|As an Actor||Leading||4||$91,129,021||$148,321,878||$239,450,899|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$47,323,100||$33,271,760||$80,594,860|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $239,450,899 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #603)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ben (Savages), Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass (Kick-Ass), David Lizewski / Kick-Ass (Kick-Ass 2), Vronsky (Anna Karenina), Joe (Albert Nobbs)|
|Most productive collaborators: Matthew Vaughn, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Jeff Wadlow, Mark Millar|
August 1st, 2013
July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback.
November 16th, 2012
There's good news and bad news this week when it comes to limited releases, and both focus on the same film: Silver Linings Playbook. At the beginning of the month, this was one wide release I was really looking forward to and I thought it had a real chance of being a sleeper hit. However, it was moved up a week and is rolling out in limited release this week before expanding to select cities next week. It should be the biggest hit this week, but expanding wide is never an easy task. There are a few other limited releases this week that have earned some measure of pre-release buzz, but none of them have earned reviews to match.
|8/16/2013||Kick-Ass 2||David Lizewski / Kick-Ass||$28,795,985||$34,333,924||$63,129,909|