|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$1,293,847,554||$1,101,412,687||$2,395,260,241|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$128,330,047||$170,739,863||$299,069,910|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||2||$195,792||$569,283||$765,075|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $2,395,260,241 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #369)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games), Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Additional child performer: Hero boy (The Polar Express), Nod (Epic)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Escobar: Paradise Lost (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jennifer Lawrence, Gary Ross, Liam Hemsworth, Suzanne Collins, Woody Harrelson|
October 31st, 2014
October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
March 7th, 2014
The Hunger Games came out in 2012 with high expectations. Many thought it was going to be a good movie and do very well, especially for a spring time release. Instead, it broke records, including best mid-night screening for a non-sequel, biggest March weekend, biggest weekend for a non-sequel, etc. And thanks to its high quality, it had better than expected legs. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out last fall and earned even more money at the box office. Is it as good as its predecessor? Or can it be even better?
November 1st, 2013
October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long.
September 1st, 2013
Epic was the first big digitally animated film of the summer, but it wasn't able to become a monster hit. In fact, it will need a bit of help on the home market to break even. Will it get that help? Or is it just a middling family film destined to be forgotten?
June 19th, 2013
Hayao Miyazaki is one of the best animators working today, if not they best. He's created a number of masterpieces and even his weaker efforts are worth watching again and again. Recently two of his films were released on Blu-ray, Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro. The screeners arrived a little late, but I finally got to the reviews this week. Where do they fit in Hayao Miyazaki's filmography? And are they worth picking up?
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.
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|12/31/2017||The Long Home||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2015||In Dubious Battle||$0||$0||$0|
|11/20/2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2||Peeta Mellark||$0||$0||$0|
|6/26/2015||Escobar: Paradise Lost||Nick||$195,792||$569,283||$765,075|
|11/21/2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1||Peeta Mellark||$337,135,885||$372,500,000||$709,635,885|
|11/22/2013||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Peeta Mellark||$424,668,047||$440,200,000||$864,868,047|
|3/23/2012||The Hunger Games||Peeta Mellark||$408,010,692||$269,912,687||$677,923,379|
|2/10/2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Sean||$103,860,290||$214,285,872||$318,146,162|
|7/9/2010||The Kids Are All Right||Laser||$20,811,365||$15,464,104||$36,275,469|
|10/23/2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant||$14,046,595||$25,707,362||$39,753,957|
|8/4/2009||Winged Creatures||Jimmy Jasperson||$0||$0||$0|
|7/11/2008||Journey to the Center of the Earth||Sean Anderson||$101,704,370||$141,476,567||$243,180,937|
|4/4/2007||Firehouse Dog||Shane Fahey||$13,922,019||$3,165,914||$17,087,933|
|2/16/2007||Bridge to Terabithia||Jesse Aaron||$82,234,139||$55,750,649||$137,984,788|
|6/10/2005||Hauru no ugoku shiro||Markl||$4,710,455||$233,103,872||$237,814,327|
|5/13/2005||Kicking and Screaming||Bucky Weston||$52,580,895||$3,000,000||$55,580,895|
|11/10/2004||The Polar Express||Additional child performer: Hero boy||$194,949,659||$124,100,000||$319,049,659|