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Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $3,476,530,820 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #51)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Alex (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted), Larry Daley (Night at the Museum), Greg Focker (Meet the Fockers), Larry Daley (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Alex (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Megamind (Executive Producer), Tropic Thunder (Director), Tropic Thunder (Screenwriter), Tropic Thunder (Story Creator), Blades of Glory (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Eric Darnell, Shawn Levy, Stuart Cornfeld, Tom McGrath, Chris Rock

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Box Office
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Box Office
As an ActorLeading24$1,684,596,589$1,791,934,231$3,476,530,820
Lead Ensemble Member8$1,080,558,316$1,728,018,609$2,808,576,925
In Technical RolesProducer6$483,496,897$310,916,434$794,413,331
Executive Producer5$164,477,681$182,685,690$347,163,371
Story Creator2$155,633,557$96,238,674$251,872,231

Zoolander 2 Trailer

November 18th, 2015

Zoolander 2

Comedy starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson opens on February 12, 2016... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: While We're Young

June 29th, 2015

While We're Young

While We're Young is the latest film from writer / director Noah Baumbach. He has a great streak going by his Tomatometer Scores and this film earned 84% positive reviews. However, the audience score is only 58% positive. That dichotomy is a bit troubling. Is this film designed to wow critics, but will leave the average moviegoer cold? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

April 5th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is the third film, and likely final film, in the Night at the Museum franchise. The previous two films were very profitable, but the films have never really won over critics. This film had the weakest run at the box office, but is it also the weakest in terms of quality? More...

Weekend Estimates: Home has Best Dreamworks Animation Debut in Six Years

March 29th, 2015

Home poster

DreamWorks Animation has been having a tough time of it recently. Aside from How to Train Your Dragon 2, their last three films, Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Turbo were all financial failures, and, as an animation house, they are stuck with a business model that demands putting $100 millionĖ$200 million into each film and hoping for a $500 million-plus global hit. Thatís made doubly-difficult when youíre operating as a standalone entity and canít fall back on the wider resources of the studio during hard times.

The opening weekend for Home, projected at $54 million, according to distributor Fox, is therefore very welcome news indeed. It marks the best opening by a non-sequel for the production house since Monsters vs. Aliens opened with $59.3 million on this weekend in 2009, and the third-best non-sequel debut in their history behind that film and Kung Fun Pandaís $60 million start in 2008. More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

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...

Featured DVD Review: Madly Madagascar

January 27th, 2013

Madly Madagascar is a Valentine's Day special from the Madagascar franchise. Will fans of the movies be interested in watching it? And is the DVD worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

October 18th, 2012

The movie business deals with such huge numbers that it is no surprise executives are rather conservative when it comes to making movies. When $100 million is low-budget for a tentpole release, you can't afford to experiment. This is why there are so many franchises out there. Madagascar was extended to a trilogy this summer. But has the original idea been stretched too far? Or is there a lot of life left in these characters? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/12/2016 Zoolander 2 Derek Zoolander  $0 $0 $0
3/27/2015 While We're Young Josh  $7,582,065 $5,839,471 $13,421,536
12/19/2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Larry Daley  $113,746,621 $242,800,000 $356,546,621
10/10/2014 Harmontown Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty  $58,236,838 $130,300,000 $188,536,838
7/27/2012 The Watch Evan  $34,353,000 $33,000,000 $67,353,000
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Alex  $216,391,482 $530,529,789 $746,921,271
11/4/2011 Tower Heist Josh Novaks  $78,046,570 $75,441,402 $153,487,972
12/22/2010 Little Fockers Greg Focker  $148,438,600 $162,211,974 $310,650,574
9/10/2010 I'm Still Here   $408,983 $0 $408,983
3/19/2010 Greenberg Roger Greenberg  $4,234,170 $810,092 $5,044,262
8/21/2009 The Marc Pease Experience Mr. Gribble  $4,033 $390,000 $394,033
5/22/2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Himself  $55,513 $0 $55,513
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… Larry Daley  $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex  $180,010,950 $419,505,894 $599,516,844
8/13/2008 Tropic Thunder Speedman  $110,461,307 $80,629,943 $191,091,250
10/5/2007 The Heartbreak Kid Eddie   $36,787,257 $90,981,533 $127,768,790
12/22/2006 Night at the Museum Larry Daley  $250,863,268 $330,707,025 $581,570,293
11/22/2006 Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny Guitar Store Dude  $8,334,575 $5,100,000 $13,434,575
9/29/2006 School for Scoundrels Lonnie  $17,807,569 $0 $17,807,569
5/27/2005 Madagascar Ales The Lion  $193,166,575 $362,964,045 $556,130,620
12/22/2004 Meet the Fockers Greg Focker  $279,167,575 $237,400,000 $516,567,575
7/9/2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Hispanic TV News Anchor  $84,136,909 $5,339,356 $89,476,265
6/18/2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story White Goodman  $114,326,736 $53,464,968 $167,791,704
4/30/2004 Envy Tim Dingman  $13,548,322 $1,017,924 $14,566,246
3/5/2004 Starsky & Hutch David Starsky  $88,200,225 $82,000,000 $170,200,225
1/16/2004 Along Came Polly Ruben  $88,073,507 $84,970,903 $173,044,410
9/26/2003 Duplex Alex  $9,652,000 $418,651 $10,070,651
12/14/2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Chas Tenenbaum  $52,353,636 $19,077,240 $71,430,876
9/28/2001 Zoolander Derek Zoolander  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
10/6/2000 Meet the Parents Greg Focker  $166,225,040 $138,374,859 $304,599,899
4/14/2000 Keeping the Faith Rabbi Jacob Schram  $37,036,404 $8,300,000 $45,336,404
4/5/2000 Black and White Mark Clear  $5,241,315 $0 $5,241,315
10/29/1999 The Suburbands Jay Rose  $5,797 $0 $5,797
8/6/1999 Mystery Men Mr. Furious  $29,762,011 $3,700,000 $33,462,011
9/16/1998 Permanent Midnight Jerry Stahl  $1,166,199 $0 $1,166,199
8/19/1998 Your Friends and Neighbors Jerry  $4,710,749 $0 $4,710,749
7/15/1998 There's Something About Mary Ted  $176,483,808 $183,615,348 $360,099,156
1/30/1998 Zero Effect Steve Arlo  $1,980,338 $0 $1,980,338
6/14/1996 The Cable Guy Sam Sweet  $60,154,431 $42,585,501 $102,739,932
3/22/1996 Flirting with Disaster Mel Coplin  $14,702,438 $1,295,706 $15,998,144
3/8/1996 If Lucy Fell Bwick Elias  $2,202,580 $0 $2,202,580
2/17/1995 Heavy Weights Tony Perkis/Tony Perkis Sr.  $17,662,142 $0 $17,662,142
2/18/1994 Reality Bites Michael Grates  $20,079,850 $0 $20,079,850
1/1/1992 Highway to Hell Pluto's Cook and Attila the Hun  $26,000 $0 $26,000
2/2/1990 Stella Jim Uptegrove  $19,431,069 $0 $19,431,069
10/20/1989 Next of Kin Lawrence Isabella  $15,942,628 $0 $15,942,628
11/18/1988 Fresh Horses Tipton  $6,640,346 $0 $6,640,346
12/9/1987 Empire of the Sun Dainty  $22,238,696 $0 $22,238,696
5/8/1987 Hot Pursuit Chris Honeywell  $4,215,859 $1,095,016 $5,310,875
Movies: 50Totals:$3,016,711,957$3,574,462,713$6,591,174,670
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Box Office
Box Office
2/12/2016 Zoolander 2 Director $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Director,
$58,236,838 $130,300,000 $188,536,838
10/14/2011 The Big Year Executive Producer $7,204,138 $0 $7,204,138
8/12/2011 30 Minutes or Less Producer $37,053,924 $3,912,792 $40,966,716
6/3/2011 Submarine Executive Producer $467,602 $4,114,335 $4,581,937
11/5/2010 Megamind Executive Producer $148,415,853 $173,471,355 $321,887,208
5/22/2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers'… Executive Producer $55,513 $0 $55,513
8/13/2008 Tropic Thunder Story Creator,
$110,461,307 $80,629,943 $191,091,250
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory Producer $118,245,842 $27,000,000 $145,245,842
11/22/2006 Tenacious D in: The Pick of Des… Executive Producer $8,334,575 $5,100,000 $13,434,575
6/18/2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Producer $114,326,736 $53,464,968 $167,791,704
9/28/2001 Zoolander Story Creator,
$45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
6/14/1996 The Cable Guy Director $60,154,431 $42,585,501 $102,739,932
2/18/1994 Reality Bites Director $20,079,850 $0 $20,079,850
Movies: 14Totals:$728,208,859$536,187,625$1,264,396,484