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Joaquin Phoenix

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $2,188,453,233 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #647)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Merrill Hess (Signs), Commodus (Gladiator), Johnny Cash (Walk the Line), Lucius Hunt (The Village), Kenai (Brother Bear)
Best-Known Technical Roles: We Own the Night (Producer), I'm Still Here (Producer), I'm Still Here (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: M. Night Shyamalan, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott, James Mangold

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)14$278,454,229$291,948,830$570,403,059
Lead Ensemble Member2$36,674,154$27,326,601$64,000,755
Documentary Subject1$408,983$0$408,983
In Technical RolesProducer2$28,972,162$26,744,678$55,716,840

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Limited Release: Vice as Nice

December 12th, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

We are deep into Awards season with three major awards nominations already handed out. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of limited releases coming out this week that will be part of Awards Season. Inherent Vice is the biggest release of the week, but its reviews are only good and not great, while there are a lot of great films in theaters at the moment. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

Limited Releases: New Arrivals

May 16th, 2014

The Immigrant poster

There are a number of films on this week's list that could find audience in theaters, including Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Chinese Puzzle, The Discoverers, Horses of God, etc. However, if I were to pick just one, it would be The Immigrant. It has amazing reviews and strong buzz. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

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. More...

Limited Releases: Her and Now

December 20th, 2013

Her poster

There are not a huge number of limited releases on this week's list, but all of the ones that have more than a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes have outstanding reviews. Her isn't earning the best reviews, but it does have the best combined reviews and buzz and has the best shot at mainstream success. The Past could also expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success, if it can translate its reviews into Awards Season glory. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Disney Double-Shot Triple-Shot

March 10th, 2013

This week there are three Disney Blu-ray Double-Shots coming out. This includes one that I've previously reviewed on DVD, but two that I missed the first time around. Each film includes a major theatrical release, plus the direct-to-DVD sequels. How many of the theatrical releases are worth owning? Are any of the direct-to-DVD sequels worth picking up? Are the double-shots worth the money? More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. This category is not truly competitive, but I'm supporting an underdog. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Far Bright Star   $0 $0 $0
7/17/2015 Irrational Man Abe  $4,030,360 $16,419,490 $20,449,850
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice Larry "Doc" Sportello  $8,110,975 $581,923 $8,692,898
5/16/2014 The Immigrant Bruno Weiss  $2,013,456 $725,571 $2,739,027
12/18/2013 Her Theodore  $25,568,251 $23,214,839 $48,783,090
9/14/2012 The Master Freddie Quell  $16,247,159 $8,869,581 $25,116,740
9/10/2010 I'm Still Here   $408,983 $0 $408,983
2/13/2009 Two Lovers Leonard  $3,149,034 $13,200,000 $16,349,034
10/19/2007 Reservation Road Ethan Learner  $101,440 $16,500,000 $16,601,440
10/12/2007 We Own the Night Bobby Green  $28,563,179 $26,744,678 $55,307,857
11/18/2005 Walk the Line Johnny Cash  $119,519,402 $68,188,093 $187,707,495
12/22/2004 Hotel Rwanda Jack  $23,519,128 $13,002,095 $36,521,223
10/29/2004 It's All About Love John  $5,494 $0 $5,494
10/1/2004 Ladder 49 Jack Morrison  $74,541,707 $27,791,141 $102,332,848
7/30/2004 The Village Lucius Hunt  $114,197,520 $143,444,114 $257,641,634
10/24/2003 Brother Bear Kenai  $85,336,277 $165,061,521 $250,397,798
7/25/2003 Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood  $353,743 $0 $353,743
8/2/2002 Signs Merrill Hess  $227,965,690 $180,300,000 $408,265,690
11/22/2000 Quills Coulmier  $7,060,876 $4,671,212 $11,732,088
10/20/2000 The Yards Willie Gutierrez  $882,710 $1,400,000 $2,282,710
5/5/2000 Gladiator Commodus  $187,683,805 $270,000,000 $457,683,805
2/26/1999 8MM Max  $36,283,501 $59,955,384 $96,238,885
9/25/1998 Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell  $1,789,892 $463,247 $2,253,139
8/14/1998 Return to Paradise Lewis  $8,288,513 $0 $8,288,513
10/3/1997 U-Turn Toby N. Tucker  $6,678,249 $0 $6,678,249
4/4/1997 Inventing the Abbots Doug Holt  $5,852,547 $0 $5,852,547
9/27/1995 To Die For Jimmy Emmett  $21,016,710 $6,404,230 $27,420,940
8/2/1989 Parenthood Garry Buckman-Lampkin  $95,369,673 $26,250,000 $121,619,673
11/6/1987 Russkies Danny  $1,030,101 $0 $1,030,101
6/6/1986 SpaceCamp Max  $9,697,739 $0 $9,697,739
Movies: 30Totals:$1,115,266,114$1,073,187,119$2,188,453,233
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9/10/2010 I'm Still Here Screenwriter,
$408,983 $0 $408,983
10/12/2007 We Own the Night Producer $28,563,179 $26,744,678 $55,307,857
Movies: 2Totals:$28,972,162$26,744,678$55,716,840