|As an Actor||Supporting||17||$1,542,486,554||$2,078,879,551||$3,621,366,105|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$286,155,240||$212,671,430||$498,826,670|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$18,395||$0||$18,395|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,621,366,105 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #179)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Batman (The Lego Movie), Batman/Bruce Wayne (The Lego Batman Movie), Mr. Perkins (Despicable Me), Vern Fenwick (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), The Missing Link (Monsters vs. Aliens)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Mansome (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Chris Renaud|
August 1st, 2017
July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be.
February 1st, 2017
January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016.
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
August 19th, 2014
There are a number of big releases on this week's list, especially if you like TV on DVD. However, there are not a lot of releases in total. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the biggest release by a wide margin, but it is not the best. For that honor, I would have to chose Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 on Blu-ray.
April 13th, 2014
The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|8/11/2017||The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature||Surly||$28,370,522||$12,726,760||$41,097,282|
|2/10/2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Batman/Bruce Wayne||$175,750,384||$135,190,613||$310,940,997|
|6/3/2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of …||Vern Fenwick||$82,051,601||$163,572,247||$245,623,848|
|6/3/2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Main CMZ Reporter||$9,496,130||$40,990||$9,537,120|
|8/8/2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Vern Fenwick||$191,204,754||$293,800,000||$485,004,754|
|2/7/2014||The Lego Movie||Batman||$257,784,718||$199,944,670||$457,729,388|
|1/17/2014||The Nut Job||Surly Squirrel||$64,251,538||$58,278,428||$122,529,966|
|2/17/2012||Kari gurashi no Arietti||Pod||$19,192,510||$132,303,587||$151,496,097|
|7/9/2010||Despicable Me||Mr. Perkins||$251,513,985||$291,981,048||$543,495,033|
|6/18/2010||Jonah Hex||Lieutenant Grass||$10,547,117||$475,579||$11,022,696|
|1/29/2010||When in Rome||$32,680,633||$11,116,304||$43,796,937|
|9/25/2009||Brief Interviews with Hideous Men||$33,745||$0||$33,745|
|3/27/2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||The Missing Link||$198,351,526||$183,335,854||$381,687,380|
|3/14/2008||Horton Hears a Who||Vlad Vladikoff||$154,529,439||$144,948,447||$299,477,886|
|10/19/2007||Wristcutters: A Love Story||Messiah||$446,165||$27,604||$473,769|
|9/7/2007||The Brothers Solomon||John Solomon||$900,926||$0||$900,926|
|4/6/2007||Grindhouse||Announcer (segement "Don't")||$25,031,037||$25,156,752||$50,187,789|
|3/30/2007||Blades of Glory||Stranz Van Waldenberg||$118,594,548||$27,000,000||$145,594,548|
|11/17/2006||Let's Go to Prison||Nelson Biederman IV||$4,630,045||$0||$4,630,045|
|6/23/2006||The Great New Wonderful||Danny||$150,142||$0||$150,142|
|3/31/2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Lone Gunslinger Vulture||$195,330,621||$456,568,661||$651,899,282|
|3/2/2001||Series 7: The Contenders||Narrator||$171,478||$0||$171,478|