|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$803,059,775||$1,292,390,078||$2,095,449,853|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$90,685,867||$85,680,871||$176,366,738|
|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$408,983||$0||$408,983|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $3,107,394,793 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #509)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Tom (Interstellar), Virgil Malloy (Ocean's Eleven), Virgil Malloy (Ocean's Thirteen), Virgil Malloy (Ocean's Twelve), Tom Myers (American Pie 2)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: I'm Still Here (Screenwriter), I'm Still Here (Producer), I'm Still Here (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Matt Damon, Kenneth Lonergan, Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan, Ted Griffin|
|Born: August 12th, 1975 (42 years old)|
October 3rd, 2017
It is not a great week for home market releases. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the biggest release of the week, but it is far from the best. As for the Pick of the Week contenders, they are all horror themed. Cult of Chucky is surprisingly good, especially for a franchise that’s lasted seven installments. Don't Torture A Duckling is a giallo film, and an important one in its director’s career. Up next is iZombie: Season Three, which is amazing, but it is always on the edge of being canceled. Finally, there's Vampyr: Criterion Collection Blu-ray. In the end, I went with the Don't Torture A Duckling: Special Edition as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Goon: Last of the Enforcers Blu-ray Combo Pack earned Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release.
July 7th, 2017
There are only eight announced limited release films this week, and only two of them have more than ten reviews: City of Ghosts and A Ghost Story. Another film, Swim Team, only has seven reviews, but all seven are positive. However, two of those three films are documentaries, which leaves A Ghost Story as the only film with a real shot at box office success.
June 19th, 2017
February 26th, 2017
February 26th, 2017
Voting in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest is now closed, and we can reveal the final vote totals in each category, along with the rough probability for which film will win each award. This year’s award nominations have been dominated by La La Land, and it is expected to pick up the most Oscars tonight, with Best Picture among them. It has already equalled the record for most nominations, with 14, but it’s not favored to equal or set the record for most wins, with our poll suggesting it will pick up nine awards. Read on for details of our poll.
February 26th, 2017
It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between.
February 26th, 2017
The Independent Spirit Awards winners were handed out last night. While they are rarely a good predictor for the Oscars, Moonlight’s performance was so dominant that its chances of winning Oscars have ticked up a couple of percentage points.
February 16th, 2017
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Leading Actor, which is a three-way race this year. This makes it one of the most competitive categories we will be talking about.
February 12th, 2017
The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were very few surprises to talk about. La La Land again won the most awards with five, while only two other films, Lion and Manchester by the Sea, earned more than one award. They each won two.
January 24th, 2017
The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record.
January 11th, 2017
The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece.
January 8th, 2017
The first major awards night was Sunday with the Golden Globes being handed out. La La Land led the way with seven wins, winning in every category it was nominated in. This is great news for its Oscar chances, but there’s already backlash building.
December 14th, 2016
The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations.
December 12th, 2016
The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
November 18th, 2016
There are few films on this week’s list, but most of them are earning good reviews. Two of them, Manchester by the Sea and Nocturnal Animals, are also earning Oscar buzz and I wouldn’t be surprised of both did very well on the per theater average chart. On the other hand, I’m interested in seeing Girls und Panzer The FILM.
February 1st, 2016
As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison.
January 1st, 2016
2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth.
March 9th, 2014
Out of the Furnace came out the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is a dead zone at the box office. Despite being in the heart of the winter holidays (Thanksgiving through New Year's Day) the weekend after Thanksgiving is often times among the worst weekend of the year for wide releases. That was certainly the case in 2013 and Out of the Furnace was part of the problem. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or did it fail to find an audience in part because of the release date?
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.
August 16th, 2013
There are not a lot of limited release this week and only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Cutie and the Boxer is earning the best reviews, but it is a documentary, so its potential to expand is limited. Ain't Them Bodies Saints' reviews are not as good, but good enough to suggest it will find an audience in theaters.
|12/31/2017||The Old Man and the Gun||$0||$0||$0|
|7/7/2017||A Ghost Story||C||$1,594,798||$281,217||$1,876,015|
|11/18/2016||Manchester by the Sea||Lee Chandler||$47,695,371||$29,967,617||$77,662,988|
|2/26/2016||Triple 9||Chris Allen||$12,639,297||$13,304,495||$25,943,792|
|1/29/2016||The Finest Hours||Raymond Sybert||$27,569,558||$21,683,203||$49,252,761|
|12/4/2013||Out of the Furnace||Rodney Baze Jr.||$11,330,849||$4,103,526||$15,434,375|
|8/16/2013||Ain't Them Bodies Saints||Bob Muldoon||$391,611||$683,398||$1,075,009|
|9/10/2010||I'm Still Here||$408,983||$0||$408,983|
|10/19/2007||Gone, Baby, Gone||Patrick Kenzie||$20,300,218||$14,051,944||$34,352,162|
|9/21/2007||The Assassination of Jesse James by t…||Robert Ford||$3,909,149||$11,404,482||$15,313,631|
|6/8/2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Virgil Malloy||$117,144,465||$194,600,000||$311,744,465|
|9/15/2006||The Last Kiss||Chris||$11,614,790||$0||$11,614,790|
|12/10/2004||Ocean's Twelve||Virgil Malloy||$125,531,634||$237,457,442||$362,989,076|
|12/7/2001||Ocean's Eleven||Virgil Malloy||$183,417,150||$267,311,379||$450,728,529|
|8/10/2001||American Pie 2||Tom Myers||$145,096,820||$141,403,180||$286,500,000|
|3/3/2000||Drowning Mona||Bobby Calzone||$15,427,192||$553,184||$15,980,376|
|7/9/1999||American Pie||Tom Myers||$101,800,948||$132,922,200||$234,723,148|
|12/5/1997||Good Will Hunting||Morgan||$138,433,435||$87,500,000||$225,933,435|
|4/4/1997||Chasing Amy||Little Kid||$12,006,514||$3,148,581||$15,155,095|
|3/22/1996||Race the Sun||Daniel Webster||$1,681,685||$0||$1,681,685|
|9/27/1995||To Die For||Russel Hines||$21,284,514||$6,404,230||$27,688,744|