|As an Actor||Leading||7||$244,654,021||$86,026,441||$330,680,462|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $330,680,462 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #521)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Robin/Dick Grayson (The Lego Batman Movie), Barry (Sausage Party), Paulie (Juno), Michael Cera (This is the End), Evan (Superbad)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Ellen Page, Jason Reitman, Evan Goldberg|
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.
November 20th, 2013
There are some good releases this week, but it is also a shallow week. If you look at Amazon.com's list of new releases, by the third or fourth page, you will find more filler than releases worth talking about. On the other hand, there are a number of late releases that finally arrived and I was able to get done. There are a number of contenders for Pick of the Week this week, including Doctor Who Story 29: The Tenth Planet, which is a must have for all Whovians. Kinky Boots is a very fun movie and you can't beat the price of the DVD. On the other hand, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray releases for Season Five and Unification are expensive, but worth it for fans. In the end, I went with The World's End on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week.
July 12th, 2013
There are nine films on this week's list, including four that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will find success, as the competition is high. Both Terms and Conditions May Apply and The Hunt should do well, but will have trouble expanding. On the other hand, I don't think strong reviews will translate into ticket sales for Crystal Fairy. This leaves Fruitvale Station as the best bet. Then again, predicting limited release success is even harder than predicting box office numbers for wide releases.
|2/10/2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Robin/Dick Grayson||$110,266,809||$71,781,665||$182,048,474|
|6/12/2013||This is the End||Michael Cera||$101,470,202||$25,068,915||$126,539,117|
|3/1/2013||The End of Love||Michael||$9,342||$0||$9,342|
|8/13/2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. The World||Scott Pilgrim||$31,611,316||$16,445,448||$48,056,764|
|1/8/2010||Youth in Revolt||Nick Twisp||$15,285,588||$4,400,000||$19,685,588|
|8/7/2009||Paper Heart||Michael Cera||$1,274,062||$22,909||$1,296,971|
|10/3/2008||Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist||Nicholas "Nick" O'Leary||$31,487,293||$2,398,724||$33,886,017|
|12/31/2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||Chuck, Age 8 and 11||$16,007,718||$17,006,087||$33,013,805|
|8/18/2000||Steal This Movie||America Hoffman (age 7-8)||$76,053||$0||$76,053|