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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $2,647,582,832 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #72)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Cade Yeager (Transformers: Age of Extinction), John Bennett (Ted), Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), Terry Hoitz (The Other Guys), Leo Davidson (Planet of the Apes)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Lone Survivor (Producer), The Fighter (Producer), Contraband (Producer), Prisoners (Executive Producer), Entourage (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Michael Bay, Alec Sulkin, Baltasar Kormakur

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading21$1,465,221,954$1,182,360,878$2,647,582,832
Lead Ensemble Member3$147,473,904$104,131,505$251,605,409
In Technical RolesProducer11$399,549,349$148,785,466$548,334,815
Executive Producer2$61,002,302$52,400,000$113,402,302
Song Writer1$27,052,167$0$27,052,167

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

September 29th, 2014

If you look at our list of franchises, none have made more money in as few installments as Transformers has earned. On the other hand, if you look at the top ten franchises, none of them have earned as much critical scorn as the Transformers films have earned. Only the first one managed to come close to overall positive reviews. Depending on who you talk to, the most recent installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been called the best of the sequels or the worst of the sequels. Which camp do I fall under? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Lone Survivor

June 1st, 2014

Lone Survivor came out for an Oscar-qualifying run late in December of 2013, which seemed odd, because it didn't look like the typical Oscar-bait movie. However, it actually picked up a couple of Oscar nominations (for technical categories) and more impressively earned a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as SAG Award for Best Stunts. This lifts the expectations, but is this for the best? Does the film truly rise above the action genre? More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 21st, 2013

PANIC! If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, it is officially time to panic. Personally, I got the last of my shopping done on Wednesday, although I don't think the gift will arrive in time for Christmas. For those still looking for a last minute gift, Part IV of our Holiday Gift Guide focuses on books, CDs, and of course anything else I missed the first time around, beginning with... More...

Weekend Predictions: Two By Two

August 2nd, 2013

August begins with two films, 2 Guns and The Smurfs 2, one action film and one kids movie. Neither film is likely going to break records, but I think 2 Guns should at least do well enough to be a financial success, eventually. The Smurfs 2 probably won't be a hit here, but its international numbers are looking a lot better. Like this year, this weekend last year there were two wide releases, Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, one action film and one kids movie. This year's new releases should easily trump last year's new releases; however, last year the box office was led by The Dark Knight Rises, which will keep the year-over-year comparison a little closer. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Weekend Predictions: There Will Be Pain

April 25th, 2013

It is the final weekend before the Summer blockbuster season, which means the new releases this weekend are not prime releases. Pain and Gain at least has a shot at first place. Most think The Big Wedding won't crack $10 million during the weekend. The only good news is that last year was also a bad week at the box office. The biggest new release was The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which had to settle for second place with just $11.14 million, while Think Like a Man remained in first place with $17.60 million. I think 2013's one-two-punch will top 2012's one-two punch. However, last year had better depth and 2013 will again lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Box Office
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Box Office
12/22/2017 The Six Billion Dollar Man Steve Austin  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Mile 22   $0 $0 $0
9/30/2016 Deepwater Horizon Mike Williams  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 Daddy's Home   $0 $0 $0
6/26/2015 Ted 2 John Bennett  $81,284,830 $134,387,223 $215,672,053
6/3/2015 Entourage Mark Wahlberg  $32,363,404 $13,861,922 $46,225,326
3/13/2015 Champs Himself  $0 $0 $0
1/23/2015 Manny Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/10/2014 The Gambler Jim Bennett  $33,680,992 $4,900,000 $38,580,992
6/27/2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Cade Yeager  $245,439,076 $858,600,000 $1,104,039,076
12/25/2013 Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell  $125,095,601 $24,709,031 $149,804,632
8/2/2013 2 Guns Marcus "Stig" Stigman  $75,612,460 $56,880,555 $132,493,015
4/26/2013 Pain & Gain Danny Lugo  $49,875,291 $31,400,000 $81,275,291
1/18/2013 Broken City Billy Taggart  $19,701,164 $11,045,601 $30,746,765
6/29/2012 Ted John Bennett  $218,665,740 $337,350,887 $556,016,627
1/13/2012 Contraband Chris Farraday  $66,528,000 $31,878,855 $98,406,855
12/31/2011 The Brazilian Job Charlie Croker  $0 $0 $0
12/10/2010 The Fighter Mickey Ward  $93,617,009 $35,645,379 $129,262,388
8/6/2010 The Other Guys Terry Hoitz  $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
4/9/2010 Date Night Fichtner Holbrooke  $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
12/11/2009 The Lovely Bones Jack Salmon  $44,028,238 $50,780,216 $94,808,454
10/17/2008 Max Payne Max Payne  $40,687,294 $45,074,495 $85,761,789
6/13/2008 The Happening Elliot Moore  $64,506,874 $98,271,510 $162,778,384
10/12/2007 We Own the Night Joseph Grusinsky  $28,563,179 $26,744,678 $55,307,857
3/23/2007 Shooter Bob Lee Swagger  $47,003,582 $48,700,000 $95,703,582
10/6/2006 The Departed Dignam  $132,384,315 $157,276,304 $289,660,619
8/25/2006 Invincible Vince Papale  $57,806,952 $694,175 $58,501,127
8/12/2005 Four Brothers Bobby Mercer  $74,494,381 $18,000,000 $92,494,381
10/1/2004 I Heart Huckabees Tommy Corn  $12,784,713 $7,250,000 $20,034,713
5/30/2003 The Italian Job Charlie Croker  $106,126,012 $70,136,827 $176,262,839
10/25/2002 The Truth About Charlie Joshua Peters  $5,303,000 $700,000 $6,003,000
9/7/2001 Rock Star Chris Cole  $16,991,902 $2,325,863 $19,317,765
7/27/2001 Planet of the Apes Leo Davidson  $180,011,740 $182,200,000 $362,211,740
10/20/2000 The Yards Leo Handler  $882,710 $1,400,000 $2,282,710
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm Bobby Shatford  $182,618,434 $146,093,000 $328,711,434
10/1/1999 Three Kings Troy Barlow  $60,652,036 $47,100,000 $107,752,036
3/12/1999 The Corruptor Danny Wallace  $15,164,492 $0 $15,164,492
4/24/1998 The Big Hit Melvin Surley  $27,052,167 $0 $27,052,167
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler  $26,384,919 $16,700,954 $43,085,873
4/18/1997 Traveller Pat O'Hara  $500,649 $0 $500,649
4/12/1996 Fear David McCall  $20,528,755 $0 $20,528,755
4/21/1995 The Basketball Diaries Mickey  $2,381,087 $0 $2,381,087
6/3/1994 Renaissance Man Private Tommy Lee Haywood  $23,822,558 $0 $23,822,558
Movies: 43Totals:$2,430,474,938$2,565,381,596$4,995,856,534
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12/22/2017 The Six Billion Dollar Man Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Patriots' Day Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Mile 22 Producer $0 $0 $0
9/30/2016 Deepwater Horizon Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Stealing Cars Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
6/3/2015 Entourage Producer $32,363,404 $13,861,922 $46,225,326
12/10/2014 The Gambler Producer $33,680,992 $4,900,000 $38,580,992
12/25/2013 Lone Survivor Producer $125,095,601 $24,709,031 $149,804,632
9/20/2013 Prisoners Executive Producer $61,002,302 $52,400,000 $113,402,302
1/18/2013 Broken City Producer $19,701,164 $11,045,601 $30,746,765
1/13/2012 Contraband Producer $66,528,000 $31,878,855 $98,406,855
12/10/2010 The Fighter Producer $93,617,009 $35,645,379 $129,262,388
10/12/2007 We Own the Night Producer $28,563,179 $26,744,678 $55,307,857
4/24/1998 The Big Hit Song Writer $27,052,167 $0 $27,052,167
Movies: 14Totals:$487,603,818$201,185,466$688,789,284