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Christopher Walken

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 81 films, with $4,395,990,050 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #261)
Best-Known Acting Roles: King Louie (The Jungle Book), Treas.Sec. Wm.Cleary (Wedding Crashers), Morty (Click), Frank Abagnale, Sr. (Catch Me if You Can), Wilbur Turnblad (Hairspray)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Justin Marks, Idris Elba

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As an ActorSupporting18$1,397,989,956$892,866,137$2,290,856,093
Lead Ensemble Member6$470,744,748$679,541,681$1,150,286,429

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Jungle Book

August 28th, 2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie? More...

2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Getting Demolished

April 8th, 2016


It's not a good week for limited releases. Not only is it a short list this week, but none of them look like they will be a hit at the box office. Demolition is the widest release of the week, but it is too wide for a limited release. The Invitation is earning amazing reviews, but it is also playing on Video on Demand. Neon Bull is earning even better reviews, but it is a foreign-language film, so that limits its chances. The rest of the films are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will do well in limited release. More...

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Stand Up Guys

May 20th, 2013

Stand Up Guys has a very impressive cast with three Oscar winners in the three lead roles. It also opened with an Oscar-qualifying run; however, outside of a Golden Globe nomination for best original song, it was passed over by Awards Season voters. When it opened in limited release, it debuted in several hundred theaters, but barely topped the Mendoza Line on the per theater chart, while it disappeared as quickly as that opening would suggest. Will it find success on the home market? Or will it struggle there like it did in limited release and during Awards Season? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Late Quartet

February 14th, 2013

A Late Quartet opened last November and it earned good reviews, but not great reviews. It also did well in limited release, but never expanding significantly. Is it worth checking out for those who missed out on the film in theaters? Are there enough extras to make it worth picking up? More...

Any Day is a Good Day for Limited Releases

December 14th, 2012

It is another busy week for limited releases, including some that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, like it usually is at this time of year, unless a limited release is earning Oscar buzz, it is very unlikely to find an audience in limited release. Any Day Now is the film I have the highest hopes for, but even for a film with 88% positive reviews, it will be a challenge. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Catch Me If You Can

December 3rd, 2012

Catch Me If You Can opened on Christmas day 2002, and while it was never able to reach top spot on the box office chart (a little film called Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was blocking it) it did become a huge hit. Ten year later, it is coming out on Blu-ray. Has the film aged well? Is the Blu-ray worth the upgrade? More...

2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/23/2018 The War with Grandpa Jerry  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Irreplaceable You   $0 $0 $0
8/5/2016 Nine Lives Felix Grant  $19,700,032 $24,523,165 $44,223,197
4/29/2016 The Family Fang Caleb Fang  $262,921 $331,501 $594,422
4/15/2016 The Jungle Book King Louie  $364,001,123 $599,900,000 $963,901,123
4/8/2016 One More Time Paul  $0 $0 $0
2/26/2016 Eddie the Eagle Warren Sharp  $15,789,389 $29,331,788 $45,121,177
7/16/2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser   $0 $0 $0
12/16/2014 Peter Pan Live!   $0 $0 $0
11/18/2014 Turks & Caicos   $0 $0 $0
6/20/2014 Jersey Boys Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo  $47,047,013 $18,235,719 $65,282,732
11/12/2013 Shoot the Sun Down   $0 $0 $0
2/15/2013 The Power of Few Homeless Man  $30,444 $0 $30,444
2/1/2013 Stand Up Guys Doc  $3,310,031 $2,808,766 $6,118,797
11/2/2012 A Late Quartet Peter Mitchell  $1,561,577 $6,477,215 $8,038,792
10/12/2012 Seven Psychopaths Hans  $15,024,049 $18,011,687 $33,035,736
6/8/2012 Dark Horse Jackie  $166,228 $88,797 $255,025
3/11/2011 Kill the Irishman Shandor Birns  $1,188,194 $0 $1,188,194
1/26/2010 Five Dollars a Day   $0 $0 $0
11/24/2009 The Maiden Heist   $0 $0 $0
9/7/2007 Romance and Cigarettes Cousin Bo  $551,002 $2,680,249 $3,231,251
8/29/2007 Balls of Fury Feng  $32,886,940 $7,991,682 $40,878,622
7/20/2007 Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad  $118,871,849 $84,163,723 $203,035,572
10/13/2006 Man of the Year Jack Menken  $37,442,180 $3,900,000 $41,342,180
6/23/2006 Click Morty  $137,355,633 $100,329,456 $237,685,089
10/14/2005 Domino Mark Heiss  $10,169,202 $12,800,000 $22,969,202
7/15/2005 Wedding Crashers Treas.Sec. Wm.Cleary  $209,218,368 $74,000,000 $283,218,368
10/8/2004 Around the Bend Turner Lair  $193,571 $0 $193,571
6/11/2004 The Stepford Wives Mike Wellington  $59,475,623 $36,746,348 $96,221,971
4/30/2004 Envy J-Man  $13,548,322 $1,017,924 $14,566,246
4/23/2004 Man on Fire Paul Reyburn  $77,906,816 $53,061,763 $130,968,579
9/26/2003 The Rundown Hatcher  $47,641,743 $33,190,150 $80,831,893
8/1/2003 Gigli Jacobellis  $6,087,542 $1,038,460 $7,126,002
2/28/2003 Poolhall Junkies Mike  $563,711 $0 $563,711
1/17/2003 Kangaroo Jack Sal  $66,723,216 $24,000,000 $90,723,216
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Frank Abagnale, Sr.  $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
7/26/2002 The Country Bears Reid Thimple  $16,988,996 $0 $16,988,996
2/8/2002 Scotland, PA Lt. Ernie McDuff  $384,098 $0 $384,098
11/30/2001 The Affair of the Necklace Cagliostro  $430,313 $0 $430,313
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Hal Weidmann  $93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
4/11/2001 Joe Dirt Clem  $27,087,695 $3,900,000 $30,987,695
8/11/2000 The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly  $581,142 $0 $581,142
11/19/1999 Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman  $101,068,340 $106,000,000 $207,068,340
10/1/1999 New Rose Hotel Fox  $20,416 $0 $20,416
8/6/1999 Illuminata Bevalaqua  $836,641 $0 $836,641
2/12/1999 Blast from the Past Calvin Webber  $26,613,620 $0 $26,613,620
10/2/1998 Antz Colonel Cutter  $90,757,863 $61,700,000 $152,457,863
4/17/1998 Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci/Charlie Barret  $1,692,872 $0 $1,692,872
12/19/1997 Mouse Hunt Caeser, the Exterminator  $61,894,591 $0 $61,894,591
8/29/1997 Excess Baggage Raymond Perkins  $14,351,432 $0 $14,351,432
2/14/1997 Touch Bill Hill  $408,097 $0 $408,097
11/1/1996 The Funeral Ray  $1,212,799 $200,000 $1,412,799
9/20/1996 Last Man Standing Hickey  $18,115,927 $0 $18,115,927
8/9/1996 Basquiat The Interviewer  $2,962,051 $0 $2,962,051
12/8/1995 A Business Affair Vanni Corso  $5,000 $0 $5,000
12/1/1995 Things to Do in Denver when You're Dead The Man With The Plan  $529,766 $0 $529,766
11/22/1995 Nick of Time Mr. Smith  $8,087,783 $0 $8,087,783
10/4/1995 The Addiction Peina  $303,300 $0 $303,300
9/1/1995 The Prophecy Angel Gabriel  $16,091,660 $0 $16,091,660
4/28/1995 Search and Destroy Kim Ulander  $389,731 $0 $389,731
10/14/1994 Pulp Fiction Captain Koons  $107,928,762 $105,000,000 $212,928,762
12/10/1993 Wayne's World 2 Bobby  $47,965,000 $0 $47,965,000
9/10/1993 True Romance Vincenzo Coccotti  $12,281,000 $28,980 $12,309,980
6/18/1992 Batman Returns Maximillian 'Max' Shreck  $162,833,635 $103,990,656 $266,824,291
1/1/1992 Mistress Warren Zell  $1,102,469 $0 $1,102,469
1/1/1991 McBain McBain  $456,000 $0 $456,000
9/28/1990 King of New York Frank White  $2,389,850 $0 $2,389,850
1/1/1990 The Comfort of Strangers Robert  $1,244,000 $0 $1,244,000
1/1/1989 Communion Whitley Strieber  $1,919,000 $0 $1,919,000
3/25/1988 Biloxi Blues Sergeant Toomey  $43,184,798 $8,500,000 $51,684,798
3/18/1988 The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana  $13,825,794 $0 $13,825,794
1/1/1987 Deadline Don Stevens  $141,000 $0 $141,000
4/18/1986 At Close Range Brad Whitewood Sr.  $2,347,000 $0 $2,347,000
5/24/1985 A View to a Kill Max Zorin  $50,327,960 $102,300,000 $152,627,960
10/21/1983 The Dead Zone Johnny Smith  $20,766,000 $0 $20,766,000
9/30/1983 Brainstorm Dr. Michael Anthony Brace  $8,921,050 $0 $8,921,050
12/11/1981 Pennies from Heaven Tom  $6,200,000 $0 $6,200,000
11/19/1980 Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion  $3,484,331 $192 $3,484,523
5/2/1979 Last Embrace Eckart  $381,119 $0 $381,119
1/1/1979 The Deer Hunter Nick  $50,000,000 $0 $50,000,000
4/20/1977 Annie Hall Duane Hall  $38,251,425 $0 $38,251,425
Movies: 81Totals:$2,511,695,518$1,884,294,532$4,395,990,050