|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$1,463,348,441||$2,008,021,396||$3,471,369,837|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$122,826,561||$298,197,252||$421,023,813|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$663||$0||$663|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $3,471,369,837 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #185)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Emmett Cullen (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2), Emmett Cullen (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1), Emmett Cullen (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Emmett Cullen (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Emmett Cullen (Twilight)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Syrup (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli|
January 10th, 2014
There is only one truly new wide release this weekend: The Legend of Hercules. This film is earning zero positive reviews and most analysts think it will miss the top five. Fortunately, there are a couple of limited releases expanding wide this weekend that should help compensate. Lone Survivor is the most obviously mainstream hit and it has been doing surprisingly well in limited release. Meanwhile, Her is probably too out there to be a mainstream hit, but its reviews suggest it should at least do well with those looking for Oscar-quality films. This weekend last year was the weekend Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide. It pulled in $24.44 million over the weekend, which is a figure Lone Survivor might match. Unfortunately for 2014, 2013 had much better depth at the box office, so even if the Lone Survivor does get to $25 million or beyond, it still looks like the year will continue lower than last year.
January 10th, 2014
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.
December 27th, 2013
It's the first Box Office Prediction contest of the year and it is an easy week to pick a target film, as the only wide release is Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Paranormal Activity is an established franchise, but this is the first film in the series not to open wide in October, so it will be interesting to see how moviegoers reach. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a signed poster for The Legend of Hercules, signed by Kellan Lutz.
|8/15/2014||The Expendables 3||John Smilee||$39,322,544||$170,138,834||$209,461,378|
|1/10/2014||The Legend of Hercules||Hercules||$18,848,538||$42,553,907||$61,402,445|
|11/16/2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2||Emmett Cullen||$292,324,737||$537,400,000||$829,724,737|
|12/2/2011||A Warrior's Heart||Conor Sullivan||$0||$0||$0|
|11/18/2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1||Emmett Cullen||$281,287,133||$408,132,918||$689,420,051|
|6/3/2011||Love, Wedding, Marriage||Charlie||$1,926||$49,991||$51,917|
|6/30/2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Emmett Cullen||$300,531,751||$405,571,077||$706,102,828|
|4/30/2010||A Nightmare on Elm Street||Dean Russell||$63,075,011||$54,654,610||$117,729,621|
|11/20/2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Emmett Cullen||$296,623,634||$390,934,093||$687,557,727|