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Geoffrey Rush

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $8,602,880,018 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #37)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Narrator (Minions), Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Captain Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The King’s Speech (Executive Producer), The Eye of the Storm (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Pierre Coffin, Gore Verbinski, Colin Firth, Kyle Balda

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As an ActorSupporting11$1,252,026,540$1,872,817,625$3,124,844,165
Lead Ensemble Member2$31,220,613$103,736,292$134,956,905
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$138,881,015$294,167,041$433,048,056

2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Book Thief

March 23rd, 2014

I don't think it is unfair to call The Book Thief Oscar-bait. It's a costume drama that deals with the Holocaust, albeit indirectly. Unfortunately, its reviews were mixed, to be kind, so becoming an Awards Season player was out of the question. It did pick up a few nominations here and there, mostly for the score, but also a few for Sophie Nelisse's performance. In the end, it earned more than $20 million, which is amazing for a film that started in limited release. So were critics right in giving the film mixed reviews? Or is there a reason so many people saw it in theaters? More...

Limited Releases: Early Year Doldrums

January 3rd, 2014

Autoreiji Biyondo poster

In order to qualify for the Oscars, a film has to open before the end of the year, so every year the weekend before New Years Eve has a few films trying to get into theaters just under the wire. This also means that the weekend after New Years Eve is a terrible time to release a movie in limited release. Art house theaters are loaded with Oscar hopefuls and it is very unlikely any of the new releases have the reviews to compete with those movies. That is certainly the case this year. More...

Limited Releases: Lying about Limited Releases

November 8th, 2013

Best Man Down poster

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including several that have earned more pre-release buzz that most limited releases earn. However, many of these films' reviews are good, but not great. The Book Thief is one such film, but it could still find an audience in limited release, although its plans to expand wide are very unlikely to happen. How I Live Now and Great Expectations are in similar positions. More...

Box Office
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Box Office
5/26/2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Te… Captain Hector Barbossa  $172,558,876 $612,051,216 $784,610,092
7/1/2016 The Daughter Henry Neilson  $67,149 $1,336,292 $1,403,441
2/26/2016 Gods of Egypt RA  $31,153,464 $102,400,000 $133,553,464
7/10/2015 Minions Narrator  $336,045,770 $831,199,596 $1,167,245,366
1/3/2014 La migiliore offerta Virgil Oldman  $88,719 $0 $88,719
11/8/2013 The Book Thief Hans Hubermann  $21,488,481 $54,598,230 $76,086,711
9/7/2012 The Eye of the Storm Basil Hunter  $83,566 $2,143,322 $2,226,888
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Tomar-Re  $116,601,172 $102,934,320 $219,535,492
5/20/2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger… Barbossa  $241,063,875 $804,600,000 $1,045,663,875
12/10/2010 The Tempest   $277,943 $0 $277,943
12/3/2010 The Warrior's Way Ron  $5,666,340 $2,847,985 $8,514,325
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech Lionel Logue  $138,797,449 $292,023,719 $430,821,168
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … Ezylryb  $55,675,313 $84,041,404 $139,716,717
9/10/2010 Bran Nue Dae Father Benedictus  $113,568 $6,698,962 $6,812,530
6/19/2009 $9.99   $52,107 $0 $52,107
10/12/2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham  $16,285,240 $58,585,626 $74,870,866
5/24/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’… Barbossa  $309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
11/17/2006 Candy Casper  $45,128 $0 $45,128
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… Barbossa  $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
12/23/2005 Munich Ephraim  $47,379,090 $84,113,682 $131,492,772
2/4/2005 Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton  $47,171 $0 $47,171
3/26/2004 Ned Kelly Supt. Hare  $86,959 $6,284,940 $6,371,899
10/10/2003 Intolerable Cruelty Donavan Donaly  $35,327,628 $86,000,000 $121,327,628
7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o… Captain Barbossa  $305,411,224 $329,542,879 $634,954,103
5/30/2003 Finding Nemo Nigel  $380,529,370 $555,900,000 $936,429,370
10/25/2002 Frida Leon Trotsky  $25,885,000 $30,246,239 $56,131,239
9/20/2002 The Banger Sisters Harry  $30,306,281 $7,760,937 $38,067,218
12/14/2001 Lantana John Knox  $4,460,426 $0 $4,460,426
3/30/2001 Tailor of Panama Harry  $13,491,653 $14,000,000 $27,491,653
11/22/2000 Quills The Marquis de Sade  $7,060,876 $4,671,212 $11,732,088
10/29/1999 House on Haunted Hill Steven Price  $40,846,082 $24,244,459 $65,090,541
8/6/1999 Mystery Men Cassanova Frankenstein  $29,762,011 $3,700,000 $33,462,011
12/11/1998 Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe  $100,317,794 $179,182,206 $279,500,000
11/6/1998 Elizabeth Sir Francis Walsingham  $30,082,699 $52,067,943 $82,150,642
5/1/1998 Les Miserables Javert  $13,887,945 $0 $13,887,945
12/31/1997 Oscar and Lucinda Narrator (voice)  $1,612,957 $0 $1,612,957
4/30/1997 Children of the Revolution Zachary Welch  $845,391 $0 $845,391
11/22/1996 Shine David Helfgott (adult)  $35,811,509 $852,386 $36,663,895
Movies: 38Totals:$2,971,952,463$5,630,927,555$8,602,880,018
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9/7/2012 The Eye of the Storm Executive Producer $83,566 $2,143,322 $2,226,888
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech Executive Producer $138,797,449 $292,023,719 $430,821,168
Movies: 2Totals:$138,881,015$294,167,041$433,048,056