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John R. Leonetti

Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $997,478,907 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #118)
Best-known technical roles: The Conjuring (Cinematographer), Annabelle (Director), Insidious Chapter 2 (Cinematographer), Insidious (Co-Producer), The Scorpion King (Cinematographer)
Most productive collaborators: Annabelle Wallis, Peter Safran, James Wan, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesCinematographer5$431,533,205$565,945,702$997,478,907
Second Unit Director1$42,071,069$8,000,000$50,071,069

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2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

Fury poster

September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
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Box Office
7/14/2017 Wish Upon Director $14,301,505 $9,175,840 $23,477,345
12/31/2016 Wolves at the Door Director $0 $4,382 $4,382
10/3/2014 Annabelle Director $84,273,813 $172,589,107 $256,862,920
9/13/2013 Insidious Chapter 2 Director of Photography $83,586,447 $78,335,068 $161,921,515
7/19/2013 The Conjuring Director of Photography $137,400,141 $180,600,000 $318,000,141
4/1/2011 Insidious Co-Producer $54,009,150 $45,861,736 $99,870,886
3/26/2010 Ca$h Director of Photography $46,488 $0 $46,488
4/8/2005 Fever Pitch Second Unit Director $42,071,069 $8,000,000 $50,071,069
4/19/2002 The Scorpion King Director of Photography $90,580,000 $75,310,634 $165,890,634
7/29/1994 The Mask Director of Photography $119,920,129 $231,700,000 $351,620,129
Movies: 10Totals:$626,188,742$801,576,767$1,427,765,509

Director Credits

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Box Office
Box Office
7/14/2017 Wish Upon $5,467,084 2,250 $14,301,505 $23,477,345 60.9%
12/31/2016 Wolves at the Door $0 0 $0 $4,382 0.0%
10/3/2014 Annabelle $37,134,255 3,215 $84,273,813 $256,862,920 32.8%
Movies: 3Totals:  $98,575,318$280,344,647