|As an Actor||Leading||14||$982,749,266||$818,100,212||$1,800,849,478|
|Lead Ensemble Member||8||$660,726,051||$719,730,125||$1,380,456,176|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||7||$371,657,619||$254,143,471||$625,801,090|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $1,800,849,478 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #115)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Superman (The Lego Movie), Jenko (22 Jump Street), Superman (The Lego Batman Movie), Jenko (21 Jump Street), Duke (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: 22 Jump Street (Producer), 21 Jump Street (Executive Producer), Magic Mike (Producer), Magic Mike XXL (Producer), White House Down (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jonah Hill, Phil Lord, Reid Carolin, Steven Soderbergh, Roland Emmerich|
|Born: April 26th, 1980 (37 years old)|
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
January 31st, 2015
The Book of Life opened in October and as a family film with a bit of a Halloween flavor to it, I thought it would be a success at the box office. The reviews were certainly great, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. Will it perform better on the home market? Or was there a reason it failed to find an audience in theaters?
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 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
December 21st, 2013
PANIC! If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, it is officially time to panic. Personally, I got the last of my shopping done on Wednesday, although I don't think the gift will arrive in time for Christmas. For those still looking for a last minute gift, Part IV of our Holiday Gift Guide focuses on books, CDs, and of course anything else I missed the first time around, beginning with...
June 2nd, 2013
May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead.
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
February 1st, 2013
For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part.
|12/31/2017||The Forever War||$0||$0||$0|
|9/22/2017||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Statesman Secret Agent||$0||$0||$0|
|8/18/2017||Logan Lucky||Jimmy Logan||$0||$0||$0|
|2/10/2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Superman||$175,174,491||$135,200,000||$310,374,491|
|2/5/2016||Hail, Caesar!||Burt Gurney||$30,080,225||$34,091,194||$64,171,419|
|12/25/2015||The Hateful Eight||Jody||$54,117,416||$91,325,944||$145,443,360|
|7/1/2015||Magic Mike XXL||Magic Mike||$66,013,057||$57,696,403||$123,709,460|
|2/6/2015||Jupiter Ascending||Caine Wise||$47,482,519||$134,500,000||$181,982,519|
|10/17/2014||The Book of Life||Joaquin||$50,151,543||$47,500,000||$97,651,543|
|6/13/2014||22 Jump Street||Jenko||$191,719,337||$139,614,539||$331,333,876|
|2/7/2014||The Lego Movie||Superman||$257,784,718||$199,944,670||$457,729,388|
|6/28/2013||White House Down||Johnn Cale||$73,103,784||$132,336,603||$205,440,387|
|3/27/2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Duke||$122,523,060||$253,217,645||$375,740,705|
|2/8/2013||Side Effects||Martin Taylor||$32,172,757||$34,569,381||$66,742,138|
|8/8/2012||Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D||Himself||$3,377,000||$805,062||$4,182,062|
|6/29/2012||Magic Mike||Magic Mike||$113,721,571||$56,828,182||$170,549,753|
|3/16/2012||21 Jump Street||Jenko||$138,447,667||$64,364,762||$202,812,429|
|11/4/2011||The Son of No One||Jonathan 'Milk' White||$30,680||$1,117,898||$1,148,578|
|2/11/2011||The Eagle||Marcus Aquila||$19,490,041||$16,564,665||$36,054,706|
|1/14/2011||The Dilemma||Zip Hanson||$48,475,290||$22,071,575||$70,546,865|
|2/5/2010||Dear John||John Tyree||$80,014,842||$62,018,667||$142,033,509|
|8/7/2009||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Conrad Hauser / Duke||$150,201,498||$152,267,519||$302,469,017|
|7/1/2009||Public Enemies||Pretty Boy Floyd||$97,104,620||$115,178,089||$212,282,709|
|9/19/2008||Battle in Seattle||Johnson||$223,537||$650,000||$873,537|
|2/14/2008||Step Up 2 the Streets||Tyler||$58,017,783||$90,569,127||$148,586,910|
|9/29/2006||A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints||Young Antonio||$516,139||$1,611,255||$2,127,394|
|8/11/2006||Step Up||Tyler Gage||$65,328,121||$45,661,036||$110,989,157|
|3/17/2006||She's the Man||Duke||$33,889,159||$21,390,449||$55,279,608|
|6/29/2005||War of the Worlds||Boy in church scene||$234,280,354||$372,556,181||$606,836,535|
|1/14/2005||Coach Carter||Jason Lyle||$67,264,877||$9,400,630||$76,665,507|
|12/31/2017||Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2016||Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|7/1/2015||Magic Mike XXL||Producer||$66,013,057||$57,696,403||$123,709,460|
|6/13/2014||22 Jump Street||Producer||$191,719,337||$139,614,539||$331,333,876|
|6/28/2013||White House Down||Executive Producer||$73,103,784||$132,336,603||$205,440,387|
|3/16/2012||21 Jump Street||Executive Producer||$138,447,667||$64,364,762||$202,812,429|