|As an Actor||Cameo||2||$150,496,564||$226,800,000||$377,296,564|
|In Technical Roles||Director||9||$449,264,959||$307,865,233||$757,130,192|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $757,130,192 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #182)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: We Bought a Zoo (Director), We Bought a Zoo (Screenwriter), We Bought a Zoo (Producer), Jerry Maguire (Director), Jerry Maguire (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Bus passenger (Minority Report), Club Interviewer (Singles), Cop #2 (The Wild Life), Delivery Boy (American Hot Wax)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Haden Church|
May 28th, 2015
The weekend after a holiday is usually a bad weekend at the box office. This time around, San Andreas is the clear front-runner while Aloha might struggle, even as counter-programming. San Andreas will earn more than $30 million over the weekend, no other film is on track to hitting $20 million. On the other hand, there could be six other films that earn $10 million or more over the weekend. By comparison, this weekend last year, Maleficent opened with nearly $70 million, while X-Men: Days of Future Past earned more than $30 million. There's no way the top of the chart will match that. Even with better depth, it is very unlikely 2015 will win in the year-over-year comparison.
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
|6/21/2002||Minority Report||Bus passenger||$132,024,714||$226,800,000||$358,824,714|
|9/28/1984||The Wild Life||Cop #2||$9,453,750||$0||$9,453,750|
|3/17/1978||American Hot Wax||Delivery Boy||$11,000,000||$0||$11,000,000|
|11/26/2011||We Bought a Zoo||Director,|
|9/20/2011||Pearl Jam Twenty||Producer,|