|As an Actor||Supporting||7||$423,180,718||$524,661,408||$947,842,126|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$174,772,010||$377,839,319||$552,611,329|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$3,401,155||$207,694||$3,608,849|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $947,842,126 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,259)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ham (Noah), Norman "Cobb" Ellison (Fury), Little Nick Marshall (What Women Want), Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Indignation (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Columbus, Brad Pitt, Alexandra Daddario, David Ayer, Craig Tiley|
November 8th, 2016
It’s not a particularly deep week for new releases. A lot of releases on this week’s list were good, but not good enough to be a contender for Pick of the Week, like Daredevil: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray. I reviewed Finding Dory this weekend, but I have already named it Pick of the Week. So the only real contender was Bubba Ho-Tep: Collector’s Edition.
July 29th, 2016
It’s a week of “good, but not great” movies as there are a number of films earning Tomatometer Scores in the 70s. Generally speaking, films usually need 80% positive reviews or better to survive in limited release. There are a couple of films with amazing reviews, Gleason and Miss Sharon Jones, but both are documentaries, so they don’t have a lot of box office potential. The film I’m most interested in is Into the Forest, which is playing on Video on Demand.
September 30th, 2014
September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month.
August 1st, 2013
July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback.
|10/17/2014||Fury||Norman "Cobb" Ellison||$85,755,593||$126,000,000||$211,755,593|
|8/7/2013||Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||Percy Jackson||$68,559,554||$132,300,000||$200,859,554|
|7/5/2013||Stuck in Love||Louis||$78,950||$39,319||$118,269|
|9/21/2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Charlie||$17,742,948||$15,326,355||$33,069,303|
|10/21/2011||The Three Musketeers||D'Artagnan||$20,377,913||$119,500,000||$139,877,913|
|2/12/2010||Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Li…||Percy Jackson||$88,768,303||$134,282,571||$223,050,874|
|8/21/2009||My One and Only||George Devereaux||$2,556,558||$792,396||$3,348,954|
|4/4/2008||Meet Bill||The Kid||$59,108||$298,356||$357,464|
|9/2/2007||3:10 to Yuma||William Evans||$53,606,916||$17,564,909||$71,171,825|
|2/23/2007||The Number 23||Robin Sparrow||$35,193,167||$42,400,000||$77,593,167|
|1/23/2004||The Butterfly Effect||$57,924,679||$37,713,913||$95,638,592|
|10/19/2001||Riding in Cars with Boys||Jason - age 8||$29,781,453||$0||$29,781,453|
|12/15/2000||What Women Want||Little Nick Marshall||$182,805,123||$191,300,000||$374,105,123|