|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$794,357,427||$1,274,172,347||$2,068,529,774|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$78,046,570||$75,441,402||$153,487,972|
|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$408,983||$0||$408,983|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $2,976,906,049 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #461)|
|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 (Producer), I'm Still Here (Director), I'm Still Here (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan, Anne Hathaway, Lynda Obst, Matt Damon|
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.
|1/29/2016||The Finest Hours||Raymond Sybert||$18,961,234||$5,800,000||$24,761,234|
|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||$348,869||$740,480|
|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||$138,339,411||$87,500,000||$225,839,411|
|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||$21,016,710||$6,404,230||$27,420,940|