|As an Actor||Supporting||27||$2,781,185,542||$3,596,542,770||$6,377,728,312|
|Lead Ensemble Member||6||$241,488,092||$638,270,771||$879,758,863|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 81 films, with $8,588,274,539 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #39)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Gill (Finding Dory), Nuidis Vulko (Justice League), Green Goblin/Norman Osborn (Spider-Man), Gill (Finding Nemo), Norman Osborn (Spider-Man 3)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi, Andrew Stanton, Laura Ziskin, Albert Brooks|
|Born: July 22nd, 1955 (62 years old)|
December 11th, 2017
The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece.
November 1st, 2017
October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point.
October 6th, 2017
It is a very busy week for limited releases with over 30 films coming out this week. Needless to say we’ve had to be a little callous, culling the list to a more manageable number. We are still left with a number of films that have a shot at finding a receptive audience. Some of these are like Better Watch Out, which will struggle in theaters, but very likely do well on Video on Demand. Others, like The Florida Project, could see its strong reviews turn to Awards Season success and that will be a boon to its financial success.
October 2nd, 2017
February 1st, 2017
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.
February 1st, 2015
John Wick stars Keanu Reeves in the titular role. Keanu Reeves has earned close to $2 billion domestically, but it has been more than a decade since he starred in a film that earned more than $100 million at the box office. This film couldn't even get halfway to the century mark. Did it deserve to become a hit? Or was it destined to fall between the cracks?
November 4th, 2014
A Most Wanted Man is famous for a really negative reason. It is one of the last films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman released after his untimely death. It earned incredible reviews and did really well at the box office for a limited release, but it wasn't able to break into truly wide releases. Is the movie as good as its reviews? Or were critics quick to praise the film for its significance in Philip Seymour Hoffman's life?
September 30th, 2014
September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month.
June 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
March 9th, 2014
Out of the Furnace came out the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is a dead zone at the box office. Despite being in the heart of the winter holidays (Thanksgiving through New Year's Day) the weekend after Thanksgiving is often times among the worst weekend of the year for wide releases. That was certainly the case in 2013 and Out of the Furnace was part of the problem. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or did it fail to find an audience in part because of the release date?
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
January 10th, 2013
eXistenZ is a Canadian movie that cost more than $30 million Canadian dollars to make, but made less than $3 million at the domestic box office. There's never been a time when the exchange rate was great enough to cover that difference. Is it a bad movie? Is that why it failed to find an audience? Or is it, like so many David Cronenberg movies, just too weird for a mainstream audience?
December 3rd, 2012
Finding Nemo came out nearly a decade ago and earned nearly perfect reviews. This fall, it became the latest Pixar film to earn a 3D re-release. Is it as good as most critics said it was? And does the 3D add anything to the film?
|11/17/2017||Justice League||Nuidis Vulko||$212,872,996||$402,600,000||$615,472,996|
|11/10/2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Gerhard Hardman||$93,243,836||$181,205,939||$274,449,775|
|10/6/2017||The Florida Project||$5,032,096||$812,788||$5,844,884|
|7/28/2017||A Family Man||Ed Blackridge||$0||$2,373,311||$2,373,311|
|2/17/2017||The Great Wall||Ballard||$45,157,105||$289,393,001||$334,550,106|
|11/4/2016||Dog Eat Dog||Mad Dog||$0||$69,322||$69,322|
|7/25/2014||A Most Wanted Man||Thomas Brue||$17,237,855||$18,831,035||$36,068,890|
|6/6/2014||The Fault in Our Stars||Peter Van Houten||$124,872,350||$182,294,484||$307,166,834|
|3/21/2014||Nymphomaniac: Volume II||L||$327,167||$326,747||$653,914|
|3/7/2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Jopling||$59,076,019||$105,274,390||$164,350,409|
|2/28/2014||Odd Thomas||Sheriff Wyatt Porter||$0||$0||$0|
|12/4/2013||Out of the Furnace||John Petty||$11,330,849||$4,103,526||$15,434,375|
|4/5/2013||Tomorrow You're Gone||The Buddha||$0||$0||$0|
|3/23/2012||4:44 Last Day on Earth||Cisco||$17,801||$19,105||$36,906|
|3/9/2012||John Carter||Tars Tarkas||$73,058,679||$209,719,421||$282,778,100|
|10/14/2011||Fireflies in the Garden||Charles Waechter||$36,884||$3,550,307||$3,587,191|
|1/8/2010||Daybreakers||Lionel "Elvis" Cormac||$30,101,577||$21,343,926||$51,445,503|
|12/31/2009||Go Go Tales||Ray Ruby||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/2009||My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?||$0||$0||$0|
|11/13/2009||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Rat||$21,002,919||$26,082,145||$47,085,064|
|10/23/2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant||$14,046,595||$25,707,362||$39,753,957|
|12/7/2007||The Walker||Senator Larry Lockner||$79,698||$428,505||$508,203|
|8/24/2007||Mr. Bean’s Holiday||Carson Clay||$33,302,167||$201,679,175||$234,981,342|
|5/4/2007||Paris, je t'aime||The Cowboy||$4,857,374||$317,714||$5,175,088|
|5/4/2007||Spider-Man 3||Norman Osborn||$336,530,303||$558,329,927||$894,860,230|
|4/21/2006||American Dreamz||Vice President Stutter||$7,314,027||$9,196,944||$16,510,971|
|3/24/2006||Inside Man||Captian John Darius||$88,634,237||$97,164,028||$185,798,265|
|4/29/2005||XXX: State of the Union||General George Octavius Deckert||$26,873,932||$44,200,000||$71,073,932|
|12/17/2004||The Aviator||Tabloid Editor||$102,608,827||$105,762,065||$208,370,892|
|12/10/2004||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Klaus Daimler||$24,006,726||$10,800,000||$34,806,726|
|7/2/2004||The Clearing||Arnold 'Arn' Mack||$5,763,875||$2,100,000||$7,863,875|
|6/30/2004||Spider-Man 2||Green Goblin/Norman Osborn||$373,524,485||$421,586,185||$795,110,670|
|9/12/2003||Once Upon a Time in Mexico||Barillo||$56,330,657||$41,082,870||$97,413,527|
|10/18/2002||Auto Focus||Johnny Carpenter||$2,062,066||$641,755||$2,703,821|
|5/3/2002||Spider-Man||Green Goblin/Norman Osborn||$403,706,375||$418,000,000||$821,706,375|
|5/4/2001||Pavilion of Women||Father Andre||$35,938||$41,305||$77,243|
|12/29/2000||Shadow of the Vampire||Max Schreck||$8,279,017||$0||$8,279,017|
|10/20/2000||Animal Factory||Earl Copen||$43,805||$0||$43,805|
|4/14/2000||American Psycho||Donald Kimball||$15,070,285||$13,604,132||$28,674,417|
|1/21/2000||The Boondock Saints||Paul Smecker||$30,471||$381,403||$411,874|
|10/1/1999||New Rose Hotel||X||$20,416||$0||$20,416|
|6/13/1997||Speed 2: Cruise Control||John Geiger||$48,097,081||$102,370,919||$150,468,000|
|11/15/1996||The English Patient||Caravaggio||$78,716,374||$152,994,777||$231,711,151|
|12/2/1994||Tom & Viv||Tom Eliot||$538,534||$0||$538,534|
|8/3/1994||Clear and Present Danger||John Clark||$122,012,656||$85,487,344||$207,500,000|
|12/21/1993||In weiter Ferne, so nah!||Emit Flesti||$810,455||$0||$810,455|
|1/15/1993||Body of Evidence||Frank Dulaney||$13,734,039||$0||$13,734,039|
|9/21/1992||Light Sleeper||John LeTour||$1,050,861||$0||$1,050,861|
|4/24/1992||White Sands||Ray Dolezal||$9,011,574||$0||$9,011,574|
|1/18/1991||Flight of the Intruder||Lieutenant Commander Virgil 'Tiger' Cole||$14,471,440||$0||$14,471,440|
|8/17/1990||Wild at Heart||Bobby Peru||$14,560,000||$0||$14,560,000|
|12/20/1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Charlie||$70,001,698||$0||$70,001,698|
|12/8/1989||Triumph of the Spirit||Salamo Arouch||$408,839||$0||$408,839|
|8/12/1988||The Last Temptation of Christ||Jesus of Nazareth||$8,373,585||$0||$8,373,585|
|3/11/1988||Off Limits||Sgt. 1st Class Buck McGriff, CID Agent||$7,242,035||$0||$7,242,035|
|11/1/1985||To Live and Die in L.A.||Rick Masters||$17,307,019||$0||$17,307,019|
|6/1/1984||Streets of Fire||Raven Shaddock, Bombers Leader||$5,600,000||$0||$5,600,000|
|4/29/1983||The Hunger||Second Phone Booth Youth||$4,800,000||$0||$4,800,000|