|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $896,165,782 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,446)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Marty, Harry Three-Eye, Navigator (Hotel Transylvania 2), White House Reporter #2 (Pixels), Barry (This is 40), Irs (Happy Gilmore), Voice of Beefy (Little Nicky)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Screenwriter), Hotel Transylvania 2 (Executive Producer), Hotel Transylvania (Screenwriter), You Don't Mess With the Zohan (Screenwriter), You Don't Mess With the Zohan (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Adam Sandler, Genndy Tartakovsky, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James|
January 10th, 2016
Hotel Transylvania came out a few years ago. It cost $85 million to make, which is a lot of money by nearly every definition, but relatively cheap for a digitally animated film. The reviews were mixed, but it was a big financial hit. It came as no surprise that there was a sequel. Hotel Transylvania 2 did better than its predecessor in nearly every way, but it is still a second-tier digitally animated film. For a second-tier film like this to succeed, all it needs to do is entertain the kids while not making the parents want to flee the room right away. That's not a particularly high bar to set. Does this film manage to get above that bar?
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.
March 19th, 2013
This is 40 is a spin-off from Knocked-Up, which remains Judd Apatow's biggest hit and one of his most loved films. It had high expectations associated with it, but it failed to live up to them. Is it a case of the expectations being just too high? Or did it struggle because it is a flawed film?
|9/25/2015||Hotel Transylvania 2||Marty, Harry Three-Eye, Navigator||$169,700,110||$301,062,272||$470,762,382|
|7/24/2015||Pixels||White House Reporter #2||$78,747,585||$165,378,715||$244,126,300|
|12/21/2012||This is 40||Barry||$67,544,505||$22,676,677||$90,221,182|
|10/11/2002||Punch-Drunk Love||Walter the Dentist||$17,791,031||$6,800,000||$24,591,031|
|11/10/2000||Little Nicky||Voice of Beefy||$39,442,871||$18,827,520||$58,270,391|
|2/10/1995||Billy Madison||Mr. Oblaski||$25,460,475||$0||$25,460,475|
|9/25/2015||Hotel Transylvania 2||Screenwriter,|
|11/11/2011||Jack and Jill||Executive Producer||$74,158,157||$76,361,060||$150,519,217|
|6/6/2008||You Don't Mess With the Zohan||Executive Producer,|