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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio
By Siebbi (Leonardo DiCaprio) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $5,844,653,698 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack Dawson (Titanic), Cobb (Inception), Calvin Candie (Django Unchained), Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby), Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Wolf of Wall Street (Producer), The Ides of March (Executive Producer), Red Riding Hood (Producer), Runner Runner (Producer), Out of the Furnace (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kate Winslet

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As an ActorLeading22$2,099,013,866$3,745,639,832$5,844,653,698
Lead Ensemble Member3$206,749,280$207,321,340$414,070,620
In Technical RolesProducer11$185,913,815$375,340,347$561,254,162
Executive Producer2$40,962,534$36,773,391$77,735,925

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Continues Box Office Domination

January 25th, 2015

American Sniper poster

After smashing the January weekend record last weekend, American Sniper is enjoying a very solid second-weekend hold. So solid, in fact, that it will also have the third-best January weekend. If it drops less than 35% next weekend, it will share with Avatar the records for the top six January weekends, each movie having topped $42 million three times. Sniper’s expected weekend this time around is $64.365m, according to Warner Bros. Sunday morning projection. More...

Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

March 23rd, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street is the latest film from Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. Not surprisingly, it was considered an Awards Season favorite from the time it was announced. The last time Martin Scorsese directed a movie that didn't earn at least overall positive reviews was Boxcar Bertha back in 1972, which is so long ago that we don't even have it in our database. That's a winning streak that is probably second to none. Since the year 2000, he has released six movies (not counting documentaries) and five of those six have earned multiple Oscar nominations. Combined, they have earned 14 Oscar wins. On the other hand, this film earned weaker reviews than expected and was shut out on Oscar night. So is this film weaker than than average for his recent work? Or has he simply made so many great movies that the expectations are just too high? More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 27th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. We wrap up our look at the prestigious categories with the most prestigious of them all: Best Picture. Like last year, there were nine nominees. Unlike last year, none of them were completely out of left field. That's not to say they all have a legitimate shot at winning; there's definitely a favorite. However, politics could become an issue. I don't mean politics as in Democrat vs. Republican. I mean behind-the-scenes issues might play a bigger role than what is on the screen. More...

Analysis: DiCaprio and Lasseter Big Gainers in February's Bankability Index

February 20th, 2014

Box office powerhouse Frozen has propelled head of Disney Animation (and Pixar) John Lasseter into 11th place in The Numbers Bankability Index for February. The Index measures the value people generate in the industry, and Lasseter certainly deserves his place towards the top of the chart, having built Pixar into an animation powerhouse, and rebuilt Disney's in-house animation studio so effectively that it's close to knocking Pixar off its perch as the industry leader. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 20th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. Like last year, this category is not truly competitive with one nominee way out ahead according to experts. And also like last year, I'm supporting an underdog. (In fact, I'm cheering for two underdogs.) More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

American Hustle poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Weekend Estimates: Gatsby an Honorable Second

May 12th, 2013

To no-one's great surprise, Iron Man 3 will top the box office chart again this weekend, with a very creditable projected $72.4 million, the 4th-biggest second weekend of all time. The more notable number this weekend, however, is the $51 million projected opening for The Great Gatsby. That's Baz Luhrman's best weekend by a huge margin -- in fact, only Moulin Rouge earned more than that in total domestically (and only by a small margin, with $57 million). It's also Leonardo DiCaprio's second-best weekend, behind Inception. In short, it's a great weekend for a movie that looked like a tough sell. More...

2013 Preview: May

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. More...

2013 Awards Season: Les Mis Leads Ways as Surprises Dominate

January 14th, 2013

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their awards last night, and the trend of surprises continues. Les Miserables led the way with three awards, only one of which I was truly expecting. Meanwhile, Argo won more awards than Lincoln. I don't think anyone was predicting that. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Catch Me If You Can

December 3rd, 2012

Catch Me If You Can opened on Christmas day 2002, and while it was never able to reach top spot on the box office chart (a little film called Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was blocking it) it did become a huge hit. Ten year later, it is coming out on Blu-ray. Has the film aged well? Is the Blu-ray worth the upgrade? 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...

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12/31/2018 The Ballad of Richard Jewell   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Devil in the White City H.H. Holmes  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Crowded Room Billy Milligan  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Mean Business on North Ganson Street   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 The Revenant Hugh Glass  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort  $116,900,694 $275,076,029 $391,976,723
5/10/2013 The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby  $144,840,419 $206,200,000 $351,040,419
12/25/2012 Django Unchained Calvin Candie  $162,805,434 $262,568,254 $425,373,688
12/31/2011 The Low Dweller   $0 $0 $0
11/9/2011 J. Edgar J. Edgar Hoover  $37,306,030 $47,300,000 $84,606,030
7/16/2010 Inception Cobb  $292,576,195 $540,008,221 $832,584,416
3/19/2010 Hubble 3D Narrator  $50,591,751 $16,167,900 $66,759,651
2/19/2010 Shutter Island Teddy Daniels  $128,012,934 $171,448,848 $299,461,782
12/26/2008 Revolutionary Road Frank Wheeler  $22,911,480 $56,653,480 $79,564,960
10/10/2008 Body of Lies Roger Ferris  $39,394,666 $69,000,000 $108,394,666
8/17/2007 11th Hour Narrator  $703,464 $222,512 $925,976
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond Danny Archer  $57,377,916 $114,000,000 $171,377,916
10/6/2006 The Departed Billy Costigan  $132,384,315 $157,276,304 $289,660,619
12/17/2004 The Aviator Howard Hughes  $102,608,827 $105,762,065 $208,370,892
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Frank W. Abagnale  $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
12/20/2002 Gangs of New York Amsterdam Vallon  $77,730,500 $105,394,121 $183,124,621
12/31/2001 Don's Plum   $0 $0 $0
2/11/2000 The Beach Richard  $39,778,599 $0 $39,778,599
11/20/1998 Celebrity Brandon Darrow  $5,032,496 $1,121,340 $6,153,836
3/13/1998 The Man in the Iron Mask King Louis XIV/Philippe  $56,876,365 $0 $56,876,365
12/19/1997 Titanic Jack Dawson  $658,672,302 $1,548,943,366 $2,207,615,668
12/20/1996 Marvin's Room Hank  $12,782,508 $0 $12,782,508
11/1/1996 Romeo+Juliet Romeo  $46,338,728 $101,203,653 $147,542,381
11/3/1995 Total Eclipse Arthur Rimbaud  $339,889 $0 $339,889
4/21/1995 The Basketball Diaries Jim Carroll  $2,381,087 $0 $2,381,087
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead Kid  $18,543,650 $0 $18,543,650
12/25/1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Arnie Grape  $9,170,214 $0 $9,170,214
4/9/1993 This Boy's Life Toby  $4,104,962 $0 $4,104,962
5/8/1992 Poison Ivy Guy  $1,829,804 $0 $1,829,804
Movies: 34Totals:$2,386,602,029$3,969,351,584$6,355,953,613
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12/31/2018 Untitled VW Emissions Scandal Film Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Akira Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Devil in the White City Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Robin Hood: Origins Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Mean Business on North Ganson S… Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Crowded Room Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Delirium Producer $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Producer $116,900,694 $275,076,029 $391,976,723
12/4/2013 Out of the Furnace Producer $11,330,849 $4,103,526 $15,434,375
10/4/2013 Runner Runner Producer $19,316,646 $43,300,000 $62,616,646
10/7/2011 The Ides of March Executive Producer $40,962,534 $36,773,391 $77,735,925
3/11/2011 Red Riding Hood Producer $37,662,162 $52,638,280 $90,300,442
8/17/2007 11th Hour Producer $703,464 $222,512 $925,976
Movies: 13Totals:$226,876,349$412,113,738$638,990,087