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James Dashner

Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $924,895,894 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #74)
Best-known technical roles: The Maze Runner (Story Creator), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Story Creator), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Director), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesStory Creator3$242,157,497$682,738,397$924,895,894
Director1$58,032,443$207,846,398$265,878,841

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2018 Preview: January

January 1st, 2018

Paddington 2

2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss. More...

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/26/2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Director,
Story based on “Th… 
$58,032,443 $207,846,398 $265,878,841
9/18/2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Based on the Novel '… $81,697,192 $229,000,000 $310,697,192
9/19/2014 The Maze Runner Story Creator $102,427,862 $245,891,999 $348,319,861
Movies: 3Totals:$242,157,497$682,738,397$924,895,894
  Averages:$80,719,166$227,579,466$308,298,631

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/26/2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure $24,167,011 3,793 $58,032,443 $265,878,841 21.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $58,032,443$265,878,841 
 Averages:$24,167,0113,793$58,032,443$265,878,84121.8%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/26/2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure $24,167,011 3,793 $58,032,443 $265,878,841 21.8%
9/18/2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials $30,316,510 3,792 $81,697,192 $310,697,192 26.3%
9/19/2014 The Maze Runner $32,512,804 3,638 $102,427,862 $348,319,861 29.4%
Movies: 3Totals:  $242,157,497$924,895,894 
 Averages:$28,998,7753,741$80,719,166$308,298,63125.8%


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