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Tomato Monster Profile: Jon Favreau

John Favreau is the director of ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ which comes out this weekend.  Up until this point in his career as a director, he has yet to put out a film that has received a failing grade on Rotten Tomatoes (‘Cowboys and Aliens’ currently is sitting at a 50%).  Here is a Tomato Monster Profile of the funny man’s career as a director and a writer:

Director (5)

Average Grade: Rotten Tomatoes: 79.6%/RT Top Critics: 74.2%/Megacritic: 65.8

Percentage of Movies with Passing Grade: 100%

Films Directed Nominated for: 3 Oscars

Highest Grossing Movie: Iron Man 2$662.1 million

Highest Profit Margin: ElfGross exceeded budget by 6.7x


Made (Screenwriter) – Rotten Tomatoes: 71%/RT Top Critics: 65%/Megacritic: 62

Budget: $5 million/Box Office: $5.5 million (1.1 X Budget)

Elf (Screenwriter) – Rotten Tomatoes: 84%/RT Top Critics: 74%/Megacritic: 64

Budget: $33 million/Box Office: $220.4 million (6.7 X Budget)

Zathura – Rotten Tomatoes: 75%/RT Top Critics: 73%/Megacritic: 67

Budget: $65 million/Box Office: $64.3 million

Iron Man – Rotten Tomatoes: 94%/RT Top Critics: 93%/Megacritic: 79

Budget: $140 million/Box Office: $585.2 million (4.2 X Budget)

Nominated for 2 Oscars (Sound Editing & Visual Effects)

Iron Man 2 – Rotten Tomatoes: 74%/RT Top Critics: 66%/Megacritic: 57

Budget: $200 million/Box Office: $622.1 million (3.1 X Budget)

 Nominated for an Oscar (Visual Effects)


Writer (5)  Average Grade: Rotten Tomatoes: 52.8%/RT Top Critics: 48


Swingers – Rotten Tomatoes: 86%/RT Top Critics: 80%/Megacritic: 71

Budget: $200,000/Box Office: $4.5 million

The First 20 Million Is Always The Hardest – Rotten Tomatoes: 11%/Megacritic: 20

Box Office: $2,535

Couples Retreat – Rotten Tomatos: 12%/RT Top Critics: 14%/Megacritic: 23

Budget: $70 million/Box Office: $171.9 million