|As an Actor||Leading||60||$2,302,602,133||$2,450,824,789||$4,753,426,922|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$201,188,349||$392,649,285||$593,837,634|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||2||$48,563,099||$49,596,455||$98,159,554|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 60 films, with $4,753,426,922 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #23)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Grug (The Croods), Ben Gates (National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets), Benjamin Franklin Gates (National Treasure), Speckles (G-Force), Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider) (Ghost Rider)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Executive Producer), The Wicker Man (Producer), Lord of War (Producer), Sonny (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Sanders, Emma Stone, Kirk De Micco, Jon Turteltaub, Ryan Reynolds|
|Born: January 7th, 1964 (52 years old)|
November 9th, 2015
There are a couple of big hits on this week's list of new releases. Terminator: Genisys was a monster hit internationally, but it failed to live up to expectations here. On the other hand, Trainwreck earned $100 million here, but barely made a peep internationally. Of these two films, Trainwreck is the only one worth picking up. In fact, it is a Contender for Pick of the Week. However, I'm still waiting for the screener and I hate to give out this title when a screener is on its way. Because of that, I'm going with Better Call Saul: Season One as the Best of the Best, but it isn't the only other title worth picking up.
September 25th, 2015
While it isn't a quiet week for limited releases, nearly all of the buzz is directed towards two films, 99 Homes and Mississippi Grind. The former will likely be the biggest box office hit, but the later is a gambling movie, so it is the one I most want to see.
August 7th, 2015
It could be a really good week in limited release, as there are several films earning great reviews and loud buzz. Leading the way in raw size is Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F", which could become one of the biggest Anime hits of all time, at least Stateside. Other films with a shot at thriving in limited release include Cop Car and The Diary of a Teenage Girl, but they are not the only films worth checking out.
March 30th, 2015
This week on the home market is another week that is good on top, but shallow in terms of depth. The number one film of the week is Interstellar which is worth checking out, but not Pick of the Week material. There are a quartet of Pick of the Week contenders, including two limited releases (The Imitation Game - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Wild - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray) and two TV on DVD releases (VEEP: Season 3 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Silicon Valley: Season 1 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray). Of these four, I went with Veep as the Pick of the Week.
February 6th, 2015
Like last week, this week's list is more of a highlights. It is the heart of Oscar season, so it is hard to have the time to research all dozen plus limited releases coming out each week. Additionally, this week most of the limited releases are opening with no buzz and bad reviews and many of them are only coming out in theaters to boost their Video on Demand release. That is not to say there are no good new releases coming out... there are three films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Two of those are documentaries and the other, The Voices, is coming out on Video on Demand. It is going to be a really bad weekend at the box office for limited releases.
December 13th, 2014
The third installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves limited releases, including foreign films and documentaries; classics hitting DVD or Blu-ray for the first time; and of course Canadian films. There were better choices for the limited releases than there were for big releases and TV on DVD releases, which is good news, because this Holiday Gift Guide feels that it ahs been lackluster so far. There have been many great limited releases to come out this year, including several foreign-language films to find some measure of mainstream success. On the downside, every year a lot of these movies hit theaters in the fall, so they won't hit the home market for months. That said, there are still some real highlights among the limited releases, classics, and Canadian films. In fact, we start off with the highest of the highlights for the entire year.
December 5th, 2014
There are two films opening in limited release this week that have a chance of picking up Awards Season nominations. Wild is earning the better reviews, but it is also one of the widest limited releases of the week. Still Alice is only having an Oscar-qualifying run, which means it might not put a lot of advertising into selling movie tickets until its regular release in January.
September 30th, 2014
September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month.
August 11th, 2014
It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on Amazon.com. The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins.
June 17th, 2014
It's a good week / bad week on the home market. There are several releases coming out this week that are absolutely worth picking up. But there are also several of these where I'm still waiting for screeners to arrive, some of which are contenders for Pick of the Week, like The Grand Budapest Hotel or House of Cards. Other potential Pick of the Week contenders include Ernest and Celestine on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It was literally a coin toss and Ernest and Celestine won. Meanwhile, No Clue on DVD wins the Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release of the week.
April 11th, 2014
This weekend is almost as busy for limited releases as last week, and on the plus side, there are a handful of films that are worth checking out. Only Lovers Left Alive and Joe are both earning great reviews. On the other hand, Only Lovers Left Alive is probably too "Art House" to thrive, while Joe is opening too wide and on Video on Demand, so its box office chances are also limited. Dancing in Jaffa is earning perfect reviews, but documentaries rarely have breakout success. Finally, Disco Singh could be a surprise hit, as it could be on track to break records in its native India.
October 16th, 2013
The Croods opened in March with more than $40 million and lasted long enough to pull in more than $180 million domestically and $570 million worldwide. That's a very impressive run for a spring release. Did it deserve this box office success? Or did it thrive because of the lack of direct competition?
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
January 7th, 2013
After two weeks of almost nothing worth talking about on the home market, there's plenty to talk about this week. ... Actually, to be totally honest, it is another slow week, it's just not painfully slow. (Also, I'm unwilling to pad the list like I had to do the last couple weeks.) Worse still, because the holiday just ended, a lot of the screeners that were supposed to arrive have not, including a few Pick of the Week contenders. Compliance, Dredd, and Frankenweenie are all contenders that are currently late, and I really don't like choosing a late screener. In the end, it was literally a coin toss between Archer: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray and Red Dwarf: X on DVD or Blu-ray. And the coin said... Red Dwarf: X.
|12/31/2016||Army Of One||$0||$0||$0|
|5/13/2016||The Trust||Jim Stone||$0||$20,312||$20,312|
|9/25/2015||Pay the Ghost||Mike Cole||$0||$2,072,505||$2,072,505|
|8/7/2015||The Runner||Colin Pryce||$0||$20,106||$20,106|
|12/5/2014||Dying of the Light||Evan Lake||$0||$0||$0|
|10/3/2014||Left Behind||Rayford Steele||$14,019,924||$6,749,285||$20,769,209|
|8/23/2013||The Frozen Ground||Sgt. Jack Halcombe||$0||$5,617,460||$5,617,460|
|3/16/2012||Seeking Justice||Will Gerard||$411,746||$0||$411,746|
|2/17/2012||Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider)||$51,774,002||$97,443,353||$149,217,355|
|2/25/2011||Drive Angry||John Milton||$10,721,033||$30,321,550||$41,042,583|
|1/7/2011||Season of the Witch||Behmen||$24,827,228||$66,299,372||$91,126,600|
|12/31/2010||National Treasure 3||Ben Gates||$0||$0||$0|
|7/14/2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Balthazar||$63,150,991||$154,835,329||$217,986,320|
|11/20/2009||Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans||$1,702,112||$10,711,837||$12,413,949|
|10/23/2009||Astro Boy||Dr. Tenma||$19,551,067||$22,085,176||$41,636,243|
|12/21/2007||National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets||Ben Gates||$219,961,501||$237,364,303||$457,325,804|
|4/6/2007||Grindhouse||Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")||$25,031,037||$25,156,752||$50,187,789|
|2/16/2007||Ghost Rider||Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider)||$115,802,596||$113,742,993||$229,545,589|
|9/1/2006||The Wicker Man||Edward Malus||$24,413,467||$13,308,360||$37,721,827|
|8/9/2006||World Trade Center||John McLoughlin||$70,278,893||$93,016,761||$163,295,654|
|7/28/2006||The Ant Bully||Zoc||$28,142,535||$21,468,363||$49,610,898|
|10/28/2005||The Weather Man||David Spritz||$12,482,775||$2,984,186||$15,466,961|
|9/16/2005||Lord of War||Yuri Orlov||$24,149,632||$36,288,095||$60,437,727|
|11/19/2004||National Treasure||Benjamin Franklin Gates||$173,005,002||$158,318,408||$331,323,410|
|9/12/2003||Matchstick Men||Roy Waller||$36,873,198||$22,292,102||$59,165,300|
|6/14/2002||Windtalkers||Sergeant Joe Enders||$40,914,068||$36,714,197||$77,628,265|
|8/17/2001||Captain Corelli's Mandolin||Captain Antonio Corelli||$25,528,495||$36,569,000||$62,097,495|
|12/22/2000||The Family Man||Jack Campbell||$75,764,085||$48,951,778||$124,715,863|
|6/9/2000||Gone in 60 Seconds||Randall "Memphis" Raines||$101,643,008||$131,000,000||$232,643,008|
|10/22/1999||Bringing Out The Dead||Frank Pierce||$16,640,210||$0||$16,640,210|
|8/7/1998||Snake Eyes||Detective Rick Santoro||$55,591,409||$48,300,000||$103,891,409|
|4/10/1998||City of Angels||Seth||$78,750,909||$120,000,000||$198,750,909|
|6/6/1997||Con Air||Cameron Poe||$101,117,573||$123,000,000||$224,117,573|
|6/7/1996||The Rock||Stanley Goodspeed||$134,069,511||$202,000,000||$336,069,511|
|10/27/1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Ben||$31,983,777||$17,816,223||$49,800,000|
|4/21/1995||Kiss of Death||Little Junior||$14,942,422||$0||$14,942,422|
|12/2/1994||Trapped in Paradise||Bill Firpo||$6,017,509||$0||$6,017,509|
|7/29/1994||It Could Happen To You||Charlie Lang||$37,784,369||$0||$37,784,369|
|3/11/1994||Guarding Tess||Doug Chesnic||$27,023,278||$0||$27,023,278|
|1/28/1994||Red Rock West||Michael Williams||$2,502,551||$7,000,000||$9,502,551|
|3/5/1993||Amos & Andrew||Amos Odell||$9,461,630||$0||$9,461,630|
|8/28/1992||Honeymoon in Vegas||Jack Singer||$35,208,854||$0||$35,208,854|
|8/17/1990||Wild at Heart||Sailor Ripley||$14,560,000||$0||$14,560,000|
|5/24/1990||Fire Birds||Jake Preston||$14,760,451||$0||$14,760,451|
|6/2/1989||Vampire's Kiss||Peter Loew||$725,131||$0||$725,131|
|3/13/1987||Raising Arizona||H.I. McDonnough||$22,847,000||$0||$22,847,000|
|10/10/1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Charlie Bodell||$41,382,841||$0||$41,382,841|
|1/17/1986||The Boy in Blue||Ned Hanlan||$275,000||$0||$275,000|
|12/21/1984||Birdy||Sergeant Al Columbato||$1,400,000||$0||$1,400,000|
|12/14/1984||The Cotton Club||Vincent Dwyer||$25,928,721||$0||$25,928,721|
|3/23/1984||Racing with the Moon||Nicky/Bud||$5,400,000||$0||$5,400,000|
|8/13/1982||Fast Times at Ridgemont High||Brad's Bud||$27,092,880||$0||$27,092,880|
|7/14/2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Executive Producer||$63,150,991||$154,835,329||$217,986,320|
|9/1/2006||The Wicker Man||Producer||$24,413,467||$13,308,360||$37,721,827|
|9/16/2005||Lord of War||Producer||$24,149,632||$36,288,095||$60,437,727|