|In Technical Roles||Director||4||$30,729,679||$20,452,588||$51,182,267|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $51,182,267 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,113)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Circle (Director), The Circle (Screenwriter), The Circle (Producer), The Spectacular Now (Director), The End of the Tour (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Dave Eggers, Karen Gillan|
April 1st, 2017
March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016.
August 2nd, 2013
While there are not a ton of new releases on this week's list, one of them, The Spectacular Now is not only earning spectacular reviews, but it also has the pedigree and the buzz to suggest it will thrive in theaters. Our Children should also do well in limited release, but likely won't expand significantly. Meanwhile, Cockneys vs. Zombies and Europa Report have niche market appeal that could be filled on the home market. Finally, The Canyons could test the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity.
|12/31/2016||Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|7/31/2015||The End of the Tour||Director||$3,002,883||$111,460||$3,114,343|
|1/27/2015||Amira & Sam||Executive Producer||$31,848||$0||$31,848|
|8/2/2013||The Spectacular Now||Director||$6,852,971||$63,980||$6,916,951|