|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$368,367,021||$262,451,634||$630,818,655|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$47,447,891||$33,285,025||$80,732,916|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $630,818,655 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,586)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Remy LeBeau / Gambit (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Michael Murphy (Lone Survivor), John Carter (John Carter), Lieutenant Alex Hopper (Battleship), Chon (Savages)|
|Most productive collaborators: Peter Berg, Andrew Stanton, Lynn Collins, Alexander Skarsgård, Jon Hoeber|
September 1st, 2017
As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit.
June 1st, 2014
Lone Survivor came out for an Oscar-qualifying run late in December of 2013, which seemed odd, because it didn't look like the typical Oscar-bait movie. However, it actually picked up a couple of Oscar nominations (for technical categories) and more impressively earned a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as SAG Award for Best Stunts. This lifts the expectations, but is this for the best? Does the film truly rise above the action genre?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|10/20/2017||Only the Brave||$6,002,665||$0||$6,002,665|
|8/26/2014||The Normal Heart||$0||$0||$0|
|5/30/2014||The Grand Seduction||Dr. Paul Lewis||$3,409,304||$260,554||$3,669,858|
|12/25/2013||Lone Survivor||Michael Murphy||$125,095,601||$24,709,031||$149,804,632|
|5/18/2012||Battleship||Lieutenant Alex Hopper||$65,233,400||$239,984,828||$305,218,228|
|3/9/2012||John Carter||John Carter||$73,058,679||$209,719,421||$282,778,100|
|5/6/2011||The Bang Bang Club||Kevin Carter||$124,791||$13,265||$138,056|
|5/1/2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Remy LeBeau / Gambit||$179,883,157||$194,942,603||$374,825,760|
|2/10/2009||Gospel Hill||Joel Herrod||$0||$0||$0|
|9/8/2006||The Covenant||Pouge Parry||$23,364,784||$14,800,000||$38,164,784|
|8/18/2006||Snakes on a Plane||Kyle||$34,020,814||$28,000,000||$62,020,814|