|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$418,958,029||$580,626,004||$999,584,033|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$262,999,314||$350,987,342||$613,986,656|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $999,584,033 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,191)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Al Capone (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Brad Bodnick (The Wolf of Wall Street), Brax (The Accountant), Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis (Fury), Ted (Sicario)|
|Most productive collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Gavin O'Connor, David Ayer|
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
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 30th, 2014
September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month.
June 9th, 2013
Snitch opened in late February, which is not a great time of year to release a major hit. It is not a complete dumping ground like January or September, but most films released during this month will be lucky just to become a midlevel hit. Snitch topped admittedly low expectations becoming a middling hit. A final box office of $43 million isn't bad for that time of year. Does this also describe its quality. Is it not bad, for a February release? Or is it better than its box office numbers would indicate?
|8/28/2015||We Are Your Friends||Paige||$3,591,417||$6,574,792||$10,166,209|
|6/12/2015||Me and Earl and the Dying Girl||Mr. McCarthy||$6,758,416||$2,507,764||$9,266,180|
|10/17/2014||Fury||Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis||$85,755,593||$126,000,000||$211,755,593|
|12/25/2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Brad Bodnick||$116,900,694||$275,076,029||$391,976,723|
|2/19/2010||The Ghost Writer||Rick Ricardelli||$15,541,549||$49,990,942||$65,532,491|
|5/22/2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm…||Al Capone||$177,243,721||$224,987,342||$402,231,063|
|8/9/2006||World Trade Center||Christopher Amoroso||$70,278,893||$93,016,761||$163,295,654|