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Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Lorenzo di Bonaventura
di Bonaventura at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego
Born c. 1957
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 Transformers films.


  • Life and career 1
    • Personal life 1.1
  • Filmography 2
  • Television 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Life and career

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

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


Year(s) Title(s) Director(s) Writer(s) Based on Distributor(s) Budget Gross Rotten Tomatoes
2005 Constantine Francis Lawrence John Constantine 
by Alan Moore
Stephen R. Bissette
John Totleben
Warner Bros. $100 million $230.9 million 46%>[2]
Four Brothers John Singleton The Sons of Katie Elder 
by Henry Hathaway
Paramount Pictures $45 million $92 million 52%[3]
Doom Andrzej Bartkowiak Doom 1993 game 
by id Software
Universal Studios $60 million $55 million 19%
Derailed Mikael Håfström Derailed 
by James Siegel
The Weinstein Company
Buena Vista International
$22 million $57 million 20%[4]
2007 Shooter Antoine Fuqua Point of Impact 
by Stephen Hunter
Paramount Pictures $61 million $95.7 million 48%[5]
1408 Mikael Håfström 1408 
by Stephen King
Dimension Films
$25 million $132 million 78%[6]
Transformers Michael Bay Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
by Hasbro
DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$150 million $709.7 million 57%[7]
Stardust Matthew Vaughn Stardust 
by Neil Gaiman
Paramount Pictures $88.5 million $135.6 million 76%[8]
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
$55 million $22 million 40%[9]
Revenge of the Fallen
Michael Bay Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
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
Stephen Summers
G.I. Joe 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures $175 million $302.5 million 35%[1]
2010 Salt Phillip Noyce Columbia Pictures $110 million $293.5 million 62%
RED Robert Schwentke Jon Hoeber
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 Transformers 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures $195 million $1.124 billion 35%[13]
2012 The Devil Inside William Brent Bell $1 million $101.8 million 6%[14]
Man on a Ledge Asger Leth Summit Entertainment $42 million $46.2 million 31%[15]
2013 The Last Stand Kim Jee-woon Lionsgate $45 million $48 million 60%[16]
Side Effects Steven Soderbergh Open Road Films $30 million $60 million 83%[17]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Steven Soderbergh G.I. Joe 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures $30 million $60 million 83%[17]
RED 2 Dean Parisot Jon Hoeber
Erich Hoeber
by Warren Ellis
Cully Hamner
Summit Entertainment $84 million $148.1 million 42%
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth Branagh Jack Ryan 
by Tom Clancy
Paramount Pictures $60 million $135.5 million 56%[18]
Age of Extinction
Michael Bay Ehren Kruger Transformers 
by Hasbro
$210 million $1.104 billion 18%[19]
2016 Kidnap Luis Prieto Relativity Media
2017 Transformers 5 Akiva Goldsman
Jeff Pinkner
by Hasbro
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".  
  3. ^ Four Brothers at Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^ Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ "Shooter".  
  6. ^ – Rotten Tomatoes"1408".  
  7. ^ "Transformers".  
  8. ^ "Stardust".  
  9. ^ "Imagine That Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment. 14 June. Retrieved 19 June. 
  10. ^ "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen".  
  11. ^ "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Red Movie Reviews, Pictures".  
  13. ^ "Dark of the Moon (2011)".  
  14. ^ "The Devil Inside". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ Man on a Ledge – Rotten Tomatoes
  16. ^ "The Last Stand (2013)".  
  17. ^ a b "Side Effects". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)".  
  19. ^ "Transformers: Age of Extinction".  

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