|As an Actor||Supporting||1||$100,317,794||$179,182,206||$279,500,000|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $279,500,000 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11,189)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Richard Burbage (Shakespeare in Love), Dr. Bamford (Saving Grace)|
|Most productive collaborators: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Madden, Joseph Fiennes, Marc Norman, Geoffrey Rush|
December 7th, 2015
It is both a good week and a bad week on the home market. The top two releases are Ant-Man and Minions, which made more than $500 million and $1 billion globally, respectively. It's rare you get a one-two punch like that on top. However, the competition for those two films is much, much weaker. The third best-selling release, according to Amazon.com, is the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Box Set. It looks amazing, which is why it led this years Holiday Gift Guide, but I'm not sure there are a lot of people who will be willing to spend $200 on a box set when they likely own all or most of the movies. Beyond that, there's mostly TV on DVD releases. The competition for Pick of the Week is also not very deep with Ant-Man coming out on top.
December 10th, 2013
It's a good week / bad week when it comes to new releases. On the positive side, there are a couple big first run releases, a couple big TV on DVD releases, and even a classic film hitting Blu-ray for the first time. On the other hand, the depth is really bad. If you look at Amazon.com's list of best selling new releases, you will find filler on the second page. That's not to say there are no contenders for Pick of the Week. Despicable Me 2 is the best selling release and the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack are also among the best, as is Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. There are also a few more contenders where I'm waiting for a screener (Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunt, etc.). and it is a busy week for top notch releases. In the end, I went with Despicable Me 2 for that honor, but it was a real coin toss.
|8/4/2000||Saving Grace||Dr. Bamford||$12,178,602||$15,608,247||$27,786,849|
|12/11/1998||Shakespeare in Love||Richard Burbage||$100,317,794||$179,182,206||$279,500,000|