|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||2||$130,083,974||$277,156,193||$407,240,167|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $493,027,906 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,294)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Eggsy (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Michael Edwards a.k.a Eddie the Eagle (Eddie the Eagle), Edward Brittain (Testament of Youth), Mad Teddy Smith (Legend)|
|Most productive collaborators: Matthew Vaughn, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Jane Goldman|
February 1st, 2016
As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison.
January 9th, 2016
The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies.
June 13th, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on a comic book co-created by Mark Millar, who previously created the Kick-Ass comic book series. (On a side note, apparently there is a Hit Girl prequel comic book in the works and if that does well, there might be a Kick-Ass 3 movie that focuses more on Hit Girl. She was definitely the best part of the second movie.) It was a February release, so expectations were good, but not great. However, the film managed more than $125 million domestically and $400 million worldwide. That's fantastic. Is it as good as its box office numbers? Or did it thrive thanks to terrible competition?
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
|12/31/2017||Robin Hood: Origins||$0||$0||$0|
|6/16/2017||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||$0||$0||$0|
|2/26/2016||Eddie the Eagle||Michael Edwards a.k.a Eddie the Eagle||$15,789,389||$27,356,273||$43,145,662|
|11/20/2015||Legend||Mad Teddy Smith||$1,872,994||$40,769,083||$42,642,077|
|6/5/2015||Testament of Youth||Edward Brittain||$1,822,250||$856,193||$2,678,443|
|2/13/2015||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Eggsy||$128,261,724||$276,300,000||$404,561,724|