|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$481,678,696||$459,611,064||$941,289,760|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$118,919||$7,932||$126,851|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $941,289,760 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,265)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lisa (Marley & Me), Mandy (The Equalizer), Emma Cullen (The Magnificent Seven), Megan (The Girl on the Train), Cora Corman (Music and Lyrics)|
|Most productive collaborators: Denzel Washington, Emily Blunt, Tate Taylor, Antoine Fuqua, Todd Black|
October 1st, 2016
September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result.
September 1st, 2016
August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top.
July 26th, 2016
I just finished reviewing Sing Street and I thought it was a non-original idea done with exceptional execution. On the other hand, Hardcore Henry could be the exact opposite. It is a first-person action film, which is odd, to put it mildly. It earned a ton of internet buzz, but failed to find an audience in theaters. Is it just a cool idea, but a weak film? Or should more people check it out on the home market?
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
|12/16/2016||A Kind of Murder||Ellie Briess||$2,915||$0||$2,915|
|11/23/2016||Rules Don’t Apply||Mamie||$3,652,206||$0||$3,652,206|
|10/7/2016||The Girl on the Train||Megan||$75,395,035||$94,938,678||$170,333,713|
|9/23/2016||The Magnificent Seven||Emma Cullen||$93,427,848||$66,335,135||$159,762,983|
|12/31/2015||Untitled Andy Goddard/Patricia Highsm…||$0||$0||$0|
|12/12/2014||After the Fall||Ruby||$0||$0||$0|
|9/28/2012||The Hole 3D||Julie Campbell||$0||$9,716,671||$9,716,671|
|12/25/2008||Marley & Me||Lisa||$143,153,751||$104,658,260||$247,812,011|
|10/31/2008||The Haunting of Molly Hartley||Molly Hartley||$13,442,412||$1,875,845||$15,318,257|
|2/14/2007||Music and Lyrics||Cora Corman||$50,572,589||$95,727,767||$146,300,356|