|As an Actor||Leading||6||$207,017,553||$465,191,973||$672,209,526|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $672,209,526 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #291)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: John Clayton Tarzan (The Legend of Tarzan), Commander Stone Hopper (Battleship), Father (The Giver), Meekus (Zoolander), Charlie (Straw Dogs)|
|Most productive collaborators: David Yates, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer, Margot Robbie|
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.
January 17th, 2016
The Diary of a Teenage Girl opened with amazing reviews and even scored some major Season Nominations. However, it never really caught on with moviegoers. When this happens, there's the chance the film can be dismissed as one aimed solely at critics and not the average moviegoer.
July 11th, 2014
For the past couple of seasons of True Blood, there have been troubling signs. The show was clearly off its peak in terms of quality and this was adversely affecting its ratings as well. It was still a good show, but no longer a great show. Season Six saw the show earn its weakest ratings since season one, which was before it was discovered by most people. Is this also a sign that these troubling signs finally broke and True Blood is now just a shadow of what it once was?
December 19th, 2013
Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with...
May 22nd, 2013
The last time I reviewed True Blood, I mentioned the ratings were flat between season four and season three. I also concluded the quality of the show was also flat. Season five saw its ratings drop for the first time during the show's run. Is this drop in ratings accompanied by an equal drop is quality? And if so, is the show no longer worth checking out?
|7/1/2016||The Legend of Tarzan||John Clayton Tarzan||$126,643,061||$222,500,000||$349,143,061|
|8/7/2015||The Diary of a Teenage Girl||Monroe||$1,477,002||$802,957||$2,279,959|
|5/3/2013||What Maisie Knew||Lincoln||$1,065,000||$221,501||$1,286,501|
|5/18/2012||Battleship||Commander Stone Hopper||$65,233,400||$239,984,828||$305,218,228|
|9/30/2005||The Last Drop||Leuitenant Voller||$0||$0||$0|