|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||3||$322,683,605||$143,030,068||$465,713,673|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||4||$6,267,379||$4,106,462||$10,373,841|
|Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $10,373,841 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,891)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: All is Lost (Executive Producer), Margin Call (Producer), Hollidaysburg (Executive Producer)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Spock (Star Trek Into Darkness), Spock (Star Trek), Commander Spock (Star Trek Beyond), John Smith (Hitman: Agent 47), Boyfriend Rick (What's Your Number?)|
|Most productive collaborators: Rupert Friend, Aleksander Bach, J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, Hannah Ware|
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
May 23rd, 2016
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
September 7th, 2014
Star Trek fans are never at a loss for things to buy. The studio seems to know the fans will buy everything they put out, so they put out a lot of otherwise questionable releases. Is this one of those questionable releases? Or is there real value here?
September 9th, 2013
Star Trek: The Original Series began nearly 50 years ago and created a TV and movie franchise that is still going on. The franchise has had its share of low points, but the 2009 reboot, Star Trek, revitalized the franchise at the box office. Star Trek into Darkness did even better at the box office. But did it deserve this box office success? Does it live up to franchise as a whole?
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
|7/22/2016||Star Trek Beyond||Commander Spock||$59,600,000||$0||$59,600,000|
|5/31/2016||Passage to Mars||Pascal Lee/Narrator||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2015||I Am Michael||$0||$0||$0|
|8/21/2015||Hitman: Agent 47||John Smith||$22,467,450||$59,500,000||$81,967,450|
|1/23/2015||We'll Never Have Paris||Jameson||$0||$0||$0|
|5/15/2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||Spock||$228,778,661||$238,602,923||$467,381,584|
|10/21/2011||Margin Call||Peter Sullivan||$5,353,586||$15,079,641||$20,433,227|
|9/30/2011||What's Your Number?||Boyfriend Rick||$14,011,084||$16,152,701||$30,163,785|
|12/31/2015||The Liars Ball||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|1/10/2014||Banshee Chapter||Executive Producer||$0||$78,122||$78,122|
|10/18/2013||All is Lost||Executive Producer||$6,263,670||$4,028,340||$10,292,010|