|Mar 2, 1990||The Hunt for Red October||$30,000,000||$17,161,835||$120,709,866||$200,500,000|
|Jun 5, 1992||Patriot Games||$45,000,000||$18,511,191||$83,287,363||$178,100,000|
|Aug 3, 1994||Clear and Present Danger||$62,000,000||$20,348,017||$122,012,656||$207,500,000|
|May 31, 2002||The Sum of All Fears||$68,000,000||$31,178,526||$118,471,320||$193,500,000|
|Dec 31, 2010||Rainbow Six||$0||$0|
|Jan 17, 2014||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||$60,000,000||$15,451,981||$50,577,412||$131,377,412||Play|
Box Office History for Jack Ryan Movies
|Jun 10, 2014||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||$7,680,456||$8,044,534||$15,724,990|
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June 11th, 2014
This week's list of new DVD and Blu-rays includes a couple of first run releases, but neither are really must haves. Of all of the theatrical releases coming out this week, Alan Partridge on DVD or Blu-ray is the one I'm most interested in seeing, but the screener is still late. I'm also waiting for the screener for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, but I saw every episode on TV and the DVD or Blu-ray is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week. So is True Detective: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a bit of a coin toss, but in the end I went with Cosmos.
June 8th, 2014
I previously reviewed the Jack Ryan box set when it came out on Blu-ray last year. When I got a chance to review the latest installment, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, it seemed like the natural thing to do. But can this reboot live up to the past installments in the franchise? Or was there a reason it was dumped during the early part of the year?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
December 3rd, 2013
There are a trio first run releases hitting the home market this week; however, all of them missed expectations at the box office to one degree or the other. The Wolverine performed the best and it is definitely the only one worth checking out, but I won't know if it is the best till the screener arrive. (I hope I get the Extended Edition 3D Combo Pack, because I hear it is a much better version of the movie). Contenders for Pick of the Week are limited. The Rutles Anthology was on the short list, but in the end I went with Drinking Buddies on DVD or Blu-ray.
December 2nd, 2013
The Jack Ryan franchise is a strange one. There have been four films so far, with a fifth on the way, and during that time, four different actors will have played the titular role. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit hits theaters in mid-January, so it is a perfect time to release the four earlier movies on a Blu-ray box set. (Or to be more accurate, re-release the 2008 Blu-rays in one box set.) How many of these earlier films are worth checking out? And is the box set good value?
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|James Earl Jones||3||Admiral James Greer||$586,100,000||$6,176,770,809||9.5%|
|Harrison Ford||2||Jack Ryan||$385,600,000||$9,660,505,723||4.0%|
|Anne Archer||2||Cathy Ryan||$385,600,000||$1,013,904,338||38.0%|
|Colm Feore||2||Rob Behringer||$324,877,412||$3,321,365,679||9.8%|
|Thora Birch||2||Sally Ryan||$385,600,000||$931,799,577||41.4%|
|John Lafayette||2||CIA Analyst||$385,600,000||$745,478,160||51.7%|
|Sven-Ole Thorsen||2||Russian COB||$394,000,000||$2,950,991,038||13.4%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Mace Neufeld||5||Producer (5)||$910,977,412||$1,364,442,364||66.8%|
Story Creator (4)
Executive Producer (1)
Character Creator (1)
|Neil Travis||3||Editor (3)||$579,100,000||$1,583,132,809||36.6%|
Sound Effects Editor (2)
Sound Editor (1)
|Phillip Noyce||2||Director (2)||$385,600,000||$1,226,860,697||31.4%|
|Robert Rehme||2||Producer (2)||$385,600,000||$521,647,317||73.9%|
|Donald Stewart||2||Screenwriter (2)||$385,600,000||$385,600,000||100.0%|
|Steven Zaillian||2||Screenwriter (2)||$385,600,000||$2,437,886,664||15.8%|
|Terence Marsh||2||Production Designer (2)||$408,000,000||$1,132,939,748||36.0%|
|Donald M. McAlpine||2||Director of Photography (2)||$385,600,000||$3,096,839,349||12.5%|
|James Horner||2||Composer (2)||$385,600,000||$13,818,663,070||2.8%|
|Lis Kern||2||Associate Producer (2)||$385,600,000||$455,536,680||84.6%|
|William Cruse||2||Art Director (2)||$408,000,000||$949,026,755||43.0%|
|Mickey S. Michaels||2||Set Decorator (2)||$408,000,000||$567,387,195||71.9%|
|Michael A. Benson||2||Second Unit Camera (2)||$385,600,000||$1,502,828,256||25.7%|
|Frank A. Montano||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$401,000,000||$10,327,701,067||3.9%|
|John Leveque||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$401,000,000||$1,662,859,007||24.1%|
|Cecelia Hall||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$378,600,000||$1,098,841,263||34.5%|
|Steve Mann||2||Sound Effects Editor (2)||$401,000,000||$3,030,451,942||13.2%|
|David R. Ellis||2||
Stunt Coordinator (1)
Second Unit Director (1)
|F. Hudson Miller||2||
Sound Effects Editor (1)
Sound Editor (1)
Sound Effects Editor (1)
Sound Editor (1)
|Jim Henrikson||2||Music Editor (2)||$385,600,000||$2,378,992,237||16.2%|
|Mindy Marin||2||Casting Director (2)||$401,000,000||$4,311,725,034||9.3%|
|Amanda Mackey||2||Casting Director (2)||$378,600,000||$4,358,911,912||8.7%|