|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$559,216,069||$1,646,656,301||$2,205,872,370|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$27,116,919||$103,564,882||$130,681,801|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $2,205,872,370 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #551)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Q (Skyfall), Q (Spectre), Paddington (Paddington), Herman Melville (In the Heart of the Sea), Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman (Cloud Atlas)|
|Most productive collaborators: Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville|
April 13th, 2016
It is a very slow week on the home market. The only first-run release is The Forest, which earned a single-digit Tomatometer Score. The best-selling release of the week is Justice League vs. Teen Titans which continues to prove animated D.C. is better than live-action D.C. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there are a few releases that interest me, including Suspicion on Blu-ray. However, I went with The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun on Blu-ray. I will admit it dances deep into the Style over Substance territory, but it's a style I have really got into.
March 7th, 2016
Spectre is the latest Bond film. It is a follow-up to Skyfall, which not only earned stellar reviews, but was also the biggest box office hit in the franchise earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Spectre wasn't as strong at the box office or with critics, but I'm a long time fan of the franchise, so I will still like it, right?
January 1st, 2015
2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic.
March 24th, 2013
Skyfall was the latest Bond movie to come out and while nearly everyone thought it would be a hit, almost no one thought it would be this big of a hit. It earned more than $300 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide. Had it made half that, it would have been a monster hit. Was it also better than expected? Did it truly deserve this success?
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|4/22/2016||A Hologram for the King||Dave||$4,212,494||$3,543,877||$7,756,371|
|3/25/2016||The Lobster||The Limping Man||$9,196,278||$6,459,915||$15,656,193|
|12/11/2015||In the Heart of the Sea||Herman Melville||$25,020,758||$65,400,000||$90,420,758|
|11/27/2015||The Danish Girl||Henrik||$11,114,018||$55,431,221||$66,545,239|
|9/26/2014||Days and Nights||Eric||$8,647||$0||$8,647|
|9/19/2014||The Zero Theorem||Doctor #3||$257,706||$765,347||$1,023,053|
|10/26/2012||Cloud Atlas||Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman||$27,108,272||$103,564,882||$130,673,154|
|9/17/2009||Bright Star||John Keats||$4,444,637||$12,775,454||$17,220,091|
|7/25/2008||Brideshead Revisited||Sebastian Flyte||$6,432,256||$7,000,000||$13,432,256|
|11/21/2007||I'm Not There||Bob Dylan / Arthur||$4,017,609||$8,380,004||$12,397,613|
|12/27/2006||Perfume: The Story of a Murderer||Jean-Baptiste Grenouille||$2,223,293||$131,380,170||$133,603,463|
|12/29/2004||The Merchant of Venice||Servant to Portia||$3,765,585||$15,000,000||$18,765,585|