|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$243,538,574||$474,549,305||$718,087,879|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$78,031,620||$80,671,128||$158,702,748|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $718,087,879 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,517)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mr. Brown (Paddington), Donald Jeffries (The Monuments Men), Irish Journalist (Muppets Most Wanted), Young John Bayley (Iris), Mr. Rushworth (Mansfield Park)|
|Most productive collaborators: Paul King, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, David Heyman, Michael Bond|
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.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
|3/21/2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Irish Journalist||$51,178,893||$28,133,408||$79,312,301|
|2/7/2014||The Monuments Men||Donald Jeffries||$78,031,620||$80,671,128||$158,702,748|
|6/14/2002||The Emperor's New Clothes||Bertrand||$661,903||$27,508||$689,411|
|12/14/2001||Iris||Young John Bayley||$5,580,479||$9,574,542||$15,155,021|
|11/18/1999||Mansfield Park||Mr. Rushworth||$4,764,741||$0||$4,764,741|