|As an Actor||Supporting||16||$563,942,358||$500,045,950||$1,063,988,308|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$57,085,977||$17,175,339||$74,261,316|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$12,314,651||$137,950||$12,452,601|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,063,988,308 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,712)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: (Blades of Glory), M (Warm Bodies), Steve 'Hater' Hader (What Happens in Vegas...), Gun Salesman (Failure to Launch), Gary Supernova (Escape From Planet Earth)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Tom Vaughan, Jake Kasdan, Ashton Kutcher|
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
November 15th, 2013
The Way Way Back is written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. For most of their careers, they have been actors. However, they wrote the script for The Descendants, which won them an Oscar. This time around, they not only co-wrote the screenplay, but co-directed the film as well. Was The Descendants a fluke? Or do they have another critical darling on their hands?
June 3rd, 2013
Warm Bodies was released in theaters in early February, which is a bad time of the year to release a film. Additionally, the early buzz was bad. A lot of people saw the basic premise (romance between a zombie boy and a living girl) and thought it was just another Twilight rip-off. The first trailer showed it was something different, but sometimes first impressions are lasting impressions. Fortunately it was able to top expectations and became a surprise midlevel hit. Will it continue to perform well on the home market? And did the studio thank those who made it a hit in theaters by releasing a fully loaded DVD / Blu-ray?
February 1st, 2013
For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part.
|2/20/2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Lou||$12,314,651||$137,950||$12,452,601|
|3/21/2014||Muppets Most Wanted||First AD||$51,178,893||$28,133,408||$79,312,301|
|8/9/2013||In a World...||Gary Supernova||$2,963,271||$175,940||$3,139,211|
|7/5/2013||The Way Way Back||Kip||$21,502,690||$5,351,120||$26,853,810|
|4/26/2013||Pain & Gain||John Mese||$49,875,291||$31,400,000||$81,275,291|
|2/15/2013||Escape From Planet Earth||Gary Supernova||$57,012,977||$17,143,633||$74,156,610|
|6/22/2012||Seeking a Friend for the End of the W…||Warren||$7,078,738||$4,688,221||$11,766,959|
|9/3/2010||The Winning Season||Terry||$5,000||$0||$5,000|
|3/26/2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||Lou||$50,269,859||$15,697,891||$65,967,750|
|5/3/2008||What Happens in Vegas...||Steve 'Hater' Hader||$80,277,646||$138,258,062||$218,535,708|
|4/25/2008||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo…||Ron Fox||$38,108,728||$5,244,389||$43,353,117|
|10/5/2007||The Heartbreak Kid||Mac||$36,787,257||$90,981,533||$127,768,790|
|8/3/2007||The Ten||Duane Rosenblum||$769,726||$16,951||$786,677|
|3/30/2007||Blades of Glory||$118,594,548||$27,000,000||$145,594,548|
|12/15/2006||Arthur et les Minimoys||$15,132,763||$98,192,980||$113,325,743|
|12/8/2006||Unaccompanied Minors||Sam Davenport||$16,655,224||$5,315,607||$21,970,831|
|3/10/2006||Failure to Launch||Gun Salesman||$88,715,192||$39,687,709||$128,402,901|
|2/20/2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Executive Producer||$12,314,651||$137,950||$12,452,601|