Hall of Fame Summer Scribes

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How much global box office can the right writer generate?

David Koepp: $4.83 billion

  • Angels & Demons, May 2009, $486m
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, May 2008, $787m
  • War of the Worlds, June 2005, $592m
  • Spider-Man, May 2002, $822m
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park, May 1997, $619m
  • Mission: Impossible, May 1996, $458m
  • Jurassic Park, June 1993, $915m
  • Death Becomes Her, July 1992, $149m

George Lucas: $3.79 billion

  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, May 2005, $849m
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, May 2002, $649m
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, May 1999, $924m
  • Return of the Jedi, May 1983, $475m
  • Star Wars, May 1977, $775m
  • American Graffiti, August 1973, $115m

Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio: $3.42 billion

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, May 2007, $961m
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, July 2006, $1.07 billion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, July 2003, $654m
  • Shrek, May 2001, $484m
  • The Mask of Zorro, July 1998, $250m

Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman: $2.49 billion

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, June 2009, $836m
  • Star Trek, May 2009, $386m
  • Transformers, July 2007, $710m
  • Mission: Impossible III, May 2006, $398m
  • The Island, July 2005, $163m

Akiva Goldsman: $2.32 billion

  • Angels & Demons, May 2009, $486m
  • The Da Vinci Code, May 2006, $758m
  • I, Robot, July 2004, $347m / Batman and Robin, June 1997, $238m
  • A Time to Kill, July 1996, $152m
  • Batman Forever, June 1995, $337m

Bob Peterson: $2.22 billion

  • Up, May 2009, $731m
  • Ratatouille, June 2007, $624m
  • Finding Nemo, May 2003, $868m

Christopher Nolan: $2.2 billion

  • Inception, July 2010, $826m
  • The Dark Knight, July 2008, $1 billion
  • Batman Begins, June 2005, $373m

M. Night Shyamalan: $1.82 billion

  • The Last Airbender, July 2010, $320m
  • The Happening, June 2008, $163m
  • The Village, July 2004, $257m
  • Signs, August 2002, $408m
  • The Sixth Sense, August 1999, $673m

Roland Emmerich: $1.74 billion

  • The Day After Tomorrow, May 2004, $544m
  • Godzilla, May 1998, $379m
  • Independence Day, July 1996, $817m

Robert Towne: $1.43 billion

  • Mission: Impossible II, May 2000, $546m
  • Mission: Impossible, May 1996, $458m
  • The Firm, July 1993, $270m
  • Days of Thunder, June 1990, $158m
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