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Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,445,158,718 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #137)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Stoick (How to Train Your Dragon), Stoick The Vast (How to Train Your Dragon 2), King Leonidas (300), Mike Banning (Olympus Has Fallen), Mike Chadway (The Ugly Truth)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Olympus Has Fallen (Producer), Law Abiding Citizen (Producer), Playing for Keeps (Producer), Machine Gun Preacher (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Jay Baruchel, Chris Sanders, Zack Snyder, Dean DeBlois, Antoine Fuqua

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading13$639,485,017$805,673,701$1,445,158,718
Lead Ensemble Member3$308,930,893$490,734,572$799,665,465
In Technical RolesProducer4$185,388,591$124,138,986$309,527,577
Executive Producer1$538,690$3,183,298$3,721,988

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Movie 43

June 17th, 2013

Movie 43 earned some of the worst reviews of the year so far, with many critics calling it the worst movie they've ever seen. When I got the chance to review the movie, I jumped at it. I had to know if it was really as bad as its reviews. It couldn't possible be, right? More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Need to be Hungry

March 22nd, 2013

This is one of those weekends where it is really hard to get excited about the box office. That's not to say there's nothing opening that isn't either earning good reviews or has a solid shot at the box office, there are. However, this weekend last year is the weekend The Hunger Games debuted. No film opening this weekend will compete with that. The entire box office this year won't make as much as that one film made last year. 2013 is going to be crushed in the year-over-year comparison and it could be more than a little depressing. As for this year, The Croods should walk away with the number one ranking and might even make more than twice as much as the number two film, which will probably be Olympus Has Fallen. The last new release of the week is Admission, but it might not make the top five. In fact, Spring Breakers is expanding to a little more than 1,000 theaters, but still has a better shot at the top five than Admission has. More...

2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. 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 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...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
6/29/2018 How to Train Your Dragon 3   $0 $0 $0
1/13/2017 Geostorm   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Headhunter's Calling   $0 $0 $0
3/4/2016 London has Fallen   $0 $0 $0
2/26/2016 Gods of Egypt   $0 $0 $0
6/13/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Stoick The Vast  $177,002,924 $439,100,000 $616,102,924
3/22/2013 Olympus Has Fallen Mike Banning  $98,927,592 $51,634,572 $150,562,164
1/25/2013 Movie 43 Chaun  $8,840,453 $22,324,294 $31,164,747
12/7/2012 Playing for Keeps George  $13,103,272 $14,702,360 $27,805,632
10/26/2012 Chasing Mavericks Frosty Hesson  $6,002,756 $2,298,065 $8,300,821
12/2/2011 Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius  $749,641 $300,000 $1,049,641
9/23/2011 Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers  $538,690 $3,183,298 $3,721,988
12/31/2010 The Untouchables: Capone Rising Jimmy Malone  $0 $0 $0
3/26/2010 How to Train Your Dragon Stoick  $217,581,231 $277,289,760 $494,870,991
3/19/2010 The Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd  $67,061,228 $68,747,609 $135,808,837
10/16/2009 Law Abiding Citizen Clyde Shelton  $73,357,727 $57,802,054 $131,159,781
9/4/2009 Gamer Kable  $20,534,907 $21,467,122 $42,002,029
7/24/2009 The Ugly Truth Mike Chadway  $88,915,214 $116,383,693 $205,298,907
10/8/2008 RocknRolla One Two  $5,700,626 $22,093,713 $27,794,339
4/4/2008 Nim's Island Jack / Alex Rover  $48,006,762 $46,074,921 $94,081,683
12/25/2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Neil Warner  $0 $0 $0
12/21/2007 P.S. I Love You Gerry   $53,695,808 $102,073,870 $155,769,678
3/9/2007 300 King Leonidas  $210,592,590 $243,546,996 $454,139,586
6/16/2006 Beowulf & Grendel Beowulf  $68,820 $0 $68,820
4/22/2005 The Game of Their Lives Frank Borghi  $375,474 $0 $375,474
3/4/2005 Dear Frankie The Stranger  $1,340,891 $1,806,494 $3,147,385
12/22/2004 The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom  $51,225,796 $107,000,000 $158,225,796
11/26/2003 Timeline André Marek  $19,480,739 $7,222,445 $26,703,184
7/25/2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle o… Terry Sheridan  $65,653,758 $91,439,185 $157,092,943
2/22/2002 The Cherry Orchard Yasha  $131,188 $0 $131,188
2/19/2002 Reign of Fire Creedy  $43,061,982 $39,088,201 $82,150,183
12/22/2000 Dracula 2000 Dracula  $33,000,377 $0 $33,000,377
12/19/1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Leading Seaman (HMS Devonshire)  $125,279,326 $214,200,000 $339,479,326
7/18/1997 Mrs. Brown Archie Brown  $9,217,930 $0 $9,217,930
Movies: 34Totals:$1,439,447,702$1,949,778,652$3,389,226,354
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Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2016 The Headhunter's Calling Producer $0 $0 $0
3/22/2013 Olympus Has Fallen Producer $98,927,592 $51,634,572 $150,562,164
12/7/2012 Playing for Keeps Producer $13,103,272 $14,702,360 $27,805,632
9/23/2011 Machine Gun Preacher Executive Producer $538,690 $3,183,298 $3,721,988
10/16/2009 Law Abiding Citizen Producer $73,357,727 $57,802,054 $131,159,781
Movies: 5Totals:$185,927,281$127,322,284$313,249,565