|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$327,864,175||$100,937,892||$428,802,067|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $582,441,101 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,769)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Papa Elf (Elf), Sidney Post (Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde), Tom Halliwell (In & Out), Bernard (The Rescuers Down Under), Bernard (The Rescuers)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Will Ferrell, James Caan, David Berenbaum, Jon Berg|
|Born: September 5th, 1929 (88 years old)|
May 26th, 2014
While summer time is a great time for theatrical releases, it is a terrible time on the home market. This week, there are nearly no first-run releases, and the one that came out, Endless Love, earned terrible reviews and failed to find an audience in theaters. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of other releases to make up for the lack of first-run releases. There are some catalog releases, like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which is coming out on Blu-ray. There are also some summer shows coming out on DVD ahead of the premiere of the latest season, like Suits: Season Three. There's not much in the way of contenders for Pick of the Week. Cheap Thrills is one such contender, but I'm still waiting for the DVD or the Blu-ray screener to arrive. This leaves Journey to the West on Blu-ray as the only choice for Pick of the Week.
April 22nd, 2014
According to Amazon, the top three best selling new releases of the week are a play, a film considered one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, and a yoga exercise DVD. Most weeks, these would be filler. This week, they are the top three releases. There's not a lot that jumps out as being worth picking up. Sorcerer's Blu-ray release will interest a lot of people, while the other two contenders for Pick of the Week are Bettie Page Reveals All on Blu-ray and Big Bad Wolves on Blu-ray. Like last week, it came down to a roll of the dice and Bettie Page Reveals All won.
February 11th, 2014
It's a strange week on the home market. If you look at the top ten selling new releases on Amazon.com, there are a couple of first run releases, a catalog title, TV on DVD release, and some limited releases. That's basically every category there is. The biggest release is Ender's Game, a film that failed to find an audience in theaters. It barely earned overall positive reviews and it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. Some of the other best-selling releases are contenders, like The Jungle Book: Blu-ray Diamond Edition or Sherlock: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray. There are also a few of the smaller releases that were in consideration, including Doctor Who: Story 33: The Moonbase and G.B.F. on DVD. But in the end, I went with Wadjda on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. One last note, Dry Spell is coming out on Video on Demand. It's a good chance to support ultra-low-budget filmmaking and the reviews I've read have been positive.
|2/19/2008||Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project||Himself||$0||$0||$0|
|7/2/2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Sidney Post||$90,639,088||$34,700,000||$125,339,088|
|9/19/1997||In & Out||Tom Halliwell||$63,826,569||$19,400,000||$83,226,569|
|11/16/1990||The Rescuers Down Under||Bernard||$27,931,461||$19,500,000||$47,431,461|
|12/25/1980||First Family||President Manfred Link||$15,198,912||$0||$15,198,912|
|3/21/1980||Little Miss Marker||Regret||$6,321,392||$0||$6,321,392|
|1/1/1971||Cold Turkey||Merwin Wren||$11,000,000||$0||$11,000,000|
|6/24/1970||Catch-22||Major Major Major Major||$24,911,670||$0||$24,911,670|