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Gary Oldman

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $9,473,815,586 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Commissioner Gordon (The Dark Knight Rises), Gordon (The Dark Knight), Dreyfus (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Land Before Time (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Joel Kinnaman, Jose Padilha, Michael Caine

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting17$3,512,998,194$5,960,817,392$9,473,815,586
Lead Ensemble Member3$73,827,684$71,838,462$145,666,146
In Technical RolesProducer1$48,092,846$33,880,000$81,972,846

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: RoboCop

June 19th, 2014

When the RoboCop remake was announced, a lot of people thought it would be a disaster. The original RoboCop is widely considered a classic that not only offers a lot of action, but is also a smart satire. Some where expecting the film to be a complete train wreck. That wasn't the case, at least not with critics. Granted, 49% positive isn't a good score, but it is better than expected. Will I like it more than I thought I would? Or will I recommend skipping this movie and sticking with the original? More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Analysis: Superstars, Side Kicks and Cameo Kings

September 14th, 2013

Top-grossing actors and actresses in leading roles

Over the past two or so years, we've been working on one of the biggest projects we've ever undertaken: building out our database of acting and technical credits to include complete information on every acting role and significant technical credit for movies for which we have box office information. While work on this vast task continues (and will, of course, continue as long as films are being made), we have enough coverage of the industry now to start doing some serious analysis. Over the next month or two, I'll be looking at some of the things we've found and we'll be rolling out new features at The Numbers that take advantage of the dataset. This week, I'll look into how we are categorizing acting roles, and discuss the first charts in our new People Records section. 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...

Box Office
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12/31/2018 Hitman's Bodyguard   $0 $0 $0
7/29/2016 The Space Between Us   $0 $0 $0
4/15/2016 Criminal   $0 $0 $0
1/29/2016 Kung Fu Panda 3   $0 $0 $0
4/17/2015 Child 44 General Mikhail Nesterov  $1,224,330 $2,210,000 $3,434,330
12/31/2014 Criminal   $0 $0 $0
7/11/2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dreyfus  $208,545,589 $495,000,000 $703,545,589
2/12/2014 RoboCop Norton  $58,607,007 $184,374,792 $242,981,799
8/16/2013 Paranoia   $7,388,654 $8,784,939 $16,173,593
1/8/2013 Guns, Girls and Gambling Elvis  $0 $103,196 $103,196
8/29/2012 Lawless Floyd Banner  $37,397,291 $14,535,044 $51,932,335
7/20/2012 The Dark Knight Rises Commissioner Gordon  $448,139,099 $636,300,000 $1,084,439,099
12/9/2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley  $24,149,393 $57,303,418 $81,452,811
7/15/2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Sirius Black  $381,011,219 $960,500,000 $1,341,511,219
5/26/2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Shen  $165,249,063 $499,588,484 $664,837,547
3/11/2011 Red Riding Hood Solomon  $37,662,162 $52,638,280 $90,300,442
1/15/2010 The Book of Eli Carnegie  $94,835,059 $63,915,758 $158,750,817
11/20/2009 Planet 51   $42,194,060 $66,802,053 $108,996,113
11/6/2009 Disney's A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit/Marley/Tiny Tim  $137,855,863 $177,853,834 $315,709,697
1/9/2009 The Unborn Rabbi Sendak  $42,670,410 $35,538,402 $78,208,812
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight Gordon  $533,345,358 $469,546,000 $1,002,891,358
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… Sirius Black  $292,004,738 $650,939,197 $942,943,935
11/18/2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Sirius Black  $290,013,036 $606,898,042 $896,911,078
6/15/2005 Batman Begins Sgt. Jim Gordon  $205,343,774 $153,798,948 $359,142,722
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Black  $249,538,952 $547,149,597 $796,688,549
2/9/2001 Hannibal Mason Verger  $165,091,986 $185,008,014 $350,100,000
10/13/2000 The Contender Shelly Runyon  $17,804,273 $0 $17,804,273
5/15/1998 Quest for Camelot Ruber  $22,717,758 $15,400,000 $38,117,758
4/3/1998 Lost In Space Dr. Smith/Spider Smith  $69,102,910 $66,929,688 $136,032,598
7/25/1997 Air Force One Ivan Korshunov  $172,620,724 $142,311,944 $314,932,668
5/9/1997 The Fifth Element Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg  $63,540,020 $200,329,138 $263,869,158
8/9/1996 Basquiat Albert Milo  $2,729,067 $0 $2,729,067
10/13/1995 The Scarlet Letter Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale  $10,359,006 $0 $10,359,006
1/20/1995 Murder in the First Milton Glenn  $17,300,238 $0 $17,300,238
12/16/1994 Immortal Beloved Ludwig van Beethoven  $9,673,699 $0 $9,673,699
11/18/1994 Léon Norman Stansfield  $19,284,974 $26,000,000 $45,284,974
2/4/1994 Romeo Is Bleeding Jack Grimaldi  $3,275,585 $0 $3,275,585
9/10/1993 True Romance Drexl Spivey  $12,281,000 $0 $12,281,000
11/13/1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Prince Vlad Dracula  $78,142,084 $133,339,902 $211,481,986
12/20/1991 JFK Lee Harvey Oswald  $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
2/8/1991 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Rosencrantz  $739,104 $0 $739,104
10/5/1990 Henry & June Pop (as Maurice Escargot)  $11,011,903 $12,400,000 $23,411,903
9/14/1990 State of Grace Jackie Flannery  $1,911,542 $0 $1,911,542
4/20/1990 Chattahoochee Emmett Foley  $259,486 $0 $259,486
4/28/1989 Criminal Law Ben Chase  $9,443,550 $0 $9,443,550
1/1/1988 Track 29 Martin  $429,028 $0 $429,028
1/1/1987 Prick Up Your Ears Joe Orton  $1,654,743 $0 $1,654,743
Movies: 47Totals:$4,016,953,235$6,600,493,172$10,617,446,407
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11/18/1988 The Land Before Time Producer $48,092,846 $33,880,000 $81,972,846
Movies: 1Totals:$48,092,846$33,880,000$81,972,846