|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$400,618,182||$457,006,994||$857,625,176|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$128,200,012||$132,500,000||$260,700,012|
|In Technical Roles||Director||10||$391,651,029||$0||$391,651,029|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,593,068,028 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,286)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Vlad (Hotel Transylvania 2), Albert Einstein (Mr. Peabody & Sherman), Big Weld (Robots), Mr. Welling (The Little Rascals), Various roles (Blazing Saddles)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Producers (Director), Blazing Saddles (Director), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (Director), High Anxiety (Director), History of the World: Part I (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ewan McGregor, Carlos Saldanha, Halle Berry, Chris Wedge, Rob Minkoff|
January 10th, 2016
Hotel Transylvania came out a few years ago. It cost $85 million to make, which is a lot of money by nearly every definition, but relatively cheap for a digitally animated film. The reviews were mixed, but it was a big financial hit. It came as no surprise that there was a sequel. Hotel Transylvania 2 did better than its predecessor in nearly every way, but it is still a second-tier digitally animated film. For a second-tier film like this to succeed, all it needs to do is entertain the kids while not making the parents want to flee the room right away. That's not a particularly high bar to set. Does this film manage to get above that bar?
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.
March 1st, 2014
August 11th, 2013
The Muppet Movie came out 34 years ago, which makes it a little strange they are releasing a 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray this week. Then again, I'm glad I don't have to wait another year to get this movie on Blu-ray, because I loved it as a kid. Does it still hold up decades later? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up if you are a fan of the movie?
May 23rd, 2013
It's an abridged list of DVD and Blu-ray releases report this week due to technical difficulties. The best selling new release of the week is True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is certainly worth owning for fans. However, the best releases are the Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot, Howl's Moving Castle on Blu-ray Combo Pack and My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Most prefer the former, but I prefer the latter.
|9/25/2015||Hotel Transylvania 2||Vlad||$169,611,752||$298,706,994||$468,318,746|
|3/7/2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Albert Einstein||$111,506,430||$158,300,000||$269,806,430|
|12/22/1995||Dracula: Dead and Loving It||Dr. Abraham Van Helsing||$10,601,599||$0||$10,601,599|
|8/5/1994||The Little Rascals||Mr. Welling||$51,219,015||$15,183,000||$66,402,015|
|7/28/1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||Rabbi Tuckman||$35,699,287||$0||$35,699,287|
|7/26/1991||Life Stinks||Goddard Bolt||$3,832,400||$0||$3,832,400|
|12/14/1990||Look Who's Talking Too||Mr. Toilet Man||$46,614,448||$0||$46,614,448|
|12/16/1983||To Be or Not to Be||Frederick Bronski||$13,030,214||$0||$13,030,214|
|6/12/1981||History of the World: Part I||Various roles||$31,672,000||$0||$31,672,000|
|6/22/1979||The Muppet Movie||Himself||$76,657,000||$0||$76,657,000|
|12/23/1977||High Anxiety||Dr. Richard Harpo Thorndyke||$31,063,038||$0||$31,063,038|
|6/25/1976||Silent Movie||Mel Funn||$36,145,695||$0||$36,145,695|
|12/15/1974||Young Frankenstein||Hurt Cat||$86,300,000||$0||$86,300,000|
|1/1/1974||Blazing Saddles||Various roles||$119,500,000||$0||$119,500,000|
|12/22/1995||Dracula: Dead and Loving It||Director||$10,601,599||$0||$10,601,599|
|7/28/1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||Director||$35,699,287||$0||$35,699,287|
|6/12/1981||History of the World: Part I||Director||$31,672,000||$0||$31,672,000|