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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $550,538,190 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #329)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Master Croc (Kung Fu Panda 2), Vilain (The Expendables 2), Cameo (uncredited) (Last Action Hero), Max Walker (Timecop), Colonel Guile (Street Fighter)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Quest (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, Melissa Cobb

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Box Office
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As an ActorLeading23$357,628,937$192,909,253$550,538,190
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector1$21,607,190$0$21,607,190

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

It is a good, but very shallow week on the home market. The Wolf of Wall Street is leading the pack, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack earning first place and DVD earning second. This is a $100 million hit and a multi-Oscar nominee, so it is not surprising it is earning the top two spots. On the other hand, third place currently belongs to Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! on DVD. That's a real sign that it is a shallow week. That's not to say some of the smaller releases are not worth picking up. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIX is certainly a contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with The Wolf of Wall Street. On a side note, Continuum: Season 2 on Blu-ray earned the Puck of the Week, for Best Canadian Release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Welcome to the Jungle

March 24th, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle is a comedy that opened in limited release with weak reviews. When it hit theaters, it failed to find an audience. Now it is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. Does it deserve a second chance on the home market? Or is there a reason it failed to entice moviegoers? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 11th, 2014

March 10th, 2014

If you look over at, the best-selling new release of the week is The Book Thief. This film made just over $20 million at the box office, which is amazing for a limited release. However, it is still a limited release on top of the new releases. That tells you how slow this week is on the home market. Fortunately, last Friday The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and I'm including it on this week's list as well. There are a number of other releases that are worth picking up, including The Patience Stone on DVD, In Fear on DVD, and Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. However, while there is some competition, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases: Cash for Limited Releases

February 7th, 2014

Kids for Cash poster

It's another busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen of them on this week's list. This does mean I'm not going to be as talkative about each individual film, because there are just so many of them. Fortunately, there are also a few that are worth checking out, like Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Alphaville, etc. If I were to chose just one film, it would be Kids for Cash, but the subject matter will enrage you. More...

Limited Releases: Shelter From the Storm

January 24th, 2014

Gimme Shelter poster

There are a number of releases on this week's list that are worth checking out. This includes Gloria, the official Oscar selection from Chile; Stranger by the Lake, an erotic thriller with a gay protagonist; and Our Man in Tehran, a Canadian documentary that tells the story of what happened in Argo. There are also some less serious films that I think I will like more than the average critic: 3 Night Stand and Knights of Badassdom. On the other hand, the widest release is Gimme Shelter, which might do well if it can tap into the churchgoing demographic; however, it could also miss the Mendoza Line. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: The Expendables 2

November 18th, 2012

The Expendables cost $82 million, which is not an insignificant amount of money, especially for a mini-major like Lionsgate. However, the risk paid off when it became the distributor's biggest hit of all time. (That record has since been broken by The Hunger Games.) It was obvious that they would make a sequel, but is it any good? Granted, in my review, I called the original, "a pretty mindless action film that takes itself a little too seriously at times." So I'm not expecting a lot here. If the movie can provide mindless action like before, then I will assume it is worth checking out for fans. Can it deliver? Can it surpass expectations? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

Box Office
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12/31/2015 Kickboxer Master Chow  $0 $0 $0
7/24/2015 Jian Bing Man Himself  $0 $181,362,621 $181,362,621
5/15/2015 Pound of Flesh Deacon  $0 $0 $0
8/12/2014 Swelter   $0 $0 $0
2/7/2014 Welcome to the Jungle Storm Rothchild  $0 $0 $0
1/24/2014 Enemies Closer Xander  $0 $0 $0
6/21/2013 Alien Uprising George  $0 $0 $0
11/30/2012 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Luc Deveraux  $5,460 $0 $5,460
8/17/2012 The Expendables 2 Vilain  $85,028,192 $226,951,064 $311,979,256
5/11/2012 Dragon Eyes   $0 $0 $0
5/11/2012 After Dark Action   $0 $0 $0
7/29/2011 Assassination Games Vincent Brazil  $0 $0 $0
5/26/2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Master Croc  $165,249,063 $499,588,484 $664,837,547
11/7/2008 JCVD J.C.V.D.  $470,691 $1,839,253 $2,309,944
8/20/1999 Universal Soldier II: The Return Luc Deveraux  $10,447,421 $270,000 $10,717,421
12/31/1998 Legionnaire   $0 $0 $0
9/4/1998 Knock Off Marcus Ray  $10,076,136 $0 $10,076,136
4/4/1997 Double Team Jack Quinn  $11,313,010 $0 $11,313,010
9/13/1996 Maximum Risk Alain/Mikhail  $14,039,438 $37,600,000 $51,639,438
4/26/1996 The Quest Christopher Dubois  $21,607,190 $0 $21,607,190
12/22/1995 Sudden Death Darren McCord  $20,214,270 $0 $20,214,270
12/23/1994 Street Fighter Colonel Guile  $33,210,975 $66,000,000 $99,210,975
9/16/1994 Timecop Max Walker  $44,327,925 $57,200,000 $101,527,925
8/20/1993 Hard Target Chance Boudreaux  $31,636,358 $0 $31,636,358
6/18/1993 Last Action Hero Cameo (uncredited)  $50,016,394 $87,282,095 $137,298,489
1/15/1993 Nowhere to Run Sam Gillen  $20,570,994 $30,000,000 $50,570,994
7/10/1992 Universal Soldier Luc  $34,035,344 $0 $34,035,344
8/9/1991 Double Impact Alex/Chad  $29,090,445 $0 $29,090,445
1/11/1991 Lionheart Lyon  $22,545,360 $0 $22,545,360
9/14/1990 Death Warrant Louis Burke  $15,394,200 $0 $15,394,200
9/8/1989 Kickboxer Kurt Sloane  $14,533,681 $0 $14,533,681
4/7/1989 Cyborg Gibson Rickenbacker  $10,030,875 $0 $10,030,875
2/26/1988 Bloodsport Frank Dux  $11,806,119 $0 $11,806,119
5/2/1986 No Retreat, No Surrender Ivan  $2,273,045 $0 $2,273,045
5/4/1984 Breakin' Passerby in first dance sequence  $35,995,234 $0 $35,995,234
Movies: 35Totals:$693,917,820$1,188,093,517$1,882,011,337
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12/31/1998 Legionnaire Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
4/26/1996 The Quest Director $21,607,190 $0 $21,607,190
Movies: 2Totals:$21,607,190$0$21,607,190