|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $999,340,105 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,204)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Gunter (Sing), Douche (Sausage Party), Professor Poopypants (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie), Colorado Cop (Vacation), Kevin (Get Him to the Greek)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Adult Beginners (Story Creator), Adult Beginners (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Garth Jennings, Gregory Perler, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane|
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.
March 19th, 2017
Sing was the last big animated film released in 2016 and it was a good year for animated films. Both Zootopia and Finding Dory earned stunnign reviews and more than $1 billion worldwide. Sing couldn’t compete with those box office numbers, but is it at least close in terms of quality?
November 2nd, 2016
The Home Market Release Report is a day late this week for a trio of reasons. Firstly, the November Preview was also due the same day. Secondly, it was a very busy week. And finally, I’m suffering from a medical condition a lot of Canadians suffer from this time of year... acute Coffee Crisp poisoning. I’m not saying I ate four dozen fun-sized Coffee Crisps in the past three days... I’m not saying that, because it was actually an even 50. Don’t judge me. ... Okay, judge me. Clearly mistakes were made. It is a busy week, but not very deep week. Star Trek Beyond is by far the biggest and best release of the week and the various home market releases are the pick of the week. There wasn’t a lot of competition for that title, but Bad Moms is also worth picking up.
September 23rd, 2016
Like last week, approximately 30 films open in limited release this week. That is far too many and all but ensures most will not find an audience. Furthermore, it means I have to be a little more liberal when it comes to pruning releases that don’t have enough buzz to talk about. There are lots of films that still made the cut, including a few highlights: The Age of Shadows, Audrie & Daisy, The Dressmaker, The Lovers And The Despot, My Blind Brother, and Queen of Katwe. Some of these are playing on VOD, so they will go nowhere in theaters. Several are aiming for Oscars, including Queen of Katwe, which will expand semi-wide next week.
|6/2/2017||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||Professor Poopypants||$71,404,237||$7,400,000||$78,804,237|
|9/23/2016||My Blind Brother||Bill||$0||$0||$0|
|9/2/2011||A Good Old Fashioned Orgy||Adam||$154,604||$0||$154,604|
|9/15/2010||I Am Comic||Himself||$0||$0||$0|
|6/4/2010||Get Him to the Greek||Kevin||$61,153,526||$30,302,349||$91,455,875|