|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$820,609,098||$1,221,768,360||$2,042,377,458|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$43,180||$1,197,056||$1,240,236|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $2,042,377,458 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #690)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Baron Zemo (Captain America: Civil War), Martin Kreutz (The Bourne Ultimatum), Frederick Zoller (Inglourious Basterds), Hubertus Czernin (Woman in Gold), Niki Lauda (Rush)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Hemsworth, Ron Howard, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz|
March 1st, 2017
February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there.
September 25th, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s 13 films in just 8 years. The film pulled in more than $1 billion worldwide, so the market isn’t tired of these movies. However, has the brisk pace resulted in a substandard film? Or is it yet another critical smash?
May 23rd, 2014
It is not a particularly strong week for limited releases. There are a few that are earning good reviews, but almost none are earning good reviews and any buzz. Cold in July is one of the exceptions and its reviews and star power could have resulted in a fast start, but it is also playing on Video on Demand.
January 28th, 2014
There are a large number of first run releases coming out this week on the home market, five in total. This is a huge amount. This week, the latest season of Downton Abby also comes out on the home market, and it is the best selling new release of the week, at least according to Amazon.com. So at the top, it is a really busy week. On the other hand, there's very little depth. Beyond those six releases, there's not a lot to talk about. Out of all of the movies on this week's list, Rush is the best movie, but the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are only good and not great. On the other hand, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray or 3D Blu-ray is the best total package. Meanwhile, I finally got a chance to review Carrie (the screener arrived late) and it was better than I thought it would be and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, especially if you haven't seen the original movie.
December 14th, 2013
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces.
December 14th, 2013
October 1st, 2013
October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth.
September 1st, 2013
August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak.
|10/27/2017||2017 Cloverfield Movie||$0||$0||$0|
|3/31/2017||The Zookeeper’s Wife||Lutz Heck||$13,236,140||$382,258||$13,618,398|
|1/13/2017||Jeder stirbt fur sich allein||Inspector Escherich||$33,125||$305,035||$338,160|
|5/6/2016||Captain America: Civil War||Baron Zemo||$408,084,349||$743,600,000||$1,151,684,349|
|4/24/2015||The Face of an Angel||Thomas||$0||$0||$0|
|4/1/2015||Woman in Gold||Hubertus Czernin||$33,307,793||$23,450,345||$56,758,138|
|7/25/2014||A Most Wanted Man||Maximilian||$17,237,855||$18,831,035||$36,068,890|
|10/18/2013||The Fifth Estate||Daniel Domscheit-Berg||$3,254,172||$2,900,000||$6,154,172|
|10/19/2012||Et si on vivait tous ensemble?||Dirk||$43,180||$1,197,056||$1,240,236|
|8/20/2009||Inglourious Basterds||Frederick Zoller||$120,774,594||$196,140,670||$316,915,264|
|8/3/2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||Martin Kreutz||$227,471,070||$214,690,492||$442,161,562|
|4/29/2005||Ladies in Lavender||Andrea Marowski||$6,759,422||$12,408,873||$19,168,295|