|As an Actor||Leading||15||$340,348,520||$887,633,503||$1,227,982,023|
|Lead Ensemble Member||7||$356,016,018||$999,047,101||$1,355,063,119|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||2||$26,414,830||$21,407,727||$47,822,557|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 43 films, with $4,250,462,152 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #282)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Galahad (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Harry Hart (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), King George VI (The King’s Speech), Fred (Disney's A Christmas Carol), Harry Bright (Mamma Mia!)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Eye in the Sky (Producer), Loving (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Matthew Vaughn, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Hooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Goldman|
|Born: September 10th, 1960 (57 years old)|
September 1st, 2017
As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit.
July 21st, 2017
Action movie starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges, directed by Matthew Vaughn opens September 22 ... Full Movie Details.
April 25th, 2017
September 1st, 2016
August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top.
June 10th, 2016
There are a few limited releases coming out this week that have a chance of finding an audience, but none that will expand significantly. De Palma is a must see for fans of the director, or of movie business documentaries in general. King Jack has perfect reviews, but it is also playing on Video On Demand. Therapy for a Vampire is the film I'm most interested in seeing, but while its reviews are great, it likely won't escape the art house circuit.
June 13th, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on a comic book co-created by Mark Millar, who previously created the Kick-Ass comic book series. (On a side note, apparently there is a Hit Girl prequel comic book in the works and if that does well, there might be a Kick-Ass 3 movie that focuses more on Hit Girl. She was definitely the best part of the second movie.) It was a February release, so expectations were good, but not great. However, the film managed more than $125 million domestically and $400 million worldwide. That's fantastic. Is it as good as its box office numbers? Or did it thrive thanks to terrible competition?
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
July 25th, 2014
There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July?
April 11th, 2014
This weekend is almost as busy for limited releases as last week, and on the plus side, there are a handful of films that are worth checking out. Only Lovers Left Alive and Joe are both earning great reviews. On the other hand, Only Lovers Left Alive is probably too "Art House" to thrive, while Joe is opening too wide and on Video on Demand, so its box office chances are also limited. Dancing in Jaffa is earning perfect reviews, but documentaries rarely have breakout success. Finally, Disco Singh could be a surprise hit, as it could be on track to break records in its native India.
|12/25/2018||Mary Poppins Returns||William Weatherall Wilkins||$0||$0||$0|
|9/22/2017||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Harry Hart||$100,135,897||$293,033,861||$393,169,758|
|12/31/2016||The Mercy||Donald Crowhurst||$0||$0||$0|
|9/16/2016||Bridget Jones’s Baby||Mark||$24,139,805||$179,415,762||$203,555,567|
|12/4/2015||Spooks: The Greater Good||Harry Pearce||$0||$5,328,721||$5,328,721|
|2/13/2015||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Galahad||$128,261,724||$276,300,000||$404,561,724|
|10/31/2014||Before I Go to Sleep||Ben Lucas||$3,242,457||$16,321,122||$19,563,579|
|7/25/2014||Magic in the Moonlight||Stanley||$10,534,510||$23,374,886||$33,909,396|
|4/11/2014||The Railway Man||Eric Lomax||$4,438,438||$19,471,772||$23,910,210|
|4/26/2013||Arthur Newman||Arthur Newman||$207,853||$0||$207,853|
|12/9/2011||Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||Bill Haydon||$24,149,393||$57,303,418||$81,452,811|
|11/26/2010||The King’s Speech||King George VI||$138,797,449||$292,023,719||$430,821,168|
|12/31/2009||The Legend of Fritton's Gold||$0||$0||$0|
|12/11/2009||A Single Man||$9,176,000||$18,966,379||$28,142,379|
|11/10/2009||The Accidental Husband||Richard||$0||$10,484,999||$10,484,999|
|11/6/2009||Disney's A Christmas Carol||Fred||$137,855,863||$177,853,834||$315,709,697|
|10/9/2009||St. Trinian’s||Geoffrey Thwaites||$15,000||$29,815,239||$29,830,239|
|5/22/2009||Easy Virtue||Mr. Whittaker||$2,656,784||$17,880,957||$20,537,741|
|7/18/2008||Mamma Mia!||Harry Bright||$144,130,063||$471,618,814||$615,748,877|
|6/6/2008||And When Did You Last See Your Father?||Blake Morrison||$1,071,240||$1,405,251||$2,476,491|
|4/25/2008||Then She Found Me||Frank||$3,735,717||$3,427,203||$7,162,920|
|8/17/2007||The Last Legion||Aurelius||$5,932,060||$19,425,711||$25,357,771|
|1/27/2006||Nanny McPhee||Mr. Brown||$47,279,279||$81,466,299||$128,745,578|
|10/14/2005||Where the Truth Lies||Vince Collins||$872,142||$543,514||$1,415,656|
|11/12/2004||Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason||Mark Darcy||$40,203,020||$223,691,531||$263,894,551|
|12/12/2003||Girl with a Pearl Earring||Johannes Vermeer||$11,634,362||$31,647,190||$43,281,552|
|4/4/2003||What a Girl Wants||Henry Dashwood||$35,990,505||$0||$35,990,505|
|5/22/2002||The Importance of Being Earnest||Jack Worthing||$8,378,141||$0||$8,378,141|
|4/13/2001||Bridget Jones's Diary||Mark Darcy||$71,500,556||$210,026,602||$281,527,158|
|9/24/1999||Fever Pitch||Paul Ashworth||$113,384||$4,257,705||$4,371,089|
|7/23/1999||My Life So Far||Edward Pettigrew||$635,620||$0||$635,620|
|12/11/1998||Shakespeare in Love||Lord Wessex||$100,317,794||$179,182,206||$279,500,000|
|9/19/1997||A Thousand Acres||Jess Clark||$7,928,412||$1,568,667||$9,497,079|
|11/15/1996||The English Patient||Geoffrey Clifton||$78,716,374||$152,994,777||$231,711,151|
|3/15/1995||Circle of Friends||Simon Westward||$23,389,975||$0||$23,389,975|
|6/29/1984||Another Country||Tommy Judd||$0||$0||$0|
|3/11/2016||Eye in the Sky||Producer||$18,704,596||$16,211,532||$34,916,128|