|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $63,802,928 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,168)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lieutenant GQ Edwards (Suicide Squad), Sergeant Miles (Fury), Luke (The Longest Ride), Deputy Carl Hartman (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Billy Clark (Trouble with the Curve)|
|Most productive collaborators: Brad Pitt, David Ayer, Shia LaBeouf, Britt Robertson, George Tillman, Jr|
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.
January 8th, 2016
It is a terrible time of year to release a film in limited release. It is just too late for Awards Season and there are so many Oscar contenders in theaters that the target audience is busy trying to catch up. That said, there are a couple of films here that I hope do well: Lamb and The Treasure.
April 1st, 2015
March ended on a good note and helped 2015 maintain its lead over 2014 thanks to a trio of $100 million movies: Cinderella, Insurgent, and Home. April isn't as strong as far as depth goes, as only Furious 7 is expected to come close to $100 million at the box office. On the positive side, it could earn $100 million during its opening weekend, becoming the fastest starting film of the year, so far. On the negative side, it is expected to earn more than double the rest of the films' combined box office totals. Even worse, last April, there were two $100 million hits, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as two others that came close. There's no way April 2015 is going to live up to April 2014. I just hope the collapse isn't so bad that 2015 loses its lead over 2014 completely.
|8/5/2016||Suicide Squad||Lieutenant GQ Edwards||$269,082,409||$310,400,000||$579,482,409|
|12/31/2015||Walk of Fame||$0||$0||$0|
|4/10/2015||The Longest Ride||Luke||$37,446,117||$26,356,811||$63,802,928|
|7/11/2014||The Perfect Wave||Ian McCormack||$0||$0||$0|
|1/4/2013||Texas Chainsaw 3D||Deputy Carl Hartman||$34,341,945||$13,324,068||$47,666,013|
|9/21/2012||Trouble with the Curve||Billy Clark||$35,763,137||$12,055,776||$47,818,913|
|6/3/2011||The Lion of Judah||Jack the Donkey||$0||$0||$0|