|As an Actor||Leading||3||$101,643,712||$235,192,173||$336,835,885|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$163,861,389||$307,395,564||$471,256,953|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $336,835,885 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #528)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Thomas (The Maze Runner), Thomas (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Caleb Holloway (Deepwater Horizon), (The Internship), Mitch Rapp (American Assassin)|
|Most productive collaborators: Wes Ball, Kaya Scodelario, Noah Oppenheim, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, T.S. Nowlin|
|Born: August 26th, 1991 (26 years old)|
September 17th, 2017
It continues to be a powerhouse at the box office this weekend with a second-weekend $60 million expected by Warner Bros., off a very respectable 51% from its opening. Remarkably, that would comfortably have been the best weekend in September, were it not for the film’s $123 million opening last weekend. It’s already the highest-grossing film ever released in September, and should make it easily to $300 domestically.
September 1st, 2017
As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit.
April 19th, 2017
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.
September 1st, 2014
August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year.
|1/26/2018||The Maze Runner: The Death Cure||Thomas||$0||$0||$0|
|9/15/2017||American Assassin||Mitch Rapp||$19,929,459||$6,192,173||$26,121,632|
|9/30/2016||Deepwater Horizon||Caleb Holloway||$61,433,527||$61,503,565||$122,937,092|
|9/18/2015||Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||Thomas||$81,697,192||$229,000,000||$310,697,192|
|9/19/2014||The Maze Runner||Thomas||$102,427,862||$245,891,999||$348,319,861|
|10/19/2012||The First Time||Dave||$17,061||$0||$17,061|