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Sam Shepard

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 48 films, with $1,602,699,469 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,359)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Harlan Whitford (Safe House), Narrator (Charlotte's Web), Maj. Gen. William Garrison (Black Hawk Down), Frank Calhoun (The Notebook), Senator James Reisman (Swordfish)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Far North (Director), Far North (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Denzel Washington, Daniel Espinosa, Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, David Guggenheim

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  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$582,918,720$431,590,172$1,014,508,892
Leading2$623,781$2,386,103$3,009,884
Narrator1$82,985,708$61,000,000$143,985,708
Documentary Subject1$10,278$0$10,278
Lead Ensemble Member1$4,115$0$4,115
(Unclassified)25$340,562,671$100,617,921$441,180,592
In Technical RolesDirector1$147,234$0$147,234
Screenwriter1$147,234$0$147,234

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Limited Releases Are What They Are

September 27th, 2013

There are a lot of limited releases on this week's list, including a few earning stellar reviews. There are also a few with weak reviews or that are the wrong genre to thrive in limited release. One film fits into both ends of the spectrum, We Are What We Are, which is earning great reviews, but as a horror film, likely won't find an audience till the home market. Hopefully I am wrong. Inequality for All is earning even better reviews, but it is a documentary, so it have very little chance to expand. On the Job has the best reviews of the week, but it is a foreign-language action film, so it will likely not earn breakout success. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/18/2016 Midnight Special Calvin Meyer  $3,712,282 $3,128,860 $6,841,142
12/31/2015 In Dubious Battle   $0 $0 $0
5/23/2014 Cold in July Ben Russell  $423,223 $1,369,354 $1,792,577
12/25/2013 August: Osage County Beverly Weston  $37,738,810 $13,000,000 $50,738,810
12/4/2013 Out of the Furnace Gerald Baze  $11,330,849 $4,103,526 $15,434,375
9/25/2013 Shepard & Dark Himself  $10,278 $0 $10,278
9/13/2013 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/23/2013 Savannah Mr. Stubbs  $36,746 $0 $36,746
4/26/2013 Mud Tom Blankenship  $21,590,086 $9,966,873 $31,556,959
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly Dillon  $14,945,541 $24,292,902 $39,238,443
4/20/2012 Darling Companion Sherrif Morris  $793,352 $406,994 $1,200,346
2/10/2012 Safe House Harlan Whitford  $126,181,630 $82,360,532 $208,542,162
10/7/2011 Blackthorn James Blackthorn  $200,558 $1,016,749 $1,217,307
11/5/2010 Fair*Game Sam Plame  $9,540,691 $12,252,214 $21,792,905
10/22/2010 Inhale James  $4,115 $0 $4,115
12/4/2009 Brothers   $28,544,157 $16,499,713 $45,043,870
11/10/2009 The Accidental Husband Wilder  $0 $10,484,999 $10,484,999
9/21/2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by t… Frank James  $3,909,149 $11,404,482 $15,313,631
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Narrator  $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
11/10/2006 The Return Ed Mills  $7,744,785 $1,100,000 $8,844,785
9/22/2006 Bandidas Bill Buck  $0 $19,282,590 $19,282,590
3/17/2006 Don't Come Knocking Howard  $440,793 $4,192,564 $4,633,357
2/3/2006 Trudell Himself  $26,756 $0 $26,756
7/29/2005 Stealth Captain George Cummings  $32,116,746 $44,300,000 $76,416,746
6/25/2004 The Notebook Frank Calhoun  $81,001,787 $35,115,553 $116,117,340
4/21/2004 This So-Called Disaster Himself  $45,195 $0 $45,195
12/28/2001 Black Hawk Down Maj. Gen. William Garrison  $108,638,745 $51,052,340 $159,691,085
6/8/2001 Swordfish Senator James Reisman  $69,772,969 $77,307,444 $147,080,413
1/19/2001 The Pledge Eric Pollack  $19,719,930 $9,686,202 $29,406,132
12/22/2000 All the Pretty Horses Banker  $15,527,125 $2,593,142 $18,120,267
5/12/2000 Hamlet Ghost  $1,577,287 $842,382 $2,419,669
12/24/1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Arthur Chambers  $14,378,353 $0 $14,378,353
2/13/1998 The Only Thrill Reece McHenry  $15,093 $0 $15,093
12/23/1994 Safe Passage Patrick Singer  $1,607,000 $0 $1,607,000
12/17/1993 The Pelican Brief Thomas Callahan  $100,768,056 $87,227,803 $187,995,859
4/1/1992 Thunderheart Frank Coutelle  $22,660,758 $0 $22,660,758
8/23/1991 Defenseless Det. Beutel  $6,379,362 $0 $6,379,362
6/14/1991 Bright Angel Jack  $158,243 $0 $158,243
11/15/1989 Steel Magnolias Spud Jones  $83,759,091 $11,392,847 $95,151,938
10/7/1987 Baby Boom Dr. Jeff Cooper  $26,700,000 $0 $26,700,000
12/12/1986 Crimes of the Heart Doc Porter  $22,905,000 $0 $22,905,000
12/6/1985 Fool For Love Eddie  $836,156 $0 $836,156
9/29/1984 Country Gil Ivy  $8,400,000 $0 $8,400,000
10/21/1983 The Right Stuff Chuck Yeager  $21,500,000 $0 $21,500,000
12/17/1982 Frances Harry York  $122,100 $0 $122,100
9/18/1981 Raggedy Man Bailey  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
9/26/1980 Resurrection Cal Carpenter  $3,910,019 $0 $3,910,019
9/13/1978 Days of Heaven The Farmer  $3,446,749 $214,131 $3,660,880
Movies: 48Totals:$1,007,105,273$595,594,196$1,602,699,469
  Averages:$20,981,360$12,408,212$33,389,572
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/1/1988 Far North Director,
Screenwriter 
$147,234 $0 $147,234
Movies: 1Totals:$147,234$0$147,234
  Averages:$147,234$0$147,234