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John Goodman

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 80 films, with $7,953,936,664 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #53)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Sullivan (Monsters University), Hound (Transformers: Age of Extinction), William “Bill” Randa (Kong: Skull Island), James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan (Monsters, Inc.), Hound (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hiddleston, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Darla Anderson, Billy Crystal, Ben Affleck
Born: June 20th, 1952 (65 years old)

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As an ActorSupporting29$1,755,065,390$2,920,962,223$4,676,027,613
Lead Ensemble Member4$224,392,164$349,525,583$573,917,747

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Jungle Book

August 28th, 2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ratchet and Clank

August 15th, 2016

Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and Clank opened in late April, which is a bad time of the year to release a movie, as the first of the Summer blockbusters is just around the corner. Even so, Ratchet and Clank was a serious box office disappointment. Is it as bad as its box office numbers? Or would it have thrived during a better time of year? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

April 18th, 2016

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is a documentary about the rise and fall of National Lampoon, which at one time was the most influential force in American comedy. If you are old enough to remember National Lampoon at its peak, will this film tell you something new? If you only know the label from the terrible films that have come out over the last decade or so, will this documentary give you more respect for the once-giant force in comedy? More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016


It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 16th, 2014

September 16th, 2014

The Christmas Shopping Season is kicking into high gear with a great mix of first-run releases, as well as TV on DVD releases. The biggest release of the week is Godzilla and while it is worth picking up on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack, it isn't quite Pick of the Week material. For that, we turn to The Fault in Our Stars on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and Eraserhead on Blu-ray (Criterion Collection). It was a close call, but in the end, I went with The Fault in Our Stars. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Now and Again

August 23rd, 2014

Now and Again debuted in 1999 and while it found a sizable audience, the production budget was biggest than its ratings were and it was canceled after just one season. This means this review is a little different. The question isn't whether or not the TV show is worth watching. The question is whether or not the TV show is worth watching knowing the show ended without a good resolution. That's a higher bar to reach. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Revenge of the Nerds

July 13th, 2014

Revenge of the Nerds came out in theaters 30 years ago and hit Blu-ray in February or May. Amazon seems to have been confused on this issue. The screener arrived late, possibly by a few months, but I finally got to the review this weekend. Was it worth the wait? The reviews were strong when it came out, but has it aged well? And is the Blu-ray worth checking out? More...

Featured Blu-ray review - The Jungle Book 2

March 17th, 2014

I previously reviewed The Jungle Book 2 back when it came out on DVD in 2008. At the time I considered it an unnecessary sequel. Has my opinion changed? Does the film film shine on Blu-ray? 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...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 24th, 2013

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, this year seems weaker than years past. Last year the biggest new release was The Avengers, which was also one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year. This year the biggest release is Iron Man 3, which earned good reviews, but not great reviews. Last year there were a ton of franchise box sets. This year has been pretty barren. In fact, I think the only franchise box set that's truly new and really worth picking up is... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Monsters University

October 26th, 2013

Monsters Inc. was a huge hit in 2001 earning close to $300 million domestically and more than $550 million worldwide. This summer, a prequel, Monsters University, came out and it earned a little less domestically, but more than $700 million worldwide. If you factor in inflation and the growth of international markets, this isn't as strong a run as the predecessor had, but still very profitable. Is the quality similar, i.e., not quite as strong as the original, but still worth checking out? And are any of the four releases 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...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/28/2017 Atomic Blonde CIA Agent  $51,573,925 $45,100,000 $96,673,925
7/21/2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand P… Igon Siruss  $40,479,370 $174,636,774 $215,116,144
6/21/2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Hound  $130,168,683 $473,800,000 $603,968,683
6/6/2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice   $0 $259,108 $259,108
3/10/2017 Kong: Skull Island William “Bill” Randa  $168,052,812 $393,084,915 $561,137,727
12/21/2016 Patriots Day Ed Davis  $31,886,361 $20,585,000 $52,471,361
4/29/2016 Ratchet and Clank Grimroth  $8,813,410 $3,000,000 $11,813,410
3/11/2016 10 Cloverfield Lane Howard  $72,082,999 $36,203,423 $108,286,422
11/13/2015 Love the Coopers Sam  $26,302,731 $15,864,555 $42,167,286
11/6/2015 Trumbo Frank King  $7,857,741 $3,189,900 $11,047,641
9/25/2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead The Story… Himself  $62,684 $0 $62,684
6/23/2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle   $0 $658,224 $658,224
12/10/2014 The Gambler Frank  $33,680,992 $5,037,039 $38,718,031
6/27/2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Hound  $245,439,076 $858,600,000 $1,104,039,076
2/7/2014 The Monuments Men Walter Garfield  $78,031,620 $80,671,128 $158,702,748
12/6/2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Roland Turner  $13,248,209 $19,695,038 $32,943,247
6/21/2013 Monsters University Sullivan  $268,488,329 $475,100,000 $743,588,329
5/23/2013 The Hangover 3 Marshall  $112,200,072 $249,800,000 $362,000,072
11/2/2012 Flight Harling Mays  $93,772,375 $66,786,063 $160,558,438
10/12/2012 Argo John Chambers  $136,025,503 $91,115,254 $227,140,757
9/21/2012 Trouble with the Curve Pete Klein  $35,763,137 $12,055,776 $47,818,913
8/17/2012 ParaNorman Mr. Prenderghast  $56,003,051 $52,116,611 $108,119,662
7/13/2012 Drunkboat Mr. Fletcher  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2011 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Stan the Doorman  $31,847,881 $23,400,000 $55,247,881
11/25/2011 The Artist Al Zimmer  $44,667,095 $83,589,617 $128,256,712
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog "Big Daddy" La Bouff  $104,400,899 $166,596,479 $270,997,378
4/3/2009 Gigantic   $102,704 $0 $102,704
2/13/2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Graham Bloomwood  $44,277,350 $63,750,351 $108,027,701
5/9/2008 Speed Racer Pops Racer  $43,945,766 $49,448,696 $93,394,462
11/2/2007 Bee Movie Layton T. Montgomery  $126,631,277 $160,963,300 $287,594,577
8/31/2007 Death Sentence Bones Darley  $9,534,258 $7,373,573 $16,907,831
8/31/2007 Freshman Orientation Rodney  $10,718 $0 $10,718
6/22/2007 Evan Almighty Congressman Long  $100,289,690 $73,841,639 $174,131,329
3/31/2006 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing a… Steve Mills  $349,132 $148,063 $497,195
12/17/2004 Beyond the Sea Steve Blauner  $6,144,806 $2,148,108 $8,292,914
4/23/2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie George Wolfsbottom  $2,922,354 $333,072 $3,255,426
7/24/2003 Masked and Anonymous Uncle Sweetheart  $533,344 $21,991 $555,335
2/14/2003 The Jungle Book 2 Baloo  $47,901,582 $92,220,643 $140,122,225
1/25/2002 Storytelling Marty Livingston  $912,442 $1,112,080 $2,024,522
11/2/2001 Monsters, Inc. James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan  $289,423,425 $270,334,294 $559,757,719
10/12/2001 My First Mister Benjamin  $621,377 $0 $621,377
4/27/2001 One Night at McCool's Detective Dehling  $6,276,532 $7,165,425 $13,441,957
12/22/2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Big Dan Teague  $45,506,619 $30,257,195 $75,763,814
12/15/2000 The Emperor's New Groove Pacha   $89,296,573 $80,000,000 $169,296,573
8/4/2000 Coyote Ugly Bill  $60,786,269 $53,130,205 $113,916,474
6/30/2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Oklahoma Cop  $26,000,610 $9,129,000 $35,129,610
3/3/2000 What Planet Are You From? Roland Jones  $6,291,602 $0 $6,291,602
10/22/1999 Bringing Out The Dead Larry  $16,640,210 $0 $16,640,210
6/12/1998 Dirty Work The Mayor (uncredited)  $10,020,081 $0 $10,020,081
3/6/1998 The Big Lebowski Walter Sobchak  $17,498,804 $28,690,764 $46,189,568
2/13/1998 The Borrowers Ocious P. Potter  $22,619,589 $31,426,243 $54,045,832
2/6/1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Mighty Mack McTeer  $14,089,198 $0 $14,089,198
1/16/1998 Fallen Jonesy  $25,310,938 $0 $25,310,938
11/1/1996 Mother Night Frank Wirtanen  $363,905 $0 $363,905
2/9/1996 Pie in the Sky Alan Davenport  $5,000 $0 $5,000
12/31/1995 A Streetcar Named Desire   $0 $0 $0
5/27/1994 The Flintstones Fred Flintstone  $130,531,208 $227,968,792 $358,500,000
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Newsreel Announcer (as Karl Mundt)  $2,816,518 $12,121,631 $14,938,149
11/24/1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Rex   $9,315,576 $0 $9,315,576
3/26/1993 Born Yesterday Harry Brock  $17,760,754 $0 $17,760,754
1/29/1993 Matinee Lawrence Woolsey  $8,925,775 $0 $8,925,775
4/17/1992 The Babe George Herman 'Babe' Ruth  $17,064,550 $2,400,000 $19,464,550
8/21/1991 Barton Fink Charlie Meadows/Karl 'Madman' Mundt  $5,726,463 $0 $5,726,463
2/15/1991 King Ralph Ralph  $33,512,735 $0 $33,512,735
7/18/1990 Arachnophobia Delbert McClintock  $53,208,180 $0 $53,208,180
2/2/1990 Stella Ed Munn  $20,062,347 $0 $20,062,347
12/22/1989 Always Al Yackey  $41,843,630 $30,300,000 $72,143,630
9/15/1989 Sea of Love Sherman  $58,571,513 $0 $58,571,513
11/4/1988 Everybody’s All-American Lawrence  $12,638,294 $0 $12,638,294
9/30/1988 Punchline John Krytsick  $21,032,000 $0 $21,032,000
1/1/1988 The Wrong Guys Duke Earle  $1,152,786 $0 $1,152,786
8/21/1987 The Big Easy Andre DeSoto  $17,685,307 $0 $17,685,307
3/20/1987 Burglar Detective Nyswander  $16,337,355 $0 $16,337,355
3/13/1987 Raising Arizona Gale  $22,847,000 $0 $22,847,000
10/10/1986 True Stories Louis Fyne  $2,545,142 $0 $2,545,142
10/2/1985 Sweet Dreams Otis  $9,100,000 $0 $9,100,000
8/31/1984 C.H.U.D. Cop in diner  $4,700,000 $0 $4,700,000
7/20/1984 Revenge of the Nerds Coach Harris  $40,874,452 $0 $40,874,452
6/22/1983 The Survivors Commando  $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
3/25/1983 Eddie Macon's Run Herbert  $1,300,000 $0 $1,300,000
Movies: 80Totals:$3,368,706,695$4,585,229,969$7,953,936,664