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Ryan Reynolds
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,221,933,815 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #150)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Guy (The Croods), Wade Wilson / Deadpool (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Andrew Paxton (The Proposal), Matt Weston (Safe House), Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (Green Lantern)
Best-Known Technical Roles: R.I.P.D. (Executive Producer), The Whale (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Chris Sanders, David Soren, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Kirk De Micco

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Box Office
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As an ActorLeading16$654,103,933$567,829,882$1,221,933,815
Lead Ensemble Member5$326,336,797$618,743,128$945,079,925
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$33,700,067$45,453,609$79,153,676

Limited and VOD Releases: Taking a Gamble on Limited Releases

September 25th, 2015

Mississippi Grind

While it isn't a quiet week for limited releases, nearly all of the buzz is directed towards two films, 99 Homes and Mississippi Grind. The former will likely be the biggest box office hit, but the later is a gambling movie, so it is the one I most want to see. More...

Weekend Estimates: Minions Have Second-Best Animated Opening

July 12th, 2015


2015 is becoming a golden year for blockbuster openings, and a platinum year for Universal. The studio is celebrating yet again, with Minions heading to a gigantic $115.2 million projected opening weekend. That’s the second-best debut of all time for an animated film (see all-time opening weekend records), although, incredibly, it’s only the third-best weekend for the studio this year after the debuts of Furious 7 and Jurassic World. The studio, which would usually consider a 12% market share an excellent year, has so far earned a whopping 26% share for 2015—quite literally off the charts. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015


June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 7th, 2015

April 6th, 2015

It is a slow week on the home market, because it is the Tuesday after Easter. Easter tends to be a busy weekend for DVDs and Blu-rays, mostly family-friendly films. It is also post-Christmas on the home market. The final big releases from the holiday season have mostly come out and there are only a few limited release stragglers to deal with, but for the most part we are entering the summer dead zone on the home market. That doesn't mean there are no releases worth picking up. In fact, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, led by A Most Violent Year (Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack). Meanwhile, we have a Puck of the Week, The Book of Negroes on DVD, for the best Canadian release of the week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Captive

March 2nd, 2015

The Captive was co-written and directed by Atom Egoyan, who has made some amazing films over the years. It stars Ryan Reynolds, who showed he can really act with his performance in Buried. However, the film struggled in its opening weekend and failed to find an audience in theaters. Is it a worthy addition to the two men's filmography? Or is there a good reason audience stayed away? 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...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 12th, 2013

November 11th, 2013

There are a number of good releases this week. The two biggest releases are Man of Steel and Turbo. While the former has a larger target audience, the latter is the better film. It is still not Pick of the Week material. The best films are some of the smaller releases, like The Attack, Barbara, Blackfish, City Lights, and Prince Avalanche. All of those are worth picking up, but I think Nosferatu on Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Croods

October 16th, 2013

The Croods opened in March with more than $40 million and lasted long enough to pull in more than $180 million domestically and $570 million worldwide. That's a very impressive run for a spring release. Did it deserve this box office success? Or did it thrive because of the lack of direct competition? More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. More...

Box Office
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12/31/2018 Hitman's Bodyguard   $0 $0 $0
4/15/2016 Criminal   $0 $0 $0
2/12/2016 Deadpool Deadpool  $0 $0 $0
9/25/2015 Mississippi Grind Curtis  $130,541 $29,627 $160,168
7/10/2015 Self/Less Young Damian  $12,279,691 $15,237,019 $27,516,710
4/1/2015 Woman in Gold Randy Schoenberg  $33,307,793 $22,459,133 $55,766,926
2/6/2015 The Voices Jerry  $5,000 $439,196 $444,196
12/31/2014 Criminal   $0 $0 $0
9/5/2014 The Captive Matthew  $451,457 $0 $451,457
7/19/2013 R.I.P.D. Nick  $33,618,855 $45,453,609 $79,072,464
7/17/2013 Turbo Turbo  $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
10/1/2012 The Croods Guy  $187,168,425 $385,900,000 $573,068,425
2/10/2012 Safe House Matt Weston  $126,181,630 $82,360,532 $208,542,162
10/14/2011 Fireflies in the Garden Michael Waechter  $36,884 $3,468,939 $3,505,823
9/9/2011 The Whale Narrator  $81,212 $0 $81,212
8/5/2011 The Change-Up Mitch Planko  $37,081,475 $38,753,649 $75,835,124
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Hal Jordan / Green Lantern  $116,601,172 $114,600,000 $231,201,172
9/24/2010 Buried Paul Conroy  $1,044,143 $20,226,147 $21,270,290
4/23/2010 Paper Man Captain Excellent   $15,389 $0 $15,389
6/19/2009 The Proposal Andrew Paxton  $163,958,031 $150,751,686 $314,709,717
5/1/2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Wade Wilson / Deadpool  $179,883,157 $194,942,603 $374,825,760
4/3/2009 Adventureland   $16,044,025 $1,509,030 $17,553,055
3/14/2008 Chaos Theory Frank  $240,476 $0 $240,476
2/14/2008 Definitely, Maybe Will Hayes  $31,973,840 $23,376,217 $55,350,057
8/31/2007 The Nines Gary/Gavin/Gabriel  $63,165 $0 $63,165
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces Richard Messner  $35,662,731 $21,600,709 $57,263,440
11/23/2005 Just Friends Chris Brander  $32,596,916 $10,200,763 $42,797,679
10/7/2005 Waiting... Monty  $16,124,543 $2,548,731 $18,673,274
4/15/2005 The Amityville Horror George Lutz  $64,858,000 $43,942,304 $108,800,304
12/8/2004 Blade: Trinity Hannibal King  $52,397,389 $80,000,000 $132,397,389
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Male Nurse  $18,225,165 $0 $18,225,165
5/23/2003 The In-Laws Mark Tobias  $20,440,627 $3,905,032 $24,345,659
12/31/2002 Buying the Cow Mike Hanson   $0 $0 $0
4/5/2002 National Lampoon's Van Wilder Van Wilder  $21,005,329 $17,936,064 $38,941,393
8/4/1999 Dick Chip  $6,241,697 $0 $6,241,697
10/16/1998 Life During Wartime Howard Ancona  $55,986 $0 $55,986
Movies: 36Totals:$1,290,802,874$1,483,509,438$2,774,312,312
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7/19/2013 R.I.P.D. Executive Producer $33,618,855 $45,453,609 $79,072,464
9/9/2011 The Whale Executive Producer $81,212 $0 $81,212
Movies: 2Totals:$33,700,067$45,453,609$79,153,676