|As an Actor||Supporting||14||$140,731,090||$275,013,204||$415,744,294|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$3,332,364||$5,451,398||$8,783,762|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $415,744,294 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7,267)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Julia Maddon (Need for Speed), Ellie (That Awkward Moment), Tammy (28 Weeks Later), Amy (Fright Night), Ashley (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)|
|Most productive collaborators: Aaron Paul, Scott Waugh, Dominic Cooper, George Gatins, Zac Efron|
December 9th, 2016
I problably could have cut this list down to one film, La La Land, because it is the only film on this week’s list with a realistic chance at expanding significantly. In fact, given its reviews and its buzz, it has a realistic chance at earning Oscar glory.
July 11th, 2016
Green Room open with strong buzz, it earned stunning reviews, and it opened really well. However, it struggled as it tried to expand and by the time it was nationwide, its per theater average was below $2,000. Is this something that will only appeal to critics like many other limited releases I’ve reviewed? Or is there another reason it failed to find a mainstream audience?
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
February 21st, 2015
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
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.
February 14th, 2013
A Late Quartet opened last November and it earned good reviews, but not great reviews. It also did well in limited release, but never expanding significantly. Is it worth checking out for those who missed out on the film in theaters? Are there enough extras to make it worth picking up?
|11/17/2017||Sweet Virginia||Lila McCabe||$11,089||$3,628||$14,717|
|12/9/2016||Frank & Lola||Lola||$9,188||$0||$9,188|
|6/3/2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Ashley||$9,496,130||$40,990||$9,537,120|
|3/4/2016||Knight of Cups||Della||$566,006||$509,480||$1,075,486|
|2/26/2016||A Country Called Home||Ellie||$0||$0||$0|
|8/21/2015||She's Funny That Way||Isabella Patterson||$111,993||$4,864,266||$4,976,259|
|9/26/2014||Jimi: All is By My Side||Linda Keith||$340,911||$586,163||$927,074|
|7/11/2014||A Long Way Down||Jess Crichton||$13,347||$743,933||$757,280|
|3/14/2014||Need for Speed||Julia Maddon||$43,568,507||$150,601,112||$194,169,619|
|1/31/2014||That Awkward Moment||Ellie||$26,068,955||$27,000,000||$53,068,955|
|7/5/2013||The Look of Love||Debbie Raymond||$16,119||$587,000||$603,119|
|5/3/2013||Greetings from Tim Buckley||Allie||$11,157||$0||$11,157|
|11/2/2012||A Late Quartet||Alexandra||$1,561,577||$6,477,215||$8,038,792|
|3/11/2011||Jane Eyre||Blanche Ingram||$11,242,660||$22,741,195||$33,983,855|
|11/25/2009||Me and Orson Welles||$1,190,003||$0||$1,190,003|
|5/11/2007||28 Weeks Later||Tammy||$28,638,916||$35,593,798||$64,232,714|