|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$729,974,288||$1,040,314,697||$1,770,288,985|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$191,998,560||$210,213,319||$402,211,879|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$33,035,397||$14,752,546||$47,787,943|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $1,770,288,985 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #772)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Dr. Nefario (Despicable Me 2), Dr. Nefario (Despicable Me), Creek (Trolls), E.B. (Hop), Mickey (Bedtime Stories)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Arthur (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Christopher Meledandri|
December 18th, 2015
It's not a long list this week, but there are a few films worth checking out. Topping that list is Son of Saul, which could win an Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film. Also worth checking out are He Never Died and The Lady in the Car with Glasses and A Gun.
December 9th, 2013
Despicable Me came out in 2010 and it was the first digitally animated film released by Universal. There was a lot of pressure to do well, because its level of success would not only determine if more Despicable Me movies would be made, but if the studio would continue to release digitally animated films in general. It beat expectations. Not only was it a great movie, but it earned more than $500 million worldwide on a $69 million budget. Needless to say, Despicable Me 2 was given the greenlight right away. However, can it live up to its predecessor? If not, is it still worth checking out?
July 1st, 2013
For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end.
|11/4/2016||Army Of One||God||$0||$54,539||$54,539|
|12/31/2015||Brand: A Second Coming||Himself||$0||$1,563||$1,563|
|12/16/2015||The Emperor's New Clothes||Narrator||$0||$66,737||$66,737|
|7/3/2013||Despicable Me 2||Dr. Nefario||$368,065,385||$607,151,450||$975,216,835|
|6/15/2012||Rock of Ages||Lonny||$38,518,613||$22,513,319||$61,031,932|
|7/9/2010||Despicable Me||Dr. Nefario||$251,513,985||$291,981,048||$543,495,033|
|6/4/2010||Get Him to the Greek||Aldous Snow||$61,153,526||$30,302,349||$91,455,875|
|10/9/2009||St. Trinian's||Flash Harry||$15,000||$29,815,239||$29,830,239|
|4/18/2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Aldous Snow||$63,172,463||$42,000,579||$105,173,042|