|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$362,840,929||$439,420,989||$802,261,918|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$0||$1,932,048||$1,932,048|
|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$5,571,497||$0||$5,571,497|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $802,261,918 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,926)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Julio (Elysium), Gonzalo (Contraband), Manolo Sanchez (The Book of Life), Enrique Cruz (The Terminal), Buttons (Open Range)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Cesar Chavez (Director), Cesar Chavez (Producer), Miss Bala (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Matt Damon, Neill Blomkamp, Zoe Saldana, Jodie Foster|
December 1st, 2016
November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand.
August 12th, 2016
A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.
July 11th, 2016
January 31st, 2015
The Book of Life opened in October and as a family film with a bit of a Halloween flavor to it, I thought it would be a success at the box office. The reviews were certainly great, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. Will it perform better on the home market? Or was there a reason it failed to find an audience in theaters?
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.
|12/16/2016||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||$0||$0||$0|
|10/17/2014||The Book of Life||Manolo Sanchez||$50,151,543||$47,500,000||$97,651,543|
|3/16/2012||Casa de mi Padre||Raul||$5,909,483||$2,537,469||$8,446,952|
|7/30/2010||The Dry Land||$11,777||$0||$11,777|
|5/8/2009||Rudo y Cursi||Beto||$1,827,660||$10,160,264||$11,987,924|
|5/2/2008||Mister Lonely||Michael Jackson||$165,831||$0||$165,831|
|6/18/2004||The Terminal||Enrique Cruz||$77,073,959||$141,600,000||$218,673,959|
|2/27/2004||Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2||Katey Vendetto||$14,140,215||$0||$14,140,215|
|10/25/2002||Frida||Alejandro Gonzalez Arias||$25,885,000||$30,246,239||$56,131,239|
|3/15/2002||Y Tu Mamá También||Tenoch Iturbide||$13,649,881||$20,000,000||$33,649,881|
|12/22/2000||Before Night Falls||Carlos||$4,221,817||$4,281,642||$8,503,459|
|1/20/2012||Miss Bala||Executive Producer||$40,540||$387,275||$427,815|