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Jim Broadbent

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 63 films, with $7,074,568,824 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #66)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Professor Horace Slughorn (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Dean Charles Stanforth (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Horace Slughorn (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Professor Kirke (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Prime Minister (The Legend of Tarzan)
Most productive collaborators: James McAvoy, Hugh Bonneville, Paul King, David Heyman, Julie Walters

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting26$1,973,251,595$3,806,118,904$5,779,370,499
Leading4$28,051,221$56,601,082$84,652,303
Lead Ensemble Member3$73,570,741$215,479,559$289,050,300
(Unclassified)30$350,998,022$570,497,700$921,495,722

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 8th, 2014

July 6th, 2014

It is a terrible week on the home market. I could just leave that as my opening sentence on this column all summer long and the vast majority of the time it would fit perfectly. This week, the biggest new release is Raid 2, a foreign-language action film. The second biggest release is Jodorowsky's Dune, a documentary about a movie that was never made. Neither release will sell a ton of units. However, both earned great reviews and both are contenders for Pick of the Week. The third and final contender is Le Week-End, which is earning reviews that are just as good, but the film appears to be selling far fewer units on the home market. While all three releases are worth picking up, Jodorowsky's Dune on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best this week and it is the winner of the Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases: Will Bad Words bring Good News?

March 14th, 2014

Bad Words poster

There could be as many as two-dozen limited releases opening this week, which is insane. That's so many that I'm going to have to limit the ones I talk about to those that I can easily find release dates and / or theater listings for on official sites. (I should really do this every week, because too many times I talk about a film opening in limited release, only to never hear about the movie again.) The competition is overwhelming, but there are a few that rise above the crowd. Veronica Mars is opening wider than any other film and its reviews are pretty good. On the other hand, it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might be really weak. Bad Words is only opening in six theaters tonight, but since it already has a wide expansion planned for the 28th, one could say it is the biggest release of the week. There are several other films on this week's list that could find an audience (Enemy, Exposed, On My Way, etc.) but the competition will likely prove to be too much. 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...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 The Sense of an Ending   $0 $0 $0
9/16/2016 Bridget Jones’s Baby Dad  $24,139,805 $185,266,076 $209,405,881
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan Prime Minister  $126,643,061 $222,500,000 $349,143,061
2/26/2016 Eddie the Eagle Commentator  $15,789,389 $29,331,788 $45,121,177
1/15/2016 The Lady in the Van Underwood  $10,021,175 $31,495,270 $41,516,445
11/4/2015 Brooklyn Father Flood  $38,322,743 $23,753,398 $62,076,141
6/26/2015 Big Game Herbert  $24,752 $1,613,195 $1,637,947
1/16/2015 Paddington Samuel Gruber  $76,223,578 $183,317,852 $259,541,430
12/31/2014 Get Santa   $0 $3,868,542 $3,868,542
6/27/2014 Postman Pat: The Movie Mr. Brown  $0 $8,660,022 $8,660,022
5/30/2014 Filth Dr. Rossi  $34,411 $9,079,853 $9,114,264
3/14/2014 Le Week-End Nick Burrows  $2,225,098 $8,374,932 $10,600,030
8/28/2013 Closed Circuit Attorney General  $5,750,995 $796,531 $6,547,526
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas Captian Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musician/Prescient 2  $27,108,272 $103,564,882 $130,673,154
12/30/2011 The Iron Lady Denis Thatcher  $29,959,436 $85,632,668 $115,592,104
11/23/2011 Arthur Christmas Santa  $46,462,469 $103,254,655 $149,717,124
7/15/2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Horace Slughorn  $381,011,219 $960,500,000 $1,341,511,219
12/29/2010 Another Year Tom  $3,205,706 $16,799,907 $20,005,613
10/31/2010 The Other Side Mayor Splinter  $0 $0 $0
5/21/2010 Perrier's Bounty   $828 $0 $828
12/18/2009 The Young Victoria King William  $11,001,272 $20,877,619 $31,878,891
10/9/2009 The Damned United Sam Longson  $449,865 $3,750,009 $4,199,874
7/15/2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Horace Slughorn  $301,959,197 $633,124,489 $935,083,686
1/23/2009 Inkheart Fenoglio  $17,303,424 $49,352,514 $66,655,938
6/6/2008 And When Did You Last See Your Father? Arthur Morrison  $1,071,240 $1,405,251 $2,476,491
5/22/2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the … Dean Charles Stanforth  $317,023,851 $469,534,294 $786,558,145
4/20/2007 Hot Fuzz Inspector Frank Butterman  $23,618,786 $58,123,832 $81,742,618
5/5/2006 Art School Confidential Jimmy  $3,297,137 $0 $3,297,137
2/24/2006 Doogal Brian (international release)  $7,578,946 $20,479,706 $28,058,652
12/9/2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, t… Professor Kirke  $291,710,957 $428,828,615 $720,539,572
8/19/2005 Valiant Pigeon Training Seargent  $19,478,106 $44,710,281 $64,188,387
3/11/2005 Robots Madame Gasket  $128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
11/12/2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason Colin Jones  $40,203,020 $223,691,531 $263,894,551
10/10/2004 Vera Drake Judge  $3,753,806 $9,600,049 $13,353,855
9/1/2004 Vanity Fair Joseph 'Jos' Sedley  $16,123,851 $3,000,000 $19,123,851
8/20/2004 Bright Young Things Drunk Major  $933,637 $1,748,963 $2,682,600
6/16/2004 Around the World in 80 Days Lord Kelvin  $24,004,159 $48,000,000 $72,004,159
12/27/2002 Nicholas Nickleby Wackford Squeers  $1,562,800 $0 $1,562,800
12/20/2002 Gangs of New York Boss Tweed  $77,730,500 $105,394,121 $183,124,621
12/14/2001 Iris John Bayley  $5,580,479 $9,574,542 $15,155,021
5/18/2001 Moulin Rouge Zidler  $57,386,369 $121,826,827 $179,213,196
4/13/2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Colin Jones  $71,500,556 $210,026,602 $281,527,158
12/17/1999 Topsy Turvy William Schwenk Gilbert  $6,201,757 $0 $6,201,757
12/4/1998 Little Voice Mr. Boo  $4,595,000 $17,192,233 $21,787,233
8/14/1998 The Avengers Mother  $23,385,416 $25,200,000 $48,585,416
2/13/1998 The Borrowers Pod Clock  $22,619,589 $31,426,243 $54,045,832
5/30/1997 Rough Magic Doc Ansell  $171,979 $0 $171,979
2/28/1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Lagermann  $2,221,994 $0 $2,221,994
11/8/1996 The Secret Agent Chief Inspector Heat  $106,606 $0 $106,606
12/29/1995 Richard III Buckingham  $2,684,904 $1,519,953 $4,204,857
10/21/1994 Bullets Over Broadway Warner Purcell  $13,383,747 $0 $13,383,747
9/16/1994 Princess Caraboo Mr. Worrall  $2,984,777 $0 $2,984,777
11/25/1992 The Crying Game Col  $62,546,695 $0 $62,546,695
7/31/1992 Enchanted April Frederick Arbuthnot  $13,200,170 $0 $13,200,170
12/1/1991 Life is Sweet Andy  $1,516,000 $0 $1,516,000
9/22/1989 Erik the Viking Ernest the Viking (a Rapist)  $1,932,642 $0 $1,932,642
7/24/1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Jean Pierre Dubois  $11,227,824 $0 $11,227,824
1/1/1987 The Good Father Roger Miles  $421,201 $0 $421,201
12/18/1985 Brazil Dr. Jaffe  $9,929,135 $0 $9,929,135
3/8/1985 The Hit Barrister  $876,775 $0 $876,775
11/6/1981 Time Bandits Compere  $37,400,000 $0 $37,400,000
2/13/1981 The Dogs of War Film Crew  $0 $0 $0
3/9/1979 The Passage German Soldier  $70,461 $0 $70,461
Movies: 63Totals:$2,425,871,579$4,648,697,245$7,074,568,824
  Averages:$38,505,898$73,788,845$112,294,743