|As an Actor||Supporting||37||$2,437,918,714||$2,960,083,518||$5,398,002,232|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$39,160,052||$23,050,028||$62,210,080|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||2||$146,507||$0||$146,507|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 37 films, with $5,398,002,232 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #66)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Kingsley (The Hangover Part II), Aleksei Sytsevich (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Jerry Heller (Straight Outta Compton), Lawrence (San Andreas), Limbo (Planet of the Apes)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: John Dies at the End (Executive Producer), All is Bright (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, David Soren, Dwayne Johnson, Brad Peyton, Lisa Stewart|
|Born: June 6th, 1967 (49 years old)|
April 18th, 2017
We are entering the worst time of the year on the home market. There’s only a trickle of last year’s Awards Season contenders left to deal with, while it is way too early for the major spring releases to come out on DVD / Blu-ray. There are some classic titles that are on this list, like Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Limited Edition or Ocean Waves Blu-ray Combo Pack. However, the Pick of the Week isn’t either of these titles, but MST3K: Season 11, which you can watch on Netflix right now.
August 15th, 2016
Ratchet and Clank opened in late April, which is a bad time of the year to release a movie, as the first of the Summer blockbusters is just around the corner. Even so, Ratchet and Clank was a serious box office disappointment. Is it as bad as its box office numbers? Or would it have thrived during a better time of year?
September 14th, 2015
Love and Mercy is a movie about a real life person dealing with adversity. It's a movie about a real life famous person dealing with adversity. This movie practically screams Oscar bait. However, while it won over a lot of critics, Oscar bait movies can't always translate critical acclaim into mainstream appeal. Is that the case here? Is it worth checking out for fans of the The Beach Boys? Will those with limited knowledge of their music enjoy the film?
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
November 20th, 2013
There are some good releases this week, but it is also a shallow week. If you look at Amazon.com's list of new releases, by the third or fourth page, you will find more filler than releases worth talking about. On the other hand, there are a number of late releases that finally arrived and I was able to get done. There are a number of contenders for Pick of the Week this week, including Doctor Who Story 29: The Tenth Planet, which is a must have for all Whovians. Kinky Boots is a very fun movie and you can't beat the price of the DVD. On the other hand, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray releases for Season Five and Unification are expensive, but worth it for fans. In the end, I went with The World's End on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week.
October 4th, 2013
There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit.
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.
January 27th, 2013
January will go out like a lamb at the box office, with three new releases failing to catch on with moviegoers this weekend and not much action among the holdovers. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will win the weekend more-or-less by default, with a modest $19 million bow from 3,372 theaters. That spells financial disaster for a film that reportedly cost $50 million to make. FilmDistrict's $30 million-budgeted Parker will have a similarly tough time recouping its investment, although lower marketing costs will help. It starts out with $7 million and a per theater average of $3,147. Even more disappointing is Movie 43, which is set to open with $5 million, although its $6 million budget and likely long shelf life on video will avert catastrophe.
|12/31/2017||The Catcher was a Spy||$0||$0||$0|
|9/2/2016||Morgan||Dr. Alan Shapiro||$3,915,251||$3,399,997||$7,315,248|
|4/29/2016||Ratchet and Clank||Chairman Drek||$8,813,410||$3,000,000||$11,813,410|
|2/12/2016||The Little Prince||$1,311,213||$89,593,965||$90,905,178|
|8/14/2015||Straight Outta Compton||Jerry Heller||$161,058,685||$40,985,196||$202,043,881|
|6/5/2015||Love & Mercy||Dr. Eugene Landy||$12,551,031||$2,398,877||$14,949,908|
|5/9/2015||Madame Bovary||Monsieur Homais||$44,234||$663,871||$708,105|
|8/29/2014||The Congress||Dr. Baker||$137,815||$2,159||$139,974|
|5/2/2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Aleksei Sytsevich||$202,853,933||$506,142,403||$708,996,336|
|12/13/2013||Saving Mr. Banks||Ralph||$83,299,761||$31,662,764||$114,962,525|
|10/18/2013||12 Years a Slave||Freeman||$56,671,993||$124,353,350||$181,025,343|
|10/11/2013||Romeo & Juliet||Friar Laurence||$1,162,635||$0||$1,162,635|
|10/4/2013||All is Bright||Dennis||$4,556||$0||$4,556|
|3/1/2013||Ernest et Celestine||$292,562||$9,083,882||$9,376,444|
|1/25/2013||John Dies at the End||Arnie Blondestone||$141,951||$0||$141,951|
|6/15/2012||Rock of Ages||Paul Gill||$38,518,613||$22,513,319||$61,031,932|
|10/7/2011||The Ides of March||Tom Duffy||$40,962,534||$36,773,391||$77,735,925|
|5/26/2011||The Hangover Part II||Kingsley||$254,464,305||$332,000,000||$586,464,305|
|3/18/2011||Win Win||Mike Flaherty||$10,179,275||$1,689,788||$11,869,063|
|1/15/2010||The Last Station||Chertkov||$6,617,867||$9,078,279||$15,696,146|
|8/7/2009||Cold Souls||Paul Giamatti||$905,209||$220,000||$1,125,209|
|11/9/2007||Fred Claus||Nicholas Claus||$72,006,777||$25,830,861||$97,837,638|
|9/7/2007||Shoot 'Em Up||Hertz||$12,796,824||$14,000,000||$26,796,824|
|8/24/2007||The Nanny Diaries||Mr. X||$25,926,673||$20,064,522||$45,991,195|
|3/30/2007||The Hawk is Dying||George Gattling||$7,006||$0||$7,006|
|8/18/2006||The Illusionist||Chief Inspector Uhl||$39,868,642||$43,923,420||$83,792,062|
|7/28/2006||The Ant Bully||Stan||$28,142,535||$21,468,363||$49,610,898|
|7/21/2006||Lady in the Water||Cleveland Heep||$42,285,169||$30,500,000||$72,785,169|
|6/3/2005||Cinderella Man||Joe Gould||$61,649,911||$43,371,577||$105,021,488|
|3/11/2005||Robots||Tim the Gate Guard||$128,200,012||$132,500,000||$260,700,012|
|8/15/2003||American Splendor||Harvey Pekar||$6,003,587||$2,682,045||$8,685,632|
|2/8/2002||Big Fat Liar||Marty Wolf||$47,811,275||$4,649,742||$52,461,017|
|7/27/2001||Planet of the Apes||Limbo||$180,011,740||$182,200,000||$362,211,740|
|6/2/2000||Big Momma's House||John||$117,559,438||$56,000,000||$173,559,438|
|12/22/1999||Man on the Moon||Bob Zmuda||$34,580,635||$12,827,000||$47,407,635|
|12/8/1999||Cradle Will Rock||Carlo||$2,899,970||$0||$2,899,970|
|8/7/1998||Safe Men||Veal Chop||$21,210||$0||$21,210|
|7/24/1998||Saving Private Ryan||Sergeant Hill||$216,335,085||$268,700,000||$485,035,085|
|6/26/1998||Doctor Dolittle||Blaine (uncredited)||$144,156,605||$150,000,000||$294,156,605|
|6/5/1998||The Truman Show||Control Room Director||$125,618,201||$138,500,000||$264,118,201|
|12/12/1997||Deconstructing Harry||Professor Abbot||$10,686,841||$0||$10,686,841|
|6/20/1997||My Best Friend's Wedding||Bellman||$126,813,153||$172,110,266||$298,923,419|
|3/7/1997||Private Parts||Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton||$41,198,146||$0||$41,198,146|
|2/28/1997||Donnie Brasco||F.B.I. Technician||$41,954,997||$23,348,055||$65,303,052|
|2/23/1996||Before and After||Courtroom Audience||$8,642,118||$0||$8,642,118|
|10/27/1995||Mighty Aphrodite||Extras Guild Researcher||$6,401,297||$19,598,703||$26,000,000|