|As an Actor||Leading||7||$65,685,439||$114,168,532||$179,853,971|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$3,419,967||$5,662,939||$9,082,906|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $179,853,971 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #716)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Harry Osborn (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Second White Soldier (Lincoln), Andrew Detmer (Chronicle), Cricket Pate (Lawless), Jason (The Place Beyond the Pines)|
|Most productive collaborators: Josh Trank, Max Landis, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Andrew Garfield|
|Born: February 6th, 1986 (31 years old)|
April 1st, 2017
March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016.
March 29th, 2017
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.
December 4th, 2015
It's a very busy weekend with way too many limited releases. Because of this, we had to be a little more selective with what films made the cut to appear in our column. Chi-raq is opening the widest and should earn the most over the weekend. However, there are more than half-a-dozen films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some of these might pick up some major Awards Season nominations.
October 20th, 2014
Life After Beth opened with strong buzz, especially for a limited release, but the reviews were mixed and it struggled to find an audience in theaters. It also debuted on Video on Demand, so that didn't help its box office numbers. Now that it is out on the home market, is it worth a look? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up?
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
|7/21/2017||Valerian and the City of a Thousand P…||Valerian||$0||$0||$0|
|2/17/2017||A Cure for Wellness||Lockhart||$8,106,986||$16,392,915||$24,499,901|
|1/31/2017||Two Lovers and a Bear||Roman||$0||$22,273||$22,273|
|8/15/2014||Life After Beth||Zach Orfman||$80,315||$254,176||$334,491|
|5/2/2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Harry Osborn||$202,853,933||$506,142,403||$708,996,336|
|10/18/2013||Kill Your Darlings||Lucien Carr||$1,029,949||$1,054,866||$2,084,815|
|9/27/2013||Metallica Through the Never||Trip||$3,419,967||$5,662,939||$9,082,906|
|3/29/2013||The Place Beyond the Pines||Jason||$21,403,519||$25,607,930||$47,011,449|
|11/9/2012||Lincoln||Second White Soldier||$182,207,973||$91,138,308||$273,346,281|