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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $2,050,299,095 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #93)
Best-Known Acting Roles: President Business (The Lego Movie), Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Megamind (Megamind), Chaz (The Wedding Crashers), Buddy (Elf)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Screenwriter), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Character Creator), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Producer), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Screenwriter), The Other Guys (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Adam McKay, Phil Lord, Chris Pratt, Christopher Miller, Chris Henchy

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Box Office
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As an ActorLeading22$1,508,629,911$541,669,184$2,050,299,095
Lead Ensemble Member4$332,105,574$232,785,316$564,890,890
In Technical RolesProducer15$572,755,688$313,570,789$886,326,477
Executive Producer3$248,682,170$42,657,148$291,339,318
Character Creator1$127,352,707$44,833,047$172,185,754

Weekend Wrap-Up: Home Run

March 31st, 2015

Home poster

After a couple of soft weeks at the box office, both new wide releases beat expectations. In fact, Home nearly doubled predictions. Get Hard also beat expectations, albeit by a smaller margin. Add in solid runs by the holdovers and the overall box office was very strong at $150 million. This is 19% higher than last week and 7.3% higher than the same weekend last year. We can thank Home entirely for this win. If it had merely matched predictions, 2015 would have lost the in the year-over-year comparisons. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by a 2.0% margin at $2.37 billion to $2.32 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Home has Best Dreamworks Animation Debut in Six Years

March 29th, 2015

Home poster

DreamWorks Animation has been having a tough time of it recently. Aside from How to Train Your Dragon 2, their last three films, Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Turbo were all financial failures, and, as an animation house, they are stuck with a business model that demands putting $100 millionĖ$200 million into each film and hoping for a $500 million-plus global hit. Thatís made doubly-difficult when youíre operating as a standalone entity and canít fall back on the wider resources of the studio during hard times.

The opening weekend for Home, projected at $54 million, according to distributor Fox, is therefore very welcome news indeed. It marks the best opening by a non-sequel for the production house since Monsters vs. Aliens opened with $59.3 million on this weekend in 2009, and the third-best non-sequel debut in their history behind that film and Kung Fun Pandaís $60 million start in 2008. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Hard Get to the Top?

March 26th, 2015

Get Hard poster

There is an actual race at the box office this weekend. This is rare, because there's usually one obvious number one film, as studios don't want to deal with competition. However, this week, both Get Hard and Home have a shot at first place with $30 million or so. Additionally, there are two other films, Insurgent and Cinderella, that are aiming to reach $20 million over the weekend. That's a lot of depth. There is one final film of note, It Follows, which is expanding semi-wide and could find a spot in the top five. This weekend last year, the box office was led by Noah with $43.72 million, while two other films, Divergent and Muppets Most Wanted earned more than $10 million. 2015 has better depth, but it won't be as strong at the top. I'm not sure which year will come out on top, but it should be close. More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Anchorman: The Legend Continues

March 30th, 2014

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy came out in theaters nearly a decade ago. It earned good reviews and did well at the box office managing nearly $90 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. However, it became a classic on the home market and many think it is among Will Ferrell's best movies. Rumors of a sequel persisted for quite a while before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally came out. It earned better reviews and nearly doubled the first film's numbers at the worldwide box office. Is this because the quality is also better? Or did it unduly benefit from nearly ten years of demand? More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition)

December 3rd, 2013

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is nine years old this year, which makes it an odd time to release a special edition Blu-ray. At least it would be an odd time if Anchorman: The Legend Continues wasn't hitting theaters in a couple of weeks. Is the movie as good as most people remember it? And is the Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition worth the upgrade from the previous edition? 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...

Box Office
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6/2/2017 The House   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Tom's Dad Arthur  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Russ & Roger Russ Meyer  $0 $0 $0
2/12/2016 Zoolander 2   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 Daddy's Home   $0 $0 $0
3/27/2015 Get Hard James  $90,411,453 $16,100,000 $106,511,453
2/7/2014 The Lego Movie President Business  $257,784,718 $199,944,670 $457,729,388
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Ron Burgundy  $127,352,707 $44,833,047 $172,185,754
6/7/2013 The Internship   $44,672,764 $49,000,000 $93,672,764
8/10/2012 The Campaign Cam Brady  $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
3/16/2012 Casa de mi Padre Armando Alvarez  $5,909,483 $2,537,469 $8,446,952
5/13/2011 Everything Must Go Nick Proter  $2,712,131 $108,879 $2,821,010
11/5/2010 Megamind Megamind  $148,415,853 $173,471,355 $321,887,208
8/6/2010 The Other Guys Allen Gamble  $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
6/5/2009 Land of the Lost Dr. Rick Marshall  $49,438,370 $20,110,271 $69,548,641
7/25/2008 Step Brothers Brennan Huff  $100,468,793 $28,000,000 $128,468,793
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro Jackie Moon  $33,479,698 $10,500,665 $43,980,363
5/18/2007 The Wendell Baker Story Dave Bix  $127,188 $0 $127,188
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory Chazz Michael Michaels  $118,245,842 $27,000,000 $145,245,842
11/10/2006 Stranger Than Fiction Harold Crick  $40,435,190 $13,137,632 $53,572,822
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… Ricky Bobby  $148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
2/17/2006 Winter Passing Corbit  $106,634 $6,291 $112,925
2/10/2006 Curious George Ted/Man in the Yellow Hat  $58,336,565 $12,412,485 $70,749,050
12/16/2005 The Producers: The Movie Musical Franz Liebkind  $19,398,532 $13,554,463 $32,952,995
7/15/2005 The Wedding Crashers Chaz  $209,218,368 $74,000,000 $283,218,368
6/24/2005 Bewitched Jack Wyatt/Darrin   $62,252,415 $67,846,147 $130,098,562
5/13/2005 Kicking and Screaming Phil Weston  $52,580,895 $3,000,000 $55,580,895
3/18/2005 Melinda and Melinda Hobie  $3,826,280 $16,000,000 $19,826,280
7/9/2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Ron Burgundy  $84,136,909 $5,339,356 $89,476,265
11/7/2003 Elf Buddy  $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
3/21/2003 Boat Trip Brian's Boyfriend  $8,586,376 $6,347,337 $14,933,713
2/21/2003 Old School Frank  $75,155,000 $11,610,463 $86,765,463
9/28/2001 Zoolander Mugatu  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
8/24/2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Willenholly  $30,059,386 $3,703,014 $33,762,400
10/13/2000 The Ladies Man Lance  $13,592,872 $126,602 $13,719,474
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona Cubby the Funeral Director  $15,427,192 $553,184 $15,980,376
10/29/1999 The Suburbands Gil  $5,797 $0 $5,797
10/8/1999 Superstar Sky Corrigan  $30,628,981 $0 $30,628,981
8/4/1999 Dick Bob Woodward  $6,241,697 $0 $6,241,697
6/10/1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mustafa  $205,957,794 $104,292,551 $310,250,345
10/2/1998 A Night at the Roxbury Steve Butabi  $30,324,946 $0 $30,324,946
5/2/1997 Austin Powers: International Man of M… Mustafa  $53,868,030 $13,800,000 $67,668,030
Movies: 42Totals:$2,552,070,728$1,064,156,144$3,616,226,872
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6/2/2017 The House Producer $0 $0 $0
4/8/2016 The Boss Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Henchmen Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Untitled Adam McKay Seth Rogen … Producer $0 $0 $0
9/11/2015 Sleeping with Other People Producer $814,775 $1,484,693 $2,299,468
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Producer $625,727 $0 $625,727
3/27/2015 Get Hard Producer $90,411,453 $16,100,000 $106,511,453
7/2/2014 Tammy Producer $84,525,432 $7,500,000 $92,025,432
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Producer,
Character Creator 
$127,352,707 $44,833,047 $172,185,754
1/25/2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Producer $55,703,475 $159,246,241 $214,949,716
9/7/2012 Bachelorette Producer $446,770 $12,130,631 $12,577,401
8/10/2012 The Campaign Producer $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
3/16/2012 Casa de mi Padre Producer $5,909,483 $2,537,469 $8,446,952
3/2/2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar M… Producer $201,436 $22,216 $223,652
9/24/2010 The Virginity Hit Producer $636,706 $0 $636,706
8/6/2010 The Other Guys Producer $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
7/25/2008 Step Brothers Executive Producer,
$100,468,793 $28,000,000 $128,468,793
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of… Executive Producer,
$148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
7/9/2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bu… Screenwriter $84,136,909 $5,339,356 $89,476,265
10/2/1998 A Night at the Roxbury Screenwriter $30,324,946 $0 $30,324,946
Movies: 20Totals:$935,899,713$361,567,293$1,297,467,006