|As an Actor||Supporting||7||$1,357,817,598||$3,557,868,575||$4,915,686,173|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$104,788,793||$257,531,826||$362,320,619|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $4,915,686,173 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #81)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Owen Shaw (Furious 7), Bard (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Shaw (Fast and Furious 6), Bard (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Apollo (Clash of the Titans)|
|Most productive collaborators: Gary Shore, Sarah Gadon, Matt Sazama, Dominic Cooper, Burk Sharpless|
September 13th, 2015
Furious 7 is the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise. The films started out okay, but critical reception fell quickly. It wasn't until Fast Five when the filmmakers realized they were making, in essence, live-action cartoons that they truly found their voices. This focus helped the box office, so much so that Furious 7 became just the third film to earn more than $1 billion internationally and just the fourth film to earn $1.5 billion worldwide. Is the quality up to the same level as its box office? The odds of that are nearly zero. However, is it at least as entertaining as its box office numbers would indicate?
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.
December 10th, 2013
As a franchise, Fast and the Furious appeared burnt out in 2009. Tokyo Drift bombed failing to match its production budget domestically and likely losing a ton worldwide. Fast and Furious saw the return of the original cast, which helped it return to previous heights in terms of box office dollars, but critics eviscerated it. Then, defying logic, Fast Five became the biggest hit in the franchise and earned the most critical praise. Can Fast and Furious 6 maintain this momentum? Or was Fast Five just a fluke?
November 1st, 2012
When I first heard about The Raven, I was excited. I like Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I like John Cusack as an actor. The idea of John Cusack playing Edgar Allan Poe in a movie was enough to get me interested. Having Edgar Allan Poe trying to catch a serial killer who was using his writings as inspiration was a solid enough hook to get me excited. However, given the film's box office numbers, something clearly went wrong. Were moviegoers correct in avoiding the film? Or is it an undiscovered gem?
|3/17/2017||Beauty and the Beast||Gaston||$0||$1,317,827||$1,317,827|
|10/7/2016||The Girl on the Train||Scott||$75,395,035||$94,938,678||$170,333,713|
|4/3/2015||Furious 7||Owen Shaw||$351,032,910||$1,165,715,774||$1,516,748,684|
|12/17/2014||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar…||Bard||$255,119,788||$700,000,000||$955,119,788|
|12/13/2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Bard||$258,366,855||$702,000,000||$960,366,855|
|5/24/2013||Fast and Furious 6||Shaw||$238,679,850||$550,620,594||$789,300,444|
|5/10/2013||No One Lives||Driver||$75,121||$284,621||$359,742|
|4/27/2012||The Raven||Detective Field||$16,008,272||$14,593,529||$30,601,801|
|10/21/2011||The Three Musketeers||Aramis||$20,377,913||$119,500,000||$139,877,913|
|10/8/2010||Tamara Drewe||Andy Cobb||$560,391||$6,167,359||$6,727,750|
|4/1/2010||Clash of the Titans||Apollo||$163,214,888||$330,000,000||$493,214,888|