|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||1||$306,845||$34,923||$341,768|
|In Technical Roles||Director||8||$251,393,609||$506,867,825||$758,261,434|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $758,261,434 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #199)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Noah (Director), Noah (Screenwriter), Noah (Producer), Black Swan (Director), Black Swan (Co-Producer)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (This Film is Not Yet Rated)|
|Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Ari Handel, Scott Franklin, Jennifer Connelly|
April 3rd, 2014
It is the first weekend in April, which means one thing... Game of Thrones returns! Also, Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens domestically. The film already opened internationally and was a much bigger hit than its predecessor was in the markets it debuted in, which bodes well for its opening here. On the other hand, it scared away all other films and there's no competition opening in wide release and it could take a real bite out of the holdovers. That said, this weekend last year, the biggest hit of the weekend was Evil Dead, which only made $25.78 million and The Winter Soldier could earn four times that over the weekend.
March 27th, 2014
The final weekend in March is a busy one with two wide releases, possibly two wide expansions, and a semi-wide release that could reach the top ten. Noah is the wider of the two wide releases and should have little trouble earning first place over the weekend. On the other hand, there is a chance Sabotage won't reach the top five. Both Bad Words and The Grand Budapest Hotel are expanding wide, or widish. The Grand Budapest Hotel should pop into the top five, but not everyone thinks Bad Words will reach the top ten. Finally, Cesar Chavez is opening in more than 600 theaters and there is a chance it will reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by G.I. Joe: Retaliation with just over $40 million. Noah could get there, but even if it does, I don't think the other films will hold their end of the bargain and 2014 will finally lose in the year-over-year comparison.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
|9/1/2006||This Film is Not Yet Rated||Himself||$306,845||$34,923||$341,768|
|1/12/2018||White Boy Rick||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2017||Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|12/10/2010||The Fighter||Executive Producer||$93,617,009||$35,645,379||$129,262,388|
|10/6/2000||Requiem for a Dream||Director||$3,635,482||$3,753,751||$7,389,233|