|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $3,057,851,217 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #278)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lowery (Jurassic World), Principal Dadier (21 Jump Street), Sebastian Cremmington (Neighbors), Chris Vail (The Mummy), Ryan O'Malley (Let’s Be Cops)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Digging for Fire (Screenwriter), Digging for Fire (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Luke Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Tom Cruise, Alex Kurtzman|
September 3rd, 2017
The Mummy came out this summer and was supposed to kick off Universal’s Dark Universe franchise. In fact, Universal had announced about a dozen films in the franchise, at least one of which had a release date, but no star. Then the reviews started coming out. For a short time, The Mummy was the worst wide release of the summer. It bombed domestically and even though it did a lot better internationally, it still failed to pay for its nearly $200 million production budget. Was is unfairly attacked by critics? Or does Universal need to rethink their plans for a Dark Universe?
October 29th, 2015
(As we mentioned previously, we've run out of images for Jurassic World, so we're reduced to using less than official images. I know I promised Corgis dress as dinosaurs, but I couldn't find any really good pictures. I did find a picture of Guinea Pigs dressed as dinosaurs, which might be even cuter. So thanks to Reddit user guineapigsarethebest for letting us use your picture.)
Jurassic World became the biggest hit of the year and one of the biggest hits in the history of the box office. On the other hand, its reviews were not that good with the term "dumb" used repeatedly, even in the positive reviews. Is it dumb fun? Is it just plain dumb?
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
December 19th, 2013
Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with...
October 17th, 2013
New Girl debuted in 2011 and even before it first aired, it had a lot of buzz. In fact, it was one of eight shows the Critics' Choice Television Award declared as Most Exciting New Series. Of those eight, six have since been canceled. Part of the reason there was so much buzz was that it was the first time Zooey Deschanel starred in a TV series. Does the show have more to than that?
August 23rd, 2013
There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, but a few of them have good reviews and / or big name casts. Drinking Buddies is one such film, but I think Short Term 12 will come out on top of the Per Theater Chart thanks in part to its reviews.
|6/9/2017||The Mummy||Chris Vail||$80,101,125||$329,213,876||$409,315,001|
|4/7/2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||Grouchy Smurf||$45,011,202||$152,247,752||$197,258,954|
|8/13/2014||Let’s Be Cops||Ryan O'Malley||$82,390,774||$54,500,000||$136,890,774|
|2/7/2014||The Pretty One||Basel||$13,769||$0||$13,769|
|7/9/2013||Coffee Town||Will's former roommate||$0||$0||$0|
|6/8/2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||Jeff||$4,010,957||$411,361||$4,422,318|
|3/16/2012||21 Jump Street||Principal Dadier||$138,447,667||$64,364,762||$202,812,429|
|11/4/2011||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Jesus||$35,061,031||$1,204,714||$36,265,745|
|1/21/2011||No Strings Attached||Eli||$70,662,220||$78,565,858||$149,228,078|
|6/4/2010||Get Him to the Greek||Jazz Man||$61,153,526||$30,302,349||$91,455,875|
|8/7/2009||Paper Heart||Nick Jasenovec||$1,274,062||$22,909||$1,296,971|
|5/12/2006||Goal! The Dream Begins||Tom||$4,283,255||$23,327,618||$27,610,873|
|8/21/2015||Digging for Fire||Screenwriter,|