|As an Actor||Leading||1||$54,235,441||$40,035,047||$94,270,488|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$0||$0||$0|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $94,270,488 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #973)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Hassan Haji (The Hundred-Foot Journey)|
|Most productive collaborators: Helen Mirren, Lasse Hallström, Steven Knight, Richard C. Morais, Steven Spielberg|
December 1st, 2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey came out in August and was counter-programming, to be generous. It opened in barely more than 2,000 theaters and only managed fourth place during its opening weekend. On the other hand, its multiplier was 4.94, which is incredible compared to the average wide release, while it ended up a solid midlevel hit. Obviously the word-of-mouth was strong, but now that it is on the home market, will those who missed it in theaters want to check it out? And will those who saw it in theaters want to pick it up?
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.
|8/8/2014||The Hundred-Foot Journey||Hassan Haji||$54,235,441||$40,035,047||$94,270,488|