|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||5||$280,095,656||$529,308,179||$809,403,835|
|Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $809,403,835 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #113)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Carnival Barker, Tourist Dad (Despicable Me), Felix (Wreck-It Ralph), Mr. Mendenhall (The Campaign), Clumsy Smurf (Smurfs: The Lost Village), Chuck (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore)|
|Most productive collaborators: John C. Reilly, Clark Spencer, Sarah Silverman, John Lasseter, Rich Moore|
July 9th, 2017
Smurfs: The Lost Village is the third theatrical release in the franchise, but it is a reboot dropping the live action elements the first two films had. Unfortunately, it had the worst box office performance in the franchise and even though it did better internationally, there likely won’t be another film in the franchise for quite a while. Is this unfortunate news? Did the franchise finally find its footing? Or was it clear it was never going to get better?
April 1st, 2017
March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016.
March 4th, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph was one of three Disney animated films that earned Oscar nominations this year. It was considered by many to be the favorite to win; however, it lost out to fellow Disney creation, Brave. I'm a huge video game nerd and I've been playing video games since the Commodore 64 days. MULE, Archon, Impossible Mission, Epyx Summer Games franchise, Defender of the Crown. So many awesome old school games. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, but I'm a little worried my expectations have grown too high. Is that the case?
January 7th, 2013
I've reviewed the previous two seasons of Archer and quite frankly, I think it's one of the best animated shows on TV at the moment. Can season three live up to the first two seasons? Or will the show finally show signs of leveling off?
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.
|11/21/2018||Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It R…||Fix-It Felix, Jr.||$0||$0||$0|
|8/4/2017||We Love You, Sally Carmichael||Darren||$72,427||$0||$72,427|
|4/7/2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||Clumsy Smurf||$45,011,202||$152,247,752||$197,258,954|
|8/10/2012||The Campaign||Mr. Mendenhall||$86,907,746||$18,000,000||$104,907,746|
|3/9/2012||A Thousand Words||Starbucks Barista||$18,450,127||$2,340,359||$20,790,486|
|7/30/2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Chuck||$45,539,292||$69,440,630||$114,979,922|
|7/9/2010||Despicable Me||Carnival Barker, Tourist Dad||$251,513,985||$291,981,048||$543,495,033|