|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||14||$306,249,554||$16,081,905||$322,331,459|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$20,440,627||$3,905,032||$24,345,659|
|In Technical Roles||Director||6||$57,886,735||$0||$57,886,735|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $2,493,081,550 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #527)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Marlin (Finding Nemo), Russ Cargill (The Simpsons Movie), Tiger (voice) (Doctor Dolittle), Larry (This is 40), Bernie Rose (Drive)|
|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|
June 10th, 2015
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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...
|7/8/2016||The Secret Life of Pets||$0||$0||$0|
|3/18/2016||The Little Prince||$0||$67,596,879||$67,596,879|
|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|
|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|
|5/23/2003||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)||$144,156,464||$150,000,000||$294,156,464|
|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|
|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||$105,237,012||$0||$105,237,012|
|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|
|1/20/2006||Looking for Comedy in the Musli…||Director||$887,416||$0||$887,416|
|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|