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Ethan Hawke

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 53 films, with $1,235,855,110 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,787)
Best-Known Acting Roles: James Sindin (The Purge), Ellison Oswalt (Sinister), Jake Hoyt (Training Day), Todd Anderson (Dead Poets' Society), Dad (Boyhood)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Before Midnight (Screenwriter), Seymour: An Introduction (Director), Chelsea Walls (Director), The Hottest State (Director)
Most productive collaborators: James DeMonaco, Scott Derrickson, Jason Blum, Lena Headey, Richard Linklater

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Box Office
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As an Actor(Unclassified)22$291,886,968$243,459,733$535,346,701
Lead Ensemble Member3$1,588,087$8,136,973$9,725,060
In Technical RolesDirector3$820,635$37,216$857,851

Limited Releases: Good and Slow

May 15th, 2015

Good Kill

This week's list of limited releases is shorter than usual, as I needed to get the home market numbers done. On the other hand, there are only six or so films earning great reviews and / or any amount of buzz, so there's not much you are missing. Good Kill could be the biggest hit, at least for a week before it goes to Video on Demand. Others, like Slow West, are already playing on Video on Demand. More...

Limited Releases: Following You Around

March 13th, 2015

It Follows poster

We have a mixed bag of limited releases this weekend. There are some good films, like It Follows, which has good reviews, but is the wrong genre for a limited release. However, there are a couple of limited releases could find an audience, like The Wrecking Crew and Seymour: An Introduction, but neither is expected to expand wide enough to find much mainstream success. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 12th, 2015

Whiplash poster

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. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, finishing with Best Supporting Actor. Like the Best Supporting Actress category, Best Supporting Actor isn't even close and one of the five nominees is absolutely running away with things. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. 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...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 10th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.


2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

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. Today we will look at the two writing categories, ending with Best Adapted Screenplay. This race is about as uncompetitive as it can be with nearly all analysts agreeing on the likely winner. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 21st, 2013

PANIC! If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, it is officially time to panic. Personally, I got the last of my shopping done on Wednesday, although I don't think the gift will arrive in time for Christmas. For those still looking for a last minute gift, Part IV of our Holiday Gift Guide focuses on books, CDs, and of course anything else I missed the first time around, beginning with... More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 22nd, 2013

October 21st, 2013

This week on the home market is... well... it's short. Last week, according to, there were 459 new releases or reissues. This week there are 161. Fortunately, there are a few releases of note, including The Conjuring, which pulled in more than $300 million worldwide on a production budget of just $20 million. Fortunately, it really deserved this success and the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack are contenders for Pick of the Week. Other contenders include Before Midnight on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and The Way Way Back on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. In the end, it was literally a coin toss and The Conjuring won. 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...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Sinister

February 19th, 2013

Sinister is a horror film that opened early in October. Its early reviews were incredible, but by the time it opened its Tomatometer Score fell to just over the overall positive level. This suggests the studio was able to show the film to genre critics, who were more likely to give the film a positive review, before the overall community saw it. I don't begrudge them for doing this. After all, it makes total sense for the studio to want the early good reviews and the genre critics are the ones mostly likely to jump at the chance to review a horror film. And in the end, it still earned good reviews. But does this mean it will be seen as a classic by fans of the genre and only okay by others? And is an okay horror film still worth picking up for casual fans of the genre. More...

2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

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12/31/2016 Maudie   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Phenom   $0 $0 $0
9/23/2016 Magnificent Seven   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Maggie's Plan   $0 $0 $0
10/30/2015 Regression Bruce Kenner  $0 $13,063,040 $13,063,040
8/21/2015 Sinister 2 Ellison Oswalt  $27,740,955 $24,796,645 $52,537,600
8/14/2015 10,000 Saints Les  $0 $0 $0
5/15/2015 Good Kill Major Tom Egan  $317,072 $360,660 $677,732
3/13/2015 Seymour: An Introduction Himself  $729,744 $37,216 $766,960
3/13/2015 Cymbeline Iachimo  $0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Predestination The Bartender  $0 $979,012 $979,012
11/7/2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater Himself  $0 $0 $0
7/11/2014 Boyhood Dad  $25,379,975 $25,309,222 $50,689,197
8/30/2013 Getaway Brent Magna  $10,501,938 $1,312,051 $11,813,989
6/7/2013 The Purge James Sindin  $64,473,115 $26,792,040 $91,265,155
5/24/2013 Before Midnight Jesse  $8,110,621 $15,266,352 $23,376,973
10/12/2012 Sinister Ellison Oswalt  $48,086,903 $39,640,904 $87,727,807
6/15/2012 The Woman in the Fifth Tom  $107,921 $0 $107,921
3/5/2010 Brooklyn's Finest   $27,163,593 $12,069,640 $39,233,233
1/8/2010 Daybreakers Edward Dalton  $30,101,577 $21,343,926 $51,445,503
12/22/2009 Staten Island   $0 $0 $0
10/16/2009 New York, I Love You Writer  $1,588,087 $8,136,973 $9,725,060
12/12/2008 What Doesn't Kill You   $0 $45,370 $45,370
10/26/2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Hank  $7,085,511 $17,823,577 $24,909,088
8/24/2007 The Hottest State Vince  $31,216 $0 $31,216
11/17/2006 Fast Food Nation Pete  $1,005,539 $0 $1,005,539
9/16/2005 Lord of War Valentine  $24,149,632 $36,288,095 $60,437,727
1/19/2005 Assault On Precinct 13 Jake Roenick  $20,040,895 $16,000,000 $36,040,895
7/2/2004 Before Sunset Jesse  $5,792,822 $5,500,968 $11,293,790
3/19/2004 Taking Lives John Costa  $32,682,342 $31,550,021 $64,232,363
12/13/2002 The Jimmy Show Ray  $703 $0 $703
4/19/2002 Chelsea Walls Sam  $59,675 $0 $59,675
11/2/2001 Tape Vince  $490,475 $0 $490,475
10/19/2001 Waking Life Jesse  $2,892,011 $0 $2,892,011
10/5/2001 Training Day Jake Hoyt  $76,261,036 $28,244,326 $104,505,362
5/12/2000 Hamlet Hamlet  $1,577,287 $842,382 $2,419,669
12/24/1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Ishmael Chambers  $14,378,353 $0 $14,378,353
10/15/1999 Joe the King Len Coles  $60,279 $0 $60,279
7/16/1999 The Velocity of Gary Nat  $34,145 $0 $34,145
3/27/1998 The Newton Boys Jess Newton  $10,297,897 $0 $10,297,897
1/30/1998 Great Expectations Finnegan Bell  $26,333,044 $29,073,394 $55,406,438
10/24/1997 Gattaca   $12,339,633 $0 $12,339,633
4/28/1995 Search and Destroy Roger  $389,731 $0 $389,731
1/27/1995 Before Sunrise Jesse  $5,184,616 $0 $5,184,616
9/14/1994 Quiz Show Student (uncredited)  $24,775,084 $0 $24,775,084
4/15/1994 White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Jack Conroy  $8,752,399 $0 $8,752,399
2/18/1994 Reality Bites Troy Dyer  $20,079,850 $0 $20,079,850
1/15/1993 Alive Nando Parrado  $34,327,309 $0 $34,327,309
8/16/1991 Mystery Date Tom McHugh  $6,141,446 $0 $6,141,446
1/18/1991 White Fang Jack  $34,729,091 $0 $34,729,091
10/27/1989 Dad Billy  $19,345,975 $0 $19,345,975
6/2/1989 Dead Poets' Society Todd Anderson  $94,326,915 $143,639,884 $237,966,799
7/12/1985 Explorers Ben Crandall  $9,873,000 $0 $9,873,000
Movies: 53Totals:$737,739,412$498,115,698$1,235,855,110
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3/13/2015 Seymour: An Introduction Director $729,744 $37,216 $766,960
5/24/2013 Before Midnight Screenwriter $8,110,621 $15,266,352 $23,376,973
8/24/2007 The Hottest State Director $31,216 $0 $31,216
4/19/2002 Chelsea Walls Director $59,675 $0 $59,675
Movies: 4Totals:$8,931,256$15,303,568$24,234,824