|As an Actor||Supporting||23||$1,462,389,562||$1,424,952,971||$2,887,342,533|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$542,278,451||$718,928,025||$1,261,206,476|
John C. Reilly
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $2,887,342,533 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #312)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Corpsman Dey (Guardians of the Galaxy), Eddie (Sing), Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph), Hank Marlow (Kong: Skull Island), Cal Naughton (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby)|
|Most productive collaborators: Clark Spencer, Garth Jennings, John Lasseter, Sarah Silverman, Matthew McConaughey|
March 19th, 2017
Sing was the last big animated film released in 2016 and it was a good year for animated films. Both Zootopia and Finding Dory earned stunnign reviews and more than $1 billion worldwide. Sing couldn’t compete with those box office numbers, but is it at least close in terms of quality?
March 6th, 2017
December 1st, 2016
November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand.
November 18th, 2016
October 6th, 2015
When Marnie Was There is the latest Studio Ghibli released through GKIDS. It did very well in limited release, at least compared to most animated films, but it was still not seen by most. Now it is coming out on Blu-ray / DVD. Is it worth checking out for those missed it the first time? Is it worth picking up for fans of the studio?
October 20th, 2014
Life After Beth opened with strong buzz, especially for a limited release, but the reviews were mixed and it struggled to find an audience in theaters. It also debuted on Video on Demand, so that didn't help its box office numbers. Now that it is out on the home market, is it worth a look? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up?
August 22nd, 2014
Bears is the latest nature documentary from DisneyNature. Nearly every year, Disney releases one of these films on Earth Day and they are usually the biggest documentary of the year. They are likely also one of the most expensive documentaries of the year. How does this one live up to its predecessors? Does it leave me excited for Monkey Kingdom?
April 1st, 2014
March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month.
February 15th, 2014
Chicago came out in 2002 and was a surprise hit earning more than $300 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. It was a surprise hit, in part because movie musicals had not been able to find an audience like that in a long, long time. Musicals have been around for as long as movies have had sound. The first film with spoken dialogue, The Jazz Singer, was also the first movie musical. But the heyday of movie musicals ended about forty years before Chicago hit theaters. Unfortunately for a lot of studios, Chicago wasn't able to reinvigorate the movie musical genre. Has the decline in the genre meant Chicago hasn't aged well? Or have more recent musicals failed to match it at the box office, because they have also failed to match its quality?
March 4th, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph was one of three Disney animated films that earned Oscar nominations this year. It was considered by many to be the favorite to win; however, it lost out to fellow Disney creation, Brave. I'm a huge video game nerd and I've been playing video games since the Commodore 64 days. MULE, Archon, Impossible Mission, Epyx Summer Games franchise, Defender of the Crown. So many awesome old school games. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, but I'm a little worried my expectations have grown too high. Is that the case?
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|12/31/2017||The Sisters Brothers||$0||$0||$0|
|3/10/2017||Kong: Skull Island||Hank Marlow||$135,016,390||$258,332,723||$393,349,113|
|6/24/2016||Les Cowboys||The American||$73,725||$1,242,990||$1,316,715|
|4/22/2016||Il racconto dei racconti||King of Longtrellis||$102,186||$1,041,815||$1,144,001|
|3/25/2016||The Lobster||Lisping Man||$9,196,278||$6,459,915||$15,656,193|
|5/22/2015||Omoide no Mani||Kiyomasa Oiwa||$765,127||$457,058||$1,222,185|
|8/15/2014||Life After Beth||Maury Slocum||$80,315||$254,176||$334,491|
|8/1/2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Corpsman Dey||$333,172,112||$438,000,000||$771,172,112|
|12/9/2011||We Need to Talk About Kevin||Franklin||$1,738,692||$9,026,591||$10,765,283|
|2/11/2011||Cedar Rapids||Dean Ziegler||$6,861,102||$1,001,029||$7,862,131|
|10/23/2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant||$14,046,595||$25,707,362||$39,753,957|
|7/25/2008||Step Brothers||Dale Doback||$100,468,793||$28,000,000||$128,468,793|
|12/21/2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Dewey Cox||$18,317,151||$2,288,902||$20,606,053|
|4/13/2007||Year of the Dog||Al||$1,540,141||$0||$1,540,141|
|8/4/2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky…||Cal Naughton||$148,213,377||$14,657,148||$162,870,525|
|6/9/2006||A Prairie Home Companion||Dusty||$20,342,852||$6,373,339||$26,716,191|
|7/8/2005||Dark Water||Mr. Murray||$25,473,093||$24,000,000||$49,473,093|
|12/17/2004||The Aviator||Noah Dietrich||$102,608,827||$105,762,065||$208,370,892|
|4/11/2003||Anger Management||Arnie Shankman||$135,560,942||$60,100,000||$195,660,942|
|12/27/2002||The Hours||Dan Brown||$41,675,994||$55,354,474||$97,030,468|
|12/20/2002||Gangs of New York||'Happy' Jack Mulraney||$77,730,500||$105,394,121||$183,124,621|
|8/7/2002||The Good Girl||Phil Last||$14,018,296||$2,567,207||$16,585,503|
|6/8/2001||The Anniversary Party||Mac Forsyth||$4,013,506||$884,559||$4,898,065|
|6/30/2000||The Perfect Storm||Dale "Murph" Murphy||$182,618,434||$146,093,000||$328,711,434|
|9/17/1999||For Love of the Game||Gus Osinski||$35,188,640||$10,924,000||$46,112,640|
|4/9/1999||Never Been Kissed||Gus||$55,474,757||$0||$55,474,757|
|12/23/1998||The Thin Red Line||Storm, S/Sgt, Mess||$36,400,491||$61,308,543||$97,709,034|
|4/17/1998||Nightwatch||Deputy Inspector Bill Davis||$1,278,516||$0||$1,278,516|
|10/10/1997||Boogie Nights||Reed Rothchild||$26,410,771||$16,700,954||$43,111,725|
|5/10/1996||Boys||Officer Kellogg Curry||$21,930,418||$0||$21,930,418|
|3/24/1995||Dolores Claiborne||Constable Frank Stamshaw||$24,262,193||$0||$24,262,193|
|9/30/1994||The River Wild||Terry||$46,815,000||$47,400,000||$94,215,000|
|12/25/1993||What's Eating Gilbert Grape||Tucker Van Dyke||$9,170,214||$0||$9,170,214|
|9/4/1992||Out on a Limb||Jim Jr.||$1,659,542||$0||$1,659,542|
|3/20/1992||Shadows and Fog||Cop at Police Station||$2,735,731||$0||$2,735,731|
|9/14/1990||State of Grace||Stevie McGuire||$1,911,542||$0||$1,911,542|
|6/27/1990||Days of Thunder||Buck Bretherton||$82,670,733||$75,000,000||$157,670,733|
|12/15/1989||We're No Angels||Young Monk||$10,555,348||$0||$10,555,348|
|8/18/1989||Casualties of War||Hatcher||$18,468,714||$0||$18,468,714|