|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$666,774,818||$407,977,001||$1,074,751,819|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$0||$0||$0|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $1,074,751,819 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,781)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Cato (The Hunger Games), Braden (Grown Ups 2), Shane Patton (Lone Survivor), Seth (Race to Witch Mountain), Chris Ryan (When the Game Stands Tall)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jennifer Lawrence, Gary Ross, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Suzanne Collins|
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.
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|11/3/2015||The Final Girls||$0||$0||$0|
|8/22/2014||When the Game Stands Tall||Chris Ryan||$30,127,963||$10,949||$30,138,912|
|12/25/2013||Lone Survivor||Shane Patton||$125,095,601||$24,709,031||$149,804,632|
|7/12/2013||Grown Ups 2||Braden||$133,668,525||$113,355,283||$247,023,808|
|3/23/2012||The Hunger Games||Cato||$408,010,692||$269,912,687||$677,923,379|
|3/13/2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Seth||$67,172,594||$37,931,189||$105,103,783|
|10/5/2007||The Seeker: The Dark is Rising||Will Stanton||$8,794,452||$22,606,288||$31,400,740|