|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||8||$171,579,817||$24,691,193||$196,271,010|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$206,341,018||$106,358,629||$312,699,647|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||3||$219,232,711||$113,356,101||$332,588,812|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,113,030,934 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #643)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Leonardo (Voice) (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Scrad/Charlie (Men in Black 2), Irving Zisman (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa), Himself (Jackass 3D), Mandrake (Epic)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Screenwriter), Jackass 3D (Producer), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Story Creator), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Jackson Nicoll, Georgina Kates, Greg Harris|
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.
October 1st, 2013
October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth.
June 17th, 2013
Movie 43 earned some of the worst reviews of the year so far, with many critics calling it the worst movie they've ever seen. When I got the chance to review the movie, I jumped at it. I had to know if it was really as bad as its reviews. It couldn't possible be, right?
May 19th, 2013
The Last Stand was important for two reasons. Firstly, it was the first starring role for Arnold Schwarzenegger in a decade, while it was also the English-language debut for Kim Jee-woon. Unfortunately, while I wanted the film to do well, it made less in total that I predicted it would make during its opening weekend. Is it really that bad? Or should moviegoers who skipped it the first time check it out on the home market?
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
February 18th, 2013
Fun Size is a live action kids movie with a female star. These tend to struggle at the box office. This one was no exception. Despite opening right before Halloween and having a Halloween theme, the film bombed really hard. It opened well below the Mendoza Line and is one of the weakest openings for a saturation level release of all time. Is the film as bad as its box office performance? Or does it deserve to find a wider audience on the home market?
January 1st, 2013
December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards.
|8/8/2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Leonardo (Voice)||$191,204,754||$293,800,000||$485,004,754|
|7/8/2014||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5||$0||$0||$0|
|10/25/2013||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Irving Zisman||$102,003,019||$58,900,000||$160,903,019|
|1/18/2013||The Last Stand||Lewis Dinkum||$12,050,299||$36,280,458||$48,330,757|
|8/8/2012||Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D||Himself||$3,377,000||$805,062||$4,182,062|
|10/14/2011||Father of Invention||Osward||$0||$0||$0|
|9/22/2006||Jackass: Number Two||Himself||$72,778,712||$12,500,000||$85,278,712|
|12/23/2005||The Ringer||Steve, AKA Jeffy||$35,428,675||$5,013,762||$40,442,437|
|9/23/2005||Daltry Calhoun||Daltry Calhoun||$12,460||$0||$12,460|
|8/5/2005||The Dukes of Hazzard||Luke Duke||$80,270,227||$29,578,234||$109,848,461|
|6/3/2005||The Lords of Dogtown||Topper Burks||$11,008,432||$2,150,848||$13,159,280|
|9/17/2004||A Dirty Shame||Ray-Ray||$1,339,668||$0||$1,339,668|
|6/18/2004||Grand Theft Parsons||Phil Kaufman||$0||$0||$0|
|10/25/2002||Jackass: The Movie||Himself||$64,282,312||$15,000,000||$79,282,312|
|7/3/2002||Men in Black 2||Scrad/Charlie||$190,418,803||$251,349,000||$441,767,803|
|5/3/2002||Deuces Wild||'Viper' gang member||$6,044,618||$200,000||$6,244,618|
|8/4/2000||Coyote Ugly||College Guy||$60,786,269||$55,000,000||$115,786,269|
|7/8/2014||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5||Screenwriter||$0||$0||$0|
|10/25/2013||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Screenwriter,|