|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $1,116,150,942 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,405)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Viktor Zokas (Renard) (The World is Not Enough), Durza (Eragon), Don (28 Weeks Later), Gaz (The Full Monty), Daffy (The Beach)|
|Most productive collaborators: Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Guillory, Mark Addy|
June 26th, 2017
The original Trainspotting came out 20 years ago and earned amazing reviews and was one of the biggest limited release hits of the year. It was also not a film that usually gets a sequel. T2 Trainspotting failed to live up to the original at the box office, but does that mean it is a bad movie? Is it a pale imitation of the original film? Or should more people have given it a chance?
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.
March 11th, 2016
There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list that are earning excellent reviews and / or substantial buzz. This includes Hello, My Name is Doris, which I really hope does well. Boom Bust Boom, City of Gold, Eye in the Sky, and Marguerite are all worth checking out in theaters. Most of the rest are worth a rental on VOD.
March 5th, 2013
It's a strange week for home market releases. On the one hand, there are some terrific films that should do really well. On the other hand, after the top couple of titles, the quality of the releases plummets really fast. By the time we get outside of the top ten, we start to get mostly filler. The best film coming out this week is Schindler's List, which makes its Blu-ray debut this week. It is absolutely a must have; however, the Blu-ray is shovelware, which precludes it from being the Pick of the Week. The release that gets that honor is Wreck-It Ralph on either Blu-ray or 3D. It is worth paying the extra money for 3D, but not a lot of people have made the leap to 3D just yet.
November 30th, 2012
There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Both California Solo and Dragon are earning more than 80% positive reviews and hopefully one or both will find success in limited release. Also opening this week is Talaash and it could be an interesting film to keep an eye on, as Bollywood films are slowly becoming more mainstream.
|3/11/2016||Barney Thompson||Barney Thomson||$0||$1,329,376||$1,329,376|
|5/11/2007||28 Weeks Later||Don||$28,638,916||$35,593,798||$64,232,714|
|3/31/2006||Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing a…||Frank Keane||$349,132||$148,063||$497,195|
|8/29/2003||Once Upon a Time in the Midlands||Jimmy||$171,830||$925,678||$1,097,508|
|1/1/2003||To End All Wars||Campbell||$0||$0||$0|
|10/18/2002||Formula 51||Felix DeSouza||$5,204,007||$0||$5,204,007|
|12/24/1999||Angela's Ashes||Malachy McCourt Sr.||$13,038,660||$0||$13,038,660|
|11/19/1999||The World is Not Enough||Viktor Zokas (Renard)||$126,930,660||$234,800,000||$361,730,660|
|10/1/1999||Plunkett & Macleane||Plunkett||$476,432||$0||$476,432|
|5/1/1998||Go Now!||Nick Cameron||$3,657||$0||$3,657|
|8/13/1997||The Full Monty||Gaz||$45,950,122||$211,988,527||$257,938,649|
|7/19/1996||Trainspotting||Francis (Franco) Begbie||$16,501,785||$55,057,186||$71,558,971|
|5/6/1994||Being Human||Prehistoric Shamen||$1,461,200||$0||$1,461,200|