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Vanessa Taylor

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $501,817,535 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #433)
Best-known technical roles: Divergent (Screenwriter), The Shape of Water (Screenwriter), Hope Springs (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Shailene Woodley, Neil Burger, Theo James, Evan Daugherty, Ashley Judd

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter4$268,501,398$233,316,137$501,817,535

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 335 $268,501,398
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 505 $233,316,137
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 433 $501,817,535

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

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

2017 Awards Season: BAFTA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The BAFTA nominations were announced and this time The Shape of Water led the way with 12 nominations. The same films appear on many of the lists of nominees, but so far no one film has come to dominate the list. This makes it interesting, to say the least. There’s a good chance no one film will win the majority of prestige awards and that multiple films will have lots of reason to celebrate on February 18th when the awards are handed out. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
5/24/2019 Aladdin Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/1/2017 The Shape of Water Screenwriter $54,017,492 $38,699,783 $92,717,275
3/21/2014 Divergent Screenwriter $150,947,895 $125,067,070 $276,014,965
8/8/2012 Hope Springs Screenwriter $63,536,011 $69,549,284 $133,085,295
Movies: 4Totals:$268,501,398$233,316,137$501,817,535

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
5/24/2019 Aladdin $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/1/2017 The Shape of Water $166,564 2,341 $54,017,492 $92,717,275 58.3%
3/21/2014 Divergent $54,607,747 3,936 $150,947,895 $276,014,965 54.7%
8/8/2012 Hope Springs $14,650,121 2,441 $63,536,011 $133,085,295 47.7%
Movies: 4Totals:  $268,501,398$501,817,535