|As an Actor||Supporting||12||$802,397,178||$1,099,539,439||$1,901,936,617|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$45,431||$0||$45,431|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,901,936,617 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #711)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Director Orson Krennic (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Hegep (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Phil Beckman (Knowing), Captain Dutton (Australia), Martin (Killer Elite)|
|Most productive collaborators: Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy|
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.
2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films
December 13th, 2015
The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release...
November 25th, 2015
Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)
September 25th, 2015
While it isn't a quiet week for limited releases, nearly all of the buzz is directed towards two films, 99 Homes and Mississippi Grind. The former will likely be the biggest box office hit, but the later is a gambling movie, so it is the one I most want to see.
|12/16/2016||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||Director Orson Krennic||$532,139,580||$518,811,164||$1,050,950,744|
|12/12/2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||Hegep||$65,014,513||$203,300,000||$268,314,513|
|8/27/2014||Starred Up||Neville Love||$54,915||$63,081||$117,996|
|3/29/2013||The Place Beyond the Pines||Robin||$21,403,519||$25,607,930||$47,011,449|
|11/30/2012||Killing Them Softly||Russell||$14,945,541||$24,292,902||$39,238,443|
|8/13/2010||Animal Kingdom||Andrew "Pope" Cody||$1,044,039||$7,034,644||$8,078,683|
|12/25/2005||The New World||Ben||$12,712,093||$13,472,307||$26,184,400|