|As an Actor||Cameo||2||$150,496,564||$226,800,000||$377,296,564|
|In Technical Roles||Director||9||$449,596,729||$307,865,233||$757,461,962|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $757,461,962 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #196)|
|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 31st, 2015
In a Summer already littered with franchise films, it’s good to see something original top the charts, even if it is something as rote as a disaster movie based on an earthquake in California. The $53.2 million projected opening for San Andreas is something of a triumph for Dwayne Johnson, who carries the film as its sole lead, unlike his contributions to the Furious 7 ensemble. With only the domestic opening numbers in, Johnson has already moved up to third on our top current stars list, and will most likely pass Vin Diesel for second place before San Andreas’ run is over.
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.
March 3rd, 2015
|6/21/2002||Minority Report||Bus passenger||$132,024,714||$226,800,000||$358,824,714|
|9/28/1984||The Wild Life||Cop #2||$9,500,000||$0||$9,500,000|
|3/17/1978||American Hot Wax||Delivery Boy||$11,000,000||$0||$11,000,000|
|11/26/2011||We Bought a Zoo||Screenwriter,|
|9/20/2011||Pearl Jam Twenty||Screenwriter,|