|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||2||$154,225,077||$279,378,315||$433,603,392|
|Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actor based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $433,603,392 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #284)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: John Reid (Lone Ranger) (The Lone Ranger), Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (The Social Network), Prince Andrew Scott (Mirror Mirror), Ilya (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Clyde Tolson (J. Edgar)|
|Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, Justin Haythe, William Fichtner, Ted Elliott|
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.
December 15th, 2013
Before The Lone Ranger even hit theaters, there was a lot of bad buzz preceding it. Part of the reason was the film's budget. With a combined production and P&A budget of around $400 million, the film would need to make more than $600 million worldwide to have a hope of breaking even sometime during its home market run. However, previous to this film's release, the biggest western was Dances with Wolves, which barely cracked $400 million. On the other hand, Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski helped revitalize the Pirate genre, so perhaps lightning can strike twice. Nope. The film bombed. But is it as bad as its box office numbers? Or was it unfairly overlooked by moviegoers?
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.
|12/31/2016||The Birth of a Nation||$0||$0||$0|
|8/14/2015||The Man From U.N.C.L.E.||Ilya||$45,372,659||$55,000,000||$100,372,659|
|7/2/2013||The Lone Ranger||John Reid (Lone Ranger)||$89,289,910||$170,700,000||$259,989,910|
|3/30/2012||Mirror Mirror||Prince Andrew Scott||$64,935,167||$108,678,315||$173,613,482|
|11/9/2011||J. Edgar||Clyde Tolson||$37,306,030||$41,700,000||$79,006,030|
|10/1/2010||The Social Network||Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss||$96,962,694||$127,959,441||$224,922,135|
|10/10/2008||Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham||Young Billy Graham||$320,896||$0||$320,896|