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Craig Borten

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $89,012,560 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,436)
Best-known technical roles: Dallas Buyers Club (Screenwriter), The 33 (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Quicksilver Cowboy (Dallas Buyers Club)
Most productive collaborators: Matthew McConaughey, Jean-Marc Vallee, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Melissa Wallack

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$27,298,285$33,313,560$60,611,845
In Technical RolesScreenwriter2$39,526,007$49,486,553$89,012,560

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2015 Preview: November

November 1st, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

October has come to an end and everyone should be happy about that. Except for The Martian, there were no serious hits that opened last month. There were more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Fortunately, October of last year wasn't spectacular either, so 2015 maintains a healthy lead over 2014. Even more fortunately, November looks fantastic. There are four films that have the potential to earn $200 million or more. The biggest of these is the final Hunger Games movie, which should reach $400 million. Spectre has a real shot at $300 million and could be the biggest hit in the franchise. Meanwhile, nearly every November there's an animated kids movie that becomes a monster hit. This year, The Peanuts Movie and The Good Dinosaur are both aiming for that box office milestone. The last time we didn't have a family film that earned at least $100 million in November was 2011 and that's because there were four family films that opened in the final two weeks of the month and that much competition meant they cannibalized each other. Both of these has a shot at $200 million and if neither of them reached $200 million, I would be shocked. Meanwhile, last November was a good month at the top with three monster hits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Big Hero 6, and Interstellar. However, after those three films, there were not much positive to talk about. It really looks like 2015 will match 2014 at the top, plus it could have better depth. I might be a little too optimistic, but I think November is going to be a great month at the box office. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

Her 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, starting with Best Original Screenplay. This race is twice as competitive as the Best Adapted Screenplay, by that I mean it is a two-way race for the Oscar and not a runaway race. 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: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/13/2015 The 33 Screenwriter $12,227,722 $16,172,993 $28,400,715
11/1/2013 Dallas Buyers Club Screenwriter $27,298,285 $33,313,560 $60,611,845
Movies: 2Totals:$39,526,007$49,486,553$89,012,560

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/13/2015 The 33 $5,787,266 2,452 $12,227,722 $28,400,715 43.1%
11/1/2013 Dallas Buyers Club $260,865 1,110 $27,298,285 $60,611,845 45.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $39,526,007$89,012,560