|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$256,520,278||$215,419,926||$471,940,204|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$102,154,022||$73,631,676||$175,785,698|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||1||$42,872,467||$10,132,987||$53,005,454|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $471,940,204 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,386)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jared The Airport Security Guard (Central Intelligence), Jay (The Lego Ninjago Movie), Kumail (The Big Sick), Keanu (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Mehar (Fist Fight)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Big Sick (Screenwriter), The Big Sick (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Michael Showalter, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Emily V. Gordon, Ray Romano|
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...
November 22nd, 2017
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost.
September 20th, 2017
I think it is a really good week on the home market. The biggest release of the week is Wonder Woman, which is also one of the best wide releases of the year. The extras are strong and the Blu-ray Combo Pack / 3D Combo Pack are Pick of the Week contenders. It isn’t the winner, as The Big Sick is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year and the DVD / Blu-ray Combo Pack is loaded with extras.
September 17th, 2017
The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer?
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
June 23rd, 2017
Not many limited releases are earning any real buzz this week. The Beguiled has the best pedigree and its reviews might be good enough to help it thrive in theaters. The Bad Batch is the biggest in terms of theaters, but its box office potential is close to zero. This leaves The Big Sick as the best new release. That said, if you are not near one of the five theaters it is playing, you could always stay home and binge GLOW on Netflix. I reviewed it this week and it is worth the praise.
June 12th, 2017
April 16th, 2016
Silicon Valley started in 2014 with an eight-episode first season. I didn't get a chance to review the first season, but I did see a few of the episodes and liked what I saw. Does it get better in season two? And is the DVD or Blu-ray worth picking up?
|9/22/2017||The Lego Ninjago Movie||Jay||$59,281,555||$63,498,689||$122,780,244|
|6/23/2017||The Big Sick||Kumail||$42,872,467||$10,132,987||$53,005,454|
|10/7/2016||The Late Bloomer||$0||$0||$0|
|7/8/2016||Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||Keanu||$46,009,673||$29,900,000||$75,909,673|
|6/17/2016||Central Intelligence||Jared The Airport Security Guard||$127,440,871||$89,755,940||$217,196,811|
|2/20/2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Brad||$12,314,651||$137,950||$12,452,601|
|9/6/2013||Hell Baby||Cable Guy||$4,980||$0||$4,980|
|6/23/2017||The Big Sick||Screenwriter,|