|As an Actor||Supporting||11||$584,114,289||$383,353,544||$967,467,833|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$100,343||$4,040,908||$4,141,251|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$969,239||$571,101||$1,540,340|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $967,467,833 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,048)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Warren Worthington/Angel (X-Men: The Last Stand), Matt "Axe" Axelson (Lone Survivor), Sebastian Abney (Contraband), Charlie Prince (3:10 to Yuma), Richard Livesey (The Finest Hours)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Rampart (Producer), Noble (Composer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Taylor Kitsch, Baltasar Kormakur, Jason Statham|
March 18th, 2016
Of the seven films on this week's list, five of them are earning excellent reviews and one of the other two is a Bollywood film with no reviews. Midnight Special was supposed to open wide, but that's not happening now. It could still find an audience in theaters. Additionally, Krisha is being released by A24 and that distributor has a very good track record.
January 1st, 2016
2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth.
June 1st, 2014
Lone Survivor came out for an Oscar-qualifying run late in December of 2013, which seemed odd, because it didn't look like the typical Oscar-bait movie. However, it actually picked up a couple of Oscar nominations (for technical categories) and more impressively earned a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as SAG Award for Best Stunts. This lifts the expectations, but is this for the best? Does the film truly rise above the action genre?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|3/18/2016||The Program||Lance Armstrong||$0||$1,501,013||$1,501,013|
|1/29/2016||The Finest Hours||Richard Livesey||$27,569,558||$20,627,694||$48,197,252|
|12/31/2015||State Like Sleep||$0||$0||$0|
|12/25/2013||Lone Survivor||Matt "Axe" Axelson||$125,095,601||$24,709,031||$149,804,632|
|10/18/2013||Kill Your Darlings||William Burroughs||$1,029,949||$1,054,866||$2,084,815|
|8/16/2013||Ain't Them Bodies Saints||Patrick Wheeler||$391,611||$348,869||$740,480|
|1/28/2011||The Mechanic||Steve McKenna||$29,121,498||$47,225,895||$76,347,393|
|11/13/2009||The Messenger||Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery||$1,109,660||$635,292||$1,744,952|
|10/19/2007||30 Days of Night||The Stranger||$39,568,996||$40,707,160||$80,276,156|
|9/2/2007||3:10 to Yuma||Charlie Prince||$53,606,916||$17,564,909||$71,171,825|
|1/12/2007||Alpha Dog||Jake Mazursky||$15,242,450||$17,204,717||$32,447,167|
|5/26/2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Warren Worthington/Angel||$234,362,462||$224,997,093||$459,359,555|
|3/10/2006||The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things||Fleshy Boy||$29,058||$180,000||$209,058|
|4/5/2002||Big Trouble||Matt Arnold||$7,262,288||$1,226,583||$8,488,871|
|3/9/2001||Get Over It||Berke Landers||$11,560,259||$8,300,000||$19,860,259|
|11/17/1999||Liberty Heights||Ben Kurtzman||$3,732,398||$0||$3,732,398|