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Gillian Flynn

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $368,569,638 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #584)
Best-known technical roles: Gone Girl (Screenwriter), Gone Girl (Story Creator), Dark Places (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Ben Affleck, David Fincher, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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Career Summary

Box Office
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In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$167,767,189$200,802,449$368,569,638
Story Creator2$167,975,777$204,553,835$372,529,612

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2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. 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

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11/16/2018 Widows Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Strangers on a Train Screenwriter $0 $2,449 $2,449
8/7/2015 Dark Places Based on the Novel by $208,588 $3,753,835 $3,962,423
10/3/2014 Gone Girl Story Creator,
$167,767,189 $200,800,000 $368,567,189
Movies: 4Totals:$167,975,777$204,556,284$372,532,061

Writer Credits

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11/16/2018 Widows $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2017 Strangers on a Train $0 0 $0 $2,449 0.0%
8/7/2015 Dark Places $99,601 151 $208,588 $3,962,423 5.3%
10/3/2014 Gone Girl $37,513,109 3,284 $167,767,189 $368,567,189 45.5%
Movies: 5Totals:  $335,742,966$741,099,250