|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$280,937,233||$397,740,192||$678,677,425|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$78,950||$79,271||$158,221|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $678,677,425 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,015)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Isaac (The Fault in Our Stars), Justin (The Intern), Quentin Jacobsen (Paper Towns), Walter (New Year’s Eve), Jeremiah (Admission)|
|Most productive collaborators: Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter, John Green, Josh Boone, Shailene Woodley|
April 1st, 2017
March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016.
March 24th, 2017
February 7th, 2016
Grandma was Lily Tomlin's first starring role in nearly 30 years. She clearly wasn't rusty and there was even some Oscar-buzz for her performance. That didn't pan out. Is it as good as its reviews? Or was nostalgia at play here? Were critics just so happy Lily Tomlin was back that their judgment was clouded?
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
|8/30/2017||Ballerina||Victor (English language version)||$0||$48,056,946||$48,056,946|
|2/17/2017||In Dubious Battle||Jim||$0||$4,892||$4,892|
|7/24/2015||Paper Towns||Quentin Jacobsen||$32,000,304||$53,511,996||$85,512,300|
|8/1/2014||Behaving Badly||Rick Stevens||$0||$39,952||$39,952|
|6/6/2014||The Fault in Our Stars||Isaac||$124,872,350||$182,294,484||$307,166,834|
|7/5/2013||Stuck in Love||Rusty||$78,950||$39,319||$118,269|
|6/8/2012||Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding||Jake||$542,762||$0||$542,762|
|12/9/2011||New Year’s Eve||Walter||$54,544,638||$92,305,635||$146,850,273|