|As an Actor||Leading||4||$604,952,623||$1,136,700,000||$1,741,652,623|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $2,400,698,197 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #789)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron), W.N. Bilbo (Lincoln), Dr. Daniel Jackson (Stargate), Stewart Swinton (Wolf), Campbell (The Watcher)|
|Most productive collaborators: Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Sally Field, Tony Kushner, Robert Downey, Jr.|
September 25th, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s 13 films in just 8 years. The film pulled in more than $1 billion worldwide, so the market isn’t tired of these movies. However, has the brisk pace resulted in a substandard film? Or is it yet another critical smash?
December 28th, 2015
It's been a few weeks since I did a review. I stopped taking screeners knowing how busy Star Wars: The Force Awakens would keep me, but I figured I should get back in the game. However, there was a question of what late review would be worth checking out? Well, there have been five $1 billion movies to come out this year and I've previously reviewed all of the ones that hit the home market. All of them, but one: The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Of the five $1 billion movies, this one is arguably the one that had the most disappointing run at the box office. Yes, a film that made $1.40 billion worldwide was seen as a box office disappointment by some. This is mostly because its predecessor, The Avengers, broke box office records. The film also earned much weaker reviews than the first movie, but still earned 75% positive reviews, which is very good for a wide release. Is it a real disappointment? Or does it hold up compared to the competition?
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
August 11th, 2014
It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on Amazon.com. The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins.
|5/1/2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Ultron||$459,005,868||$945,700,000||$1,404,705,868|
|11/14/2014||The Homesman||Aloysius Duffy||$2,429,989||$1,012,864||$3,442,853|
|9/20/2002||Secretary||E. Edward Grey||$4,046,737||$5,367,219||$9,413,956|
|9/27/1996||2 Days In The Valley||Lee Woods||$11,101,856||$0||$11,101,856|
|10/28/1994||Stargate||Dr. Daniel Jackson||$71,565,669||$125,000,000||$196,565,669|
|9/4/1992||Bob Roberts||News Anchor, Chuck Marlin||$4,300,703||$0||$4,300,703|
|3/15/1991||True Colors||Tim Gerrity||$418,807||$0||$418,807|
|10/19/1990||White Palace||Max Baron||$17,487,531||$0||$17,487,531|
|3/9/1990||Bad Influence||Michael Boll||$12,626,043||$0||$12,626,043|
|8/4/1989||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Graham Dalton||$24,741,667||$12,000,000||$36,741,667|
|12/11/1987||Wall Street||Roger Barnes||$43,848,100||$0||$43,848,100|
|11/6/1987||Less than Zero||Rip||$12,396,383||$0||$12,396,383|
|10/7/1987||Baby Boom||Ken Arrenberg||$26,700,000||$0||$26,700,000|
|2/28/1986||Pretty in Pink||Jeff McKee||$40,471,663||$0||$40,471,663|
|1/18/1985||The New Kids||Eddie Dutra||$199,108||$0||$199,108|