|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,291,873,305 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,311)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Paz (The Bourne Ultimatum), Larry (Zero Dark Thirty), Ares (Wrath of the Titans), Tony (Joy), Dr. Kamal Abdic (The Girl on the Train)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Libertador (Executive Producer), Desde allá (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ericson Core, Kurt Wimmer, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Rick King|
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
July 27th, 2016
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
|10/7/2016||The Girl on the Train||Dr. Kamal Abdic||$53,982,330||$33,200,000||$87,182,330|
|8/26/2016||Hands of Stone||Roberto Duran||$4,712,792||$29,210||$4,742,002|
|7/2/2014||Deliver Us from Evil||Mendoza||$30,577,122||$57,379,496||$87,956,618|
|12/19/2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Larry||$95,720,716||$38,891,719||$134,612,435|
|3/30/2012||Wrath of the Titans||Ares||$83,670,083||$221,600,000||$305,270,083|
|10/15/2010||Carlos||Carlos the Jackel||$145,526||$11,476||$157,002|
|1/9/2009||Che, Part 1: The Argentine||$1,733,532||$0||$1,733,532|
|8/3/2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||Paz||$227,471,070||$214,690,492||$442,161,562|