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Bill Hader

Bill Hader
By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $7,283,840,671 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #35)
Best-Known Acting Roles: BB-8 Voice Consultant (Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens), Ned (Finding Dory), Fear (Inside Out), Referee / Slug (Monsters University), Andy Warhol (Men in Black 3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The To Do List (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pete Docter, Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve
Born: June 7th, 1978 (39 years old)

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting23$3,013,060,928$4,270,779,743$7,283,840,671
Lead Ensemble Member5$667,134,447$890,678,785$1,557,813,232
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$3,491,669$637,159$4,128,828

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Power Rangers

June 25th, 2017

Power Rangers

Power Rangers, the TV show, has been around for more than 20 years and it is still going strong. Power Rangers, the movie, was supposed to setup a six-part franchise, but its box office numbers probably killed any chance of that happening. Were moviegoers spared five more of these? Or was there enough here that fans would have been looking forward to more? More...

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 4th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After ranking Star Wars: The Force Awakens for those who still haven't seen it, we can do a full featured review. The film smashed box office records here and earned 92% positive reviews. Is it as good as its box office / Tomatometer Score? Or did people just get caught up in the hype? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Inside Out

November 2nd, 2015

Inside Out

Inside Out was one of the monster hits of the summer earning more than $350 million domestically and $800 million worldwide. This makes it the third biggest hit in Pixar's history. Is it also one of their best? Or was it swept up in the "irrational exuberance" we saw at the box office this summer? More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015


June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Skeleton Twins

December 16th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins is the fifth film I reviewed this week and it is the only one that earned impressive reviews. This does raise expectations, but is that a mistake? Or does this film truly deserve the critical praise it has received? More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. 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...

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...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
3/24/2017 Power Rangers Alpha 5  $85,364,450 $55,480,741 $140,845,191
8/12/2016 Sausage Party Firewater/Tequila/El Guaco  $97,670,358 $43,684,036 $141,354,394
7/1/2016 The BFG Bloodbottler  $55,483,770 $144,421,454 $199,905,224
6/17/2016 Finding Dory Ned  $486,295,561 $536,321,815 $1,022,617,376
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Zippy  $9,496,130 $40,990 $9,537,120
5/20/2016 The Angry Birds Movie Hog  $107,509,366 $245,320,162 $352,829,528
5/20/2016 Maggie’s Plan Tony  $3,351,735 $3,739,591 $7,091,326
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens BB-8 Voice Consultant  $936,662,225 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,662,225
7/17/2015 Trainwreck Aaron  $110,038,130 $30,911,197 $140,949,327
6/19/2015 Inside Out Fear  $356,461,711 $497,245,870 $853,707,581
9/12/2014 The Skeleton Twins Milo Dean  $5,284,309 $512,883 $5,797,192
6/27/2014 They Came Together Kyle  $0 $82,780 $82,780
2/3/2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Stuart  $587,152 $9,920 $597,072
1/10/2014 Her Chat Room Friend #2  $25,568,251 $22,950,542 $48,518,793
9/27/2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Flint  $119,793,567 $154,599,082 $274,392,649
7/26/2013 The To Do List Willy  $3,491,669 $637,159 $4,128,828
7/17/2013 Turbo Guy Gagne  $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
6/21/2013 Monsters University Referee / Slug  $268,488,329 $475,100,000 $743,588,329
5/25/2012 Men in Black 3 Andy Warhol  $179,020,854 $475,192,631 $654,213,485
4/29/2011 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil Hansel  $10,143,779 $13,209,332 $23,353,111
3/18/2011 Paul Haggard  $37,412,945 $63,749,161 $101,162,106
8/13/2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Voice  $31,611,316 $16,445,448 $48,056,764
5/21/2010 MacGruber   $8,525,600 $104,295 $8,629,895
9/18/2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Flint Lockwood  $124,870,275 $111,957,402 $236,827,677
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Gazelle  $196,573,705 $663,128,152 $859,701,857
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… Gen. Custer  $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
4/3/2009 Adventureland   $16,044,025 $1,509,030 $17,553,055
8/13/2008 Tropic Thunder Studio Executive Rob Slolom  $110,461,307 $80,629,943 $191,091,250
8/6/2008 The Pineapple Express Private Miller  $87,341,380 $15,062,639 $102,404,019
4/18/2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Brian  $63,172,463 $42,000,579 $105,173,042
9/7/2007 The Brothers Solomon Biker  $900,926 $0 $900,926
8/17/2007 Superbad Officer Slater  $121,463,226 $48,491,916 $169,955,142
8/3/2007 Hot Rod Dave  $13,938,332 $396,069 $14,334,401
6/1/2007 Knocked Up Brent  $148,761,765 $70,504,187 $219,265,952
7/14/2006 You, Me and Dupree Mark  $75,802,010 $54,600,000 $130,402,010
2/24/2006 Doogal Soldier Sam  $7,578,946 $20,479,706 $28,058,652
Movies: 36Totals:$4,165,441,418$5,439,374,502$9,604,815,920
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/26/2013 The To Do List Executive Producer $3,491,669 $637,159 $4,128,828
Movies: 1Totals:$3,491,669$637,159$4,128,828