|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$52,325,022||$36,598,668||$88,923,690|
|In Technical Roles||Director||3||$259,073,867||$91,260,286||$350,334,153|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $88,923,690 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #24,861)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lieutenant Percy (I Spy), Attendant (Breakin' All the Rules), Satterfield (Winter's Bone)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Help (Screenwriter), The Help (Director), The Help (Executive Producer), The Girl on the Train (Director), Get on Up (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kathryn Stockett, Octavia Spencer|
October 1st, 2016
September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result.
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
|5/14/2004||Breakin' All the Rules||Attendant||$12,232,382||$279,935||$12,512,317|
|11/1/2002||I Spy||Lieutenant Percy||$33,561,137||$26,718,685||$60,279,822|
|10/7/2016||The Girl on the Train||Director||$58,798,345||$45,100,000||$103,898,345|
|8/1/2014||Get on Up||Director,|