|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$56,983,804||$159,287,017||$216,270,821|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$28,861,676||$42,332,719||$71,194,395|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $216,270,821 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11,373)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Thomas (Project X), Ben (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Link (Beautiful Creatures), Roosevelt (Fun Size ), Greg (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)|
|Most productive collaborators: Nima Nourizadeh, Oliver Cooper, Matt Drake, Jonathan Brown, Michael Bacall|
August 3rd, 2015
A24 has only been around for little more than two years, but in that time, I've reviewed more than a dozen of their releases. I haven't enjoyed all of them, but their hit to miss ratio has been better than most. Likewise, their hit to miss ratio at the box office has been better than most. If this keeps up, they might start releasing wide releases in a few years. However, while their track record is amazing compared to most limited releases, Barely Lethal is not a success story. It earned terrible reviews and missed the Mendoza Line during its opening weekend, earning less than $2,000 per theater. Granted it was also a VOD premiere, so that's a mitigating circumstance, it was one of the weakest box office performers for A24. Was this result fair? Or did it deserve better?
June 12th, 2015
While there are a number of films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's Tomatometer Score is 85% positive and it is playing in 15 theaters, so it is the clear choice for fans of limited releases. In fact, it might do well enough to earn some measure of mainstream success.
February 18th, 2013
Fun Size is a live action kids movie with a female star. These tend to struggle at the box office. This one was no exception. Despite opening right before Halloween and having a Halloween theme, the film bombed really hard. It opened well below the Mendoza Line and is one of the weakest openings for a saturation level release of all time. Is the film as bad as its box office performance? Or does it deserve to find a wider audience on the home market?
|12/31/2016||Brain on Fire||$0||$0||$0|
|7/17/2015||The Stanford Prison Experiment||Prisoner 416||$649,690||$0||$649,690|
|6/12/2015||Me and Earl and the Dying Girl||Greg||$6,758,416||$2,269,209||$9,027,625|
|5/1/2015||Welcome to Me||Rainer||$625,727||$0||$625,727|
|6/7/2013||As Cool As I Am||Kenny||$0||$0||$0|
|1/25/2013||Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters||Ben||$55,703,475||$159,246,241||$214,949,716|