|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$514,079,175||$564,094,888||$1,078,174,063|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$138,157,150||$259,602,543||$397,759,693|
|In Technical Roles||Director||3||$15,634,090||$6,384,898||$22,018,988|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,078,174,063 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,762)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Thaddeus (Django Unchained), Blind Master (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Moses Jones (American Gangster), Airport Screener (Due Date), Chuck (Funny People)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Blade: Trinity (Composer), The Man with the Iron Fists (Director), The Man with the Iron Fists (Story Creator), The Man with the Iron Fists (Screenwriter), The Man with the Iron Fists (Composer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Todd Phillips, Camille Delamarre|
July 27th, 2014
The first Ong-Bak film looked like it would propel Tony Jaa to super stardom. That hasn't worked out just yet, but there were two other films made in the franchise, which is being released this week. It is just the previous Blu-rays being released in a box set, but I only reviewed one of these films previously, so I jumped at the chance to see the other two. Are they worth picking up if you don't have them already?
July 27th, 2014
The Protector 2 is the latest martial arts movie starring Tony Jaa. Tony Jaa was thought to be the next big thing when it comes to martial arts movies, but that hasn't panned out, at least not here. The reviews might be taking a toll on his career as only Ong Bak has earned overall positive reviews. Can The Protector 2 win over this critic? Or is the martial arts at least worth checking out, if the movie itself isn't?
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.
November 2nd, 2012
There's only one truly wide release this week, Wreck-It-Ralph, but it is opening in more than 3,700 theaters and with reviews that match its pre-release buzz. There are also two films opening in a little under 2,000 theaters, Flight and The Man with the Iron Fists, but both are earning good reviews and could have some impact at the box office by earning places in the top five. Last year the box office was led by Puss in Boots with $33.05 million during its sophomore stint. I think Wreck-It-Ralph will easily top that. The new releases were Tower Heist and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, which combined pulled in $36.98 million. I really doubt Flight and Iron Fists will do the same. So unless Wreck-It-Ralph has close to a $50 million opening, November will start off on a losing note in the year-over-year comparison.
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.
|6/3/2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Himself||$9,496,130||$40,990||$9,537,120|
|4/8/2016||Mr. Right||Shotgun Steve||$34,694||$363,209||$397,903|
|4/14/2015||The Man with the Iron Fists 2||$0||$0||$0|
|5/2/2014||Tom yum goong 2||LC||$2,463||$2,084,774||$2,087,237|
|4/25/2014||Brick Mansions||Tremaine Alexander||$20,396,829||$53,024,395||$73,421,224|
|3/27/2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Blind Master||$122,523,060||$253,217,645||$375,740,705|
|11/2/2012||The Man with the Iron Fists||Blacksmith||$15,634,090||$6,384,898||$22,018,988|
|11/4/2011||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Lamar||$35,061,031||$1,204,714||$36,265,745|
|11/5/2010||Due Date||Airport Screener||$100,539,043||$111,200,000||$211,739,043|
|11/2/2007||American Gangster||Moses Jones||$130,164,645||$137,820,811||$267,985,456|
|5/14/2004||Coffee and Cigarettes||RZA (segment "Delirium")||$1,971,135||$1,758,671||$3,729,806|
|3/3/2000||Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai||Samurai in Camouflage||$3,330,230||$2,700,000||$6,030,230|
|1/12/1996||Don't Be a Menace to South Central Wh…||$19,674,813||$0||$19,674,813|
|4/14/2015||The Man with the Iron Fists 2||Executive Producer,|
|11/2/2012||The Man with the Iron Fists||Director,|