|As an Actor||Supporting||15||$2,228,611,258||$2,986,831,458||$5,215,442,716|
|Lead Ensemble Member||6||$358,958,268||$795,231,749||$1,154,190,017|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$200,406||$2,065,775||$2,266,181|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 65 films, with $7,819,722,006 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #43)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Alfred (The Dark Knight Rises), Alfred (The Dark Knight), Miles (Inception), Professor Brand (Interstellar), Finn McMissle (Cars 2)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Double (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey|
|Born: March 14th, 1933 (83 years old)|
December 4th, 2015
It's a very busy weekend with way too many limited releases. Because of this, we had to be a little more selective with what films made the cut to appear in our column. Chi-raq is opening the widest and should earn the most over the weekend. However, there are more than half-a-dozen films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some of these might pick up some major Awards Season nominations.
June 13th, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on a comic book co-created by Mark Millar, who previously created the Kick-Ass comic book series. (On a side note, apparently there is a Hit Girl prequel comic book in the works and if that does well, there might be a Kick-Ass 3 movie that focuses more on Hit Girl. She was definitely the best part of the second movie.) It was a February release, so expectations were good, but not great. However, the film managed more than $125 million domestically and $400 million worldwide. That's fantastic. Is it as good as its box office numbers? Or did it thrive thanks to terrible competition?
March 30th, 2015
Interstellar is the latest film from Christopher Nolan, a director who has performed amazingly well at the box office. He's also never directed a film that earned bad reviews. Is this film as good as his past record? Or are there flaws starting to show in his directing style?
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
December 29th, 2013
This Tuesday is New Years Eve, so it should come as no surprise that there are almost no new releases worth talking about. In fact, it is arguably weaker than last week, because last week had Insidious Chapter 2, which was a big hit for a September release. This week the biggest, and best, new release is Don Jon, which earned amazing reviews, but failed to make an impact at the box office. There are almost no extras on the DVD, but the Blu-ray has several exclusive extras and it is the Pick of the Week. It's not the only new release that is worth checking out, but it is close to the other new release that is worth checking out.
November 1st, 2013
After last week's short list, there are nearly 20 films on this week's list. Because of this, each entry will be shorter than usual. There are a few films on this week's list that seem destined for mainstream success, including Dallas Buyers Club, which could net Matthew McConaughey some Awards Season hardware.
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
March 7th, 2013
Hannah and Her Sisters made its Blu-ray debut the same week as Sleeper did. While Hannah and Her Sisters earned more critical praise, I was always a bigger fan of Sleeper, but it didn't arrive and Hannah and Her Sisters did.
November 7th, 2012
The Muppet Christmas Carol came out on theaters 20 years ago and while it was only a midlevel hit in theaters, it has developed a more loyal following on the home market and is a perennial Christmas favorite. This week, it made its Blu-ray debut, but is the film worth picking up in high definition?
|4/7/2017||Going in Style||$0||$0||$0|
|6/10/2016||Now You See Me 2||Arthur Tressler||$65,075,540||$263,600,000||$328,675,540|
|10/23/2015||The Last Witch Hunter||Dolan 36th||$27,367,660||$103,866,746||$131,234,406|
|2/13/2015||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Arthur||$128,261,724||$276,300,000||$404,561,724|
|10/24/2014||Stonehearst Asylum||Dr. Salt||$0||$3,197,693||$3,197,693|
|11/1/2013||Last Love||Matthew Morgan||$0||$0||$0|
|5/31/2013||Now You See Me||Arthur Tressler||$117,723,989||$234,000,000||$351,723,989|
|7/20/2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Alfred||$448,139,099||$636,300,000||$1,084,439,099|
|2/10/2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Alexander||$103,860,290||$214,285,872||$318,146,162|
|6/24/2011||Cars 2||Finn McMissle||$191,450,875||$368,704,508||$560,155,383|
|2/11/2011||Gnomeo and Juliet||Lord Redbrick||$99,967,670||$93,770,307||$193,737,977|
|4/17/2009||Is Anybody There?||$2,026,756||$1,351,022||$3,377,778|
|7/18/2008||The Dark Knight||Alfred||$533,345,358||$469,546,000||$1,002,891,358|
|12/25/2006||Children of Men||Jasper||$35,552,383||$34,294,272||$69,846,655|
|10/28/2005||The Weather Man||Robert Spritzel||$12,482,775||$2,984,186||$15,466,961|
|6/15/2005||Batman Begins||Alfred Pennyworth||$205,343,774||$153,798,948||$359,142,722|
|10/8/2004||Around the Bend||Henry Lair||$193,571||$0||$193,571|
|12/12/2003||The Statement||Pierre Brossard||$765,637||$779,427||$1,545,064|
|11/22/2002||The Quiet American||Thomas Fowler||$12,987,647||$13,360,556||$26,348,203|
|7/25/2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Captain Hendricks/Nigel Powers||$213,117,789||$79,620,837||$292,738,626|
|12/22/2000||Miss Congeniality||Victor 'Vic' Melling||$106,807,667||$106,613,284||$213,420,951|
|10/6/2000||Get Carter||Cliff Brumby||$14,967,182||$4,450,000||$19,417,182|
|12/10/1999||The Cider House Rules||Dr. Wilbur Larch||$57,547,209||$31,000,000||$88,547,209|
|12/4/1998||Little Voice||Ray Say||$4,595,000||$17,192,233||$21,787,233|
|2/21/1997||Blood and Wine||Victor||$1,083,350||$0||$1,083,350|
|2/18/1994||On Deadly Ground||Michael Jennings||$38,590,458||$0||$38,590,458|
|12/11/1992||The Muppet Christmas Carol||Ebenezer Scrooge||$27,281,507||$0||$27,281,507|
|3/20/1992||Noises Off...||Lloyd Fellowes||$2,280,148||$0||$2,280,148|
|3/23/1990||A Shock to the System||Graham Marshall||$3,417,056||$0||$3,417,056|
|12/14/1988||Dirty Rotten Scoundrels||Lawrence Jamieson||$42,039,000||$0||$42,039,000|
|10/21/1988||Without a Clue||Sherlock Holmes/Reginald Kincaid||$8,000,000||$0||$8,000,000|
|8/28/1987||The Fourth Protocol||John Preston||$12,423,831||$0||$12,423,831|
|7/17/1987||Jaws 4: The Revenge||Hoagie Newcombe||$15,728,335||$0||$15,728,335|
|5/14/1986||Sweet Liberty||Elliott James||$14,205,021||$0||$14,205,021|
|2/7/1986||Hannah and Her Sisters||Elliott||$40,084,041||$0||$40,084,041|
|1/1/1986||Half Moon Street||Lord Bulbeck||$1,131,399||$0||$1,131,399|
|10/18/1985||The Holcroft Covenant||Noel Holcroft||$151,627||$0||$151,627|
|2/17/1984||Blame it on Rio||Matthew Hollis||$18,600,000||$0||$18,600,000|
|9/30/1983||The Honorary Consul||Charley Fortnum||$4,800,000||$0||$4,800,000|
|9/21/1983||Educating Rita||Dr. Frank Bryant||$14,688,000||$0||$14,688,000|
|7/31/1981||Victory||Captain John Colby||$10,853,000||$16,600,000||$27,453,000|
|4/24/1981||The Hand||Jon Lansdale||$2,000,000||$0||$2,000,000|
|6/13/1980||The Island||Blair Maynard||$15,716,828||$0||$15,716,828|
|1/1/1980||Dressed to Kill||Dr. Robert Elliott||$31,899,000||$0||$31,899,000|
|12/15/1978||California Suite||Sidney Cochran||$42,913,571||$0||$42,913,571|
|1/1/1978||The Swarm||Brad Crane||$10,000,000||$0||$10,000,000|
|6/15/1977||A Bridge Too Far||Lieutenant Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur||$50,800,000||$0||$50,800,000|
|5/9/2014||The Double||Executive Producer||$200,406||$2,065,775||$2,266,181|