|As an Actor||Supporting||21||$2,249,518,155||$2,546,275,420||$4,795,793,575|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$89,302,115||$170,700,000||$260,002,115|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $4,795,793,575 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #84)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Bank Manager (The Dark Knight), Eric Sachs (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), General Adams (Independence Day: Resurgence), Captain Knauer (The Longest Yard), David "Sully" Sullivan (The Perfect Storm)|
|Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Armie Hammer, Justin Haythe|
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
December 15th, 2013
Before The Lone Ranger even hit theaters, there was a lot of bad buzz preceding it. Part of the reason was the film's budget. With a combined production and P&A budget of around $400 million, the film would need to make more than $600 million worldwide to have a hope of breaking even sometime during its home market run. However, previous to this film's release, the biggest western was Dances with Wolves, which barely cracked $400 million. On the other hand, Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski helped revitalize the Pirate genre, so perhaps lightning can strike twice. Nope. The film bombed. But is it as bad as its box office numbers? Or was it unfairly overlooked by moviegoers?
July 8th, 2013
It is a very busy week on the home market with four wide releases, five if you count Spring Breakers, which expanded semi-wide during its second weekend of release. None of these films were big hits at the box office. In fact, the five of them combined made $122 million. Additionally, only one of them earned good reviews. Fortunately, not only did Spring Breakers earn good reviews, its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are loaded, enough to be a contender for Pick of the Week. The other main contender is The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the screener for both of those releases, and I hate handing out the Pick of the Week when the screener is on its way. Because of that, I'm going with a late review, Wilfred: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray.
July 1st, 2013
For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end.
|6/24/2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||General Adams||$101,214,325||$260,000,000||$361,214,325|
|8/8/2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Eric Sachs||$191,204,754||$293,800,000||$485,004,754|
|7/2/2013||The Lone Ranger||Butch Cavendish||$89,302,115||$170,700,000||$260,002,115|
|5/3/2013||Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's||Narrator||$516,719||$16,173||$532,892|
|5/13/2011||The Big Bang||Detective Poley||$0||$7,300||$7,300|
|2/25/2011||Drive Angry||The Accountant||$10,721,033||$30,321,550||$41,042,583|
|4/9/2010||Date Night||D.A. Frank Crenshaw||$98,711,404||$53,557,629||$152,269,033|
|7/18/2008||The Dark Knight||Bank Manager||$533,345,358||$469,546,000||$1,002,891,358|
|3/30/2007||Blades of Glory||Darren MacElroy||$118,594,548||$27,000,000||$145,594,548|
|8/5/2005||The Chumscrubber||Dr. Bill Stiffle||$49,526||$0||$49,526|
|6/10/2005||Mr. and Mrs. Smith||Dr. Wexler, marriage counselor||$186,336,279||$299,787,811||$486,124,090|
|5/27/2005||The Longest Yard||Captain Knauer||$158,119,460||$32,201,108||$190,320,568|
|12/28/2001||Black Hawk Down||Master Sgt. Paul Howe||$108,638,745||$51,052,340||$159,691,085|
|6/1/2001||What's the Worst That Could Happen?||Detective Alex Tardio||$32,267,774||$6,194,297||$38,462,071|
|5/25/2001||Pearl Harbor||Danny's Father||$198,539,855||$250,700,000||$449,239,855|
|6/30/2000||The Perfect Storm||David "Sully" Sullivan||$182,618,434||$146,093,000||$328,711,434|
|5/26/2000||Passion of Mind||Aaron||$769,009||$0||$769,009|
|3/3/2000||Drowning Mona||Phil Dearly||$15,427,192||$553,184||$15,980,376|
|7/1/1998||Armageddon||Colonel William Sharp||$201,578,182||$353,021,818||$554,600,000|
|10/31/1997||Switchback||Chief Jack McGinnis||$6,504,442||$0||$6,504,442|
|7/11/1997||Contact||Dr. Kent Clark||$100,920,329||$64,979,671||$165,900,000|
|12/15/1995||Heat||Roger Van Zant||$67,436,818||$120,000,000||$187,436,818|
|10/6/1995||Strange Days||Dwayne Engelman||$7,918,562||$0||$7,918,562|
|9/14/1994||Quiz Show||Stage Manager||$24,787,282||$0||$24,787,282|
|11/18/1992||Malcolm X||Cop at Harlem Station||$48,169,910||$0||$48,169,910|