|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$863,374,515||$1,613,627,993||$2,477,002,508|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$75,275,483||$54,565,450||$129,840,933|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 42 films, with $6,225,773,633 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #116)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Charles Xavier/Professor X (Logan), Charles Xavier / Professor X (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Narrator (Ted), Professor Charles Xavier (X-Men: The Last Stand), Prof. Charles Xavier (X2)|
|Most productive collaborators: Hugh Jackman, Bryan Singer, Seth MacFarlane, Ian McKellen, Lauren Shuler Donner|
|Born: July 13th, 1940 (77 years old)|
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
June 18th, 2017
Logan is supposedly Hugh Jackman’s last film as Wolverine. Not every X-Men movie has been worth the price of admission, so if this is the end of the road, does Hugh Jackman get to go out on a high note? Or does he end his run with a whimper.
January 20th, 2017
August 29th, 2016
We are in the heart of TV on DVD season with a dozen such releases on this week’s list. Unfortunately, while there are a few that are worth picking up, none of them have the extras needed to be Pick of the Week contenders. The biggest release of the week is The Jungle Book, which is one of the biggest hits of the year. I got a chance to review it, so you can compare my opinion to the critics. As for the best of the best, there weren’t a lot to choose from. In the end, I went with The Commitments, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week.
July 11th, 2016
Green Room open with strong buzz, it earned stunning reviews, and it opened really well. However, it struggled as it tried to expand and by the time it was nationwide, its per theater average was below $2,000. Is this something that will only appeal to critics like many other limited releases I’ve reviewed? Or is there another reason it failed to find a mainstream audience?
April 1st, 2016
There are a handful of films on this week's list earning great reviews and/or loud buzz. Of these four films, Green Room is the one I want to see the most, but Everybody Wants Some is the one most likely to become a box office hit.
August 11th, 2015
Fortunately, summer is coming to an end, so the quality of the home market releases will start to climb very soon. Unfortunately, this week the biggest first-run release is Unfriended. It is worth picking up, if you are a fan of the genre, but it is not exactly a blockbuster title. As for the best releases of the week, I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is close to the top of the list. However, in the end I went with Felicia Day: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), which is a bit of an unorthodox choice, as it is not a DVD or Blu-ray. However, it is the best new release of the week.
July 27th, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past came out last year and earned plenty of praise from critics. It also became the biggest worldwide hit in the franchise. Now it is being re-released on DVD or Blu-ray as something called The Rogue Cut. How is it different from the theatrical release? And is it worth the double-dip?
December 26th, 2014
Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to an end with All Good Things..., the two-hour series finale. Each of the past four seasons had a two-part storyarc that was released as a separate Blu-ray to the full-season Blu-ray. It makes sense to give this show's series finale a proper Blu-ray of its own, assuming the series ended on a high note. Is that the case? If so, does the Blu-ray do it justice?
December 26th, 2014
Star Trek: The Next Generation's Blu-ray run ended this month. I already mentioned the Blu-ray as a possible holiday gift, but since I've reviewed every other season of this series, I thought it would be strange not to do a full featured review as well. Season seven is widely regarded as the worst season since season two, but it is as bad as that? Or are there still enough solid episodes that fans will want to complete their collection?
June 21st, 2014
This is the penultimate season for Star Trek: The Next Generation and the end of what most people would call the golden age of the seasons. (Season seven wasn't bad. It was better than the first two seasons, but it was certainly not as good as seasons three through six.) So what are the highlights of season six? Are there many lowlights? And is the Blu-ray worth upgrading to?
June 21st, 2014
Ever since The Best of Both Worlds came out, there has been a two-part episode released for each season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. For Season Six, they chose Chain of Command as the episode to elevate to is own release. Did that make the right choice? And is it worth the price to buy separately?
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
November 17th, 2013
This is the third two-part episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation to be released as a stand-alone Blu-ray, but it is not a season finale. Those made sense to release, because it is in someways unfair to make someone wait to finish a two-part episode when the show has been off air for a couple decades. But both parts Unification are coming out on Blu-ray the same day on the Season Five Blu-ray. So is it really worth it to buy it separately?
November 16th, 2013
We are more than halfway through the seven-year run of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The first two seasons were a little rough, but by season three and season four it had really hit its stride. How does season five compare?
October 23rd, 2013
The Captains Close Up was a TV series that aired earlier this year and had William Shatner interviewing, and being interviewed by, the other captains in the Star Trek franchise. The show is obviously aimed at Trekkies, but will it appeal to them? Will it have a broader appeal outside of the core fan base?
July 28th, 2013
Like with The Best of Both Worlds, there is a special Blu-ray release for the season four finale / season five premiere, Redemption. Very few people would argue it is as good as The Best of Both Worlds was, but is it good enough to be worth checking out? And is there enough value on this Blu-ray to be worth picking up?
July 24th, 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of the most successful syndicated shows of all time. It ran for seven seasons and was seen by millions every week. I've had a chance to review all three previous seasons. Season one was mostly mediocre, while season two had better highs, but worse lows. It was season three where the show reached its full potential. Is season four just as good? Is it even better? Or does it slip a little in quality?
April 25th, 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds is widely considered the best episode in the show's seven-year run. In fact, it is considered one of the ten best episodes in the franchise's history. It is coming out as a special engagement tonight and on a special Blu-ray on Tuesday. Is it worth checking out? Is it worth buying? Or should you stick to the full season sets and wait till season four comes out on Blu-ray to get both parts?
April 22nd, 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for seven seasons and while the first two seasons were mixed, season three is widely regarded at the beginning of the classic period. Is this true? Or is it only good when compared to the first two seasons?
December 9th, 2012
December 1st, 2012
Star Trek: The Next Generation lasted for seven seasons and for much of its run, it was considered the best Sci-fi series of its day. However, season one wasn't among its best seasons. In fact, it wasn't until the fifth / sixth episode, Where No One Has Gone Before, till we got a good episode and there are only about six others that are good. Granted, a lot of shows take a little while to find their footing. So does the show begin to shine in Season Two? Or does it take a step back? What about extras and the technical presentation? Do they warrant the high price?
|7/28/2017||The Emoji Movie||Poop||$71,767,352||$53,600,000||$125,367,352|
|4/14/2017||Spark: A Space Tail||The Captain||$196,458||$378,318||$574,776|
|3/3/2017||Logan||Charles Xavier/Professor X||$226,277,068||$389,300,000||$615,577,068|
|1/14/2015||Match||Tobias "Tobi" Powell||$30,566||$0||$30,566|
|5/23/2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Charles Xavier / Professor X||$233,921,534||$513,941,241||$747,862,775|
|5/9/2014||Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return||Tugg||$8,462,347||$11,645,586||$20,107,933|
|2/7/2014||Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage||Narrator||$0||$0||$0|
|7/13/2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Ariscratle||$161,321,843||$718,443,294||$879,765,137|
|2/11/2011||Gnomeo and Juliet||Bill Shakespeare||$99,967,670||$93,770,307||$193,737,977|
|4/22/2009||Earth||Narrator (International Version)||$32,011,576||$84,761,741||$116,773,317|
|5/26/2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Professor Charles Xavier||$234,362,462||$224,898,484||$459,260,946|
|11/4/2005||Chicken Little||Mr. Woolensworth||$135,386,665||$174,657,158||$310,043,823|
|4/22/2005||The Game of Their Lives||Dent McSkimming||$375,474||$0||$375,474|
|1/14/2005||Racing Stripes||Sir Trenton||$49,772,522||$40,183,018||$89,955,540|
|5/2/2003||X2||Prof. Charles Xavier||$214,949,694||$191,925,842||$406,875,536|
|12/13/2002||Star Trek: Nemesis||Capt. Jean-Luc Picard||$43,254,409||$24,058,417||$67,312,826|
|12/21/2001||Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||King Goobot||$80,936,232||$22,056,304||$102,992,536|
|12/18/1998||The Prince of Egypt||Pharaoh Seti||$101,413,188||$117,200,000||$218,613,188|
|12/11/1998||Star Trek: Insurrection||Capt. Jean-Luc Picard||$70,187,658||$47,612,342||$117,800,000|
|8/8/1997||Conspiracy Theory||Dr. Jonas||$76,118,990||$66,664,728||$142,783,718|
|11/22/1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Capt. Jean-Luc Picard||$92,027,888||$57,972,112||$150,000,000|
|11/23/1994||The Pagemaster||Adventure (voice)||$12,039,526||$0||$12,039,526|
|11/18/1994||Star Trek: Generations||Captain Jean-Luc Picard||$75,671,262||$44,328,738||$120,000,000|
|7/28/1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||King Richard||$35,699,287||$0||$35,699,287|
|2/8/1991||L.A. Story||Mr. Perdue, Maitre d' at L'Idiot||$28,854,480||$0||$28,854,480|
|2/7/1986||Lady Jane||Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk||$277,646||$0||$277,646|
|10/4/1985||The Doctor and the Devils||Prof. Macklin||$147,070||$0||$147,070|
|9/27/1985||Code Name: Emerald||Colonel Peters||$515,029||$0||$515,029|