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Paul Giamatti

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $5,005,630,490 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #59)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Kingsley (The Hangover Part II), Aleksei Sytsevich (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Jerry Heller (Straight Outta Compton), Lawrence (San Andreas), Limbo (Planet of the Apes)
Best-Known Technical Roles: John Dies at the End (Executive Producer), All is Bright (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, David Soren, Dwayne Johnson, Brad Peyton, Lisa Stewart

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As an ActorSupporting33$2,238,137,370$2,767,493,120$5,005,630,490
Lead Ensemble Member2$39,160,052$11,600,000$50,760,052
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$146,507$0$146,507

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Love and Mercy

September 14th, 2015

Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy is a movie about a real life person dealing with adversity. It's a movie about a real life famous person dealing with adversity. This movie practically screams Oscar bait. However, while it won over a lot of critics, Oscar bait movies can't always translate critical acclaim into mainstream appeal. Is that the case here? Is it worth checking out for fans of the The Beach Boys? Will those with limited knowledge of their music enjoy the film? 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...

2015 Preview: May

May 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 19th, 2013

November 20th, 2013

There are some good releases this week, but it is also a shallow week. If you look at's list of new releases, by the third or fourth page, you will find more filler than releases worth talking about. On the other hand, there are a number of late releases that finally arrived and I was able to get done. There are a number of contenders for Pick of the Week this week, including Doctor Who Story 29: The Tenth Planet, which is a must have for all Whovians. Kinky Boots is a very fun movie and you can't beat the price of the DVD. On the other hand, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray releases for Season Five and Unification are expensive, but worth it for fans. In the end, I went with The World's End on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases: Grace Under Pressure

October 4th, 2013

There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hansel & Gretel Best of Weak Opening Bunch

January 27th, 2013

January will go out like a lamb at the box office, with three new releases failing to catch on with moviegoers this weekend and not much action among the holdovers. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will win the weekend more-or-less by default, with a modest $19 million bow from 3,372 theaters. That spells financial disaster for a film that reportedly cost $50 million to make. FilmDistrict's $30 million-budgeted Parker will have a similarly tough time recouping its investment, although lower marketing costs will help. It starts out with $7 million and a per theater average of $3,147. Even more disappointing is Movie 43, which is set to open with $5 million, although its $6 million budget and likely long shelf life on video will avert catastrophe. More...

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12/31/2016 The Phenom   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Morgan   $0 $0 $0
4/29/2016 Ratchet and Clank   $0 $0 $0
3/18/2016 The Little Prince   $0 $67,596,879 $67,596,879
8/14/2015 Straight Outta Compton Jerry Heller  $161,058,685 $39,285,661 $200,344,346
6/5/2015 Love & Mercy Dr. Eugene Landy  $12,551,031 $2,016,775 $14,567,806
5/29/2015 San Andreas Lawrence  $155,190,832 $314,400,000 $469,590,832
5/9/2015 Madame Bovary Monsieur Homais  $44,234 $529,491 $573,725
8/29/2014 The Congress Dr. Baker  $137,815 $0 $137,815
5/2/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aleksei Sytsevich  $202,853,933 $506,142,403 $708,996,336
12/13/2013 Saving Mr. Banks Ralph  $83,299,761 $31,662,764 $114,962,525
10/18/2013 12 Years a Slave Freeman  $56,671,993 $124,353,350 $181,025,343
10/11/2013 Romeo & Juliet Friar Laurence  $1,162,635 $0 $1,162,635
10/4/2013 Parkland Abraham Zapruder  $641,439 $0 $641,439
10/4/2013 All is Bright Dennis  $4,556 $0 $4,556
7/17/2013 Turbo Chet  $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
4/5/2013 Love, Marilyn Himself  $16,164 $0 $16,164
3/1/2013 Ernest et Celestine   $292,562 $9,083,882 $9,376,444
1/25/2013 John Dies at the End Arnie Blondestone  $141,951 $0 $141,951
8/17/2012 Cosmopolis Benno Levin  $743,636 $2,644,763 $3,388,399
6/15/2012 Rock of Ages Paul Gill  $38,518,613 $11,600,000 $50,118,613
10/7/2011 The Ides of March Tom Duffy  $40,962,534 $36,773,391 $77,735,925
7/8/2011 Ironclad King John  $0 $5,297,411 $5,297,411
5/26/2011 The Hangover Part II Kingsley  $254,464,305 $332,000,000 $586,464,305
3/18/2011 Win Win Mike Flaherty  $10,179,275 $1,689,788 $11,869,063
12/17/2010 Barney's Version Barney  $7,502,560 $1,343,015 $8,845,575
1/15/2010 The Last Station Chertkov  $6,617,867 $9,078,279 $15,696,146
8/7/2009 Cold Souls Paul Giamatti  $905,209 $220,000 $1,125,209
3/20/2009 Duplicity Richard Garsik  $40,572,825 $40,506,741 $81,079,566
6/27/2008 Trumbo Himself  $108,280 $0 $108,280
11/9/2007 Fred Claus Nicholas Claus  $72,006,777 $25,830,861 $97,837,638
9/7/2007 Shoot 'Em Up Hertz  $12,796,824 $14,000,000 $26,796,824
8/24/2007 The Nanny Diaries Mr. X  $25,926,673 $20,064,522 $45,991,195
3/30/2007 The Hawk is Dying George Gattling  $7,006 $0 $7,006
8/18/2006 The Illusionist Chief Inspector Uhl  $39,868,642 $43,923,420 $83,792,062
7/28/2006 The Ant Bully Stan  $28,142,535 $21,468,363 $49,610,898
7/21/2006 Lady in the Water Cleveland Heep  $42,285,169 $30,500,000 $72,785,169
6/3/2005 Cinderella Man Joe Gould  $61,649,911 $43,371,577 $105,021,488
3/11/2005 Robots Tim the Gate Guard  $128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
10/22/2004 Sideways Miles Raymond  $71,502,303 $38,290,889 $109,793,192
12/25/2003 Paycheck Shorty  $53,789,313 $45,030,476 $98,819,789
8/15/2003 American Splendor Harvey Pekar  $6,003,587 $2,682,045 $8,685,632
4/25/2003 Confidence Gordo  $12,212,417 $0 $12,212,417
2/8/2002 Big Fat Liar Marty Wolf  $47,811,275 $4,649,742 $52,461,017
1/25/2002 Storytelling Toby Oxman  $912,442 $1,112,080 $2,024,522
7/27/2001 Planet of the Apes Limbo  $180,011,740 $182,200,000 $362,211,740
9/15/2000 Duets Todd Woods  $4,734,235 $0 $4,734,235
6/2/2000 Big Momma's House John  $117,559,438 $56,000,000 $173,559,438
12/22/1999 Man on the Moon Bob Zmuda  $34,580,635 $12,827,000 $47,407,635
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock Carlo  $2,899,970 $0 $2,899,970
8/7/1998 Safe Men Veal Chop  $21,210 $0 $21,210
7/29/1998 The Negotiator Rudy  $44,484,065 $4,400,000 $48,884,065
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Sergeant Hill  $216,119,491 $268,700,000 $484,819,491
6/26/1998 Doctor Dolittle Blaine (uncredited)  $144,156,464 $150,000,000 $294,156,464
6/5/1998 The Truman Show Control Room Director  $125,466,701 $138,500,000 $263,966,701
12/12/1997 Deconstructing Harry Professor Abbot  $10,569,071 $0 $10,569,071
6/20/1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Bellman  $126,805,112 $172,110,266 $298,915,378
3/7/1997 Private Parts Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton  $41,198,146 $0 $41,198,146
2/28/1997 Donnie Brasco F.B.I. Technician  $41,954,997 $23,348,055 $65,303,052
2/23/1996 Before and After Courtroom Audience  $8,619,397 $0 $8,619,397
12/15/1995 Sabrina Scott  $53,458,319 $33,641,681 $87,100,000
10/27/1995 Mighty Aphrodite Extras Guild Researcher  $6,387,224 $19,598,703 $25,985,927
9/18/1992 Singles Kissing Man  $18,471,850 $0 $18,471,850
Movies: 63Totals:$2,938,283,776$3,224,842,721$6,163,126,497
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10/4/2013 All is Bright Executive Producer $4,556 $0 $4,556
1/25/2013 John Dies at the End Executive Producer $141,951 $0 $141,951
Movies: 2Totals:$146,507$0$146,507