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Derek Kolstad

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $247,764,185 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #782)
Best-known technical roles: John Wick: Chapter Two (Screenwriter), John Wick: Chapter Two (Character Creator), John Wick (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, David Leitch, Alfie Allen

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter2$135,067,019$112,697,166$247,764,185
Character Creator1$92,029,184$79,500,000$171,529,184

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 695 $135,067,019
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 892 $112,697,166
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 782 $247,764,185

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

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. 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
Box Office
Box Office
2/10/2017 John Wick: Chapter Two Screenwriter,
Based on Characters … 
$92,029,184 $79,500,000 $171,529,184
10/24/2014 John Wick Screenwriter $43,037,835 $33,197,166 $76,235,001
Movies: 2Totals:$135,067,019$112,697,166$247,764,185

Writer Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/10/2017 John Wick: Chapter Two $30,436,123 3,113 $92,029,184 $171,529,184 53.7%
10/24/2014 John Wick $14,415,922 2,589 $43,037,835 $76,235,001 56.5%
Movies: 2Totals:  $135,067,019$247,764,185