|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$500,111,005||$557,436,643||$1,057,547,648|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,057,547,648 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,688)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Eric (Divergent), Eric (The Divergent Series: Insurgent), Cup (Unbroken), Kyle Reese (Terminator: Genisys), Charlie (Jack Reacher)|
|Most productive collaborators: Shailene Woodley, Neil Burger, Theo James, Evan Daugherty, Tom Cruise|
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.
August 22nd, 2014
Divergent is one of the latest Young Adult adaptations to hit theaters. These films usually fall under one of two sub-genres: Dystopian Future and Fantasy Romance. (There are also a growing number of Dying Girl movies, like The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay.) This film is part of the Dystopian Future genre and will inevitably be compared to Hunger Games. How is it compared that franchise? Does it work on its own?
June 16th, 2013
The Die Hard franchise has been around for 25 years. The first Die Hard film cost less than $30 million to make, but earned $80 million. This is $150 million, if you take into inflation. The most recent installment was Live Free or Die Hard, which didn't quite live up to expectations. A lot of people thought that perhaps the franchise was running out of steam, or perhaps it was just a product of its times and it was no longer relevant today. Was A Good Day to Die Hard able to revitalize the franchise? Or is there something seriously wrong here?
February 1st, 2013
For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part.
|12/31/2017||The Kaisers Last Kiss||$0||$0||$0|
|7/1/2015||Terminator: Genisys||Kyle Reese||$89,760,956||$350,400,000||$440,160,956|
|4/24/2015||The Water Diviner||Lt. Colonel Hughes||$4,200,117||$26,664,532||$30,864,649|
|3/20/2015||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Eric||$130,179,072||$165,100,000||$295,279,072|
|2/14/2013||A Good Day to Die Hard||Jack McClane||$67,349,198||$236,900,000||$304,249,198|