|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$895,018,253||$958,232,153||$1,853,250,406|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$0||$1,942,899||$1,942,899|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||2||$40,540||$387,275||$427,815|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,853,250,406 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #773)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Captain Cassian Andor (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Julio (Elysium), Gonzalo (Contraband), Manolo Sanchez (The Book of Life), Enrique Cruz (The Terminal)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Cesar Chavez (Director), Cesar Chavez (Producer), Miss Bala (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, Ben Mendelsohn|
September 1st, 2017
As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit.
August 1st, 2017
March 27th, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in a series of standalone movies movies Disney is planning for the Star Wars franchise. There were some who questioned whether or not audiences would show up to a Star Wars movie if it wasn’t directly part of the overall story. Turns out the answer to that question is yes, to the tune of over $1 billion worldwide. This was nearly 50% less than The Force Awakens earned, but is it also much weaker in terms of quality?
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||Captain Cassian Andor||$532,177,324||$518,811,164||$1,050,988,488|
|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|
|4/7/2017||Salt And Fire||Executive Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|1/20/2012||Miss Bala||Executive Producer||$40,540||$387,275||$427,815|