|As an Actor||Leading||15||$1,108,961,790||$1,310,321,156||$2,419,282,946|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$236,782,660||$177,024,057||$413,806,717|
|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$7,457,673||$9,439,654||$16,897,327|
Tommy Lee Jones
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 49 films, with $5,080,513,163 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #158)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Agent K (Men in Black 3), Thaddeus Stevens (Lincoln), Chester Philips (Captain America: The First Avenger), K (Men in Black), Kay (Men in Black 2)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Homesman (Director), The Homesman (Screenwriter), Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Evans, Joe Johnston, Walter F. Parkes, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg|
April 21st, 2016
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
November 14th, 2014
It's a long list this week, but you could eliminate nearly all of the films and concentrate on just Foxcatcher and Rosewater. These two films are earning the vast majority of the buzz. They are not the only films worth seeing, Red Army looks particularly good, but I worry no other film will thrive.
September 1st, 2013
August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak.
February 25th, 2013
Argo was the big winner at the Oscars last night, although arguably, there were no big winners, but a lot of films that shared in the glory. There were also some pretty interesting twists and a few events that stand out. Due to ongoing computer difficulties, I was unable to live-blog the Oscars this year. I will still be giving my reactions on a category by category basis, but not in the order they were handed out.
February 24th, 2013
Voting is closed in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and Argo is the clear favorite to pick up the Best Picture award, based on the opinion of nearly 500 entrants. Ben Affleck's thriller took an impressive 80% of the vote, more than six times the score of Lincoln, which took second place in the poll. Coincidentally, the contest has predicted the winner of the Best Picture Oscar 80% of the time in the 15 years we've been running it. Quite a few other categories have strong favorites, but there are also some really close calls, and it looks as though the awards will be shared by several films tonight.
February 21st, 2013
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race.
January 28th, 2013
January 14th, 2013
Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their awards last night, and the trend of surprises continues. Les Miserables led the way with three awards, only one of which I was truly expecting. Meanwhile, Argo won more awards than Lincoln. I don't think anyone was predicting that.
January 10th, 2013
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions.
December 13th, 2012
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five.
December 12th, 2012
SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories.
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.
|11/14/2014||The Homesman||George Briggs||$2,429,989||$1,012,864||$3,442,853|
|9/13/2013||The Family||Tom Quintiliani||$36,918,811||$14,159,730||$51,078,541|
|3/8/2013||Emperor||General Douglas MacArthur||$16,653,511||$57,239||$16,710,750|
|5/25/2012||Men in Black 3||Agent K||$179,020,854||$475,192,631||$654,213,485|
|7/22/2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Chester Philips||$176,654,505||$193,915,271||$370,569,776|
|1/21/2011||The Company Men||Gene McClary||$4,444,612||$125,355||$4,569,967|
|11/9/2007||No Country for Old Men||Ed Tom Bell||$74,273,505||$89,777,745||$164,051,250|
|9/14/2007||In the Valley of Elah||Hank Deerfield||$6,777,741||$17,711,409||$24,489,150|
|6/9/2006||A Prairie Home Companion||Axeman||$20,342,852||$6,373,339||$26,716,191|
|12/14/2005||Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada||Pete Perkins||$5,027,684||$8,426,790||$13,454,474|
|2/25/2005||Man of the House||Roland Sharp||$19,118,247||$2,400,000||$21,518,247|
|11/26/2003||The Missing||Samuel Jones||$26,900,336||$11,353,097||$38,253,433|
|3/14/2003||The Hunted||L.T. Bonham||$34,234,008||$10,782,486||$45,016,494|
|7/3/2002||Men in Black 2||Kay||$190,418,803||$251,349,000||$441,767,803|
|8/4/2000||Space Cowboys||Hawk Hawkins||$90,454,043||$38,420,000||$128,874,043|
|4/7/2000||Rules of Engagement||Hodges||$61,322,858||$10,397,073||$71,719,931|
|9/24/1999||Double Jeopardy||Parole Officer||$116,735,231||$61,100,000||$177,835,231|
|7/10/1998||Small Soldiers||Major Chip Hazard (voice)||$54,452,676||$16,600,000||$71,052,676|
|3/6/1998||U.S. Marshals||Samuel Gerard||$57,823,170||$0||$57,823,170|
|7/1/1997||Men in Black||K||$250,690,539||$337,100,000||$587,790,539|
|6/16/1995||Batman Forever||Harvey Dent/Two-Face||$184,031,112||$152,498,032||$336,529,144|
|9/16/1994||Blue Sky||Hank Marshall||$3,235,241||$0||$3,235,241|
|8/26/1994||Natural Born Killers||Dwight McClusky||$50,215,954||$0||$50,215,954|
|7/20/1994||The Client||Roy Foltrigg||$92,115,211||$25,500,000||$117,615,211|
|7/1/1994||Blown Away||Ryan Gaerity||$30,133,002||$0||$30,133,002|
|12/25/1993||Heaven & Earth||Steve Butler||$5,840,300||$0||$5,840,300|
|8/6/1993||The Fugitive||U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard||$183,875,760||$169,839,557||$353,715,317|
|1/1/1993||House of Cards||Jake Beerlander||$322,871||$0||$322,871|
|5/24/1990||Fire Birds||Brad Little||$14,760,451||$0||$14,760,451|
|8/25/1989||The Package||Thomas Boyette||$10,647,219||$0||$10,647,219|
|9/25/1987||The Big Town||George Cole||$1,733,017||$0||$1,733,017|
|1/10/1986||Black Moon Rising||Quint||$6,470,565||$0||$6,470,565|
|9/21/1984||The River Rat||Billy||$790,254||$0||$790,254|
|11/18/1983||Nate and Hayes||Captain Bully Hayes||$1,643,022||$0||$1,643,022|
|3/13/1981||Back Roads||Elmore Pratt||$11,809,387||$0||$11,809,387|
|3/7/1980||Coal Miner's Daughter||Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn||$67,182,787||$0||$67,182,787|
|2/9/1978||The Betsy||Angelo Perino||$17,700,000||$0||$17,700,000|
|1/1/1978||The Eyes of Laura Mars||John Neville||$18,900,000||$0||$18,900,000|
|12/14/2005||Los tres entierros de Melquiade…||Director||$5,027,684||$8,426,790||$13,454,474|