|As an Actor||Leading||6||$180,651,847||$463,343,791||$643,995,638|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $643,995,638 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #314)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ralaigh Becket (Pacific Rim), Bosie (Cold Mountain), King Arthur (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Dr. Alan McMichael (Crimson Peak), Patric (Children of Men)|
|Most productive collaborators: Guillermo Del Toro, Thomas Tull, Diego Klattenhoff, Jon Jashni, Idris Elba|
|Born: April 10th, 1980 (37 years old)|
May 1st, 2017
April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth.
April 14th, 2017
We have a bumper crop of limited releases this week, with several that are earning outstanding reviews. Unfortunately, this means there’s way too much competition for all of them to thrive. The Lost City of Z has the loudest buzz and I think that will give it the edge at the box office.
March 17th, 2017
July 25th, 2016
July 1st, 2013
For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end.
|5/12/2017||King Arthur: Legend of the Sword||King Arthur||$39,175,066||$100,889,956||$140,065,022|
|4/14/2017||The Lost City of Z||Col Percival Fawcett||$8,574,339||$8,550,000||$17,124,339|
|10/16/2015||Crimson Peak||Dr. Alan McMichael||$31,090,320||$44,376,275||$75,466,595|
|7/12/2013||Pacific Rim||Ralaigh Becket||$101,802,906||$309,200,000||$411,002,906|
|10/12/2012||3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom||Frank||$0||$0||$0|
|7/8/2011||The Ledge||Gavin Nichols||$9,216||$327,560||$336,776|
|12/25/2006||Children of Men||Patric||$35,552,383||$34,292,628||$69,845,011|
|9/9/2005||Green Street Hooligans||Pete Dunham||$345,821||$3,987,450||$4,333,271|
|12/27/2002||Nicholas Nickleby||Nicholas Nickleby||$1,562,800||$0||$1,562,800|