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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 27 films, with $4,558,650,705 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #25)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Bruce Nolan (Bruce Almighty), The Grinch (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Horton (Horton Hears a Who), Ebenezer Scrooge and Ghosts (Disney's A Christmas Carol), Lloyd Christmas (Dumb and Dumber To)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Bruce Almighty (Producer), Fun With Dick And Jane (Producer), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Screenwriter), Rubble Kings (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Shadyac, Steve Carell, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Barber, Jimmy Hayward

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading27$2,392,263,556$2,166,387,149$4,558,650,705
Lead Ensemble Member1$184,031,112$152,498,032$336,529,144
In Technical RolesProducer3$353,262,411$333,237,886$686,500,297

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Weekend Estimates: Oz, Call and Breakers Have Magic, Burt Blunders

March 17th, 2013

There are definite signs of life at the box office this weekend, thanks to continued good numbers for Oz the Great and Powerful, an above-expected debut for The Call and a gigantic performance in limited release for Spring Breakers. Those three bright spots do something to compensate for a horrible $10 million opening for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which might have fared better with a Summer release, but still casts some doubt on the star power of Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. 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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12/31/2016 True Crimes   $0 $0 $0
11/14/2014 Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas  $86,208,010 $55,000,000 $141,208,010
8/16/2013 Kick-Ass 2 Colonel Stars and Stripes  $28,795,985 $34,333,924 $63,129,909
3/15/2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray  $22,537,881 $4,854,728 $27,392,609
12/31/2011 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Robert Ripley  $0 $0 $0
6/24/2011 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Himself  $267,965 $0 $267,965
6/17/2011 Mr. Poppers's Penguins Tom Popper  $68,224,452 $121,400,000 $189,624,452
2/11/2011 Certifiably Jonathan Himself  $7,826 $0 $7,826
12/3/2010 I Love You, Phillip Morris Steven Russell  $2,037,459 $20,976,568 $23,014,027
11/6/2009 Disney's A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge and Ghosts  $137,855,863 $177,853,834 $315,709,697
2/13/2009 Under the Sea 3D Narrator  $35,089,878 $11,500,000 $46,589,878
12/19/2008 Yes Man Carl Allen  $97,690,976 $128,300,000 $225,990,976
3/14/2008 Horton Hears a Who Horton  $154,529,439 $144,948,447 $299,477,886
2/23/2007 The Number 23 Walter Sparrow/Fingerling  $35,193,167 $42,400,000 $77,593,167
12/21/2005 Fun With Dick And Jane Dick Harper  $110,550,000 $92,468,919 $203,018,919
12/17/2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortun… Count Olaf  $118,627,117 $94,328,907 $212,956,024
3/19/2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish  $34,366,518 $38,768,921 $73,135,439
5/23/2003 Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan  $242,704,995 $240,768,967 $483,473,962
12/21/2001 The Majestic Peter Appleton/Luke Trimble  $27,796,042 $9,510,292 $37,306,334
11/17/2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch  $260,044,825 $85,096,578 $345,141,403
6/23/2000 Me, Myself & Irene Charlie Baileygates/Hank  $90,570,999 $58,700,000 $149,270,999
12/22/1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton  $34,580,635 $12,827,000 $47,407,635
9/11/1998 Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth  $18,253,415 $57,176 $18,310,591
6/5/1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank  $125,618,201 $138,500,000 $264,118,201
3/21/1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede  $181,410,615 $121,300,000 $302,710,615
6/14/1996 The Cable Guy Cable Guy  $60,240,295 $42,585,501 $102,825,796
11/10/1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura  $108,360,063 $104,039,937 $212,400,000
6/16/1995 Batman Forever Edward Nygma/The Riddler  $184,031,112 $152,498,032 $336,529,144
12/16/1994 Dumb & Dumber Lloyd Christmas  $127,175,374 $119,224,626 $246,400,000
7/29/1994 The Mask Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask  $119,920,129 $231,700,000 $351,620,129
2/4/1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura  $72,217,396 $35,000,000 $107,217,396
5/26/1989 Pink Cadillac Comedian  $12,143,484 $0 $12,143,484
5/12/1989 Earth Girls are Easy Wiploc  $3,916,303 $0 $3,916,303
7/13/1988 The Dead Pool Johnny Squares  $37,903,000 $0 $37,903,000
10/10/1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz, Dentist  $41,382,841 $0 $41,382,841
11/15/1985 Once Bitten Mark Kendall  $9,917,242 $0 $9,917,242
5/18/1984 Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff  $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000
Movies: 37Totals:$2,691,669,502$2,318,942,357$5,010,611,859
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6/19/2015 Rubble Kings Producer $7,416 $0 $7,416
12/21/2005 Fun With Dick And Jane Producer $110,550,000 $92,468,919 $203,018,919
5/23/2003 Bruce Almighty Producer $242,704,995 $240,768,967 $483,473,962
2/4/1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Screenwriter $72,217,396 $35,000,000 $107,217,396
Movies: 4Totals:$425,479,807$368,237,886$793,717,693