|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$1,870,157,606||$2,485,294,566||$4,355,452,172|
|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||3||$902,386,845||$1,186,115,844||$2,088,502,689|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $4,355,452,172 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #128)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mr. Ray (Finding Dory), Dug / Alpha (Up), Roz (Monsters University), Mr. Ray (Finding Nemo), Chick Hicks (Cars 3)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Finding Dory (Story Creator), Up (Co-Director), Up (Story Creator), Up (Screenwriter), Finding Nemo (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai|
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
November 7th, 2016
As we recently reported, Finding Dory reached $1 billion this year, becoming the third film released in 2016 to reach that milestone. Is it as good as its box office numbers would indicate? Well, it is from Pixar, so the chances of that are excellent.
November 1st, 2015
October has come to an end and everyone should be happy about that. Except for The Martian, there were no serious hits that opened last month. There were more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Fortunately, October of last year wasn't spectacular either, so 2015 maintains a healthy lead over 2014. Even more fortunately, November looks fantastic. There are four films that have the potential to earn $200 million or more. The biggest of these is the final Hunger Games movie, which should reach $400 million. Spectre has a real shot at $300 million and could be the biggest hit in the franchise. Meanwhile, nearly every November there's an animated kids movie that becomes a monster hit. This year, The Peanuts Movie and The Good Dinosaur are both aiming for that box office milestone. The last time we didn't have a family film that earned at least $100 million in November was 2011 and that's because there were four family films that opened in the final two weeks of the month and that much competition meant they cannibalized each other. Both of these has a shot at $200 million and if neither of them reached $200 million, I would be shocked. Meanwhile, last November was a good month at the top with three monster hits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Big Hero 6, and Interstellar. However, after those three films, there were not much positive to talk about. It really looks like 2015 will match 2014 at the top, plus it could have better depth. I might be a little too optimistic, but I think November is going to be a great month at the box office.
November 13th, 2012
When the Pixar Short Film Collection, Volume 1 came out five years ago, I was super excited. Not only do I love Pixar's theatrical release, but I like short films in general and there are so few places to get them. I'm less excited about volume 2, because Pixar has been releasing its short films on DVD and Blu-ray, so if you have been keeping up with their releases, you have this already. But, is there more to this release than just the short films?
|6/16/2017||Cars 3||Chick Hicks||$152,416,757||$209,100,000||$361,516,757|
|6/17/2016||Finding Dory||Mr. Ray||$486,295,561||$536,321,815||$1,022,617,376|
|5/29/2009||Up||Dug / Alpha||$293,004,164||$438,538,457||$731,542,621|
|5/30/2003||Finding Nemo||Mr. Ray||$380,529,370||$555,900,000||$936,429,370|
|6/17/2016||Finding Dory||Story by||$486,295,561||$536,321,815||$1,022,617,376|
|11/25/2015||The Good Dinosaur||Story by||$123,087,120||$211,255,572||$334,342,692|
|11/2/2001||Monsters, Inc.||Story Supervisor||$289,423,425||$270,334,294||$559,757,719|