|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $6,530,577,653 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #38)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jarvis (The Avengers), The Vision (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), JARVIS (voice) (Iron Man 3), Jarvis (Iron Man 2), Silas (The Da Vinci Code)|
|Most productive collaborators: Robert Downey, Jr., Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Chris Evans, Kevin Feige|
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?
April 1st, 2014
March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month.
September 23rd, 2013
Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel Comics movie since The Avengers broke records. Expectations for this film rose dramatically as a result of that film's box office success, not to mention its critical acclaim. Can Iron Man 3 live up to these expectations? Or has The Avengers set the bar too high?
|5/1/2015||The Avengers: Age of Ultron||The Vision||$459,005,868||$945,700,000||$1,404,705,868|
|5/3/2013||Iron Man 3||JARVIS (voice)||$408,992,272||$806,400,000||$1,215,392,272|
|10/21/2011||Margin Call||Will Emerson||$5,353,586||$15,079,641||$20,433,227|
|12/10/2010||The Tourist||Inspector John Acheson||$67,631,157||$211,100,212||$278,731,369|
|5/7/2010||Iron Man 2||Jarvis||$312,128,345||$311,128,000||$623,256,345|
|12/18/2009||The Young Victoria||Lord Melbourne||$11,001,272||$20,877,619||$31,878,891|
|10/17/2008||The Secret Life of Bees||T. Ray Owens||$37,770,162||$2,213,861||$39,984,023|
|5/19/2006||The Da Vinci Code||Silas||$217,536,138||$550,284,321||$767,820,459|
|11/14/2003||Master and Commander: The Far Side of…||Dr. Stephen Maturin||$93,926,386||$118,985,751||$212,912,137|
|6/13/2003||The Heart of Me||Rickie Masters||$196,067||$0||$196,067|
|6/14/2002||Gangster No. 1||Young Gangster||$30,915||$0||$30,915|
|12/21/2001||A Beautiful Mind||Charles||$170,708,996||$146,959,062||$317,668,058|
|5/11/2001||A Knight’s Tale||Chaucer||$56,083,966||$44,538,620||$100,622,586|