|As an Actor||Leading||4||$520,161,479||$1,017,037,038||$1,537,198,517|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$7,689,607||$56,663,000||$64,352,607|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $1,537,198,517 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #137)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Peter Parker / Spider-Man (The Amazing Spider-Man), Peter Parker/Spider-Man (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Eduardo Saverin (The Social Network), Desmond T. Ross (Hacksaw Ridge), Todd Hayes (Lions for Lambs)|
|Most productive collaborators: Marc Webb, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti|
November 29th, 2016
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.
August 2nd, 2016
The true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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.
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
November 23rd, 2012
This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on...
|12/31/2017||Under The Silver Lake||$0||$0||$0|
|11/4/2016||Hacksaw Ridge||Desmond T. Ross||$53,864,956||$14,550,000||$68,414,956|
|9/25/2015||99 Homes||Dennis Nash||$1,411,927||$485,031||$1,896,958|
|5/2/2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Peter Parker/Spider-Man||$202,853,933||$506,142,403||$708,996,336|
|7/3/2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Peter Parker / Spider-Man||$262,030,663||$495,859,604||$757,890,267|
|10/1/2010||The Social Network||Eduardo Saverin||$96,962,694||$127,959,441||$224,922,135|
|9/15/2010||Never Let Me Go||Tommy||$2,434,652||$8,739,066||$11,173,718|
|2/5/2010||The Red Riding Trilogy: 1974||$148,826||$0||$148,826|
|12/25/2009||The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus||Anton||$7,689,607||$56,663,000||$64,352,607|
|11/9/2007||Lions for Lambs||Todd Hayes||$14,998,070||$48,213,018||$63,211,088|