|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$732,830,821||$969,063,980||$1,701,894,801|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $1,701,894,801 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #757)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Bruce Baxter (King Kong), Hamilton Jordan (Argo), Jackson Lamb (Super 8), Greg Coleman (The Wolf of Wall Street), Joseph Bradley (Zero Dark Thirty)|
|Most productive collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, Elle Fanning|
March 23rd, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street is the latest film from Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. Not surprisingly, it was considered an Awards Season favorite from the time it was announced. The last time Martin Scorsese directed a movie that didn't earn at least overall positive reviews was Boxcar Bertha back in 1972, which is so long ago that we don't even have it in our database. That's a winning streak that is probably second to none. Since the year 2000, he has released six movies (not counting documentaries) and five of those six have earned multiple Oscar nominations. Combined, they have earned 14 Oscar wins. On the other hand, this film earned weaker reviews than expected and was shut out on Oscar night. So is this film weaker than than average for his recent work? Or has he simply made so many great movies that the expectations are just too high?
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
|12/25/2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Greg Coleman||$116,900,694||$275,076,029||$391,976,723|
|8/2/2013||The Spectacular Now||Thomas Keely||$6,852,971||$63,980||$6,916,951|
|1/18/2013||Broken City||Paul Chandler||$19,701,164||$14,778,881||$34,480,045|
|12/19/2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Joseph Bradley||$95,720,716||$38,891,719||$134,612,435|
|6/9/2011||Super 8||Jackson Lamb||$127,004,179||$130,968,566||$257,972,745|
|12/12/2008||The Day the Earth Stood Still||John Driscoll||$79,366,978||$153,700,000||$233,066,978|
|9/28/2007||The Kingdom||Francis Manner||$47,467,250||$39,042,352||$86,509,602|
|12/14/2005||King Kong||Bruce Baxter||$218,080,025||$332,437,332||$550,517,357|