|As an Actor||Leading||5||$729,820,483||$2,047,869,045||$2,777,689,528|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$100,831,851||$345,633,629||$446,465,480|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $2,777,689,528 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #72)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Manny (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), Manny (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Manny (Ice Age: The Meltdown), Manfred the Mammoth (Ice Age), Manny (Ice Age: Collision Course)|
|Most productive collaborators: John Leguizamo, Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge, Denis Leary, Michael Berg|
|Born: December 21st, 1957 (59 years old)|
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
June 12th, 2017
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.
December 9th, 2012
I've seen all of the Ice Age films. I thought the first film was great and the second film was good, but I thought the third film was only average for a kids film. Will the franchise bounce back with Ice Age: Continental Drift? Or will the fourth film continue the decline?
|6/23/2017||The Big Sick||Terry||$36,768,843||$5,855,000||$42,623,843|
|7/22/2016||Ice Age: Collision Course||Manny||$64,063,008||$339,778,629||$403,841,637|
|3/21/2014||Rob the Mob||Jerry Cardozo||$206,909||$0||$206,909|
|12/4/2012||Dying to Do Letterman||Himself||$0||$0||$0|
|7/13/2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Manny||$161,321,843||$718,443,294||$879,765,137|
|7/1/2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Manny||$196,573,705||$663,128,152||$859,701,857|
|3/21/2008||The Grand||Fred Marsh||$115,879||$0||$115,879|
|4/7/2006||95 Miles to Go||Himself||$3,195||$0||$3,195|
|3/31/2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Manny||$195,330,621||$456,568,661||$651,899,282|
|2/20/2004||Welcome to Mooseport||Handy Harrison||$14,469,428||$0||$14,469,428|
|3/15/2002||Ice Age||Manfred the Mammoth||$176,387,405||$209,728,938||$386,116,343|