|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$548,710,980||$377,813,688||$926,524,668|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$138,502,803||$265,664,555||$404,167,358|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||2||$134,301,973||$90,756,969||$225,058,942|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $926,524,668 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,470)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Stu (The Hangover Part II), Stu (The Hangover), The Once-ler (Doctor Seuss' The Lorax), Brad Gurdlinger (We're the Millers), Stu (The Hangover 3)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Central Intelligence (Executive Producer), Cedar Rapids (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Chris Renaud, Danny De Vito, Zach Galifianakis|
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
April 26th, 2017
January 3rd, 2017
January 1st, 2017
December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison.
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
August 1st, 2013
July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback.
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
|6/2/2017||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants||$65,743,176||$6,200,000||$71,943,176|
|10/14/2016||Kevin Hart: What Now?||Bartender||$23,591,043||$0||$23,591,043|
|11/13/2015||Love the Coopers||Hank||$26,302,731||$15,864,555||$42,167,286|
|6/27/2014||They Came Together||Eggbert||$0||$82,780||$82,780|
|8/7/2013||We're the Millers||Brad Gurdlinger||$150,394,119||$117,422,157||$267,816,276|
|5/23/2013||The Hangover 3||Stu||$112,200,072||$249,800,000||$362,000,072|
|3/16/2012||Jeff, Who Lives at Home||Pat||$4,269,426||$438,701||$4,708,127|
|3/2/2012||Doctor Seuss' The Lorax||The Once-ler||$214,030,500||$136,946,253||$350,976,753|
|5/26/2011||The Hangover Part II||Stu||$254,464,305||$332,000,000||$586,464,305|
|2/11/2011||Cedar Rapids||Tim Lippe||$6,861,102||$1,001,029||$7,862,131|
|8/14/2009||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Paxton Harding||$15,122,676||$174,642||$15,297,318|
|7/11/2008||Meet Dave||No. 2 - 2nd In Command||$11,803,254||$38,845,552||$50,648,806|
|11/9/2007||I'll Believe You||Leon||$12,010||$0||$12,010|
|6/22/2007||Evan Almighty||Ark Reporter, Ed Carson||$100,289,690||$73,841,639||$174,131,329|
|12/31/2016||Mermaids in Paradise||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|6/17/2016||Central Intelligence||Executive Producer||$127,440,871||$89,755,940||$217,196,811|
|2/11/2011||Cedar Rapids||Executive Producer||$6,861,102||$1,001,029||$7,862,131|