|As an Actor||Leading||4||$638,633,365||$605,113,880||$1,243,747,245|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$7,689,607||$56,663,000||$64,352,607|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,878,622,872 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,141)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Joker (The Dark Knight), Gabriel Martin (The Patriot), Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain), William (A Knight’s Tale), Jake Grimm (The Brothers Grimm)|
|Most productive collaborators: Terry Gilliam, Charles Roven, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Mel Gibson|
May 24th, 2017
It is a great week on the home market with two monster hits coming out: Logan and Get Out. However, both have previously been named Pick of the Week. Fortunately there was one other release in competition for Pick of the Week, My Life as a Zucchini on Blu-ray. Thank goodness this film comes out this week. Otherwise, John Wick: Chapter Two would have become the third Video on Demand release in a row to win Pick of the Week.
February 20th, 2017
Doctor Strange was the first time that magic was really strongly introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and some thought the film was a bit of a risk as a result. Instead, the film became the second biggest introductory film in the MCU, behind only Guardians of the Galaxy. Is it as good as its box office numbers would suggest? Or has the MCU become self-sustaining generating hundreds of million of dollars regardless of quality?
March 1st, 2016
It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.
As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015.
|5/23/2017||I am Heath Ledger||$0||$348,962||$348,962|
|12/25/2009||The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus||Tony||$7,689,607||$56,663,000||$64,352,607|
|7/18/2008||The Dark Knight||Joker||$533,345,358||$468,275,260||$1,001,620,618|
|11/21/2007||I'm Not There||Bob Dylan||$4,017,609||$8,380,004||$12,397,613|
|12/9/2005||Brokeback Mountain||Ennis Del Mar||$83,043,761||$93,968,412||$177,012,173|
|8/26/2005||The Brothers Grimm||Jake Grimm||$37,899,638||$67,400,000||$105,299,638|
|6/3/2005||The Lords of Dogtown||Skip||$11,273,517||$2,150,848||$13,424,365|
|3/26/2004||Ned Kelly||Ned Kelly||$86,959||$6,284,940||$6,371,899|
|9/5/2003||The Order||Father Alex Bernier||$7,659,747||$3,900,000||$11,559,747|
|9/20/2002||The Four Feathers||Harry Faversham||$18,306,166||$11,576,479||$29,882,645|
|12/26/2001||Monster's Ball||Sonny Grotowski||$31,273,922||$12,492,541||$43,766,463|
|5/11/2001||A Knight’s Tale||William||$56,083,966||$44,538,620||$100,622,586|
|6/28/2000||The Patriot||Gabriel Martin||$113,330,342||$101,969,658||$215,300,000|
|3/31/1999||Ten Things I Hate About You||Patrick Verona||$38,177,966||$22,236,059||$60,414,025|