|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||1||$364,001,123||$599,900,000||$963,901,123|
|Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actor based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $963,901,123 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #81)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mowgli (The Jungle Book)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Justin Marks, Idris Elba|
August 28th, 2016
The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie?
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
|4/15/2016||The Jungle Book||Mowgli||$364,001,123||$599,900,000||$963,901,123|