|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$486,851,720||$559,059,931||$1,045,911,651|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$325,100,054||$421,000,000||$746,100,054|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||2||$127,440,871||$89,755,940||$217,196,811|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,045,911,651 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,836)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Griggs (Suicide Squad), Jimmy (Neighbors), Tiny (The Angry Birds Movie), James (Sisters), Miscellaneous Stork (Storks)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Central Intelligence (Screenwriter), Central Intelligence (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Rawson Marshall Thurber, Dwayne Johnson, Will Smith, David Ayer, Kevin Hart|
November 28th, 2016
After Superman Returns struggled at the box office and The Dark Knight became a surprise $1 billion hit, the folks at Warner Bros. decided to reboot the D.C. movies as D.C. Extended Universe using the dark and gritty style of the Dark Knight Trilogy. That hasn’t worked out so far. Man of Steel barely broke even and the mixed reviews made a few people worried about the franchise’s future. The dour interpretation of Superman didn’t work and the editing and pacing was a mess, but at least it had an interesting villain. Batman v Superman was terrible and had one of the worst villains of any comic book movie I’ve seen. When that film was eviscerated by the critics, Warner Bros. stepped in and made last minute changes to Suicide Squad. Did it work? Nope. But is it better than BvS?
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
September 22nd, 2014
This summer was terrible at the box office with no $250 million hits throughout the summer until Guardians of the Galaxy opened in August. That said, there were a number of smaller movies that did quite well at the box office. Neighbors, for instance, cost less than $20 million to make, but pulled in $150 million at the box office. Was it a hit because of its quality? Or did it benefit from the weakness in the tentpole releases?
|12/31/2017||Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball Project||$0||$0||$0|
|5/20/2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Jimmy||$55,340,730||$53,417,791||$108,758,521|
|5/20/2016||The Angry Birds Movie||Tiny||$107,509,366||$241,825,144||$349,334,510|
|12/31/2017||Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball…||Executive Producer,|