|As an Actor||Leading||15||$1,444,556,403||$2,065,782,812||$3,510,339,215|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $3,510,339,215 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #49)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Edward Cullen (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2), Edward Cullen (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Edward Cullen (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1), Edward Cullen (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Edward Cullen (Twilight)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Tricia Wood, Billy Burke, Alexandra Patsavas|
November 22nd, 2017
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost.
November 20th, 2017
It is a slow week on the home market for two reasons. Technically it is one reason, but it is having two effects. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means the schedule is really busy and I need to keep this list short in order to save time. Also, while Thanksgiving means Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year, you don’t want to release something new into that storm of chaos. The biggest release of the week, not counting VOD releases is The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which I reviewed. As for the best release on this week’s list, I’m torn between Good Time, NEW GAME: The Complete First Season, and The Villainess. It was down to a roll of the dice, but The Villainess on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
August 11th, 2017
There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning good reviews and / or strong buzz. Of these, The Trip to Spain is the one I want to see the most. It also has a good chance to earn more than $2 million in theaters, as its two predecessors did the same.
March 17th, 2017
December 4th, 2015
It's a very busy weekend with way too many limited releases. Because of this, we had to be a little more selective with what films made the cut to appear in our column. Chi-raq is opening the widest and should earn the most over the weekend. However, there are more than half-a-dozen films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some of these might pick up some major Awards Season nominations.
September 23rd, 2014
The Rover opened in limited release and opened really well, but the next weekend, its per theater average collapsed as it tried to expand and it barely crossed $1 million before leaving theaters. Is this a sign that the film only has appeal to a very limited audience? Or did the distributor try and expand the film way too soon and way too fast?
June 13th, 2014
Just a quick look at the list of limited releases coming out this week you will find more than a few that are earning great reviews. However, you will also find more than a few that are earning more negative reviews than positive ones. Of the ones earning fantastic reviews, most don't have a lot of buzz. I'm not sure any will be a breakout hit. Both The Amazing Catfish and Burning Bush are earning perfect reviews, so hopefully they will at least do relatively well.
November 13th, 2013
On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.
If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index.
November 5th, 2013
Twilight came out in 2008 to a mixture of high buzz and abject horror. There were a lot of people who were major fans of the book series by Stephenie Meyer, while others consider Stephenie Meyer the worst author of all time. That might be a bit harsh. The first movie opened with mixed reviews, but smashed through all expectations with nearly $200 million domestically. A year later, New Moon came out and despite earning just 27% positive reviews. That's awful any way you look at it, but even so, it earned nearly $300 million at the box office. Clearly this franchise is critic-proof and I'm under no delusion that any of my criticisms will stop anyone from buying this 10-disc Blu-ray box set. I'm so convinced that no one will change their minds over my opinion of the movie that I'm going to keep that portion of the review to a minimum and concentrate on the extras instead. After all, anyone interested in this box set has already made up their mind about the movie and just want to know if this box set has enough extras to be worth the price.
December 31st, 2012
This week on the home market is actually worse than last week, by a considerable degree. There are no first-run releases, and only two releases are in the top 2000 on the Amazon sales chart. Ouch. Furthermore, those two releases are Cosmopolis and Being Human: Season Two and I'm still waiting for the screeners for both films. Being Human: Season Two is easily the best pick coming out this week and since the Blu-ray is the same price as the DVD, it is the Pick of the Week.
November 15th, 2012
As The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 prepares to re-write the record book, it would be easy to overlook the rest of the top five. However, there are a few other films of note. Firstly, Lincoln, which is expanding this weekend and will nearly be at the truly wide level. Nearly everyone thinks this film will grab a spot in the top five. Also, despite a lot of people predicting Breaking Dawn will break records, a lot of people think Skyfall will hold up pretty well over the weekend. By comparison, last year, Breaking Dawn, Part 1 had an impressive opening, but it was the only thing about the weekend that was impressive, as Happy Feet 2 crashed and burned. There's a slim chance Breaking Dawn, Part 2 will open with more than the combined openings of those two films. Adding in Skyfall and 2012 should come out with a major win this week.
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|4/14/2017||Queen of the Desert||T.E. Lawrence||$0||$1,480,089||$1,480,089|
|4/14/2017||The Lost City of Z||Henry Costin||$8,574,339||$8,547,997||$17,122,336|
|12/31/2016||Untitled Claire Denis/Zadie Smith Sci…||$0||$0||$0|
|7/22/2016||The Childhood of a Leader||Charles The Leader||$0||$213,358||$213,358|
|2/27/2015||Maps to the Stars||Jerome Fontana||$350,741||$375,738||$726,479|
|11/16/2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2||Edward Cullen||$292,324,737||$537,400,000||$829,724,737|
|11/18/2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1||Edward Cullen||$281,287,133||$408,132,918||$689,420,051|
|4/22/2011||Water for Elephants||Jacob||$58,709,717||$58,100,000||$116,809,717|
|6/30/2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Edward Cullen||$300,531,751||$405,571,077||$706,102,828|
|3/12/2010||Remember Me||Tyler Hawkin||$19,068,240||$37,437,880||$56,506,120|
|11/20/2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Edward Cullen||$296,623,634||$390,934,093||$687,557,727|
|11/17/2009||How to Be||Art||$0||$0||$0|
|10/13/2009||The Haunted Airman||Lieutenant Toby Jugg||$0||$0||$0|
|5/8/2009||Little Ashes||Salvador Dali||$481,586||$0||$481,586|
|7/11/2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho…||Cedric Diggory||$292,004,738||$650,939,197||$942,943,935|
|11/18/2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Cedric Diggory||$290,013,036||$606,898,042||$896,911,078|