|As an Actor||Supporting||15||$1,858,428,646||$3,417,566,877||$5,275,995,523|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$41,609,593||$29,081,217||$70,690,810|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $5,275,995,523 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #55)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mitch Henderson (The Martian), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Ian Howe (National Treasure), Corporal Hill (SAS Officer) (Pixels)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Columbus, Adam Sandler, Channing Tatum, Andy Wachowski, Orlando Bloom|
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
March 3rd, 2014
This week there are a couple massive releases on the home market. 12 Years a Slave just earned the Best Picture Oscar, so it's the perfect time to release it on DVD or Blu-ray. The biggest release of the week is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but it doesn't come out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack till Friday, so I will get the review online in a couple of days. On the flip side, those two releases seem to have scared away most of the competition, because there's almost nothing else worth talking about. (There's an exercise video in the top five new releases on Amazon.com. That almost never happens.) As for the Pick of the Week, it's 12 Years a Slave on Blu-ray. It's not the only release coming out on Tuesday that's worth buying. I recommend picking up Girl Rising on DVD as well, while Venture Bros.: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray is also worth the money.
December 2nd, 2013
The Jack Ryan franchise is a strange one. There have been four films so far, with a fifth on the way, and during that time, four different actors will have played the titular role. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit hits theaters in mid-January, so it is a perfect time to release the four earlier movies on a Blu-ray box set. (Or to be more accurate, re-release the 2008 Blu-rays in one box set.) How many of these earlier films are worth checking out? And is the box set good value?
February 19th, 2013
Game of Thrones was one of the biggest new shows of 2011 and the second season was given the green light, and a larger budget, a mere two days after the series premiere. This turned out to be a wise choice, because the ratings for season two were even greater than they were for season one. But was this due to just hype? Or did the quality of the show increase as well? And is the DVD or the Blu-ray Combo Pack as good as the first time around?
October 1st, 2012
2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news.
|10/2/2015||The Martian||Mitch Henderson||$228,154,213||$389,813,945||$617,968,158|
|7/24/2015||Pixels||Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)||$78,747,585||$165,378,715||$244,126,300|
|2/6/2015||Jupiter Ascending||Stinger Apini||$47,482,519||$134,500,000||$181,982,519|
|12/31/2014||Snezhnaya koroleva 2||$0||$531,699||$531,699|
|10/26/2012||Silent Hill: Revelation 3D||Harry||$17,530,219||$38,445,453||$55,975,672|
|2/12/2010||Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Li…||Zeus||$88,768,303||$134,282,571||$223,050,874|
|2/5/2010||The Red Riding Trilogy: 1974||$148,826||$0||$148,826|
|2/5/2010||The Red Riding Trilogy: 1983||$151,644||$0||$151,644|
|12/31/2009||Last Battle Dreamer||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2008||A Woman of No Importance||$0||$0||$0|
|1/19/2007||The Hitcher||John Ryder||$16,379,582||$4,476,064||$20,855,646|
|11/19/2004||National Treasure||Ian Howe||$173,005,002||$158,318,408||$331,323,410|
|12/17/2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of …||Boromir||$377,845,905||$763,562,762||$1,141,408,667|
|12/19/2001||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship…||Boromir||$315,544,750||$571,672,938||$887,217,688|
|9/28/2001||Don't Say a Word||Patrick Koster||$54,997,476||$49,490,907||$104,488,383|
|7/29/1994||Black Beauty||Farmer Grey||$4,428,830||$0||$4,428,830|
|6/5/1992||Patriot Games||Sean Miller||$83,287,363||$94,812,637||$178,100,000|
|3/1/1991||The Field||Tadgh McCabe||$1,414,017||$0||$1,414,017|