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Richard Dreyfuss

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 48 films, with $2,488,552,814 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #735)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Richard Nelson (Poseidon), Hooper (Jaws), Glenn Holland (Mr. Holland's Opus), Roy Neary (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Matt Boyd (Piranha 3D)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Teri Garr, Carl Gottlieb

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading8$739,560,459$461,400,000$1,200,960,459
Supporting6$141,935,186$167,757,821$309,693,007
Inverviewee1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)33$788,498,948$189,400,400$977,899,348

Limited Releases: Afflicting Limited Releases on the Public

April 4th, 2014

Alan Partridge poster

It is a busy week, not only in terms of quantity, but also quality. There are seven films earning 80% positive reviews or higher (at least when I checked last). Some of these, like Afflicted, probably won't find an audience in theaters, because it is just the wrong genre. Others, like The Unknown Known and Watermark, might do well for the genre, but won't find any real measure of mainstream success. On the other hand, Under the Skin and Alan Partridge might find audiences in theaters. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/28/2015 Zipper George Hiller  $0 $0 $0
4/14/2015 Cas & Dylan Dr. Cas Pepper   $0 $0 $0
7/25/2014 Very Good Girls Danny Field  $0 $0 $0
8/16/2013 Paranoia   $7,388,654 $8,784,939 $16,173,593
3/9/2012 Shakespeare High Himself  $0 $0 $0
10/15/2010 Red Alexander Dunning  $90,380,162 $106,059,531 $196,439,693
8/20/2010 Piranha 3D Matt Boyd  $25,003,155 $58,657,005 $83,660,160
4/2/2010 Leaves of Grass   $70,066 $15,461 $85,527
3/19/2010 The Lightkeepers   $0 $0 $0
6/5/2009 My Life in Ruins Irv  $8,665,206 $11,800,000 $20,465,206
10/17/2008 W. Dick Cheney  $25,534,493 $3,041,285 $28,575,778
1/15/2008 Suburban Girl   $0 $0 $0
5/12/2006 Poseidon Richard Nelson  $60,674,817 $121,000,000 $181,674,817
9/17/2004 Silver City Chuck Raven  $1,017,376 $0 $1,017,376
7/26/2002 Who is Cletis Tout? Micah  $252,227 $0 $252,227
8/25/2000 The Crew Bobby Bartellemeo  $13,019,253 $0 $13,019,253
2/27/1998 Krippendorf's Tribe James Krippendorf  $7,571,115 $0 $7,571,115
5/16/1997 Night Falls On Manhattan Sam Vigoda  $9,889,670 $0 $9,889,670
1/12/1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon Narrator  $5,000 $0 $5,000
11/8/1996 Mad Dog Time Vic  $80,026 $0 $80,026
4/12/1996 James and the Giant Peach Centipede (voice)  $28,921,264 $0 $28,921,264
12/29/1995 Mr. Holland's Opus Glenn Holland  $82,582,604 $23,700,000 $106,282,604
11/17/1995 The American President Senator Bob Rumson  $60,022,813 $47,800,000 $107,822,813
10/28/1994 Silent Fall Jake Rainer  $3,180,000 $0 $3,180,000
7/23/1993 Another Stakeout Chris Lecce  $20,107,504 $0 $20,107,504
5/14/1993 Lost in Yonkers Uncle Louie  $9,285,189 $0 $9,285,189
5/17/1991 What About Bob? Leo Marvin, M.D.  $63,710,000 $0 $63,710,000
2/8/1991 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead The Player  $739,104 $0 $739,104
1/1/1991 Once Around Sam Sharpe  $14,851,000 $0 $14,851,000
9/12/1990 Postcards from the Edge Doctor Frankenthal  $37,963,281 $0 $37,963,281
12/22/1989 Always Pete Sandich  $41,843,630 $30,300,000 $72,143,630
8/18/1989 Let it Ride Jay Trotter  $4,971,088 $0 $4,971,088
9/9/1988 Moon Over Parador Jack Noah/President Simms  $11,444,204 $0 $11,444,204
11/20/1987 Nuts Aaron Levinsky  $28,866,028 $0 $28,866,028
8/5/1987 Stakeout Chris Lecce  $65,673,233 $0 $65,673,233
3/6/1987 Tin Men Bill 'BB' Babowsky  $25,411,386 $0 $25,411,386
8/8/1986 Stand by Me The Writer  $52,287,414 $0 $52,287,414
1/31/1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills David 'Dave' Whiteman  $62,134,225 $0 $62,134,225
1/20/1984 The Buddy System Joe  $1,820,049 $0 $1,820,049
12/2/1981 Whose Life is it Anyway? Ken Harrison  $6,100,000 $0 $6,100,000
12/3/1980 The Competition Paul Dietrich  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
1/1/1978 The Big Fix Moses Wine  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
12/21/1977 The Goodbye Girl Elliott Garfield  $83,700,000 $0 $83,700,000
11/16/1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Roy Neary  $166,000,000 $171,700,000 $337,700,000
6/20/1975 Jaws Hooper  $260,000,000 $210,700,000 $470,700,000
8/11/1973 American Graffiti Curt Henderson  $115,000,000 $25,000,000 $140,000,000
12/21/1967 The Graduate Boarding House Resident  $104,397,102 $0 $104,397,102
12/15/1967 Valley of the Dolls Stage Manager  $44,432,255 $0 $44,432,255
Movies: 48Totals:$1,669,994,593$818,558,221$2,488,552,814
  Averages:$34,791,554$17,053,296$51,844,850