,433,781 3,768 $250,863,268 $579,446,407 43.3%
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of… $93,687,367 3,855 $249,538,952 $796,688,549 31.3%
12/17/1999 Bicentennial Man $8,234,926 2,767 $58,220,776 $87,420,776 66.6%
7/12/1995 Nine Months $12,522,240 1,795 $69,660,733 $138,486,431 50.3%
Movies: 16Totals:  $1,263,789,754$3,050,479,832 
 Averages:$18,800,7952,025$78,986,860$190,654,99043.3%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/12/1995 Nine Months $12,522,240 1,795 $69,660,733 $138,486,431 50.3%
12/4/1985 Young Sherlock Holmes $2,528,234 1,502 $19,739,000 $19,739,000 100.0%
6/7/1985 The Goonies $9,105,913 1,705 $61,389,680 $61,389,680 100.0%
6/8/1984 Gremlins $12,511,634 1,537 $148,168,459 $148,199,515 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $298,957,872$367,814,626 
 Averages:$9,167,0051,635$74,739,468$91,953,65787.6%


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