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Matt Cook

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $78,405,153 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,493)
Best-known technical roles: Patriots Day (Screenwriter), Patriots Day (Story Creator), Triple 9 (Screenwriter), Triple 9 (Co-Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Casey Affleck

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter5$44,525,658$33,879,495$78,405,153
Story Creator1$31,886,361$20,575,000$52,461,361
Executive Producer1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: February

February 1st, 2016


As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: RoboCop

June 19th, 2014

When the RoboCop remake was announced, a lot of people thought it would be a disaster. The original RoboCop is widely considered a classic that not only offers a lot of action, but is also a smart satire. Some where expecting the film to be a complete train wreck. That wasn't the case, at least not with critics. Granted, 49% positive isn't a good score, but it is better than expected. Will I like it more than I thought I would? Or will I recommend skipping this movie and sticking with the original? More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
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12/31/2018 Angel Has Fallen Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
8/17/2018 Three Seconds Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/21/2016 Patriots Day Story by,
$31,886,361 $20,575,000 $52,461,361
6/24/2016 The Duel Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$0 $0 $0
2/26/2016 Triple 9 Screenwriter,
$12,639,297 $13,304,495 $25,943,792
Movies: 5Totals:$44,525,658$33,879,495$78,405,153

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2018 Angel Has Fallen $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/17/2018 Three Seconds $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/21/2016 Patriots Day $161,306 3,120 $31,886,361 $52,461,361 60.8%
6/24/2016 The Duel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/26/2016 Triple 9 $6,109,085 2,205 $12,639,297 $25,943,792 48.7%
Movies: 6Totals:  $76,412,019$130,866,514