|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$364,239,553||$594,129,753||$958,369,306|
|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$256,313,076||$514,240,314||$770,553,390|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $770,553,390 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #204)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Thor: Ragnarok (Director), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Director), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Screenwriter), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Producer), What We Do in the Shadows (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Korg (Thor: Ragnarok), Tom Kalmaku (Green Lantern), Viago (What We Do in the Shadows), Alamein (Boy)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, Martin Campbell, Blake Lively, Greg Berlanti, Peter Sarsgaard|
November 1st, 2017
October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point.
2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films
December 13th, 2015
The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release...
February 18th, 2015
What We Do in the Shadows dominated the per theater chart earning an average of $41,778 in two theaters. This is high enough to suggest the film will be able to expand significantly. Additionally, its reviews are stunning, so its chances at box office success are even better. However, the comedy stylings of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are not really mainstream and that might hurt its chances. The second place film on the per theater chart was the overall number one film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which earned an average of $23,360. The Last 5 Years was next with an average of $17,158 in three theaters. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opened with an average of $12,105 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the second wide release of the week, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,300.
|2/13/2015||What We Do in the Shadows||Viago||$3,469,224||$5,012,132||$8,481,356|
|6/17/2011||Green Lantern||Tom Kalmaku||$116,601,172||$102,934,320||$219,535,492|
|6/24/2016||Hunt for the Wilderpeople||Director,|
|2/13/2015||What We Do in the Shadows||Director,|