|As an Actor||Leading||2||$76,233,151||$61,535,824||$137,768,975|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $137,768,975 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #841)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Pete (Pete’s Dragon), Young Judd (This is Where I Leave You)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bryce Dallas Howard, David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban|
December 11th, 2016
Pete’s Dragon opened in late summer and did well domestically. Had it done as well internationally, then it would have been on pace to break even sometime during its home market run. Sadly, it did much worse internationally. Perhaps this means the movie only did well here due to nostalgia for the original film. Is this the case? Or does the movie work on its own?
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
|10/20/2017||The War with Grandpa||Peter||$0||$0||$0|
|9/19/2014||This is Where I Leave You||Young Judd||$34,296,320||$7,000,000||$41,296,320|