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James Franco

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $798,873,067 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #229)
Best-Known Acting Roles: New Goblin/Harry Osborn (Spider-Man 3), Oz (Oz the Great and Powerful), Harry Osborne (Spider-Man 2), Harry Osborn (Spider-Man), Will Rodman (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Interview (Executive Producer), Palo Alto (Story Creator), Interior. Leather Bar. (Director), Interior. Leather Bar. (Producer), Child of God (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Sam Raimi, Karma Tentrin, Mila Kunis, Michell Kapner, Seth Rogen

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As an ActorLeading18$394,768,284$404,104,783$798,873,067
Lead Ensemble Member3$336,241,198$279,868,915$616,110,113
In Technical RolesDirector8$100,703$0$100,703
Story Creator3$774,615$0$774,615
Executive Producer1$6,105,175$6,237,457$12,342,632

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...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 9th, 2014

September 9th, 2014

The Christmas shopping season has begun in full force. Even if Captain America: The Winter Soldier were the only new release this week, it would be a great release, as the Combo Packs are clearly pick of the week contenders. It's not the only Pick of the Week contender. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 is also a prime contender, although I'm still waiting for the screener for that release. At the moment, I'm giving the win to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but when I get a chance to review the screener, that might change. More...

Limited Releases: Call in the Calvary

August 1st, 2014

Calvary poster

There are an even dozen films on this week's list, but only Calvary is earning good reviews and strong buzz. Hopefully this will translate into ticket sales, or it will likely be a very bad week for limited releases. There are also a couple of documentaries that could do well in limited release, Finding Fela! and Rich Hill, but neither has the potential for breakout success. More...

Limited Releases: What's Cooking?

May 9th, 2014

Chef poster

There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning strong buzz and good reviews. Some of the films that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest box office success are Palo Alto and The Double, as well as two documentaries, Fed Up and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band. However, the film with the best combination of buzz and reviews is Chef. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 15th, 2014

April 15th, 2014

It is a busy week on the home market with five films that either opened at least semi-wide or expanded semi-wide. However, unlike last week, there's no monster hit like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leading the way. In fact, most of the semi-wide or wide releases on this week's list were critical and box office disappointments. Only Philomena did well with critics. Fortunately, it did well enough that it is a contender for Pick of the Week without even considering the extras on the DVD or Blu-ray. There are a few other new releases that are noteworthy, but most of them are catalog Blu-ray releases. These include Touch of Evil on Blu-ray and Double Indemnity on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Touch of Evil, but I literally had to roll a dice to decide. More...

Limited Releases: Thrilling or Just Cheap?

March 21st, 2014

Cheap Thrills poster

There are quite a few limited releases this week, including Nymphomaniac: Volume 1, which is earning the loudest buzz. Its reviews are great, but not as strong as the buzz, plus it has been playing on Video on Demand. The best reviews go to Cheap Thrills (Reviews) and Jodorowsky's Dune (Reviews). Hopefully both films will find an audience this weekend, but limited release is a rough go even with the best reviews. More...

Limited Releases: Early Year Doldrums

January 3rd, 2014

Autoreiji Biyondo poster

In order to qualify for the Oscars, a film has to open before the end of the year, so every year the weekend before New Years Eve has a few films trying to get into theaters just under the wire. This also means that the weekend after New Years Eve is a terrible time to release a movie in limited release. Art house theaters are loaded with Oscar hopefuls and it is very unlikely any of the new releases have the reviews to compete with those movies. That is certainly the case this year. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 5th, 2013

November 7th, 2013

It's a big week with several first run releases, some big TV on DVD, releases, and more to deal with. The only one that truly rises to the level of Pick of the Week is Mad Men: Season Six, but the screener arrived late and I hate awarding Pick of the Week to a title when that happens. The only other release I really want to see is White House Down, but that's more guilty pleasure than Pick of the Week. I guess it goes to Mad Men: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Limited Releases: Buying Into Limited Releases

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. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Limited Releases Are What They Are

September 27th, 2013

There are a lot of limited releases on this week's list, including a few earning stellar reviews. There are also a few with weak reviews or that are the wrong genre to thrive in limited release. One film fits into both ends of the spectrum, We Are What We Are, which is earning great reviews, but as a horror film, likely won't find an audience till the home market. Hopefully I am wrong. Inequality for All is earning even better reviews, but it is a documentary, so it have very little chance to expand. On the Job has the best reviews of the week, but it is a foreign-language action film, so it will likely not earn breakout success. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Spring Breakers

July 20th, 2013

Spring Breakers is one of the more unusual films to come out this week. The original buzz was pretty weak, with a lot of people dismissing it as "Disney Girls Gone Wild". When it was finally released, the critical response was divided. There were many critics who liked the movie, more so than those who disliked the movie, but there were also some who called it one of the worst movies ever. Its limited release was more lucrative than expected and the film currently has the best per theater average for 2013. So which side of the argument do I fall under? And is the DVD or the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. More...

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12/31/2018 Arcitc Justice: Thunder Squad   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Disaster Artist   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Trap   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Long Home   $0 $0 $0
8/12/2016 Sausage Party   $0 $0 $0
3/18/2016 The Little Prince   $0 $67,596,879 $67,596,879
12/31/2015 I Am Michael   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 In Dubious Battle   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Adderall Diaries   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Queen of the Desert   $0 $1,002,003 $1,002,003
12/31/2015 Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman …   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Yosemite   $0 $0 $0
12/4/2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine   $0 $418,365 $418,365
11/20/2015 The Night Before Himself  $12,557,536 $0 $12,557,536
6/5/2015 Wild Horses Ben Briggs  $0 $0 $0
4/17/2015 True Story Christian Longo  $4,719,695 $608,421 $5,328,116
12/12/2014 The Color of Time C.K. Williams, age 40  $0 $0 $0
9/26/2014 Good People Tom Reed  $0 $377,592 $377,592
8/1/2014 Child of God Townsperson  $37,949 $0 $37,949
6/20/2014 Third Person Rick  $1,019,038 $232,501 $1,251,539
5/9/2014 Palo Alto Mr. B  $767,732 $0 $767,732
3/21/2014 Maladies James  $0 $0 $0
2/6/2014 The Interview Dave Skylark  $6,105,175 $6,237,457 $12,342,632
1/2/2014 Interior. Leather Bar. James  $40,862 $0 $40,862
11/27/2013 Homefront Gator Bodine  $20,158,492 $7,742,846 $27,901,338
11/1/2013 Sal Milton Katsolas  $6,883 $0 $6,883
10/11/2013 As I Lay Dying Darl  $15,009 $0 $15,009
8/9/2013 Lovelace   $352,755 $0 $352,755
6/12/2013 This is the End James Franco  $101,470,202 $25,068,915 $126,539,117
5/3/2013 The Iceman Marty  $1,930,282 $1,693,327 $3,623,609
3/15/2013 Spring Breakers Alien  $14,124,286 $17,024,965 $31,149,251
3/8/2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Oz  $234,770,996 $254,800,000 $489,570,996
9/21/2012 About Cherry Frances  $3,003 $0 $3,003
4/17/2012 The Broken Tower   $0 $0 $0
11/18/2011 Eames: The Architect and the Painter Narrator  $153,088 $0 $153,088
8/5/2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman  $176,760,185 $306,100,000 $482,860,185
4/8/2011 Your Highness Fabious  $21,596,445 $4,525,193 $26,121,638
11/5/2010 127 Hours Aron Ralston  $18,335,230 $41,881,941 $60,217,171
9/24/2010 Howl Allen Ginsburg  $617,334 $0 $617,334
8/13/2010 Eat Pray Love David Piccolo  $80,574,010 $126,024,779 $206,598,789
4/9/2010 Date Night   $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
11/26/2008 Milk Scott Smith  $31,841,299 $25,452,072 $57,293,371
11/14/2008 Camille Silias  $3,849 $0 $3,849
8/6/2008 The Pineapple Express Saul Silver  $87,341,380 $15,062,639 $102,404,019
10/5/2007 Finishing the Game Rob Force  $52,850 $351 $53,201
9/14/2007 In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Dan Carnelli  $6,777,741 $17,711,409 $24,489,150
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 New Goblin/Harry Osborn  $336,530,303 $554,345,000 $890,875,303
12/29/2006 The Dead Girl Derek  $19,875 $0 $19,875
9/22/2006 Flyboys Blaine Rawlings  $13,090,630 $1,725,749 $14,816,379
1/27/2006 Annapolis Jake Huard  $17,127,992 $97,000 $17,224,992
1/13/2006 Tristan & Isolde Tristan  $14,734,633 $2,720,980 $17,455,613
8/12/2005 The Great Raid Captain Prince  $10,166,502 $430,568 $10,597,070
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborne  $373,524,485 $410,180,516 $783,705,001
12/25/2003 The Company Josh  $2,281,585 $1,114,923 $3,396,508
12/27/2002 Sonny Sonny  $17,639 $0 $17,639
9/6/2002 City by the Sea Joey LaMarca  $22,433,915 $0 $22,433,915
5/3/2002 Deuces Wild Tino  $6,044,618 $200,000 $6,244,618
5/3/2002 Spider-Man Harry Osborn  $403,706,375 $418,000,000 $821,706,375
4/26/2002 Some Body Apartment Guy 3  $11,696 $0 $11,696
3/24/2000 Whatever it Takes Chris Campbell  $8,735,529 $0 $8,735,529
4/9/1999 Never Been Kissed Jason   $55,474,757 $0 $55,474,757
Movies: 61Totals:$2,184,745,244$2,361,934,020$4,546,679,264
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12/31/2017 The Long Home Producer,
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Disaster Artist Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 In Dubious Battle Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Yosemite Based on the short s… $0 $0 $0
12/12/2014 The Color of Time Producer $0 $0 $0
8/22/2014 kink Producer $0 $0 $0
8/1/2014 Child of God Screenwriter,
$37,949 $0 $37,949
5/9/2014 Palo Alto Story Creator $767,732 $0 $767,732
2/6/2014 The Interview Executive Producer $6,105,175 $6,237,457 $12,342,632
1/2/2014 Interior. Leather Bar. Producer,
$40,862 $0 $40,862
11/1/2013 Sal Story Creator,
$6,883 $0 $6,883
10/11/2013 As I Lay Dying Screenwriter,
$15,009 $0 $15,009
4/17/2012 The Broken Tower Screenwriter,
$0 $0 $0
Movies: 13Totals:$6,973,610$6,237,457$13,211,067