Check This Out: Harry Potter Directors - By the Numbers
A few weeks back we featured a really cool box office graph created by Jeff Appelbaum called Michael Bay: By the Numbers. Jeff recently whipped up another impressive graph, this time looking at the Harry Potter movies. This time he presents Harry Potter Directors: By the Numbers (via MovieFill.com) and does a comparison of the four various directors who have directed Harry Potter movies. Not only does he look at their history and the impact of Harry Potter on their career, but also how the budgets of each compare (and their eventual box office performance). I've been given me permission to post this graph in full seen below.
A few of the interesting things to note: 1) The next movie made by the original three directors following Harry Potter all ended up as box office bombs. That or they just wanted to go indie and weren't expecting to make a lot of money, which means this graph might be a bit deceptive. 2) David Yates is off to a great start and is doing very well considering he had only directed TV movies before Harry Potter. 3) Chris Columbus is the only original director (so far) who has had a very successful career besides Harry Potter. Although I will say that Alfonso Cuarón is a great director, even though his other movies didn't make a lot of money.