|As an Actor||Cameo||1||$28,965,197||$31,300,000||$60,265,197|
|In Technical Roles||Director||9||$190,795,820||$155,744,490||$346,540,310|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $346,540,310 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #371)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Fahrenheit 9/11 (Director), Fahrenheit 9/11 (Screenwriter), Fahrenheit 9/11 (Producer), Capitalism: A Love Story (Director), Capitalism: A Love Story (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Insider), Walter (Lucky Numbers), Narrator (Where to Invade Next), Panel Member (EDtv), Himself (Roger & Me)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jim Czarnecki, Jeff Gibbs, Kathleen Glynn, Kurt Engfehr, Tia Lessin|
May 9th, 2016
It is officially the summer blockbuster season, which is historically the worst time of year for the home market. We are usually flooded with duds from January and February. However, this year we have the biggest hit of the year so far, Deadpool, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 4K. Unless your eyesight is better than 20/20, 4k is not worth the upgrade, but the Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. It isn't the only contender for that title. Mustang (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (Blu-ray) are also must haves.
February 13th, 2016
Sometimes a movie opens and it takes a while to figure out if it was a financial success or not. Deadpool is not one of those movies. Not only did its previews break a couple of records, it crushed a few more on Friday. Its opening day haul of $47.5 million is a new record for the biggest day in February, topping Fifty Shades of Grey by just over $10 million. It is also the biggest opening day for an R-rated film, topping The Maxtrix Reloaded for that record. It likely won’t have as strong legs as that film, despite its reviews, because the Fanboy Effect is strong with this movie. That said, the film cost just $58 million to make, so unless it cost more than that to advertise, it will break even just on its domestic box office.
February 12th, 2016
It's Valentine's Day weekend, so it should come as no surprise that there's a few romantic films on this week's list. On the other hand, the biggest release is Where to Invade Next. Its reviews are good, but it is opening in 300 theaters, which could prove to be too many.
December 25th, 2015
While there are a massive number of wide releases / wide expansions this week, there are very few limited releases. Generally by this time of year, the competition from previously released Awards Season contenders is just too much. The only type of film that can truly thrive is one that has a lot of pre-release buzz. This year, this includes The Hateful Eight, which has the widest opening on this week's list and expands truly wide next week, as well as The Revenant, which expands wide early in January.
|12/23/2015||Where to Invade Next||Narrator||$3,827,261||$290,121||$4,117,382|
|4/10/1998||The Big One||Himself||$720,074||$0||$720,074|
|9/22/1995||Canadian Bacon||Redneck protestor #2||$178,104||$0||$178,104|
|12/20/1989||Roger & Me||Himself||$6,477,936||$0||$6,477,936|
|12/23/2015||Where to Invade Next||Producer,|
|9/23/2009||Capitalism: A Love Story||Director,|
|10/11/2002||Bowling for Columbine||Director||$21,576,018||$36,664,469||$58,240,487|
|4/10/1998||The Big One||Director||$720,074||$0||$720,074|
|12/20/1989||Roger & Me||Director||$6,477,936||$0||$6,477,936|