Monday, July 14, 2014

Box Office Mojo

Maleficent Worldwide Gross as of July 13, 2014 = $668,994,000
Edge of Tomorrow Worldwide Gross as of July 13, 2014 = $350,550,000
Total as of July 13, 2014 = $1,018,544,000

If you have been reading this 'blog for years on end and have the memory of an elephant, you may recall a 2006 story about the Bomber's mate Jonnie's Uncle Simon (Icons passim) the second unit director then of X-MEN The Last Stand.

I thought of him I last week when I read in a magazine that Malificent has become the top grossing film of Angelina Jolie's career, because I remembered that he was the second unit director on that as well and that it opened on the same day in the UK as Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow; another film on which he did the same job.

Thus, a little research shows me that, two films he worked on that hit the multiplexes at the same time on this side of the pond have made over a billion dollars to date at the box office between them.

Not unsuccessful in career terms, one might conclude.

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