|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$252,122,747||$357,564,365||$609,687,112|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$32,149,404||$25,451,602||$57,601,006|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||2||$76,616,610||$81,471,012||$158,087,622|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $609,687,112 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,789)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Dr. Nurko (Miracles from Heaven), Store Owner (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Felipe/Felipe's Grandma (Jack and Jill), Chato (The Book of Life), Valentin (No se Aceptan Devoluciones)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: No se Aceptan Devoluciones (Director), No se Aceptan Devoluciones (Screenwriter), No se Aceptan Devoluciones (Producer), How to Be a Latin Lover (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ken Marino, Jessica Lindsey, Guillermo Rios, Salma Hayek, Jon Zack|
|Born: September 2nd, 1962 (55 years old)|
December 16th, 2017
Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with...
May 1st, 2017
The weekend box office was a wild one with two limited releases in the top five, How to be a Latin Lover and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Fate of the Furious remained in first place with $19.94 million, which is better than expected. Unfortunately, the overall box office was still weak down 8.3% from last weekend to just $99 million. Worse still, this is 8.9% lower than the same weekend last year. 2017’s lead over 2016 took a bit of a hit, but still has a 5.1% or $180 million lead, $3.66 billion to $3.48 billion.
April 30th, 2017
The last weekend before the Summer season is generally a quiet one, but two breakout hits aimed at niche audiences are making this one interesting. How to Be a Latin Lover will post a shade over $12 million from just 1,118 theaters, according to Lionsgate’s weekend estimate. That would be the news of the weekend if it wasn’t for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion earning the best weekend for a Bollywood movie in history with a stellar $10.1 million from just 425 locations. Those two films couldn’t knock The Fate of the Furious off top spot though, as the action blockbuster added another $19.4 million, to take its domestic total to $192.7 million.
April 27th, 2017
April comes to end with two wide releases that have modest ambitions at the box office. The Circle opens in 3,163 theaters for STX Entertainment, who will be happy if it beats The Bye Bye Man’s $13.5 million opening weekend and becomes their second-best opening to date (Bad Moms holds the record for the studio, with $23.8 million—a number they would be thrilled with). Speaking of records, The Circle holds a very unusual one…
April 1st, 2017
March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016.
February 27th, 2017
January 18th, 2014
One could argue that Instructions Not Included was the biggest surprise hit of the year. In a year in which Iron Man 3 earned $1.2 million billion worldwide, doubling the franchise average, a small movie from Mexico is still arguably the biggest surprise hit of the year. While Iron Man 3 was the follow-up to one of the biggest hits of all time, Instructions Not Included came out of nowhere to become the biggest Spanish-language hit of all time. Is it as good as its box office numbers would indicate? Or it is more right place, right time?
|4/28/2017||How to Be a Latin Lover||Maximo||$32,149,404||$25,451,602||$57,601,006|
|3/16/2016||Miracles from Heaven||Dr. Nurko||$61,705,123||$12,093,597||$73,798,720|
|10/17/2014||The Book of Life||Chato||$50,151,543||$47,500,000||$97,651,543|
|8/30/2013||No se Aceptan Devoluciones||Valentin||$44,467,206||$56,019,410||$100,486,616|
|11/11/2011||Jack and Jill||Felipe/Felipe's Grandma||$74,158,157||$76,361,060||$150,519,217|
|4/8/2011||No Eres Tu, Soy Yo||Javier||$1,339,911||$0||$1,339,911|
|10/3/2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Store Owner||$94,514,402||$59,703,766||$154,218,168|
|4/28/2017||How to Be a Latin Lover||Producer||$32,149,404||$25,451,602||$57,601,006|
|8/30/2013||No se Aceptan Devoluciones||Director,|