|As an Actor||Supporting||15||$1,387,735,771||$1,472,438,760||$2,860,174,531|
|Lead Ensemble Member||7||$661,348,479||$720,228,617||$1,381,577,096|
|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||4||$427,837,362||$246,286,504||$674,123,866|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $2,860,174,531 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #303)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Green Lantern (The Lego Movie), Schmidt (22 Jump Street), Snoutlout (How to Train Your Dragon 2), Snotlout (How to Train Your Dragon), Bag Head (Django Unchained)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: 22 Jump Street (Producer), 22 Jump Street (Story Creator), 21 Jump Street (Story Creator), 21 Jump Street (Executive Producer), Sausage Party (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Phil Lord, Leonardo DiCaprio, Channing Tatum, Martin Scorsese|
|Born: December 20th, 1983 (32 years old)|
December 1st, 2016
November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand.
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
July 12th, 2016
June 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
March 23rd, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street is the latest film from Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. Not surprisingly, it was considered an Awards Season favorite from the time it was announced. The last time Martin Scorsese directed a movie that didn't earn at least overall positive reviews was Boxcar Bertha back in 1972, which is so long ago that we don't even have it in our database. That's a winning streak that is probably second to none. Since the year 2000, he has released six movies (not counting documentaries) and five of those six have earned multiple Oscar nominations. Combined, they have earned 14 Oscar wins. On the other hand, this film earned weaker reviews than expected and was shut out on Oscar night. So is this film weaker than than average for his recent work? Or has he simply made so many great movies that the expectations are just too high?
February 18th, 2014
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. This is one of the least competitive races this year. One actor has consistently pulled in win after win and I would be shocked if Oscar night wasn't the same.
January 16th, 2014
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises.
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
|12/31/2018||The Ballad of Richard Jewell||Richard Jewell||$0||$0||$0|
|3/1/2018||How to Train Your Dragon 3||$0||$0||$0|
|8/19/2016||War Dogs||Efraim Diveroli||$43,034,523||$40,000,000||$83,034,523|
|2/5/2016||Hail, Caesar!||Joe Silverman||$30,080,225||$33,983,250||$64,063,475|
|4/17/2015||True Story||Michael Finkel||$4,719,695||$1,174,515||$5,894,210|
|6/13/2014||22 Jump Street||Schmidt||$191,719,337||$139,614,539||$331,333,876|
|6/13/2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||Snoutlout||$177,002,924||$439,100,000||$616,102,924|
|2/7/2014||The Lego Movie||Green Lantern||$257,784,718||$199,944,670||$457,729,388|
|12/25/2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Danny Porush||$116,900,694||$275,076,029||$391,976,723|
|6/12/2013||This is the End||Jonah Hill||$101,470,202||$25,068,915||$126,539,117|
|12/25/2012||Django Unchained||Bag Head||$162,805,434||$287,142,889||$449,948,323|
|3/16/2012||21 Jump Street||Schmidt||$138,447,667||$64,364,762||$202,812,429|
|12/9/2011||The Sitter||Noah Griffith||$30,542,576||$8,206,828||$38,749,404|
|6/4/2010||Get Him to the Greek||Aaron Green||$61,153,526||$30,302,349||$91,455,875|
|3/26/2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Snotlout||$217,581,231||$277,289,760||$494,870,991|
|10/2/2009||The Invention of Lying||Frank||$18,451,251||$14,228,013||$32,679,264|
|7/31/2009||Funny People||Leo Loenig||$51,855,045||$20,025,260||$71,880,305|
|12/31/2008||Just Add Water||Eddie||$0||$0||$0|
|4/18/2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Matthew||$63,172,463||$42,000,579||$105,173,042|
|3/14/2008||Horton Hears a Who||Tommy||$154,529,439||$144,948,447||$299,477,886|
|12/21/2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Nate Cox||$18,317,151||$2,288,902||$20,606,053|
|8/10/2007||Rocket Science||Junior Philosopher - Lionel||$712,391||$0||$712,391|
|12/1/2006||Ten Items or Less||The Kid||$83,291||$0||$83,291|
|6/23/2006||Click||Ben at 17 Years Old||$137,355,633||$100,329,456||$237,685,089|
|8/19/2005||The 40 Year-old Virgin||eBay Customer||$109,449,237||$67,894,993||$177,344,230|
|10/1/2004||I Heart Huckabees||Bret||$12,784,713||$7,250,000||$20,034,713|
|12/23/2016||Why Him?||Story by,|
|8/12/2016||Sausage Party||Executive Producer,|
|10/30/2015||Freaks of Nature||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|6/13/2014||22 Jump Street||Story Creator,|
|3/16/2012||21 Jump Street||Executive Producer,|
|12/9/2011||The Sitter||Executive Producer||$30,542,576||$8,206,828||$38,749,404|