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Ice Cube

Ice Cube
By Adam Bielawski (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $1,271,618,876 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #161)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Captian Dickson (22 Jump Street), James Payton (Ride Along), Capt. Dickson (21 Jump Street), James Payton (Ride Along 2), Calvin (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Straight Outta Compton (Producer), Ride Along (Producer), Ride Along 2 (Producer), Barbershop: The Next Cut (Producer), Fist Fight (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Greg Coolidge, Phil Hay, John Leguizamo

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading21$992,013,052$279,605,824$1,271,618,876
Lead Ensemble Member1$54,030,051$374,151$54,404,202
In Technical RolesProducer4$440,153,986$94,855,213$535,009,199
Executive Producer2$56,906,896$8,100,000$65,006,896

Weekend Predictions: Can Wall be Great? Does Fist have any Fight?

February 16th, 2017

The Great Wall

There are three wide releases coming out this week, but none of them are expected to challenge for top spot. Although, there could be an interesting race between the two biggest releases, Fist Fight and The Great Wall. Sadly, this is because both have seen their box office potential fall over the past week. A Cure for Wellness never really had much box office potential. This will leave The Lego Batman Movie with an easy win over the Presidents’ Day long weekend, while we should have five films earning more than $10 million over the three-day portion of the weekend. This weekend last year, there were also three wide releases that struggled at the box office leaving Deadpool with an easy win. The Lego Batman Movie won’t match Deadpool at the top, but 2017 has much better depth, so that should help keep the year-over-year race close. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Fist Fight Trailer

January 9th, 2017

Comedy starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day opens February 17 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Book of Life

January 31st, 2015

The Book of Life opened in October and as a family film with a bit of a Halloween flavor to it, I thought it would be a success at the box office. The reviews were certainly great, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. Will it perform better on the home market? Or was there a reason it failed to find an audience in theaters? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ride Along

April 13th, 2014

Ride Along is the second film I'm reviewing this weekend that earned bad reviews that already has a sequel in the works. I'm not surprised it is getting a sequel. After all, it did earn nearly $135 million on just a $25 million production budget, but a big box office doesn't mean high quality. Were the critics right to lambast this film? Or were moviegoers right to check it out in theaters? And if so, is the Blu-ray Combo Pack worth picking up? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Laps Competition

February 3rd, 2014

Ride Along poster

Super Bowl turned into a blow-out, but still earned a record television audience. This explains why the overall box office numbers were down compared to last weekend. That said, there were some films that did well, including Ride Along, which completed the threepeat and by this time next week with be at over $100 million. On the other hand, the new releases really struggled. That Awkward Moment only managed third place, while Labor Day barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Week-over-week, the overall box office fell 26% to $86 million. Compared to last year, the box office also fell, but by only 3%. That said, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by 6% at $943 million to $887 million, so the market is still healthy. More...

Weekend Projections: Frankenstein D.O.A.

January 26th, 2014

Ride Along poster

After tracking poorly for months, Lionsgate's I, Frankenstein arrived in theaters this weekend with a disappointing projected $8.275 million, according to the distributor, enough for only 6th place on a box office chart that's a jumble of Oscar hopefuls and less ambitious January fare. Ride Along tops the list with $21.1 million projected for the weekend by Universal, which also lays claim to this weekend's number two spot with Lone Survivor's $12.6 million. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

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. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 April 29, 1992   $0 $0 $0
2/17/2017 Fist Fight Strickland  $32,187,017 $8,100,000 $40,287,017
4/15/2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Calvin  $54,030,051 $374,151 $54,404,202
1/15/2016 Ride Along 2 James Payton  $90,862,685 $33,964,631 $124,827,316
10/17/2014 The Book of Life Candle Maker  $50,151,543 $47,500,000 $97,651,543
6/13/2014 22 Jump Street Captian Dickson  $191,719,337 $139,614,539 $331,333,876
1/17/2014 Ride Along James Payton  $134,202,565 $19,531,235 $153,733,800
3/16/2012 21 Jump Street Capt. Dickson  $138,447,667 $64,364,762 $202,812,429
2/10/2012 Rampart Kyle Timkins  $969,239 $571,101 $1,540,340
8/20/2010 Lottery Ticket Mr. Washington  $24,719,879 $0 $24,719,879
10/16/2009 Janky Promoters   $9,069 $0 $9,069
8/22/2008 The Longshots Curtis Plummer  $11,511,323 $267,073 $11,778,396
1/11/2008 First Sunday Durell  $37,931,869 $181,539 $38,113,408
4/4/2007 Are We Done Yet? Nick Persons  $49,662,533 $8,725,535 $58,388,068
4/29/2005 XXX: State of the Union Darius Stone  $26,873,932 $44,200,000 $71,073,932
1/21/2005 Are We There Yet? Nick Persons  $82,674,398 $15,440,073 $98,114,471
2/6/2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Calvin Palmer  $65,070,412 $772,000 $65,842,412
1/16/2004 Torque Trey Wallace  $21,176,322 $25,000,000 $46,176,322
11/22/2002 Friday After Next Craig Jones  $33,253,609 $273,226 $33,526,835
9/13/2002 Barbershop Calvin  $75,781,642 $1,281,819 $77,063,461
3/8/2002 All About the Benjamins Bucum  $25,482,931 $390,214 $25,873,145
8/24/2001 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars James "Desolation" Williams  $8,434,601 $0 $8,434,601
1/12/2000 Next Friday Craig Jones  $57,176,582 $2,498,725 $59,675,307
10/1/1999 Three Kings Chief Elgin  $60,652,036 $47,100,000 $107,752,036
5/27/1998 I Got the Hook-Up! Gun Runner  $10,317,779 $0 $10,317,779
4/8/1998 The Players Club Reggie  $23,047,939 $0 $23,047,939
4/11/1997 Anaconda Danny Rich  $65,598,907 $71,400,000 $136,998,907
2/12/1997 Dangerous Ground Vusi Madlazi  $5,102,151 $0 $5,102,151
6/2/1995 The Glass Shield Teddy Woods  $3,270,822 $0 $3,270,822
4/26/1995 Friday Craig  $27,467,564 $469,214 $27,936,778
1/11/1995 Higher Learning Fudge  $38,023,585 $0 $38,023,585
3/12/1993 CB4 Himself  $17,642,060 $0 $17,642,060
12/25/1992 Trespass Savon  $13,747,138 $0 $13,747,138
7/12/1991 Boyz n the Hood Doughboy  $56,190,094 $10,540 $56,200,634
Movies: 34Totals:$1,533,389,281$532,030,377$2,065,419,658
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/17/2017 Fist Fight Executive Producer $32,187,017 $8,100,000 $40,287,017
4/15/2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Producer $54,030,051 $374,151 $54,404,202
1/15/2016 Ride Along 2 Producer $90,862,685 $33,964,631 $124,827,316
8/14/2015 Straight Outta Compton Producer $161,058,685 $40,985,196 $202,043,881
1/17/2014 Ride Along Producer $134,202,565 $19,531,235 $153,733,800
8/20/2010 Lottery Ticket Executive Producer $24,719,879 $0 $24,719,879
10/16/2009 Janky Promoters Screenwriter $9,069 $0 $9,069
Movies: 7Totals:$497,069,951$102,955,213$600,025,164