|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$29,722,114||$14,326,535||$44,048,649|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$217,699,926||$180,000,000||$397,699,926|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $44,048,649 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #33,907)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Madame De Garderobe (Beauty and the Beast), Maureen (Ricki and the Flash), "Joe Worker" Singer (Cradle Will Rock)|
|Most productive collaborators: Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Kevin Kline, Diablo Cody, Mamie Gummer|
March 1st, 2017
February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there.
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.
|3/17/2017||Beauty and the Beast||Madame De Garderobe||$217,699,926||$180,000,000||$397,699,926|
|8/7/2015||Ricki and the Flash||Maureen||$26,822,144||$14,326,535||$41,148,679|
|12/8/1999||Cradle Will Rock||"Joe Worker" Singer||$2,899,970||$0||$2,899,970|