|As an Actor||Supporting||14||$883,610,587||$2,063,270,033||$2,946,880,620|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$73,636,132||$448,214,623||$521,850,755|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $2,946,880,620 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #312)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Koba (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jack Chapman (Kong: Skull Island), Koba (War for the Planet of the Apes), Agenor (Wrath of the Titans), Garsiv (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Hiddleston, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Thomas Tull, Terry Notary, Samuel L. Jackson|
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
August 1st, 2015
It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
|7/14/2017||War for the Planet of the Apes||Koba||$146,880,162||$343,400,000||$490,280,162|
|3/10/2017||Kong: Skull Island||Jack Chapman||$168,052,812||$393,084,915||$561,137,727|
|1/6/2017||A Monster Calls||Dad||$3,740,823||$42,681,243||$46,422,066|
|12/31/2016||The Female Brain||$0||$0||$0|
|8/5/2016||Buddha’s Little Finger||Pyotr||$0||$0||$0|
|8/7/2015||Fantastic Four||Victor von Doom||$56,117,548||$111,860,048||$167,977,596|
|7/11/2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Koba||$208,545,589||$502,098,977||$710,644,566|
|3/30/2012||Wrath of the Titans||Agenor||$83,670,083||$221,600,000||$305,270,083|
|12/25/2011||War Horse||Geordie Soldier||$79,883,359||$76,932,170||$156,815,529|
|7/14/2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Drake Stone||$63,150,991||$154,835,329||$217,986,320|
|5/28/2010||Prince of Persia: Sands of Time||Garsiv||$90,759,676||$223,834,921||$314,594,597|
|5/12/2006||Dead Man's Shoes||Anthony||$6,408||$408,328||$414,736|