|As an Actor||Cameo||5||$219,066,535||$24,700,000||$243,766,535|
|In Technical Roles||Director||19||$765,247,370||$531,981,311||$1,297,228,681|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,297,228,681 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #89)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: World Trade Center (Director), Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (Director), Savages (Director), Savages (Screenwriter), Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (Character Creator)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Young Holmes (Patriot Games), Himself (Dave), News Reporter (Born on the Fourth of July), Tug Kowalski: TV Announcer #1 (Any Given Sunday), Trader - Office (Wall Street)|
|Most productive collaborators: Nicolas Cage, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Moritz Borman, Michael Peña|
September 18th, 2016
As expected, this weekend’s three new wide releases couldn’t budge Sully from the top of the chart with the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood drama down a very respectable 37% in its second weekend to $22 million, for a total of $70.5 million to date. Two films, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby both had aspirations to challenge Sully for the title, but had to settle for second and third place.
September 15th, 2016
There are three wide releases this week, plus another that could sneak into the top ten. Two of the three new releases, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, are expected to do well. On the other hand, Snowden is only going to reach the top five due to the lack of competition. Meanwhile, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise is a faith-based concert film. It could reach the top five, or it could miss the Mendoza Line. There’s no way to predict its box office potential. Despite the number of new releases, Sully is expected to remain in top spot thanks to its reviews and target demographic. This weekend last year, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials led the way with just over $30 million. It is likely no film will make that this year, while the depth is a mixed bag, so it looks like 2016 will lose in the year-over-year comparison.
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.
October 10th, 2012
A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up?
|12/22/1999||Any Given Sunday||Tug Kowalski: TV Announcer #1||$75,530,832||$24,700,000||$100,230,832|
|6/5/1992||Patriot Games||Young Holmes||$83,287,363||$94,812,637||$178,100,000|
|3/1/1991||The Doors||Professor at UCLA Film School||$34,416,893||$0||$34,416,893|
|12/20/1989||Born on the Fourth of July||News Reporter||$70,001,698||$0||$70,001,698|
|12/11/1987||Wall Street||Trader - Office||$43,848,100||$0||$43,848,100|
|9/24/2010||Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps||Character Creator,|
|8/9/2006||World Trade Center||Director||$70,278,893||$93,016,761||$163,295,654|
|12/22/1999||Any Given Sunday||Screenwriter,|
|8/26/1994||Natural Born Killers||Executive Producer,|
|1/1/1994||The New Age||Executive Producer||$245,217||$0||$245,217|
|12/25/1993||Heaven & Earth||Director||$5,840,300||$0||$5,840,300|
|12/20/1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Director,|