|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,957,393,342 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #704)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Wallace Keefe (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Joe Schatz (Argo), Tommy O'Hara (Gone Girl), Tom Bowen (Non-Stop), Brown (12 Years a Slave)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ben Affleck, Liam Neeson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Julianne Moore, Christopher Roach|
April 7th, 2017
It is a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen titles on this week’s list. This includes a quartet of releases with good reviews and loud buzz. Gifted’s reviews are good, but likely not good enough for limited release. That said, it has a shot at becoming a sleeper hit. Their Finest is a stellar British World War II dramedy, but the cast is more famous in the U.K. than here. Your Name is arguably the best film on this week’s list and it is a monster hit worldwide. However, it is playing in over 300 theaters and that might turn out to be too many. This leaves Colossal as the film with the best shot at mainstream success. Its reviews are not the best, but the combination of reviews, cast, buzz, and commercial viability is.
December 8th, 2014
Frank is a film that is very much an art house film. It earned incredible reviews and earned a spot in the $10,000 club during its opening weekend. However, when it tried to expand, it went nowhere. Is it truly limited to art house aficionados? Or will a wider audience appreciate it on the home market?
September 23rd, 2014
The Rover opened in limited release and opened really well, but the next weekend, its per theater average collapsed as it tried to expand and it barely crossed $1 million before leaving theaters. Is this a sign that the film only has appeal to a very limited audience? Or did the distributor try and expand the film way too soon and way too fast?
March 15th, 2014
12 Years a Slave recently won the Best Picture Oscar. This creates huge expectations. I am a little worried the expectations are so great the film will be weak by comparison. Is that the case? Or is the film really as good as its reviews and accolades would indicate?
February 17th, 2014
Thor came out in 2011 and cost $150 million to make. However, it barely made a profit. In fact, had it been a stand-alone movie, it would have very likely lost money. Had it not been for The Avengers boosting the home market numbers, it might have lost money. On the other hand, Thor: The Dark World cost $170 million to make and pulled in 40% more at the worldwide box office. Is it also 40% better? Or did it benefit from the big picture The Avengers movie universe has pulled together?
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.
|3/25/2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Wallace Keefe||$330,360,194||$537,800,000||$868,160,194|
|10/30/2015||Our Brand is Crisis||Buckley||$7,002,261||$1,590,171||$8,592,432|
|3/6/2015||The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest||Animation Voice||$10,021||$0||$10,021|
|10/3/2014||Gone Girl||Tommy O'Hara||$167,767,189||$200,800,000||$368,567,189|
|10/18/2013||12 Years a Slave||Brown||$56,671,993||$124,353,350||$181,025,343|
|1/4/2013||Promised Land||Jeff Dennon||$7,597,898||$1,702,438||$9,300,336|
|11/30/2012||Killing Them Softly||Frankie||$14,945,541||$24,292,902||$39,238,443|
|4/17/2015||Monsters: Dark Continent||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|