|As an Actor||Supporting||22||$1,454,417,977||$2,785,049,359||$4,239,467,336|
|Lead Ensemble Member||6||$186,953,012||$444,997,715||$631,950,727|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $4,239,467,336 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #131)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Rufus Scrimgeour (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Davey Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Rattlesnake Jake (Rango), Saber (G-Force)|
|Most productive collaborators: Judi Dench, Hoyt H. Yeatman, Zach Galifianakis, John Madden, Johnny Depp|
|Born: December 12th, 1949 (67 years old)|
September 8th, 2017
It’s a really busy week for limited releases, but it is a case of quantity over quality. There are no films that really stand out as potential hits this weekend. That’s not to say there are no films worth checking out, but for the most part this list is filled with films that are good, but not great. Anti-Matter, The Limehouse Golem, Lipstick Under My Burka, Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me, and The Unknown Girl all could be described as good, but likely not good enough for limited release.
July 20th, 2015
The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that cost just $10 million to make, but pulled in a global box office of $135 million. Needless to say, a sequel was made and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters earlier this year. Comedies rarely produce sequels that live up to the original film, but is this one an exception? If not, is it still worth checking out, if it isn't quite as good?
March 1st, 2015
February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month.
February 3rd, 2014
It's another slow week on the home market. There are five or so first run releases, but the biggest box office was earned by Free Birds, which earned $55 million. Fortunately, while there are no box office hits, there are some high quality releases, led by Dallas Buyers Club. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack has so few extras that I'm convinced a special edition is on its way, so it isn't a Pick of the Week contender. So what are the Pick of the Week contenders this week? First there's Cutie and the Boxer on DVD or Blu-ray. Second there's ... Cutie and the Boxer is the Pick of the Week.
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
November 1st, 2013
October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long.
|4/7/2017||Their Finest||Ambrose Hilliard and Uncle Frank||$3,603,484||$8,673,368||$12,276,852|
|1/15/2016||Norm of the North||Socrate||$17,062,499||$10,329,696||$27,392,195|
|3/6/2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Douglas Ainslie||$33,078,266||$57,306,040||$90,384,306|
|11/18/2014||Salting the Battlefield||$0||$0||$0|
|11/18/2014||Turks & Caicos||$0||$0||$0|
|3/1/2013||Jack the Giant Slayer||General Fallon||$65,187,603||$132,500,000||$197,687,603|
|5/4/2012||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Douglas Ainslie||$46,383,639||$88,256,141||$134,639,780|
|3/30/2012||Wrath of the Titans||Hephaestus||$83,670,083||$221,600,000||$305,270,083|
|11/19/2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:…||Rufus Scrimgeour||$295,983,305||$664,300,000||$960,283,305|
|10/29/2010||Wild Target||Victor Maynard||$109,338||$5,204,856||$5,314,194|
|11/13/2009||The Boat That Rocked||Quentin||$8,017,467||$29,455,184||$37,472,651|
|1/23/2009||Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans||Viktor||$45,802,315||$43,300,000||$89,102,315|
|12/25/2008||Valkyrie||Gen. Friedrich Olbricht||$83,077,762||$120,824,345||$203,902,107|
|5/24/2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’…||Davey Jones||$309,420,425||$654,000,000||$963,420,425|
|4/20/2007||Hot Fuzz||Metropolitan Chief Inspector Kenneth||$23,618,786||$58,123,832||$81,742,618|
|12/25/2006||Notes on a Scandal||Richard Hart||$17,510,118||$33,068,293||$50,578,411|
|10/13/2006||Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker||Alan Blunt||$659,210||$20,063,240||$20,722,450|
|7/7/2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’…||Davy Jones||$423,315,812||$642,900,000||$1,066,215,812|
|2/24/2006||Doogal||Dylan (international release)||$7,578,946||$20,479,706||$28,058,652|
|8/31/2005||The Constant Gardener||Sir Bernard Pellegrin||$33,579,798||$52,721,801||$86,301,599|
|4/29/2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Slartibartfast||$51,019,112||$51,727,102||$102,746,214|
|9/24/2004||Shaun of the Dead||Philip||$13,542,874||$16,789,511||$30,332,385|
|12/12/2003||AKA||Uncle Louis Gryffoyn||$48,079||$0||$48,079|
|11/7/2003||Love Actually||Billy Mack||$59,472,278||$188,477,969||$247,950,247|
|7/11/2003||I Capture the Castle||James Mortmain||$1,174,139||$5,407,306||$6,581,445|
|2/21/2003||The Lawless Heart||Dan||$330,067||$0||$330,067|
|11/3/1989||The Phantom of the Opera||Martin Barton||$3,953,745||$0||$3,953,745|
|10/19/1984||The Little Drummer Girl||Al||$7,828,841||$0||$7,828,841|
|8/12/1983||Curse of the Pink Panther||ENT Doctor||$3,374,312||$0||$3,374,312|
|7/24/1981||Eye of the Needle||Squadron Leader Blenkinsop||$17,583,000||$0||$17,583,000|