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Albert Brooks

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $2,567,927,241 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #655)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Marlin (Finding Nemo), Russ Cargill (The Simpsons Movie), Larry (This is 40), Tiger (voice) (Doctor Dolittle), Dr. Cyril Wecht (Concussion)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Muse (Director), The Muse (Screenwriter), Defending Your Life (Director), Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (Director), Lost in America (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Andrew Stanton, Ellen DeGeneres, Lee Unrich, Alexander Gould, Graham Walters

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Box Office
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Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$565,366,082$615,757,164$1,181,123,246
Lead Ensemble Member1$20,440,627$3,905,032$24,345,659
In Technical RolesDirector6$57,886,735$0$57,886,735

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Odd Couple: The Complete Collection

June 10th, 2015

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple is a TV show based on the award-winning movie of the same name that was based on the award-winning play of the same. The movie starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, who are inarguably one of the top ten comedy duos of all time. That sets a really high bar, one that is nearly impossible to match. Does it get there? And is The Complete Series worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Most Violent Year

April 19th, 2015

A Most Violent Year came out last Awards Season and earned some serious pre-release buzz. After all, it stars Jessica Chastain. She's only been acting four roughly five years since she made Jolene, but since then, five of her previous films have earned some measure of Awards Season Buzz. Unfortunately, nothing really came from that buzz and the film wasn't able to expand truly wide. Did it deserve better? Or is the term "Busted Oscar-bait" applicable? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: This is 40

March 19th, 2013

This is 40 is a spin-off from Knocked-Up, which remains Judd Apatow's biggest hit and one of his most loved films. It had high expectations associated with it, but it failed to live up to them. Is it a case of the expectations being just too high? Or did it struggle because it is a flawed film? More...

Featured 3D Blu-ray Review: Finding Nemo

December 3rd, 2012

Finding Nemo came out nearly a decade ago and earned nearly perfect reviews. This fall, it became the latest Pixar film to earn a 3D re-release. Is it as good as most critics said it was? And does the 3D add anything to the film? More...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 23rd, 2012

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

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7/8/2016 The Secret Life of Pets   $0 $0 $0
6/17/2016 Finding Dory   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 The Little Prince   $0 $88,896,076 $88,896,076
12/25/2015 Concussion Dr. Cyril Wecht  $34,531,832 $15,828,044 $50,359,876
12/31/2014 A Most Violent Year Andrew Walsh  $5,749,134 $322,299 $6,071,433
12/21/2012 This is 40 Larry  $67,544,505 $22,676,677 $90,221,182
9/16/2011 Drive Bernie Rose  $35,060,689 $42,994,136 $78,054,825
7/27/2007 The Simpsons Movie Russ Cargill  $183,135,014 $343,936,008 $527,071,022
1/20/2006 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Himself  $887,416 $0 $887,416
5/30/2003 Finding Nemo Marlin  $380,529,370 $555,900,000 $936,429,370
5/23/2003 The In-Laws Jerry Peyser  $20,440,627 $3,905,032 $24,345,659
10/12/2001 My First Mister Randall ("R") Harris  $621,377 $0 $621,377
8/27/1999 The Muse Steven Phillips  $11,614,954 $0 $11,614,954
6/26/1998 Doctor Dolittle Tiger (voice)  $144,156,605 $150,000,000 $294,156,605
6/26/1998 Out of Sight Richard Ripley  $37,474,810 $40,000,000 $77,474,810
10/31/1997 Critical Care Dr. Butz  $218,158 $0 $218,158
12/25/1996 Mother John Henderson  $19,119,165 $0 $19,119,165
9/30/1994 The Scout Al Percolo  $2,667,163 $0 $2,667,163
2/4/1994 I'll Do Anything Burke Adler  $10,209,111 $0 $10,209,111
3/22/1991 Defending Your Life Daniel Miller  $16,156,857 $0 $16,156,857
12/16/1987 Broadcast News Aaron Altman  $51,249,404 $16,081,905 $67,331,309
2/15/1985 Lost in America David Howard  $10,079,206 $0 $10,079,206
2/10/1984 Unfaithfully Yours Norman Robbins  $19,928,200 $0 $19,928,200
11/23/1983 Terms of Endearment Rudyard Greenway  $108,423,489 $0 $108,423,489
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Prologue Car Driver  $29,450,919 $0 $29,450,919
3/13/1981 Modern Romance Robert Cole  $29,137 $0 $29,137
10/10/1980 Private Benjamin Yale Goodman  $69,847,348 $0 $69,847,348
3/2/1979 Real Life Albert Brooks  $0 $0 $0
2/8/1976 Taxi Driver Tom  $28,262,574 $0 $28,262,574
Movies: 29Totals:$1,287,387,064$1,280,540,177$2,567,927,241
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1/20/2006 Looking for Comedy in the Musli… Director $887,416 $0 $887,416
8/27/1999 The Muse Screenwriter,
$11,614,954 $0 $11,614,954
12/25/1996 Mother Director $19,119,165 $0 $19,119,165
3/22/1991 Defending Your Life Director $16,156,857 $0 $16,156,857
2/15/1985 Lost in America Director $10,079,206 $0 $10,079,206
3/13/1981 Modern Romance Director $29,137 $0 $29,137
Movies: 6Totals:$57,886,735$0$57,886,735