|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$265,614,542||$310,903,334||$576,517,876|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$33,116,949||$122,299,049||$155,415,998|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$100,119||$64,207,639||$64,307,758|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $576,517,876 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,755)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mossi Kasic (Let’s Be Cops), 1st Lt. Tom Pullings (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Maximilian Jones (Jupiter Ascending), Father Francis (Exorcist: The Beginning), Young Rufus Sixsmith/Old Rufus Sixsmith/Nurse James/Archivist (Cloud Atlas)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora É Outro (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Luke Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Lana Wachowski, Jake Johnson, Andy Wachowski|
December 6th, 2015
The second installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on TV on DVD releases. It's going to be a little short this year, because I was not impressed with last year's batch of new releases. There are five networks, but there are only four shows that debuted last season on this list. (Although I admit I don't watch The Flash (DVD or Blu-ray) or Jane the Virgin (DVD) and the WB doesn't hand out screeners.) There were a few other cable shows that started last year that I love, but this includes stuff like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Daredevil, neither of which are on DVD. Additionally, there weren't as many Full-Series Megasets as years past, at least not ones that I think are worthy for this list. Mad Men might be the only Megaset for a concurrent show that makes the list. This all adds up to a short list this year.
September 16th, 2015
This week's home market releases are insane, so I'm going to have to be a lot more judicious in pruning the list. If I were to include all releases that are big enough to include, if they were released during a slow week, there would be more than 100 releases on this week's list (including secondary Blu-rays, but not VOD releases). I have to pare that back to a more reasonable number. Why are there so many releases? Firstly, it is the beginning of the Christmas Shopping season and we have two monster hits on this week's list. Secondly, it is the last week before the fall season begins in earnest, so it is the last week for a lot of shows to come out on DVD before they are running into competition from the new season. It should come as no surprise that the best releases on this week's list are in the TV on DVD categories, including Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2. Both of which are co-winners of the Pick of the Week.
March 11th, 2013
Hitchcock opened in limited release earning an per theater average of nearly $17,000 in 17 theaters. It went on to make more than $6 million in total, including more than $1 million during its biggest weekend. This is an impressive run compared to most limited releases. However, Hitchcock was expected to be a player during Awards Season and many thought it would be able to expand wide, or at least semi-wide. Granted, there were a lot of Oscar hopefuls that opened during the same time period. Did this one just get lost in the crowd? Or was there a reason it missed admittedly high expectations?
|2/6/2015||Jupiter Ascending||Maximilian Jones||$47,482,519||$134,500,000||$181,982,519|
|8/13/2014||Let’s Be Cops||Mossi Kasic||$82,390,774||$54,500,000||$136,890,774|
|2/7/2014||After the Dark||$0||$0||$0|
|10/26/2012||Cloud Atlas||Young Rufus Sixsmith/Old Rufus Sixsmith/Nurse James/Archivist||$27,108,272||$103,564,882||$130,673,154|
|6/1/2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Bishop||$114,306||$0||$114,306|
|5/5/2006||An American Haunting||Richard Powell||$16,298,046||$14,145,231||$30,443,277|
|3/11/2005||Dot the I||Barnaby R. Caspian||$306,224||$1,062,712||$1,368,936|
|8/20/2004||Exorcist: The Beginning||Father Francis||$41,814,863||$2,142,678||$43,957,541|
|11/14/2003||Master and Commander: The Far Side of…||1st Lt. Tom Pullings||$93,926,386||$118,985,751||$212,912,137|
|11/22/2000||The Trench||Pte. Colin Daventry||$0||$0||$0|
|11/11/2011||Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Ago…||Executive Producer||$100,119||$64,207,639||$64,307,758|