|As an Actor||Supporting||13||$864,122,228||$811,218,265||$1,675,340,493|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$271,416||$0||$271,416|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,675,340,493 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #756)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Robert Latham (Lincoln), Mike "Bugsy" Moran (The Perfect Storm), Freddie Spearman (American Gangster), Roger (Contagion), Doug Hansen (Everest)|
|Most productive collaborators: Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Baltasar Kormakur, William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy|
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.
October 24th, 2014
Last weekend, Birdman opened with Oscar-worthy reviews and it wasn't the only film that was expected to be a hit at the box office. This weekend, there are no such films. CitizenFour and Force Majeure are both earning Oscar buzz, but one's a documentary and the other is a foreign-language film, so neither are likely to expand significantly. This leaves Laggies as the film with the loudest buzz, even if its reviews suggest it might not thrive in limited release.
February 24th, 2013
Independent Spirit Award were handed out yesterday and while the average moviegoer will be more focused on the Oscars tonight, a lot of great films were honored yesterday. This includes Silver Linings Playbook, which took home numerous awards, including the top prizes.
The categories and winners are...
February 12th, 2013
It's a busy week, not only in terms of big selling DVDs and Blu-ray, but also in terms of quality. Skyfall will be the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, plus it is a contender for Pick of the Week. It is not the only contender, as The Perks of Being a Wallflower (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); The Sessions (DVD or Blu-ray); Bully (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); Nurse Jackie: Season Four (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Thieves (DVD or Blu-ray) were all contenders. In the end, I went with Skyfall, but it was close.
December 13th, 2012
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five.
December 12th, 2012
SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories.
November 28th, 2012
The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though.
October 21st, 2012
After five years of Saw, and a hand-over period of a couple of years, the Paranormal Activity franchise has come to dominate the brief Halloween movie season. Showing that horror moviegoers may be more tradition-bound than any other category of film fans, Paranormal Activity 4 is set for a healthy opening this weekend, with Paramount projecting at total of $30.4 million by the end of the weekend. That's down quite a bit from the $50 million-plus debut of Paranormal Activity 3 last year, and the franchise does look like it is losing some momentum. With production budgets around $5 million, and relatively modest marketing costs, however, the studio will earn a healthy profit from this release and has, predictably, announced Paranormal Activity 5 will go into production early next year for release in October.
|12/31/2015||The Driftless Area||$0||$0||$0|
|10/24/2014||Low Down||Joe Albany||$52,337||$0||$52,337|
|8/29/2014||Life of Crime||Louis Gara||$265,452||$0||$265,452|
|2/8/2013||The Playroom||Martin Cantwell||$5,964||$0||$5,964|
|10/21/2011||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Partick||$2,981,038||$2,457,873||$5,438,911|
|8/23/2011||Higher Ground||CW Walker||$841,056||$1,637||$842,693|
|11/2/2007||American Gangster||Freddie Spearman||$130,164,645||$137,820,811||$267,985,456|
|10/19/2007||Wristcutters: A Love Story||Yan||$446,165||$27,604||$473,769|
|7/28/2006||Miami Vice||Alonzo Stevens||$63,450,470||$100,339,718||$163,790,188|
|6/30/2000||The Perfect Storm||Mike "Bugsy" Moran||$182,618,434||$146,093,000||$328,711,434|
|1/19/1996||From Dusk Till Dawn||Pete Bottoms||$25,728,961||$0||$25,728,961|
|3/25/1988||Johnny Be Good||Pizza Boy||$17,500,399||$0||$17,500,399|