|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,000,960,336 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,027)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Tuskegee Airman (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Grits (Sausage Party), Craig Robinson (This is the End), Matheson (The Pineapple Express), Doc (Escape From Planet Earth)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Evan Goldberg, Danny McBride|
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
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.
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.
|8/19/2016||Morris from America||Curtis Gentry||$91,151||$0||$91,151|
|2/20/2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Nick||$12,314,651||$137,950||$12,452,601|
|8/1/2014||Get on Up||Maceo Parker||$30,569,935||$2,745,869||$33,315,804|
|8/7/2013||Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||George - Voice Over||$68,559,554||$132,300,000||$200,859,554|
|6/12/2013||This is the End||Craig Robinson||$101,470,202||$25,068,915||$126,539,117|
|2/15/2013||Escape From Planet Earth||Doc||$57,012,977||$17,143,633||$74,156,610|
|10/14/2011||Father of Invention||Jerrry King||$0||$0||$0|
|3/26/2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||Nick||$50,269,859||$15,697,891||$65,967,750|
|5/22/2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm…||Tuskegee Airman||$177,243,721||$224,987,342||$402,231,063|
|2/6/2009||Fanboys||THX Security Guard||$687,609||$0||$687,609|
|10/31/2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Delaney||$31,457,946||$5,398,360||$36,856,306|
|8/6/2008||The Pineapple Express||Matheson||$87,341,380||$15,062,639||$102,404,019|