|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$31,783,350||$44,422,982||$76,206,332|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$19,452,138||$40,830,738||$60,282,876|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $76,206,332 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #28,169)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Hobie Doyle (Hail, Caesar!), Ethan Wate (Beautiful Creatures), Frank Forbes (Rules Don’t Apply), Whip (Stoker)|
|Most productive collaborators: Richard LaGravenese, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Kami Garcia, Viola Davis|
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
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.
|11/23/2016||Rules Don’t Apply||Frank Forbes||$3,652,206||$219,242||$3,871,448|
|2/5/2016||Hail, Caesar!||Hobie Doyle||$30,080,225||$34,091,194||$64,171,419|
|2/14/2013||Beautiful Creatures||Ethan Wate||$19,452,138||$40,830,738||$60,282,876|