|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$99,434,310||$96,576,170||$196,010,480|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$22,049||$0||$22,049|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $196,010,480 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #13,814)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Shane (The Purge: Anarchy), Zach McCall (Devil's Due), Jerry Bailey (The Last Stand), Evan (Answers to Nothing), Seth (In Our Nature)|
|Most productive collaborators: Allison Miller, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Sam Anderson, Lindsay Devlin|
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
May 19th, 2013
The Last Stand was important for two reasons. Firstly, it was the first starring role for Arnold Schwarzenegger in a decade, while it was also the English-language debut for Kim Jee-woon. Unfortunately, while I wanted the film to do well, it made less in total that I predicted it would make during its opening weekend. Is it really that bad? Or should moviegoers who skipped it the first time check it out on the home market?
December 7th, 2012
It is a really, really busy week for limited releases. However, of the more than a dozen films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, Wagner and Me. That film is a documentary, so even if it does perform well during its opening weekend, it likely won't find any mainstream success. All of the rest are either earning too few reviews to have a Tomatometer Score, or have overall negative reviews. Combined with the previously released Awards Season hopefuls, and there's too much competition for such weak films.
|7/18/2014||The Purge: Anarchy||Shane||$71,562,550||$39,971,086||$111,533,636|
|1/17/2014||Devil's Due||Zach McCall||$15,821,461||$20,324,626||$36,146,087|
|5/31/2013||Crazy Kind of Love||Matthew||$0||$0||$0|
|1/18/2013||The Last Stand||Jerry Bailey||$12,050,299||$36,280,458||$48,330,757|
|12/7/2012||In Our Nature||Seth||$6,543||$0||$6,543|
|12/31/2011||Long Time Gone||Gordie||$0||$0||$0|
|12/2/2011||Answers to Nothing||Evan||$22,049||$0||$22,049|