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Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro
By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 60 films, with $3,915,608,596 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #33)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack Byrnes (Meet the Fockers), Jack Byrnes (Little Fockers), Pat Sr. (Silver Linings Playbook), Don Lino (Shark Tale), Jack Byrnes (Meet the Parents)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Meet the Fockers (Producer), Little Fockers (Producer), Meet the Parents (Producer), The Good Shepherd (Director), The Good Shepherd (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Jane Rosenthal, Jay Roach, Ben Stiller, Nancy Meyers

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Box Office
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As an ActorLeading60$2,110,344,264$1,805,264,332$3,915,608,596
Lead Ensemble Member5$304,785,414$405,406,382$710,191,796
In Technical RolesProducer7$733,325,898$677,072,484$1,410,398,382
Associate Producer1$22,006,296$90,000,000$112,006,296

Weekend Estimates: Hotel Transylvania 2 Breaks September Record

September 27th, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2 is off to an impressive start this weekend with a new record weekend for September, according to Sonyís estimate released on Sunday. The animated comedy is expected to earn $47.5 million, beating the record held by the first film in the franchise, which debuted with $42.5 million this time in 2012. Itís also on the high end of expectations, which had it coming in the high 30s or low 40s. Itís a welcome turnaround for Adam Sandler, after a string of flops, but even more so for Sony Pictures, which has had a dismal year so far, with no film earning more than Pixels $76.7 million before now. More...

Friday Estimates: Hotel Fully Booked

September 26th, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As expected, Hotel Transylvania 2 earned first place on Friday, but it did so with an unexpectedly strong result. The film pulled in $13.25 million for the day; by comparison, this is 21% higher than the first filmís debut. Sequels do tend to be a little more front loaded than the original film, but this is still a fantastic start. For instance, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs had a 3.72 internal multiplier of (weekend box office divided by Friday box office) while its sequel had an internal multiplier of 3.68. Granted, that's a tiny drop, but the reviews of these two films dropped dramatically, which likely had some effect. On the other hand, the two Hotel Transylvania films have earned nearly identical reviews. Hotel Transylvania earned an internal multiplier of 3.88, so if that drops to about 3.7, then Hotel Transylvania 2 would pull in about $49 million over the weekend. That's seems excessive. On the other hand, even earning just over $42.5 million and breaking the September record would be disappointing after an opening day like this. More...

Weekend Predictions: Busy September Weekend is Quantity Over Quality

September 25th, 2015

The Intern

There are two wide releases this week, a wide expansion, and a semi-wide release. That's a lot of films to talk about. Of the three new films, none of them are earning more than 50% positive reviews. This is sadly typical of this time of year. Hotel Transylvania 2 is easily the biggest new release of the week and the only film with a shot at $40 million. The second wide release, The Intern, and the wide expansion, Everest, should be in a tight race for second place with $20 million each. On the other hand, The Green Inferno, the semi-wide release, is staring down the barrel of the Mendoza Line. If you look at the top three films from last year and compare them to the top three films from this year, they look about the same. The Equalizer's opening is on low the end of Hotel Transylvania 2's range of expectations. Additionally, the depth this year looks better than last year. 2015 should end the month on a high note in the year-over-year comparison. 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...

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...

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...

Analysis: Superstars, Side Kicks and Cameo Kings

September 14th, 2013

Top-grossing actors and actresses in leading roles

Over the past two or so years, we've been working on one of the biggest projects we've ever undertaken: building out our database of acting and technical credits to include complete information on every acting role and significant technical credit for movies for which we have box office information. While work on this vast task continues (and will, of course, continue as long as films are being made), we have enough coverage of the industry now to start doing some serious analysis. Over the next month or two, I'll be looking at some of the things we've found and we'll be rolling out new features at The Numbers that take advantage of the dataset. This week, I'll look into how we are categorizing acting roles, and discuss the first charts in our new People Records section. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 20th, 2013

August 20th, 2013

The home market is rather slow this week with Epic the only first run release of note. (Scary Movie 5 is very unnoteworthy. Fortunately, there are some good TV on DVD releases worth checking out, like Revenge: The Complete Second Season and NCIS: Season Ten. In the end, I went with Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases come with Terms and Conditions

July 12th, 2013

There are nine films on this week's list, including four that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will find success, as the competition is high. Both Terms and Conditions May Apply and The Hunt should do well, but will have trouble expanding. On the other hand, I don't think strong reviews will translate into ticket sales for Crystal Fairy. This leaves Fruitvale Station as the best bet. Then again, predicting limited release success is even harder than predicting box office numbers for wide releases. More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

2013 Awards Season: Argo Unites a Divided Night at the Oscars

February 25th, 2013

Argo was the big winner at the Oscars last night, although arguably, there were no big winners, but a lot of films that shared in the glory. There were also some pretty interesting twists and a few events that stand out. Due to ongoing computer difficulties, I was unable to live-blog the Oscars this year. I will still be giving my reactions on a category by category basis, but not in the order they were handed out. More...

Argo Predicted as Best Picture, Awards to Be Spread Far and Wide

February 24th, 2013

Voting is closed in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and Argo is the clear favorite to pick up the Best Picture award, based on the opinion of nearly 500 entrants. Ben Affleck's thriller took an impressive 80% of the vote, more than six times the score of Lincoln, which took second place in the poll. Coincidentally, the contest has predicted the winner of the Best Picture Oscar 80% of the time in the 15 years we've been running it. Quite a few other categories have strong favorites, but there are also some really close calls, and it looks as though the awards will be shared by several films tonight.

- Votes in Each Category
- Predicted Winners in Each Category More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Everybody's Fine

October 13th, 2012

Everybody's Fine was one of the last films released by Miramax. It came out on the home market just as Blu-ray was taking over. However, it was only released on DVD. This week, the Blu-ray comes out, so I can update my previous review for its high definition debut. Is it worth the upgrade? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/22/2016 Dirty Grandpa   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Hands of Stone Ray Arcel  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 Joy   $0 $0 $0
11/13/2015 Heist Pope  $50,136 $1,393,093 $1,443,229
11/6/2015 Peggy Guggenheim - Art Addict Himself  $121,083 $0 $121,083
9/25/2015 The Intern Ben  $74,279,972 $110,600,000 $184,879,972
9/18/2015 The Man Who Saved the World Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2014 Idol's Eye   $0 $0 $0
9/3/2014 Bloody Mama   $0 $0 $0
2/28/2014 The Bag Man Dragna  $56,574 $80,697 $137,271
12/31/2013 Remembering the Artist: Robert De Nir… Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 Grudge Match Billy "The Kid" McDonnen  $29,807,260 $40,000,000 $69,807,260
9/13/2013 The Family Fred Blake  $36,918,811 $14,159,730 $51,078,541
7/12/2013 Killing Season Benjamin Ford  $0 $0 $0
4/26/2013 The Big Wedding Don  $21,819,348 $26,606,623 $48,425,971
1/28/2013 Last Vegas Paddy  $63,914,167 $49,000,000 $112,914,167
11/16/2012 Silver Linings Playbook Pat Sr.  $132,092,958 $104,319,495 $236,412,453
8/10/2012 Freelancers Captian Joe Sarcone  $0 $0 $0
7/13/2012 Red Lights Simon Silver  $49,521 $14,469,363 $14,518,884
3/2/2012 Being Flynn Jonathan Flynn  $540,152 $599,554 $1,139,706
12/31/2011 The Irishman   $159,960 $0 $159,960
12/16/2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywo… Himself  $3,050 $0 $3,050
12/9/2011 New Year's Eve Stan Harris  $54,544,638 $89,119,261 $143,663,899
9/23/2011 Killer Elite Hunter  $25,124,986 $40,284,060 $65,409,046
3/18/2011 Limitless Carl Van Loon  $79,249,455 $76,315,464 $155,564,919
12/31/2010 Manuale D'Amore 3   $0 $7,829,947 $7,829,947
12/31/2010 Frankie Machine Frankie Machine  $0 $0 $0
12/22/2010 Little Fockers Jack Byrnes  $148,438,600 $162,211,974 $310,650,574
10/8/2010 Stone Jack Mabry   $1,810,078 $2,254,942 $4,065,020
9/3/2010 Machete Sen. McLaughlin  $26,593,646 $19,777,324 $46,370,970
12/4/2009 Everybody's Fine   $9,208,876 $0 $9,208,876
10/17/2008 What Just Happened Ben  $1,090,947 $1,321,176 $2,412,123
9/12/2008 Righteous Kill Turk  $40,081,410 $38,400,000 $78,481,410
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/10/2007 Stardust Captain Shakespeare  $38,373,235 $98,387,307 $136,760,542
12/22/2006 The Good Shepherd General Bill Sullivan  $59,908,565 $40,000,000 $99,908,565
12/15/2006 Arthur et les Minimoys The King  $15,132,763 $98,192,980 $113,325,743
6/10/2005 The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Archbishop  $49,981 $1,646,784 $1,696,765
1/28/2005 Hide and Seek Dr. David Callaway  $51,100,486 $72,596,255 $123,696,741
12/22/2004 Meet the Fockers Jack Byrnes  $279,167,575 $237,400,000 $516,567,575
10/1/2004 Shark Tale Don Lino  $161,412,000 $210,505,043 $371,917,043
4/30/2004 Godsend Dr. Richard Wells  $14,334,645 $2,576,063 $16,910,708
12/6/2002 Analyze That Paul Vitti  $32,122,249 $22,872,508 $54,994,757
9/6/2002 City by the Sea Detective Vincent LaMarca  $22,433,915 $0 $22,433,915
3/15/2002 Showtime Mitch Preston  $37,948,765 $41,000,000 $78,948,765
7/13/2001 The Score Nick Wells  $71,069,884 $42,472,207 $113,542,091
3/9/2001 15 Minutes Eddie Fleming  $24,375,436 $31,956,428 $56,331,864
11/10/2000 Men of Honor Billy Sunday  $48,814,909 $33,524,574 $82,339,483
10/6/2000 Meet the Parents Jack Byrnes  $166,225,040 $138,374,859 $304,599,899
6/30/2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Fearless Leader  $26,000,610 $9,129,000 $35,129,610
11/24/1999 Flawless Walt Koontz  $4,485,485 $0 $4,485,485
3/5/1999 Analyze This Paul Vitti  $106,823,373 $70,000,000 $176,823,373
9/25/1998 Ronin Sam  $41,609,593 $29,081,217 $70,690,810
1/30/1998 Great Expectations Prisoner - Lustig  $26,333,044 $29,073,394 $55,406,438
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog Conrad Brean  $43,022,524 $21,194,568 $64,217,092
12/25/1997 Jackie Brown Louis Gara  $39,647,595 $35,054,330 $74,701,925
8/15/1997 Cop Land Moe Tilden  $44,810,734 $18,800,000 $63,610,734
12/20/1996 Marvin's Room Dr. Wally  $12,782,508 $0 $12,782,508
10/18/1996 Sleepers Father Bobby  $53,300,852 $112,300,000 $165,600,852
8/16/1996 The Fan Gil Renard  $18,406,215 $0 $18,406,215
12/15/1995 Heat Neil McCauley  $67,421,778 $120,000,000 $187,421,778
11/22/1995 Casino Sam "Ace" Rothstein  $42,388,160 $67,961,700 $110,349,860
11/4/1994 Frankenstein The Creature  $22,006,296 $90,000,000 $112,006,296
9/29/1993 A Bronx Tale Lorenzo  $17,239,789 $0 $17,239,789
4/9/1993 This Boy's Life Dwight  $4,104,962 $0 $4,104,962
3/5/1993 Mad Dog and Glory Wayne Dobie  $10,688,490 $0 $10,688,490
10/16/1992 Night and the City Harry Fabian  $6,202,756 $0 $6,202,756
1/1/1992 Mistress Evan Wright  $1,102,469 $0 $1,102,469
11/15/1991 Cape Fear Max Cady  $79,091,969 $103,200,000 $182,291,969
5/24/1991 Backdraft Donald Rimgale  $77,868,585 $74,500,000 $152,368,585
3/15/1991 Guilty by Suspicion David Merrill  $9,379,048 $0 $9,379,048
12/19/1990 Awakenings Leonard Lowe  $51,306,865 $0 $51,306,865
9/19/1990 Goodfellas James Conway  $46,261,759 $0 $46,261,759
2/9/1990 Stanley & Iris Stanley Cox  $5,820,015 $0 $5,820,015
12/15/1989 We're No Angels Ned  $10,555,348 $0 $10,555,348
3/10/1989 Jacknife Megs  $2,049,769 $0 $2,049,769
7/20/1988 Midnight Run Jack Walsh  $38,413,606 $43,200,000 $81,613,606
6/3/1987 The Untouchables Al Capone  $75,729,280 $0 $75,729,280
3/6/1987 Angel Heart Louis Cyphre  $17,185,000 $0 $17,185,000
10/31/1986 The Mission Mendoza  $17,218,000 $0 $17,218,000
12/18/1985 Brazil Archibald "Harry" Tuttle  $9,929,135 $0 $9,929,135
11/21/1984 Falling in Love Frank Raftis  $10,597,500 $0 $10,597,500
6/1/1984 Once Upon a Time in America Noodles  $5,321,508 $0 $5,321,508
2/18/1983 The King of Comedy Rupert Pupkin  $2,536,242 $0 $2,536,242
9/25/1981 True Confessions Des Spellacy  $12,200,000 $0 $12,200,000
11/14/1980 Raging Bull Jake La Motta  $23,380,203 $0 $23,380,203
1/1/1979 The Deer Hunter Michael  $50,000,000 $0 $50,000,000
6/22/1977 New York, New York Jimmy Doyle  $13,800,000 $0 $13,800,000
2/8/1976 Taxi Driver Travis Bickle  $28,262,574 $0 $28,262,574
12/11/1974 The Godfather: Part II Vito Corleone  $57,300,000 $0 $57,300,000
10/2/1973 Mean Streets Johnny Boy Cervello  $32,645 $0 $32,645
Movies: 91Totals:$3,001,041,360$2,693,741,920$5,694,783,280
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Box Office
12/22/2010 Little Fockers Producer $148,438,600 $162,211,974 $310,650,574
12/22/2006 The Good Shepherd Director,
$59,908,565 $40,000,000 $99,908,565
12/22/2004 Meet the Fockers Producer $279,167,575 $237,400,000 $516,567,575
5/17/2002 About a Boy Producer $40,803,000 $89,956,651 $130,759,651
10/6/2000 Meet the Parents Producer $166,225,040 $138,374,859 $304,599,899
6/30/2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullw… Producer $26,000,610 $9,129,000 $35,129,610
12/20/1996 Marvin's Room Producer $12,782,508 $0 $12,782,508
11/4/1994 Frankenstein Associate Producer $22,006,296 $90,000,000 $112,006,296
9/29/1993 A Bronx Tale Director $17,239,789 $0 $17,239,789
Movies: 9Totals:$772,571,983$767,072,484$1,539,644,467