|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$383,283,545||$443,609,971||$826,893,516|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$0||$0||$0|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $826,893,516 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,979)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Caleb (Divergent), Caleb (The Divergent Series: Insurgent), Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars), Caleb Prior (The Divergent Series: Allegiant), Tommy Ross (Carrie)|
|Most productive collaborators: Shailene Woodley, Josh Boone, Scott Neustadter, Laura Dern, Michael H. Weber|
November 26th, 2014
This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. In some ways, this is better than last year, as there were a wider number of big releases that would make great gifts. However, in other ways it is much weaker. I can't think of a single big franchise box set that came out this year. There are some smaller ones, like the Halloween Box Set, but while the franchise has lasted ten installments and 30 years, how many can you really say are worth repeated viewing? Fortunately, there were plenty of great films to come out this year, starting with what is currently the biggest hit of the year.
August 22nd, 2014
Divergent is one of the latest Young Adult adaptations to hit theaters. These films usually fall under one of two sub-genres: Dystopian Future and Fantasy Romance. (There are also a growing number of Dying Girl movies, like The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay.) This film is part of the Dystopian Future genre and will inevitably be compared to Hunger Games. How is it compared that franchise? Does it work on its own?
June 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
January 26th, 2014
Carrie is a remake of of the 1976 film of the same name. The original Carrie is considered a classic horror film and the movie that brought Stephen King immense fame. Horror remakes have done poorly recently and this film was no different. However, was it a bad remake? Or has the public perception of horror remakes unfairly hurt this film at the box office? Does it do enough new to make it worth watching? Or is it yet another unnecessary remake?
|12/31/2017||Code Name Veil||$0||$0||$0|
|3/18/2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Caleb Prior||$66,184,051||$105,300,000||$171,484,051|
|3/20/2015||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Caleb||$130,179,072||$165,100,000||$295,279,072|
|10/1/2014||Men, Women and Children||Tim Mooney||$705,908||$1,000,000||$1,705,908|
|6/6/2014||The Fault in Our Stars||Augustus Waters||$124,872,350||$182,294,484||$307,166,834|