|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $2,597,260,959 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #362)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Xerxes (300), Tulio (Rio 2), Tulio (Rio), Xerxes (300: Rise of an Empire), Garriga (Focus)|
|Most productive collaborators: Anne Hathaway, Bruce Anderson, Jesse Eisenberg, John C. Donkin, Jemaine Clement|
July 20th, 2014
I previously reviewed Rio and thought it was... a movie. It is so middle of the road that I couldn't get passionate about the film, either positively or negatively. That said, it made a ton of money, especially internationally, so it should come as no surprise that Rio 2 was made. Does it improve upon its predecessor? Does it get worse? Or is it yet another movie that just exists?
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
January 1st, 2013
December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards.
|1/29/2016||Jane Got a Gun||Fitchum||$1,458,146||$1,135,511||$2,593,657|
|11/13/2015||The 33||Laurence Golborne||$12,227,722||$12,075,335||$24,303,057|
|3/7/2014||300: Rise of an Empire||Xerxes||$106,580,051||$224,200,000||$330,780,051|
|1/18/2013||The Last Stand||Frank Martinez||$12,050,299||$36,280,458||$48,330,757|
|12/7/2012||Heleno||Heleno de Freitas||$0||$2,126,384||$2,126,384|
|5/18/2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Alex||$41,152,203||$79,773,494||$120,925,697|
|5/6/2011||There Be Dragons||Oriol||$1,069,334||$2,951,656||$4,020,990|
|12/3/2010||I Love You, Phillip Morris||Jimmy||$2,037,459||$20,976,568||$23,014,027|
|1/9/2009||Che, Part 2: Guerrilla||$0||$0||$0|
|1/9/2009||Che, Part 1: The Argentine||$1,733,532||$0||$1,733,532|
|6/27/2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Emmers||$100,814,328||$126,385,672||$227,200,000|