|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$233,025,193||$435,823,373||$668,848,566|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $668,848,566 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,059)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Louis Zamperini (Unbroken), Calisto (300: Rise of an Empire), Wilmer (Knight and Day), Kyle Budwell (Money Monster), Elevator Attendant (Inside Llewyn Davis)|
|Most productive collaborators: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Joel Coen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ethan Coen, Miyavi|
May 1st, 2016
April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.)
February 8th, 2015
The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises, including the number one winner. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home five awards, while Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash earned three each.
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 1st, 2014
November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential.
August 29th, 2014
It's not a great week for limited releases as there are only two films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: The Congress and Starred Up. Both of those films are playing on Video on Demand as well, so their box office numbers are likely going to be weaker than their Tomatometer Scores. Cantinflas does have an outside shot at tenth place, so at least there's some good news as far as limited releases are concerned. Swearnet: The Movie might turn out to be the biggest hit of the weekend north of the border, but it doesn't open in the States till next month.
|5/13/2016||Money Monster||Kyle Budwell||$41,012,075||$52,457,624||$93,469,699|
|9/12/2014||The Quitter||Uncle Richard||$5,588||$0||$5,588|
|8/27/2014||Starred Up||Eric Love||$54,915||$63,081||$117,996|
|3/7/2014||300: Rise of an Empire||Calisto||$106,580,051||$224,200,000||$330,780,051|
|12/6/2013||Inside Llewyn Davis||Elevator Attendant||$13,248,209||$19,695,038||$32,943,247|
|6/23/2010||Knight and Day||Wilmer||$76,423,035||$182,328,335||$258,751,370|
|4/7/2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Chef||$642,018||$745,237||$1,387,255|
|10/2/1998||The Imposters||Stage Manager||$2,197,921||$0||$2,197,921|
|3/18/1994||The Paper||Press Operator||$36,768,310||$9,600,000||$46,368,310|