|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $5,207,485,511 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #161)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: James Bond (Skyfall), James Bond (Spectre), James Bond (Quantum of Solace), James Bond (Casino Royale), Mikael Blomkvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Spectre (Co-Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Sam Mendes, David Fincher, Jon Favreau, Michael G. Wilson, Rooney Mara|
March 7th, 2016
Spectre is the latest Bond film. It is a follow-up to Skyfall, which not only earned stellar reviews, but was also the biggest box office hit in the franchise earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Spectre wasn't as strong at the box office or with critics, but I'm a long time fan of the franchise, so I will still like it, right?
November 1st, 2015
October has come to an end and everyone should be happy about that. Except for The Martian, there were no serious hits that opened last month. There were more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Fortunately, October of last year wasn't spectacular either, so 2015 maintains a healthy lead over 2014. Even more fortunately, November looks fantastic. There are four films that have the potential to earn $200 million or more. The biggest of these is the final Hunger Games movie, which should reach $400 million. Spectre has a real shot at $300 million and could be the biggest hit in the franchise. Meanwhile, nearly every November there's an animated kids movie that becomes a monster hit. This year, The Peanuts Movie and The Good Dinosaur are both aiming for that box office milestone. The last time we didn't have a family film that earned at least $100 million in November was 2011 and that's because there were four family films that opened in the final two weeks of the month and that much competition meant they cannibalized each other. Both of these has a shot at $200 million and if neither of them reached $200 million, I would be shocked. Meanwhile, last November was a good month at the top with three monster hits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Big Hero 6, and Interstellar. However, after those three films, there were not much positive to talk about. It really looks like 2015 will match 2014 at the top, plus it could have better depth. I might be a little too optimistic, but I think November is going to be a great month at the box office.
March 24th, 2013
Skyfall was the latest Bond movie to come out and while nearly everyone thought it would be a hit, almost no one thought it would be this big of a hit. It earned more than $300 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide. Had it made half that, it would have been a monster hit. Was it also better than expected? Did it truly deserve this success?
November 15th, 2012
For the third weekend in a row, Skyfall remained in first place on the international chart with $89.08 million on 11,909 screens in 80 markets for a total of $429.63 million. This is the biggest international total for the franchise and it is very close to topping the worldwide total of all of the pre-Daniel Craig Bond films. Worldwide, the film has $520.19 million and is on pace to add at least $200 million more, likely $300 million to its worldwide total before it is done. There were no major market openings this weekend, but the film did become the biggest non-3D release in the U.K. with $114.50 million, including $16.61 million on 589 screens this past weekend. It is fifth on the all-time chart in that market, but it likely overtook Toy Story 3 ($116 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($117 million) already. Up next is Titanic at $127 million and Avatar at $149 million. I wouldn't be willing to bet money it would become the all time leader, but I also wouldn't bet money against it.
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|12/21/2011||The Adventures of Tintin||Red Rackham||$77,591,831||$296,402,120||$373,993,951|
|12/20/2011||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Mikael Blomkvist||$102,515,793||$136,858,177||$239,373,970|
|9/30/2011||Dream House||Will Atenton||$21,302,340||$20,339,826||$41,642,166|
|7/29/2011||Cowboys and Aliens||Jake Lonergan||$100,240,551||$75,669,764||$175,910,315|
|11/14/2008||Quantum of Solace||James Bond||$169,368,427||$422,323,651||$591,692,078|
|10/17/2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||$1,020||$0||$1,020|
|12/1/2007||The Golden Compass||Lord Asriel||$70,107,728||$297,154,830||$367,262,558|
|8/17/2007||The Invasion||Ben Driscoll||$15,074,191||$25,072,851||$40,147,042|
|11/17/2006||Casino Royale||James Bond||$167,365,000||$427,055,283||$594,420,283|
|7/12/2002||Road to Perdition||Connor Looney||$104,054,514||$79,300,000||$183,354,514|
|6/15/2001||Lara Croft: Tomb Raider||Alex Marrs||$131,144,183||$142,186,002||$273,330,185|
|5/5/2000||I Dreamed of Africa||Declan Fielding||$6,543,194||$7,748,805||$14,291,999|
|8/11/1995||A Kid in King Arthur's Court||Master Kane||$13,406,717||$340,562||$13,747,279|
|1/1/1992||The Power of One||Sgt. Botha||$2,827,107||$0||$2,827,107|