|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$420,361,291||$417,635,928||$837,997,219|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$257,988,372||$199,949,017||$457,937,389|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $837,997,219 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,664)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Owen Grady (Jurassic World), Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy), Emmet (The Lego Movie), Barry (Wanted), Justin - DEVGRU (Zero Dark Thirty)|
|Most productive collaborators: James Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Phil Lord, Dave Bautista, Nicole Perlman|
October 29th, 2015
(As we mentioned previously, we've run out of images for Jurassic World, so we're reduced to using less than official images. I know I promised Corgis dress as dinosaurs, but I couldn't find any really good pictures. I did find a picture of Guinea Pigs dressed as dinosaurs, which might be even cuter. So thanks to Reddit user guineapigsarethebest for letting us use your picture.)
Jurassic World became the biggest hit of the year and one of the biggest hits in the history of the box office. On the other hand, its reviews were not that good with the term "dumb" used repeatedly, even in the positive reviews. Is it dumb fun? Is it just plain dumb?
June 1st, 2015
May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month.
December 8th, 2014
At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype?
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
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.
|6/22/2018||Jurassic World Sequel||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2017||The Real McCoy||Bill McCoy||$0||$0||$0|
|5/5/2017||Guardians of the Galaxy 2||$0||$0||$0|
|9/23/2016||The Magnificent Seven||$0||$0||$0|
|10/23/2015||Jem and the Holograms||Himself||$2,184,640||$165,011||$2,349,651|
|6/12/2015||Jurassic World||Owen Grady||$652,198,010||$1,018,130,015||$1,670,328,025|
|8/1/2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Peter Quill||$333,172,112||$438,000,000||$771,172,112|
|2/7/2014||The Lego Movie||Emmet||$257,784,718||$199,944,670||$457,729,388|
|12/19/2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Justin - DEVGRU||$95,720,716||$38,891,719||$134,612,435|
|4/27/2012||The Five-Year Engagement||Alex Eihauer||$28,700,285||$32,923,534||$61,623,819|
|9/30/2011||What's Your Number?||Disgusting Donald||$14,011,084||$16,152,701||$30,163,785|
|3/4/2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Kyle Masterson||$6,928,068||$648,536||$7,576,604|