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What Does Toby Emmerich’s New Line (at WB) Look Like Over Last 5 Years?

TITLE WW DOM INT
The Conjuring 2 $320.20 $102.50 32.00% $217.70 68.00%
Central Intelligence $217.00 $127.40 58.70% $89.50 41.30%
Me Before You $207.80 $56.20 27.10% $151.60 72.90%
Lights Out $148.80 $67.30 45.20% $81.50 54.80%
How to Be Single $112.30 $46.80 41.70% $65.50 58.30%
Barbershop: The Next Cut $55.00 $54.00 98.20% $1.00 1.80%
Keanu $20.60 $20.60 100.00% n/a 0.00%
San Andreas $474.00 $155.20 32.70% $318.80 67.30%
Creed $173.60 $109.80 63.20% $63.80 36.80%
Vacation $104.90 $58.90 56.10% $46.00 43.90%
Hot Pursuit $51.70 $34.60 66.90% $17.10 33.10%
The Gallows $43.00 $22.80 53.00% $20.20 47.00%
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $956.00 $255.10 26.70% $700.90 73.30%
Annabelle $256.90 $84.30 32.80% $172.60 67.20%
Into The Storm $161.70 $47.60 29.40% $114.10 70.60%
Tammy $100.50 $84.50 84.10% $16.00 15.90%
If I Stay $78.90 $50.50 64.00% $28.40 36.00%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $958.40 $258.40 27.00% $700.00 73.00%
The Conjuring $318.00 $137.40 43.20% $180.60 56.80%
We’re the Millers $270.00 $150.40 55.70% $119.60 44.30%
Jack the Giant Slayer $197.70 $65.20 33.00% $132.50 67.00%
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone $27.40 $22.50 82.10% $4.90 17.90%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $1,021.10 $303.00 29.70% $718.10 70.30%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $335.30 $103.90 31.00% $231.40 69.00%
Rock of Ages $59.40 $38.50 64.80% $20.90 35.20

Emmerich’s movies, aside from the Hobbit films, have grossed $3.7 billion over the past 5 years. Bombs became increasingly rare over those years, but so did risky investments of size. Central Intelligence, which is being positioned as Emmerich’s big higher-end success in recent years, was one of Kevin Hart’s biggest films, but Dwayne Johnson’s lowest worldwide grosser since 2013, though it is also one of his highest grossing non-action films.

One Response to “What Does Toby Emmerich’s New Line (at WB) Look Like Over Last 5 Years?”

  1. Bitplaya says:

    Central Intelligence was an action movie. It just had humors elements

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