|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$507,257,650||$696,084,621||$1,203,342,271|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$143,651,118||$343,900,000||$487,551,118|
|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$3,469,224||$2,654,987||$6,124,211|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,203,342,271 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,377)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jerry the Minion (Despicable Me), Nigel (Rio 2), Nigel (Rio), Kieran (Dinner for Schmucks), Prison King (Muppets Most Wanted)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: What We Do in the Shadows (Director), What We Do in the Shadows (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Anne Hathaway, Bruce Anderson, Jesse Eisenberg, John C. Donkin, Carlos Saldanha|
2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films
December 13th, 2015
The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release...
October 7th, 2015
The home market release report is a little late this week, because in our ongoing attempt to improve our site, we are looking at the format of this column and it will change shortly. (Also, this week both Amazon and Rotten Tomatoes were acting up. I had to download a script blocker and block all scripts on Rotten Tomatoes. Certain things no longer work, but at least it doesn't cause Firefox to freeze every ten minutes.) The biggest release of the week is The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, sort of. It came out last Friday, not this Tuesday. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive so I can do a full review. Meanwhile, the best new release of the week is When Marnie Was There in Blu-ray Combo Pack.
August 14th, 2015
It is both a very busy week with nearly a dozen releases on this week's list and a disappointing one. The slate of new releases is really weak, with only Mistress America having a decent shot at box office success. There are a couple of other releases that have the reviews to do well, but are playing on VOD. Of these, People Places Things is my choice for Video on Demand Pick of the Week, although I'm hoping Final Girl is better than its early reviews would indicate.
February 18th, 2015
What We Do in the Shadows dominated the per theater chart earning an average of $41,778 in two theaters. This is high enough to suggest the film will be able to expand significantly. Additionally, its reviews are stunning, so its chances at box office success are even better. However, the comedy stylings of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are not really mainstream and that might hurt its chances. The second place film on the per theater chart was the overall number one film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which earned an average of $23,360. The Last 5 Years was next with an average of $17,158 in three theaters. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opened with an average of $12,105 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the second wide release of the week, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,300.
July 20th, 2014
I previously reviewed Rio and thought it was... a movie. It is so middle of the road that I couldn't get passionate about the film, either positively or negatively. That said, it made a ton of money, especially internationally, so it should come as no surprise that Rio 2 was made. Does it improve upon its predecessor? Does it get worse? Or is it yet another movie that just exists?
|8/14/2015||People, Places, Things||Will Henry||$30,768||$184,613||$215,381|
|2/13/2015||What We Do in the Shadows||Vladislav||$3,469,224||$2,654,987||$6,124,211|
|3/21/2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Prison King||$51,178,893||$28,133,408||$79,312,301|
|7/30/2010||Dinner for Schmucks||Kieran||$73,026,337||$13,770,165||$86,796,502|
|7/9/2010||Despicable Me||Jerry the Minion||$251,513,985||$291,981,048||$543,495,033|
|10/30/2009||Gentlemen Broncos||Ronald Chevalier||$113,682||$4,800||$118,482|
|6/15/2007||Eagle vs Shark||$221,846||$1,102,032||$1,323,878|
|2/13/2015||What We Do in the Shadows||Screenwriter,|