|As an Actor||Leading||8||$46,970,668||$147,248,572||$194,219,240|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||3||$36,762||$0||$36,762|
Gael Garcia Bernal
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $438,101,660 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,701)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Santiago (Babel), Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna (The Motorcycle Diaries), Julio Zapata (Y Tu Mamá También), Onza (Casa de mi Padre), Maziar Bahari (Rosewater)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Cesar Chavez (Executive Producer), Güeros (Associate Producer), Miss Bala (Executive Producer), El Ardor (Producer), Who is Dayani Cristal? (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Brad Pitt, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Cate Blanchett, Guillermo Arriaga, Koji Yakusho|
February 9th, 2015
Rosewater is Jon Stewart's directorial debut and it is coming out on the home market the same week John Oliver's show returned to HBO. I wonder if that is a coincidence? As for the movie itself, it opened in a very awkward theater count and it struggled at the box office, but still managed $3 million overall. Is it worth checking out for those interested in Jon Stewart's directorial debut? Is it good regardless of who was behind the camera?
November 14th, 2014
It's a long list this week, but you could eliminate nearly all of the films and concentrate on just Foxcatcher and Rosewater. These two films are earning the vast majority of the buzz. They are not the only films worth seeing, Red Army looks particularly good, but I worry no other film will thrive.
June 24th, 2013
It's summer time. Long time readers know what that means for the home market. It's bad news. There are a couple of first-run releases to come out: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The former was a solid midlevel hit earning more than $50 million on a $13 million budget. The latter bombed. Neither one is a contender for Pick of the Week. There are a couple limited releases that might rise to that level, but I think the best release is Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season on DVD. Unfortunately, the screener arrived late so I haven't had a chance to review it, and I hate handing out that honor when till after I give the screener a full review. Fortunately, there is a screener that arrived late that is worth that honor: My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray.
February 15th, 2013
There are a trio of limited releases on this week's list earning 80% positive reviews or better. There are also a couple of films earning no reviews. Of the three best-reviewed films, No likely has the best shot at mainstream success, but I'm more interested in seeing Like Someone in Love.
October 26th, 2012
There are not a lot of new limited releases this week and so far only one of them, The Loneliest Planet, is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. There are other films that come really close to the 80% positive level. I was looking forward to Funeral Kings, but earlier in the week, that film was bumped to a November 16th release.
|4/25/2014||Who is Dayani Cristal?||Narrator||$18,190||$0||$18,190|
|10/26/2012||The Loneliest Planet||Alex||$129,579||$115,141||$244,720|
|5/4/2012||A Little Bit of Heaven||Julian Goldstein||$10,011||$1,090,276||$1,100,287|
|3/16/2012||Casa de mi Padre||Onza||$5,909,483||$2,537,469||$8,446,952|
|5/14/2010||Letters to Juliet||$53,032,453||$29,116,085||$82,148,538|
|5/8/2009||Rudo y Cursi||Tato||$1,827,660||$10,160,264||$11,987,924|
|5/1/2009||The Limits of Control||$426,688||$189,889||$616,577|
|10/3/2008||Blindness||King of Ward 3||$3,073,392||$16,979,566||$20,052,958|
|9/22/2006||La science des rêves||Stéphane Miroux||$4,670,644||$10,467,288||$15,137,932|
|3/11/2005||Dot the I||Kit||$306,224||$1,062,712||$1,368,936|
|11/19/2004||La mala educación||Ángel/Juan/Zahara||$5,211,842||$35,100,000||$40,311,842|
|9/24/2004||The Motorcycle Diaries||Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna||$16,756,372||$38,272,828||$55,029,200|
|8/22/2003||Don't Tempt Me||$77,732||$0||$77,732|
|11/15/2002||El crimen de padre Amaro||Father Amaro||$5,719,000||$0||$5,719,000|
|3/15/2002||Y Tu Mamá También||Julio Zapata||$13,649,881||$20,000,000||$33,649,881|
|4/25/2014||Who is Dayani Cristal?||Producer||$18,190||$0||$18,190|
|3/28/2014||Cesar Chavez||Executive Producer||$5,571,497||$0||$5,571,497|
|1/20/2012||Miss Bala||Executive Producer||$40,540||$387,275||$427,815|