|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||3||$148,980,025||$275,646,092||$424,626,117|
|Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $424,626,117 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #310)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jake (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Hugo Cabret (Hugo), Ender Wiggin (Ender's Game), Norma Green (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang), Gardner Elliot (The Space Between Us)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tim Burton, Eva Green, Jane Goldman, Chris O'Dowd, Ransom Riggs|
February 1st, 2017
January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016.
September 1st, 2016
August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top.
November 1st, 2013
October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long.
|2/3/2017||The Space Between Us||Gardner Elliot||$7,885,294||$2,647,038||$10,532,332|
|9/30/2016||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar …||Jake||$87,242,834||$209,400,000||$296,642,834|
|11/1/2013||Ender's Game||Ender Wiggin||$61,737,191||$66,246,092||$127,983,283|
|8/20/2010||Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang||Norma Green||$29,197,642||$68,602,223||$97,799,865|
|11/7/2008||The Boy in the Striped Pajamas||Bruno||$9,046,156||$35,037,247||$44,083,403|