|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||5||$267,502,444||$455,875,917||$723,378,361|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $723,378,361 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #277)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Borat (Screenwriter), Borat (Executive Producer), Office Christmas Party (Screenwriter), Brüno (Screenwriter), Brüno (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Sacha Baron Cohen, Robert De Niro, Larry Charles, Zac Efron, John Phillips|
September 1st, 2016
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.
January 1st, 2016
2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth.
|12/9/2016||Office Christmas Party||Screenwriter||$54,767,494||$36,575,000||$91,342,494|
|9/16/2016||Bridget Jones’s Baby||Screenwriter||$24,139,805||$179,415,762||$203,555,567|
|8/9/2013||I Give It a Year||Director,|