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John Ridley

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $324,171,251 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #649)
Best-known technical roles: 12 Years a Slave (Screenwriter), 12 Years a Slave (Executive Producer), 12 Years a Slave (Associate Producer), Red Tails (Screenwriter), Red Tails (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve Rodney McQueen, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$133,299,758$190,871,493$324,171,251
Executive Producer3$83,423,381$190,382,372$273,805,753
Director3$340,911$586,163$927,074
Story Creator2$110,528,413$47,589,121$158,117,534
Associate Producer1$56,671,993$124,353,350$181,025,343
Co-Producer1$11,330,849$4,103,526$15,434,375

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Associate Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 657 $56,671,993
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,262 $11,330,849
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,456 $340,911
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,292 $83,423,381
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 721 $133,299,758
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 485 $110,528,413
Top Grossing Associate Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 382 $124,353,350
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,317 $4,103,526
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,946 $586,163
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 777 $190,382,372
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 618 $190,871,493
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 943 $47,589,121
Top Grossing Associate Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 476 $181,025,343
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,375 $15,434,375
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,416 $927,074
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 929 $273,805,753
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 649 $324,171,251
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 738 $158,117,534

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


2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Ceremony Live Blog - And the Oscar goes to... 12 Years a Slave

March 2nd, 2014

The Oscars are being handed out this evening and as usual, we will be live-blogging the event. Here's the last look at the nominations with those chosen by our contest entrants as the likely winners in Bold. If I disagree with the consensus, they are in italics, and sharp-eyed readers will note there are no categories where that's true. Finally, if I am rooting for an underdog, they are underlined. There are only two categories where that is true. I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Best Lead Actor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave. I also want Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa to win for Best Hair and Make-up, because Dallas Buyers Club had a hair and make-up budget of $250. Yes it was effective, but the special effects make-up used in Bad Grandpa was just more difficult to pull off, even if the movie wasn't Oscar-bait. Regardless, I don't expect there to be many surprises at this year's awards. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Top Winners at Spirit Awards

March 2nd, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award handed out the hardware last night and the big winner was 12 Years a Slave, which picked up five of the seven awards it was nominated for. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, ending with Best Adapted Screenplay. This race is about as uncompetitive as it can be with nearly all analysts agreeing on the likely winner. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Needle in a Timestack Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Untitled LA Riot Film Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
8/19/2016 Ben-Hur Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$26,410,477 $65,442,859 $91,853,336
9/26/2014 Jimi: All is By My Side Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$340,911 $586,163 $927,074
12/4/2013 Out of the Furnace Co-Producer $11,330,849 $4,103,526 $15,434,375
10/18/2013 12 Years a Slave Screenwriter,
Executive Producer,
Associate Producer 
$56,671,993 $124,353,350 $181,025,343
1/20/2012 Red Tails Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$49,876,377 $489,121 $50,365,498
10/1/1999 Three Kings Story Creator $60,652,036 $47,100,000 $107,752,036
Movies: 8Totals:$205,282,643$242,075,019$447,357,662
  Averages:$25,660,330$30,259,377$55,919,708

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Needle in a Timestack $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2017 Untitled LA Riot Film $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/26/2014 Jimi: All is By My Side $0 75 $340,911 $927,074 36.8%
Movies: 3Totals:  $340,911$927,074 
 Averages:$025$113,637$309,02536.8%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Untitled LA Riot Film $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/19/2016 Ben-Hur $11,203,815 3,084 $26,410,477 $91,853,336 28.8%
9/26/2014 Jimi: All is By My Side $0 75 $340,911 $927,074 36.8%
10/18/2013 12 Years a Slave $923,715 1,474 $56,671,993 $181,025,343 31.3%
1/20/2012 Red Tails $18,782,154 2,573 $49,876,377 $50,365,498 99.0%
10/1/1999 Three Kings $15,847,636 2,943 $60,652,036 $107,752,036 56.3%
Movies: 7Totals:  $243,828,171$482,288,785 
 Averages:$9,362,7821,817$34,832,596$68,898,39858.5%

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Associate Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 657 $56,671,993
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,262 $11,330,849
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,456 $340,911
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,292 $83,423,381
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 721 $133,299,758
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 485 $110,528,413
Top Grossing Associate Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 382 $124,353,350
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,317 $4,103,526
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,946 $586,163
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 777 $190,382,372
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 618 $190,871,493
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 943 $47,589,121
Top Grossing Associate Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 476 $181,025,343
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,375 $15,434,375
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,416 $927,074
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 929 $273,805,753
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 649 $324,171,251
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 738 $158,117,534


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