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      Michael Barnathan

      Michael Barnathan

      Highest Rated: 90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Not Available

      Michael Barnathan is a very successful film producer and a partner in the production company 1492 Pictures, founded by Chris Columbus--hence its exploratory title. Barnathan, an NYU Tisch School grad, began honing his producing skills in the early '80s under producer Edgar Scherick, and by the latter half of the decade was working on several TV movies as a producer in his own right, culminating in an Emmy nomination for the mini-series "The Kennedys of Massachusetts" in 1990. 1492 Pictures was formed in the mid-'90s, and their first effort was the Hugh Grant-Julianne Moore romantic comedy, "Nine Months," which was directed by Columbus; its impressive box office stats were a very promising sign of things to come. With the exception of the occasional bomb--most notably the 1999 Robin Williams fantasy pic "Bicentennial Man"--1492 has been fulfilling the desires of audiences, particularly with their launch of the family friendly adventure "Harry Potter" franchise, on which Barnathan served as executive producer. In 2005, Barnathan and 1492 contributed to the superhero blockbuster "Fantastic Four," and then in 2006, they launched the far quirkier comedy franchise "Night at the Museum," which was followed by its sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," in 2009. In 2011, Barnathan, Columbus, and company went in a far more serious direction with their adaptation of the popular Kathryn Stockett novel "The Help," about a high society southern woman who interviews and bonds with her community's black domestic workers.



      68% 58% Chupa Producer - 2023
      71% 34% Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again Executive Producer - 2022
      64% 44% The Christmas Chronicles 2 Producer - 2020
      68% 76% The Christmas Chronicles Producer - 2018
      78% 73% I Kill Giants Producer - 2017
      49% 65% The Young Messiah Producer $6.5M 2016
      18% 46% Pixels Executive Producer $78.7M 2015
      47% 57% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Executive Producer $113.6M 2014
      42% 54% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Producer $68.5M 2013
      76% 89% The Help Producer $169.7M 2011
      49% 53% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Producer $88.8M 2010
      13% 32% I Love You, Beth Cooper Producer $14.8M 2009
      44% 47% Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Producer $177.2M 2009
      38% 51% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Executive Producer $131.9M 2007
      43% 67% Night at the Museum Producer $113.7M 2006
      47% 83% Rent Producer $29.0M 2005
      5% 39% Christmas With the Kranks Producer $73.7M 2004
      90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Executive Producer $249.4M 2004
      24% 56% Cheaper by the Dozen Producer $138.6M 2003
      82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Executive Producer $262.0M 2002
      81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Executive Producer $317.9M 2001
      20% 27% Monkeybone Producer $5.4M 2001
      37% 59% Bicentennial Man Producer $58.2M 1999
      44% 75% Stepmom Producer $91.0M 1998
      20% 41% Jingle All the Way Producer $60.6M 1996
      27% 37% Nine Months Producer $67.9M 1995
      44% 39% Used People Executive Producer $17.1M 1992