|As an Actor||Supporting||11||$773,722,338||$1,627,137,153||$2,400,859,491|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$121,486,932||$171,616,601||$293,103,533|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$113,531||$0||$113,531|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $2,400,859,491 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #420)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Bolivar Trask (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Captian Gutt (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Trumpkin the Dwarf (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Miles Finch (Elf), Eddie (Pixels)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Knights of Badassdom (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy, Chris Columbus, Kevin James, Timothy Dowling|
July 27th, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past came out last year and earned plenty of praise from critics. It also became the biggest worldwide hit in the franchise. Now it is being re-released on DVD or Blu-ray as something called The Rogue Cut. How is it different from the theatrical release? And is it worth the double-dip?
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
April 23rd, 2014
Knights of Badassdom came out on DVD and Blu-ray on April 1st, so this review is late. In my defense, the screener did arrive late, although to be fair, it didn't arrive that late. The film is clearly aimed at the nerd audience, especially those into RPGs and LARPing. Will it appeal to these fans? Will it have broader appeal?
March 31st, 2014
The home market isn't terrible this week and there are a couple of releases on top that could sell well. However, it is not a very deep week and even the second page of the new releases over on Amazon.com has some releases I would call filler. Anchorman: The Legend Continues on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best-selling new release of the week and it is arguably the best as well. The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the second best-selling new release of the week and also a contender for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to seeing Knights of Badassdom but the Blu-ray Combo Pack is still on its way.
February 19th, 2013
Game of Thrones was one of the biggest new shows of 2011 and the second season was given the green light, and a larger budget, a mere two days after the series premiere. This turned out to be a wise choice, because the ratings for season two were even greater than they were for season one. But was this due to just hype? Or did the quality of the show increase as well? And is the DVD or the Blu-ray Combo Pack as good as the first time around?
December 9th, 2012
I've seen all of the Ice Age films. I thought the first film was great and the second film was good, but I thought the third film was only average for a kids film. Will the franchise bounce back with Ice Age: Continental Drift? Or will the fourth film continue the decline?
|5/20/2016||Angry Birds||Mighty Eagle||$0||$0||$0|
|5/23/2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Bolivar Trask||$233,921,534||$514,200,000||$748,121,534|
|5/23/2014||The Angriest Man in Brooklyn||Aaron Altmann||$0||$83,153||$83,153|
|1/21/2014||Knights of Badassdom||Hung||$113,531||$0||$113,531|
|11/6/2013||A Case of You||Gerard||$0||$0||$0|
|7/13/2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Captian Gutt||$161,321,843||$718,443,294||$879,765,137|
|5/4/2012||A Little Bit of Heaven||Vinnie||$10,011||$1,090,276||$1,100,287|
|4/16/2010||Death at a Funeral||Frank||$42,739,347||$6,237,886||$48,977,233|
|1/29/2010||Saint John of Las Vegas||$102,645||$0||$102,645|
|5/16/2008||The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Trumpkin the Dwarf||$141,621,490||$275,719,798||$417,341,288|
|8/17/2007||Death at a Funeral||Peter||$8,580,428||$38,210,000||$46,790,428|
|8/3/2007||Underdog||Dr. Simon Barsinister||$43,760,605||$21,272,723||$65,033,328|
|3/17/2006||Find Me Guilty||Ben Klandis||$1,173,673||$1,724,552||$2,898,225|
|8/26/2005||The Baxter||Benson Hedges||$181,872||$0||$181,872|
|10/3/2003||The Station Agent||Finbar McBride||$5,739,376||$3,668,651||$9,408,027|
|7/14/1995||Living in Oblivion||Tito||$1,043,576||$0||$1,043,576|
|1/21/2014||Knights of Badassdom||Executive Producer||$113,531||$0||$113,531|