Lorenzo di Bonaventura

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Lorenzo di Bonaventura by Gage Skidmore.jpg
di Bonaventura at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego
Born 1957 (age 58–59)
Occupation Film producer

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (born 1957) is an American film producer and founder of his company Di Bonaventura Pictures. He is best known for producing the Transformers film series.

Life and career[edit]

Bonaventura spent the 1990s as an executive at Warner Bros. Pictures, eventually rising to president of worldwide production. His production company Di Bonaventura Pictures is based at Paramount Pictures. His tenure at Warner Bros. included discovering and shepherding The Matrix into production, and the purchase of the rights to the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.

Bonaventura has purchased the film rights to the six-part series of fantasy novels The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.[1] Di Bonaventura said that Scott's "fantastic series is a natural evolution from 'Harry Potter'."

Personal life[edit]

Bonaventura attended Harvard University.[citation needed] He later received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.[citation needed] His father, Mario di Bonaventura, was a symphony conductor.[citation needed]


Year(s) Title(s) Director(s) Writer(s) Based on Distributor(s) Budget Gross Rotten Tomatoes
2005 Constantine Francis Lawrence Kevin Brodbin and Frank A. Cappello

John Constantine
by Alan Moore
Stephen R. Bissette
John Totleben

Warner Bros. $100 million $230.9 million 46%>[2]
Four Brothers John Singleton David Elliot and Paul Lovett

The Sons of Katie Elder
by Henry Hathaway

Paramount Pictures $45 million $92 million 52%[3]
Doom Andrzej Bartkowiak David Callaham and Wesley Strick

Doom 1993 game
by id Software

Universal Studios $60 million $55 million 19%
Derailed Mikael Håfström Stuart Beattie

by James Siegel

The Weinstein Company
Buena Vista International
$22 million $57 million 20%[4]
2007 Shooter Antoine Fuqua Jonathan Lemkin

Point of Impact
by Stephen Hunter

Paramount Pictures $61 million $95.7 million 48%[5]
1408 Mikael Håfström Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander
and Larry Karaszewski

by Stephen King

Dimension Films
$25 million $132 million 78%[6]
Transformers Michael Bay Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

by Hasbro

DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$150 million $709.7 million 57%[7]
Stardust Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman

by Neil Gaiman

Paramount Pictures $88.5 million $135.6 million 76%[8]
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
$55 million $22 million 40%[9]
Revenge of the Fallen
Michael Bay Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
and Ehren Kruger

by Hasbro

DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$200 million $836.3 million 19%[10]
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Stephen Sommers Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett,
Michael B. Gordon and Stephen Summers

G.I. Joe
by Hasbro

Paramount Pictures $175 million $302.5 million 35%[a]
2010 Salt Phillip Noyce Kurt Wimmer Columbia Pictures $110 million $293.5 million 62%
RED Robert Schwentke Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber

by Warren Ellis
Cully Hamner

Summit Entertainment $58 million $199 million 72%[12]
2011 Transformers:
Dark of the Moon
Michael Bay Ehren Kruger

by Hasbro

Paramount Pictures $195 million $1.124 billion 35%[13]
2012 The Devil Inside William Brent Bell William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman $1 million $101.8 million 6%[14]
Man on a Ledge Asger Leth Pablo Fenjves Summit Entertainment $42 million $46.2 million 31%[15]
2013 The Last Stand Kim Jee-woon Andrew Knauer Lionsgate $45 million $48 million 60%[16]
Side Effects Steven Soderbergh Scott Z. Burns Open Road Films $30 million $60 million 83%[17]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Jon M. Chu Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

G.I. Joe
by Hasbro

Paramount Pictures $30 million[18] $122 million 83%[17]
RED 2 Dean Parisot Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber

by Warren Ellis
Cully Hamner

Summit Entertainment $84 million $148.1 million 42%
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth Branagh Adam Cozad and David Koepp

Jack Ryan
by Tom Clancy

Paramount Pictures $60 million $135.5 million 56%[19]
Age of Extinction
Michael Bay Ehren Kruger

by Hasbro

$210 million $1.104 billion 18%[20]
2016 Kidnap Luis Prieto Knate Gwaltney Relativity Media
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan

by Hasbro

Paramount Pictures
2017 Granite Mountain
2018 Meg
TBA Kringle Mark Dindal Mark Dindal
Jason Richman
Book of the same name by Tony Abbott Paramount Pictures



  1. ^ The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 35% approval rating with an average rating of 4.6/10 based on 159 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "While fans of the Hasbro toy franchise may revel in a bit of nostalgia, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is largely a cartoonish, over-the-top action fest propelled by silly writing, inconsistent visual effects, and merely passable performances.[11]


  1. ^ Interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura at Transformers At The Moon
  2. ^ "Constantine". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Four Brothers at Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^ Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ "Shooter". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "1408 – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 1 November 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  7. ^ "Transformers". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Stardust". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 17 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Imagine That Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment. 14 June 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Red Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Dark of the Moon (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. June 28, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Devil Inside". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ Man on a Ledge – Rotten Tomatoes
  16. ^ "The Last Stand (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Side Effects". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ BO Mojo
  19. ^ "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes (Flixster). Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Rotten Tomatoes/Flixster. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 

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