|As an Actor||Supporting||1||$93,607,673||$67,040,820||$160,648,493|
|In Technical Roles||Director||4||$147,802,277||$19,378,737||$167,181,014|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $167,181,014 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #629)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Knight and Day (Producer), About Last Night (Director), Hot Tub Time Machine (Director), Accepted (Director), High Fidelity (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Limo Driver (America's Sweethearts)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, James Mangold, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Patrick O'Neill|
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.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
|7/20/2001||America's Sweethearts||Limo Driver||$93,607,673||$67,040,820||$160,648,493|
|2/20/2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Director||$12,314,651||$137,950||$12,452,601|
|2/14/2014||About Last Night||Director||$48,637,684||$1,808,176||$50,445,860|
|6/23/2010||Knight and Day||Producer||$76,423,035||$182,328,335||$258,751,370|
|3/26/2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||Director||$50,269,859||$15,697,891||$65,967,750|