|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$260,147,056||$96,375,629||$356,522,685|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$42,722,822||$171,347,211||$214,070,033|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $356,522,685 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #8,235)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: John Glenn (Hidden Figures), Troy (Ride Along 2), Thorn (The Expendables 3), Finnegan (Everybody Wants Some)|
|Most productive collaborators: Taraji P. Henson, Theodore Melfi, Octavia Spencer, Allison Schroeder, Janelle Monae|
April 10th, 2017
Hidden Figures is an Oscar-bait movie, there’s no getting around that. It is an inspirational movie based on real life events that opened in limited release in December. Clearly they were going for Awards Season glory. It did earn a number of nominations, but was only able to pick up one award. On the other hand, the film earned nearly $170 million and is the biggest limited release hit of 2016. Is the film just a little too mainstream for Awards Season success? Did it deserve better on Oscar-night?
July 11th, 2016
Richard Linklater is one of those directors with lots of Indie Cred that rarely have breakout success at the box office. The biggest hit of his career has been School of Rock. Everybody Wants Some was expected to do well enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. Some were even expecting it to be one of the biggest limited releases of the year so far, topping $10 million. That didn’t happen. Is this one of the director’s weaker movies? Or was it unfairly overlooked by moviegoers?
|12/25/2016||Hidden Figures||John Glenn||$169,284,371||$60,286,993||$229,571,364|
|3/30/2016||Everybody Wants Some||Finnegan||$3,400,278||$1,208,377||$4,608,655|
|1/15/2016||Ride Along 2||Troy||$90,862,685||$33,964,631||$124,827,316|
|8/15/2014||The Expendables 3||Thorn||$39,322,544||$170,138,834||$209,461,378|