|As an Actor||Supporting||14||$946,324,425||$1,394,969,554||$2,341,293,979|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $2,341,293,979 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #478)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Brock Rumlow (Captain America: Civil War), Brock Rumlow (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Sergeant Leo Barnes (The Purge: Election Year), Sergeant (The Purge: Anarchy), Diaz (The Grey)|
|Most productive collaborators: Liam Neeson, Joe Carnahan, Chris Evans, Anthony Russo, Christopher Markus|
September 25th, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s 13 films in just 8 years. The film pulled in more than $1 billion worldwide, so the market isn’t tired of these movies. However, has the brisk pace resulted in a substandard film? Or is it yet another critical smash?
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
|7/1/2016||The Purge: Election Year||Sergeant Leo Barnes||$79,042,440||$36,300,000||$115,342,440|
|5/6/2016||Captain America: Civil War||Brock Rumlow||$408,084,349||$743,600,000||$1,151,684,349|
|7/18/2014||The Purge: Anarchy||Sergeant||$71,562,550||$39,971,086||$111,533,636|
|4/4/2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Brock Rumlow||$259,746,958||$454,654,931||$714,401,889|
|12/19/2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Squadron Commanding Officer||$95,720,716||$38,891,719||$134,612,435|
|12/7/2012||Lay the Favorite||Frankie||$20,998||$1,073,522||$1,094,520|
|9/21/2012||End of Watch||Sarge||$41,003,371||$16,583,235||$57,586,606|
|5/4/2012||Mother's Day||Daniel Sohapi||$0||$0||$0|
|10/8/2010||My Soul to Take||Paterson||$14,744,435||$1,983,035||$16,727,470|
|10/24/2008||Pride and Glory||Eddie Carbone||$15,740,721||$27,700,000||$43,440,721|
|4/12/2002||The Sweetest Thing||Andy||$24,430,272||$38,648,484||$63,078,756|