|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$220,436,946||$396,204,055||$616,641,001|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||4||$331,865,011||$308,720,117||$640,585,128|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $616,641,001 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,612)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Kingpin (Real Steel), Homeless Guy (The Shaggy Dog), Air Force Pilot (Need for Speed), Smiling Man (Varsity Blues), Valet (A Thousand Words)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Kong: Skull Island (Story Creator), Power Rangers (Screenwriter), Power Rangers (Executive Producer), Flight (Screenwriter), Real Steel (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Dan Gilroy, Hugh Jackman, Shawn Levy, Robert Zemeckis, Dakota Goyo|
March 1st, 2017
February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
February 21st, 2013
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, finishing with Best Original Screenplay. There are actually three films that could win that and it wouldn't be a total shock if they did. That said, there is still a favorite to contend with.
January 10th, 2013
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions.
January 7th, 2013
Surprises seems to be the word of the day, as the WGA nominations included a number of them. Granted, Zero Dark Thirty and a lot of the other films that have earned Awards Season success thus far were here, but there were almost as many surprises as there were obvious choices.
|8/28/2015||7 Chinese Brothers||Dinsmore||$28,180||$0||$28,180|
|3/14/2014||Need for Speed||Air Force Pilot||$43,568,507||$150,601,112||$194,169,619|
|3/9/2012||A Thousand Words||Valet||$18,450,127||$2,340,359||$20,790,486|
|7/11/2008||Meet Dave||Air Traffic Controller||$11,803,254||$38,845,552||$50,648,806|
|3/10/2006||The Shaggy Dog||Homeless Guy||$61,123,569||$26,000,000||$87,123,569|
|1/15/1999||Varsity Blues||Smiling Man||$52,894,169||$1,400,000||$54,294,169|
|3/24/2017||Power Rangers||Executive Producer,|
|3/10/2017||Kong: Skull Island||Story by||$168,052,812||$393,084,915||$561,137,727|
|3/14/2014||Need for Speed||Producer,|
|10/21/2005||Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story||Director||$33,022,286||$6,476,074||$39,498,360|