|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$557,709,357||$1,271,140,080||$1,828,849,437|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $1,828,849,437 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #684)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Koba (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Agenor (Wrath of the Titans), Garsiv (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), Geordie Soldier (War Horse), Victor von Doom (Fantastic Four)|
|Most productive collaborators: Alfred Molina, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Newell|
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
|8/7/2015||Fantastic Four||Victor von Doom||$56,117,548||$111,000,000||$167,117,548|
|7/11/2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Koba||$208,545,589||$495,000,000||$703,545,589|
|3/30/2012||Wrath of the Titans||Agenor||$83,670,083||$221,600,000||$305,270,083|
|12/25/2011||War Horse||Geordie Soldier||$79,883,359||$76,932,170||$156,815,529|
|7/14/2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Drake Stone||$63,150,991||$154,835,329||$217,986,320|
|5/28/2010||Prince of Persia: Sands of Time||Garsiv||$90,759,676||$223,834,921||$314,594,597|
|5/12/2006||Dead Man's Shoes||Anthony||$6,013||$408,328||$414,341|