|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$1,096,866,068||$1,387,143,429||$2,484,009,497|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$0||$0||$0|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $2,484,009,497 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #398)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens), James Arnold (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope), Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back)|
|Most productive collaborators: Colin Firth, Matthew Vaughn, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Jane Goldman|
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
June 13th, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on a comic book co-created by Mark Millar, who previously created the Kick-Ass comic book series. (On a side note, apparently there is a Hit Girl prequel comic book in the works and if that does well, there might be a Kick-Ass 3 movie that focuses more on Hit Girl. She was definitely the best part of the second movie.) It was a February release, so expectations were good, but not great. However, the film managed more than $125 million domestically and $400 million worldwide. That's fantastic. Is it as good as its box office numbers? Or did it thrive thanks to terrible competition?
August 3rd, 2013
How to Train Your Dragon came out in 2010, and while it is not the biggest hit from Dreamworks, it remains their best. Since then, a sequel has been put in the works, but to fill the time, a TV series was made. Dragons: Riders of Berk is not the first TV series based on an animated movie. In fact, it is the third from Dreamworks alone. But is it worth checking out for fans of the movie? Or is it a pale imitation?
July 22nd, 2013
I previously reviewed the Robotech box set and I loved it. Since that show ended, there have been a number of movies released that were set in the same universe. This week, two of these movies, The Shadow Chronicles / Love Live Alive, are coming out on a two-disc DVD. The Shadow Chronicles has been released before, but this is the collector's edition. Meanwhile, this is the first time Love Live Alive is coming out on DVD. Are the two movies worth checking out for fans of the series? Are they a good introduction for neophytes?
|12/15/2017||Star Wars: Ep. VIII||Luke Skywalker||$0||$0||$0|
|12/18/2015||Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens||Luke Skywalker||$908,644,964||$1,102,400,000||$2,011,044,964|
|10/20/2015||Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas||$0||$0||$0|
|2/13/2015||Kingsman: The Secret Service||James Arnold||$128,261,724||$276,300,000||$404,561,724|
|5/1/2009||Battle for Terra||Elder Orin||$1,647,083||$4,740,415||$6,387,498|
|8/24/2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Cocknocker||$30,059,386||$3,703,014||$33,762,400|
|3/24/2000||Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists||Captain of the guard||$5,000||$0||$5,000|
|3/12/1999||Wing Commander||Merlin (voice) (uncredited)||$11,578,022||$0||$11,578,022|
|4/28/1995||Village of the Damned||Rev. George||$8,635,520||$0||$8,635,520|
|12/25/1993||Batman: Mask of the Phantasm||Jack Napier/The Joker||$5,617,391||$0||$5,617,391|
|11/15/1989||The Little Mermaid||Additional voices||$109,859,444||$110,756,521||$220,615,965|
|5/25/1983||Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi||Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker||$309,125,409||$263,500,000||$572,625,409|
|6/5/1981||The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia||Conrad||$14,000,000||$0||$14,000,000|
|7/18/1980||The Big Red One||Private Griff||$7,206,220||$0||$7,206,220|
|5/21/1980||Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back||Luke Skywalker||$290,158,751||$243,900,000||$534,058,751|
|1/1/1978||Corvette Summer||Kenneth W. Dantley Jr||$15,500,000||$0||$15,500,000|
|5/25/1977||Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope||Luke Skywalker||$460,935,665||$325,600,000||$786,535,665|