|As an Actor||Leading||15||$657,353,495||$427,000,502||$1,084,353,997|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$182,292,063||$225,500,000||$407,792,063|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$45,090,374||$10,000,000||$55,090,374|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 53 films, with $2,721,656,758 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #655)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Obadiah Stane (Iron Man), Kevin Flynn/Clu (Tron: Legacy), Rooster Cogburn (True Grit), Charles Howard (Seabiscuit), The Giver (The Giver)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Giver (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Joel Coen, Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard, Mark Fergus|
February 26th, 2017
February 26th, 2017
It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between.
February 15th, 2017
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Supporting Actor. Unlike a lot of other categories, this one could be a real race. We’ve had three previous awards ceremonies and three different winners, one of whom didn’t even get an Oscar nomination. I do have a personal favorite, but I fear my judgment is clouded as a result.
January 24th, 2017
The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record.
January 11th, 2017
The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece.
December 14th, 2016
After dealing with first-run releases and TV on DVD releases, we come to the instalment of our Holiday Gift Guide that deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports. This list should be longer than last week, but hopefully I won’t go overboard.
December 14th, 2016
The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations.
December 12th, 2016
The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
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.
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.
|12/31/2016||The Emperor's Children||Murry Thwaite||$0||$0||$0|
|8/12/2016||Hell or High Water||Marcus||$27,007,844||$10,586,921||$37,594,765|
|2/12/2016||The Little Prince||$1,311,213||$89,593,965||$90,905,178|
|2/6/2015||Seventh Son||Master Gregory||$17,223,265||$93,400,000||$110,623,265|
|8/15/2014||The Giver||The Giver||$45,090,374||$10,000,000||$55,090,374|
|3/1/2013||A Place at the Table||Himself||$231,378||$0||$231,378|
|12/22/2010||True Grit||Rooster Cogburn||$171,243,005||$81,033,923||$252,276,928|
|12/17/2010||Tron: Legacy||Kevin Flynn/Clu||$172,062,763||$225,500,000||$397,562,763|
|12/16/2009||Crazy Heart||Bad Blake||$39,471,742||$7,945,509||$47,417,251|
|11/6/2009||The Men Who Stare at Goats||Bill Django||$32,428,195||$34,920,023||$67,348,218|
|8/28/2009||The Open Road||Kyle Garrett||$19,716||$0||$19,716|
|10/3/2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Clayton Harding||$2,775,593||$9,255,850||$12,031,443|
|5/2/2008||Iron Man||Obadiah Stane||$318,604,126||$266,000,000||$584,604,126|
|12/7/2007||The Amateurs||Andy Sargentee||$16,334||$0||$16,334|
|6/8/2007||Surf's Up||Big Z/Geek||$58,867,694||$86,528,051||$145,395,745|
|4/28/2006||Stick It||Burt Vickerman||$26,910,736||$3,488,978||$30,399,714|
|7/14/2004||The Door in the Floor||Ted Cole||$3,835,551||$2,267,279||$6,102,830|
|7/24/2003||Masked and Anonymous||Tom Friend||$533,344||$21,991||$555,335|
|1/31/2003||Lost in La Mancha||Narrator||$734,514||$1,705,831||$2,440,345|
|8/13/2001||K-PAX||Dr. Mark Powell||$50,315,140||$0||$50,315,140|
|10/13/2000||The Contender||President Jackson Evans||$17,804,273||$0||$17,804,273|
|8/27/1999||The Muse||Jack Warrick||$11,614,954||$0||$11,614,954|
|7/9/1999||Arlington Road||Michael Faraday||$24,419,219||$0||$24,419,219|
|3/6/1998||The Big Lebowski||The Dude||$17,498,804||$28,690,764||$46,189,568|
|11/15/1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Gregory Larkin||$41,267,469||$0||$41,267,469|
|2/2/1996||White Squall||Sheldon "Skipper"||$10,229,300||$0||$10,229,300|
|12/1/1995||Wild Bill||James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok||$2,169,373||$194,099||$2,363,472|
|7/1/1994||Blown Away||Jimmy Dove||$30,133,002||$0||$30,133,002|
|9/20/1991||The Fisher King||Jack Lucas||$41,798,224||$0||$41,798,224|
|10/13/1989||The Fabulous Baker Boys||Jack Baker||$18,121,297||$0||$18,121,297|
|4/21/1989||See You in the Morning||Larry Livingston||$4,795,009||$0||$4,795,009|
|8/12/1988||Tucker: The Man and His Dream||Preston Thomas Tucker||$19,652,638||$0||$19,652,638|
|12/25/1986||The Morning After||Turner Kendall||$25,147,055||$0||$25,147,055|
|10/1/1986||8 Million Ways to Die||Matt Scudder||$1,305,114||$0||$1,305,114|
|10/4/1985||Jagged Edge||Jack Forrester||$40,491,165||$0||$40,491,165|
|3/2/1984||Against All Odds||Terry Brogan||$25,100,000||$0||$25,100,000|
|12/22/1982||Kiss Me Goodbye||Rupert Baines||$15,782,759||$0||$15,782,759|
|11/19/1982||The Last Unicorn||Prince Lir||$6,455,330||$0||$6,455,330|
|11/19/1980||Heaven's Gate||John L Bridges||$3,484,331||$192||$3,484,523|
|12/17/1976||King Kong||Jack Prescott||$52,614,445||$38,000,000||$90,614,445|
|1/1/1974||Thunderbolt and Lightfoot||Lightfoot||$25,000,000||$0||$25,000,000|
|10/8/1971||The Last Picture Show||Duane Jackson||$20,505,085||$0||$20,505,085|