|As an Actor||Leading||9||$398,616,109||$395,874,006||$794,490,115|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$224,995,097||$208,380,001||$433,375,098|
|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$37,036,404||$8,300,000||$45,336,404|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $2,426,991,695 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #797)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Retired Col. Eric Byer, USAF (The Bourne Legacy), Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk), Sammy (Sausage Party), Steve (The Italian Job), Henckels (The Grand Budapest Hotel)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Keeping the Faith (Director), Keeping the Faith (Producer), Thanks for Sharing (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Louis Leterrier, Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Zak Penn|
December 1st, 2016
November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand.
March 1st, 2015
Birdman was the big winner at the Oscars this year. It won four times, sharing top spot with The Grand Budapest Hotel; however, it won more prestigious awards, including Best Picture. Did it deserve to win? Or was it carried by hype?
February 12th, 2015
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, finishing with Best Supporting Actor. Like the Best Supporting Actress category, Best Supporting Actor isn't even close and one of the five nominees is absolutely running away with things.
January 17th, 2015
The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight.
January 11th, 2015
The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way.
December 11th, 2014
The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice.
December 10th, 2014
The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.
December 6th, 2014
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.
June 28th, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from auteur director, Wes Anderson, and it is also his biggest box office hit. I liked some of his earlier films, but after The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited, I didn't consider myself a fan of his work. Then I saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom and I loved both. Because of this, I was super excited to see The Grand Budapest Hotel and its box office success caused my expectations to rise even more. Did they rise too high? Is this Wes Anderson's best movie, as well as his biggest hit?
October 14th, 2012
I have seen nearly everything Wes Anderson has ever made and I've liked most of it. I was disappointed by The Darjeeling Limited, but loved The Fantastic Mr. Fox. His latest film is Moonrise Kingdom, a story of young love set in 1965 with an ensemble cast, including two newcomers in the central two roles. It became one of his biggest hits, but was it also one of his best?
|3/23/2018||Isle of Dogs||$0||$0||$0|
|10/17/2014||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of …||Mike||$42,340,598||$60,874,496||$103,215,094|
|3/7/2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Henckels||$59,076,019||$105,274,390||$164,350,409|
|12/31/2012||The Apple Pushers||Narrator||$0||$0||$0|
|8/10/2012||The Bourne Legacy||Retired Col. Eric Byer, USAF||$113,203,870||$167,152,050||$280,355,920|
|5/25/2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Scout Master Ward||$45,512,466||$23,069,629||$68,582,095|
|4/2/2010||Leaves of Grass||$70,066||$15,461||$85,527|
|10/2/2009||The Invention of Lying||Cop||$18,451,251||$14,228,013||$32,679,264|
|10/24/2008||Pride and Glory||Ray Tierney||$15,740,721||$27,700,000||$43,440,721|
|7/25/2008||Bustin' Down the Door||Narrator||$106,100||$0||$106,100|
|6/13/2008||The Incredible Hulk||Bruce Banner||$134,806,913||$130,766,946||$265,573,859|
|10/26/2007||Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains||Himself||$108,807||$17,036||$125,843|
|12/20/2006||The Painted Veil||Walter Fane||$8,060,487||$7,058,308||$15,118,795|
|5/5/2006||Down in the Valley||Harlan||$568,932||$404,511||$973,443|
|5/6/2005||Kingdom of Heaven||King Baldwin||$47,398,413||$171,454,940||$218,853,353|
|5/30/2003||The Italian Job||Steve||$106,126,012||$70,136,827||$176,262,839|
|12/19/2002||25th Hour||Montgomery "Monty" Brogan||$13,084,595||$12,259,895||$25,344,490|
|10/4/2002||Red Dragon||Will Graham||$92,955,420||$113,500,000||$206,455,420|
|3/29/2002||Death to Smoochy||Smoochy/Sheldon Mopes||$8,355,815||$18,247||$8,374,062|
|7/13/2001||The Score||Jackie Teller/Brian||$71,069,884||$42,472,207||$113,542,091|
|4/14/2000||Keeping the Faith||Father Brian Finn||$37,036,404||$8,300,000||$45,336,404|
|10/30/1998||American History X||Derek Vinyard||$6,719,864||$0||$6,719,864|
|9/11/1998||Out of the Past||Henry Gerber (voice)||$8,688||$0||$8,688|
|12/25/1996||The People vs. Larry Flynt||Alan Isaacman||$20,224,840||$0||$20,224,840|
|12/6/1996||Everyone Says I Love You||Holden Spence||$9,725,847||$24,874,153||$34,600,000|
|4/5/1996||Primal Fear||Aaron Stampler/Roy||$56,073,633||$46,500,000||$102,573,633|
|9/20/2013||Thanks for Sharing||Executive Producer||$1,066,256||$2,752,348||$3,818,604|
|4/14/2000||Keeping the Faith||Producer,|