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Joel Edgerton

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $458,381,298 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #434)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Owen Lars (Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith), Tom Buchanan (The Great Gatsby), Owen Lars (Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones), Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty), John Connolly (Black Mass)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Gift (Director), The Gift (Screenwriter), The Gift (Producer), Jane Got a Gun (Screenwriter), The Rover (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Jason Bateman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Jason Clarke, Tobey Maguire

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As an ActorLeading11$200,429,143$257,952,155$458,381,298
Lead Ensemble Member3$224,344,767$253,035,338$477,380,105
In Technical RolesScreenwriter4$45,301,058$16,654,231$61,955,289
Story Creator1$1,109,199$2,071,053$3,180,252

It Comes at Night Trailer

June 7th, 2017

Horror movie starring Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott opens on Friday ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Loving These Limited Releases

November 4th, 2016


Last week was a slow week because of Halloween, but we don’t have that excuse this week. That’s not to say there are no top-notch releases this week. Loving has the best shot at box office success and possible even Oscar glory. Meanwhile, there are a pair of documentaries that are worth checking out: The Eagle Huntress and Peter and the Farm. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016


It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

2015 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 14th, 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Directors Guild of America spread out the nominations, which I always felt hurt the buzz. There are ten categories of awards, but only three of which pertain to theatrical releases. There are very few surprises across these three categories, so the Oscar nominations today shouldn't be full of surprises either. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

Home Market Releases for October 27th, 2015

October 26th, 2015

Mad Men: Season 7, Part 2

It's the week of double-dips, as there are five double-dips for films that would normally be Pick of the Week contenders, but only if you don't have them already. Army Of Darkness has been released so many times, it is hard to keep track of them all. Same with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don't own either of these movies, you need to buy them. However, most fans will already have them. Because of this, I'm giving the Pick of the Week to Mad Men. I reviewed Season Seven, Part Two, but the Complete Series Megaset is the better deal. More...

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

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. More...

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

Featured DVD Review: Kinky Boots

November 18th, 2013

Kinky Boots came out in 2006 and did relatively well in limited release. Most limited releases don't crack the $1 million mark at the box office. But I think the studio was hoping for a whole lot more. This explains why it is coming out on DVD this week as a bargain release from Echo Bridge. Is it worth checking out if you missed it the first time? And despite being a bargain release, does it have any extras? More...

Limited Release: Much Ado About Limited Releases

June 7th, 2013

There are not a ton of new releases this week, but there are a few earning good reviews, and even a couple that are earning excellent reviews. Hopefully several will do well enough at the box office to thrive, but the only one I'm really bullish about is Much Ado About Nothing. It has excellent reviews, lots of buzz, and plenty of name recognition on both sides of the camera. 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 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Box Office
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9/28/2018 Boy Erased Victor Sykes   $0 $0 $0
3/9/2018 Gringo   $0 $0 $0
3/2/2018 Red Sparrow Nathaniel Nash  $0 $0 $0
12/22/2017 Bright   $0 $0 $0
6/9/2017 It Comes at Night Paul  $13,985,117 $3,401,983 $17,387,100
11/4/2016 Loving Richard Loving  $7,710,234 $5,196,195 $12,906,429
3/18/2016 Midnight Special Lucas  $3,712,282 $3,967,968 $7,680,250
1/29/2016 Jane Got a Gun Dan Frost  $1,513,793 $1,462,843 $2,976,636
12/1/2015 Life John Morris  $0 $5,525,295 $5,525,295
9/18/2015 Black Mass John Connolly  $62,575,678 $36,262,194 $98,837,872
8/7/2015 The Gift Gordo  $43,787,265 $15,191,388 $58,978,653
12/12/2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Ramses  $65,014,513 $203,300,000 $268,314,513
10/17/2014 Felony Malcolm Toohey  $0 $0 $0
6/7/2013 Wish You Were Here Dave  $41,189 $1,415,123 $1,456,312
5/10/2013 The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan  $144,840,419 $206,200,000 $351,040,419
12/19/2012 Zero Dark Thirty Chris Pratt  $95,720,716 $38,891,719 $134,612,435
8/15/2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Jim Green  $51,853,450 $3,395,709 $55,249,159
10/14/2011 The Thing Baxton Carter  $16,928,670 $10,573,144 $27,501,814
9/9/2011 Warrior Brendan Conlon  $13,657,115 $10,558,270 $24,215,385
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … Metal Beak  $55,675,313 $84,041,404 $139,716,717
8/13/2010 Animal Kingdom Barry "Baz" Brown  $1,044,039 $7,034,644 $8,078,683
4/9/2010 The Square Billy  $406,216 $334,716 $740,932
6/19/2009 $9.99 Ron  $52,107 $0 $52,107
12/31/2007 Whisper   $0 $0 $0
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces Hugo Croop  $35,662,731 $21,600,709 $57,263,440
4/14/2006 Kinky Boots Charlie  $1,822,428 $6,996,000 $8,818,428
5/19/2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Owen Lars  $380,270,577 $468,728,300 $848,998,877
7/7/2004 King Arthur Gawain  $51,877,963 $152,000,000 $203,877,963
3/26/2004 Ned Kelly   $86,959 $6,284,940 $6,371,899
6/13/2003 The Hard Word Shane  $422,688 $0 $422,688
5/16/2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones Owen Lars  $310,676,740 $346,018,875 $656,695,615
Movies: 31Totals:$1,359,338,202$1,638,381,419$2,997,719,621
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9/28/2018 Boy Erased Director,
$0 $0 $0
1/29/2016 Jane Got a Gun Screenwriter $1,513,793 $1,462,843 $2,976,636
8/7/2015 The Gift Director,
$43,787,265 $15,191,388 $58,978,653
10/17/2014 Felony Screenwriter,
$0 $0 $0
6/13/2014 The Rover Story Creator $1,109,199 $2,071,053 $3,180,252
Movies: 5Totals:$46,410,257$18,725,284$65,135,541