|As an Actor||Leading||16||$1,499,852,590||$2,210,310,624||$3,710,163,214|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$122,523,060||$249,400,000||$371,923,060|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||3||$42,930,462||$14,977,272||$57,907,734|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $3,710,163,214 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #39)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Hobbs (Furious 7), Hobbs (Fast and Furious 6), Hobbs (Fast Five), Ray (San Andreas), Roadblock (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Co-Producer), Snitch (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Brad Peyton, Carla Gugino, Carlton Cuse, Vin Diesel, Beau Flynn|
September 13th, 2015
Furious 7 is the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise. The films started out okay, but critical reception fell quickly. It wasn't until Fast Five when the filmmakers realized they were making, in essence, live-action cartoons that they truly found their voices. This focus helped the box office, so much so that Furious 7 became just the third film to earn more than $1 billion internationally and just the fourth film to earn $1.5 billion worldwide. Is the quality up to the same level as its box office? The odds of that are nearly zero. However, is it at least as entertaining as its box office numbers would indicate?
June 5th, 2015
There are three wide releases this week, including one that is already in theaters. The biggest of these three releases is Spy, which is the latest film from Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig. Both of their previous films crossed $100 million with ease. Insidious Chapter 3 is the third film in the Insidious franchise, but most think it won't be the best. Entourage started out ahead of expectations, but its reviews could cause a quick decline. This weekend last year, The Fault in Our Stars opened with nearly $50 million, while Maleficent landed in second place with more than $30 million. I don't think 2015 will be strong on top, but I think it will have better depth.
June 2nd, 2015
The post-holiday weekend was softer than the holiday weekend, which is to be expected. However, thanks to a stronger than predicted opening by San Andreas, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. On the other hand, Aloha was on the low end of expectations. The overall box office fell 9.5% from last weekend to $139 million, which is acceptable. By comparison, the overall box office fell 17% from this weekend last year, as San Andreas couldn't keep up with Maleficent's opening. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $4.20 billion, putting it 1.2% ahead of 2014's pace of $4.15 million. 2015 is coming dangerously close to losing its lead over last year.
May 28th, 2015
The weekend after a holiday is usually a bad weekend at the box office. This time around, San Andreas is the clear front-runner while Aloha might struggle, even as counter-programming. San Andreas will earn more than $30 million over the weekend, no other film is on track to hitting $20 million. On the other hand, there could be six other films that earn $10 million or more over the weekend. By comparison, this weekend last year, Maleficent opened with nearly $70 million, while X-Men: Days of Future Past earned more than $30 million. There's no way the top of the chart will match that. Even with better depth, it is very unlikely 2015 will win in the year-over-year comparison.
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
|12/31/2017||Big Trouble in Little China||$0||$0||$0|
|5/24/2013||Fast and Furious 6||Hobbs||$238,679,850||$551,272,961||$789,952,811|
|4/26/2013||Pain & Gain||Paul Doyle||$49,875,291||$31,400,000||$81,275,291|
|3/27/2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Roadblock||$122,523,060||$249,400,000||$371,923,060|
|2/10/2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Hank||$103,860,290||$214,285,872||$318,146,162|
|8/6/2010||The Other Guys||Chistopher Danson||$119,219,978||$51,716,492||$170,936,470|
|1/22/2010||The Tooth Fairy||Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy||$60,022,256||$52,588,130||$112,610,386|
|8/7/2009||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Hector 'Shipwreck' Delgado||$150,201,498||$152,267,519||$302,469,017|
|3/13/2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Jack Bruno||$67,172,594||$37,931,189||$105,103,783|
|6/20/2008||Get Smart||Agent 23||$130,319,208||$96,420,208||$226,739,416|
|11/14/2007||Southland Tales||Boxer Santaros/Jericho Kane||$275,380||$89,227||$364,607|
|9/22/2007||The Game Plan||Joe Kingman||$90,648,202||$55,942,785||$146,590,987|
|9/15/2006||Gridiron Gang||Coach Sean Porter||$38,432,823||$3,025,011||$41,457,834|
|3/4/2005||Be Cool||Elliot Wilhelm||$55,849,401||$39,094,616||$94,944,017|
|4/2/2004||Walking Tall||Chris Vaughn||$46,213,824||$1,100,000||$47,313,824|
|4/19/2002||The Scorpion King||Mathayus (The Scorpion King)||$90,580,000||$75,310,634||$165,890,634|
|5/4/2001||The Mummy Returns||The Scorpion King||$202,007,640||$233,032,755||$435,040,395|
|12/31/2017||Alpha Squad Seven||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2017||Big Trouble in Little China||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|2/10/2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Co-Producer||$103,860,290||$214,285,872||$318,146,162|