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Jude Law

Jude Law
By Nadja Amireh (Jude Law) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $2,462,716,743 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #74)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes), Dr. John Watson (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Bradley Fine (Spy!), Pitch (Rise of the Guardians), Lemony Snicket (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Robert Downey, Jr., Guy Ritchie, Joel Silver, Alec Baldwin, Paul Feig

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading19$1,083,768,918$1,378,947,825$2,462,716,743
Lead Ensemble Member6$233,633,275$410,783,393$644,416,668
In Technical RolesProducer1$37,760,080$11,970,774$49,730,854

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Spy

October 12th, 2015


Spy is the latest collaboration between Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig. The previous two were hits, both with critics and with moviegoers. Does Spy complete the hat trick? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

Spy! Trailer

February 27th, 2015


Comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law, directed by Paul Feig opens May 22... Full movie details... More...

Limited Release: Don't Want to Start in the Red

January 23rd, 2015

Red Army poster

It is not a great week for limited releases, as there are many films opening with mixed reviews and opening on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. That doesn't mean there aren't some films that could be hits. Mommy's reviews suggest it could land near the top of the per theater chart. Meanwhile, Red Army is still rocking 100% positive reviews, but it is a documentary. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 19th, 2014

August 19th, 2014

There are a number of big releases on this week's list, especially if you like TV on DVD. However, there are not a lot of releases in total. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the biggest release by a wide margin, but it is not the best. For that honor, I would have to chose Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

June 28th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from auteur director, Wes Anderson, and it is also his biggest box office hit. I liked some of his earlier films, but after The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited, I didn't consider myself a fan of his work. Then I saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom and I loved both. Because of this, I was super excited to see The Grand Budapest Hotel and its box office success caused my expectations to rise even more. Did they rise too high? Is this Wes Anderson's best movie, as well as his biggest hit? More...

Limited Releases: Afflicting Limited Releases on the Public

April 4th, 2014

Alan Partridge poster

It is a busy week, not only in terms of quantity, but also quality. There are seven films earning 80% positive reviews or higher (at least when I checked last). Some of these, like Afflicted, probably won't find an audience in theaters, because it is just the wrong genre. Others, like The Unknown Known and Watermark, might do well for the genre, but won't find any real measure of mainstream success. On the other hand, Under the Skin and Alan Partridge might find audiences in theaters. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Rise of the Guardians

March 12th, 2013

Rise of the Guardians is a family friendly film that came out right around Thanksgiving. That's a recipe for box office success. It didn't bomb, but it also didn't live up to expectations, while it will need a little help from the home market to break even. Did it struggle for a reason? Or will the Blu-ray sales push it over the top into profitability? More...

2013 Preview: February

February 1st, 2013

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: eXistenZ

January 10th, 2013

eXistenZ is a Canadian movie that cost more than $30 million Canadian dollars to make, but made less than $3 million at the domestic box office. There's never been a time when the exchange rate was great enough to cover that difference. Is it a bad movie? Is that why it failed to find an audience? Or is it, like so many David Cronenberg movies, just too weird for a mainstream audience? More...

Limited Releases: There's Always a Silver Lining

November 16th, 2012

There's good news and bad news this week when it comes to limited releases, and both focus on the same film: Silver Linings Playbook. At the beginning of the month, this was one wide release I was really looking forward to and I thought it had a real chance of being a sleeper hit. However, it was moved up a week and is rolling out in limited release this week before expanding to select cities next week. It should be the biggest hit this week, but expanding wide is never an easy task. There are a few other limited releases this week that have earned some measure of pre-release buzz, but none of them have earned reviews to match. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2015 Genius   $0 $0 $0
6/5/2015 Spy! Bradley Fine  $110,825,712 $122,300,000 $233,125,712
1/23/2015 Black Sea Robinson  $1,171,559 $383,774 $1,555,333
4/2/2014 Dom Hemingway Dom Hemingway  $523,511 $0 $523,511
3/7/2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Young Writer  $59,076,019 $105,274,390 $164,350,409
2/8/2013 Side Effects Dr. Jonathan Banks  $32,172,757 $28,115,606 $60,288,363
11/21/2012 Rise of the Guardians Pitch  $103,412,758 $203,488,144 $306,900,902
11/16/2012 Anna Karenina Karenin  $12,816,367 $58,188,260 $71,004,627
8/3/2012 360 Michael Daly  $100,343 $0 $100,343
12/16/2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Dr. John Watson  $186,848,418 $348,815,025 $535,663,443
11/23/2011 Hugo Hugo's Father  $73,864,507 $106,183,277 $180,047,784
9/9/2011 Contagion Alan Krumwiede  $75,658,097 $61,893,497 $137,551,594
3/19/2010 Repo Men Remy  $13,794,835 $4,253,231 $18,048,066
12/25/2009 Sherlock Holmes Dr. Watson  $209,028,679 $289,409,533 $498,438,212
12/25/2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Imaginarium Tony  $7,689,607 $56,663,000 $64,352,607
9/21/2009 Rage   $0 $0 $0
4/4/2008 My Blueberry Nights Jeremy  $866,778 $21,332,218 $22,198,996
10/12/2007 Sleuth Milo Tindle  $342,895 $1,869,996 $2,212,891
12/15/2006 Breaking and Entering Will Francis  $930,469 $0 $930,469
12/8/2006 The Holiday Graham  $63,224,849 $141,910,324 $205,135,173
9/22/2006 All the King's Men Jack Burden  $7,221,458 $2,300,000 $9,521,458
12/17/2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortun… Lemony Snicket  $118,627,117 $94,328,907 $212,956,024
12/17/2004 The Aviator Errol Flynn  $102,608,827 $105,762,065 $208,370,892
12/3/2004 Closer Dan  $33,987,757 $81,488,752 $115,476,509
11/5/2004 Alfie Alfie  $13,395,939 $21,800,000 $35,195,939
10/1/2004 I Heart Huckabees Brad Stand  $12,784,713 $7,250,000 $20,034,713
9/17/2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Captain Joseph Sullivan, AKA Sky Captain  $37,760,080 $11,970,774 $49,730,854
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain Inman  $95,632,614 $69,541,295 $165,173,909
7/12/2002 The Road to Perdition Maguire  $104,054,514 $79,300,000 $183,354,514
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Gigolo Joe  $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
3/16/2001 Enemy at the Gates Vassili  $51,396,781 $45,574,512 $96,971,293
2/9/2001 Love, Honour and Obey Jude  $1,143 $0 $1,143
7/14/2000 The Wisdom of Crocodiles Steven Grlscz  $21,404 $0 $21,404
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Dickie Greenleaf  $81,292,135 $47,500,000 $128,792,135
4/23/1999 eXistenZ Ted Pikul  $2,840,417 $0 $2,840,417
5/1/1998 Wilde Lord Alfred (Bosie) Douglas  $2,157,701 $0 $2,157,701
4/24/1998 Music From Another Room Danny  $5,000 $0 $5,000
11/26/1997 Bent Stormtrooper  $405,409 $0 $405,409
11/21/1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Billy Hanson  $25,078,937 $0 $25,078,937
10/31/1997 I Love You, I Love You Not Ethan  $20,325 $0 $20,325
10/24/1997 Gattaca Jerome Eugene Morrow  $12,339,633 $0 $12,339,633
2/9/1996 Shopping Billy  $5,000 $0 $5,000
Movies: 42Totals:$1,732,601,753$2,274,179,891$4,006,781,644
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
9/17/2004 Sky Captain and the World of To… Producer $37,760,080 $11,970,774 $49,730,854
Movies: 1Totals:$37,760,080$11,970,774$49,730,854