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Alan Arkin

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 49 films, with $1,971,780,379 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #901)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Lester Siegel (Argo), Arnie Klein (Marley & Me), The Chief (Get Smart), Tour Guide (The Muppets), Bud Newman (The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause)
Most productive collaborators: Ben Affleck, Steve Carell, Chris Terrio, Peter Segal, Bryan Cranston

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As an ActorSupporting12$753,644,521$476,718,937$1,230,363,458
Lead Ensemble Member2$80,518,186$41,439,316$121,957,502

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...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Stand Up Guys

May 20th, 2013

Stand Up Guys has a very impressive cast with three Oscar winners in the three lead roles. It also opened with an Oscar-qualifying run; however, outside of a Golden Globe nomination for best original song, it was passed over by Awards Season voters. When it opened in limited release, it debuted in several hundred theaters, but barely topped the Mendoza Line on the per theater chart, while it disappeared as quickly as that opening would suggest. Will it find success on the home market? Or will it struggle there like it did in limited release and during Awards Season? More...

2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. 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...

Any Day is a Good Day for Limited Releases

December 14th, 2012

It is another busy week for limited releases, including some that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, like it usually is at this time of year, unless a limited release is earning Oscar buzz, it is very unlikely to find an audience in limited release. Any Day Now is the film I have the highest hopes for, but even for a film with 88% positive reviews, it will be a challenge. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. 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: 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
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5/6/2016 Going in Style   $0 $0 $0
11/13/2015 Love the Coopers Bucky  $20,627,088 $688,061 $21,315,149
5/10/2014 Million Dollar Arm Ray  $36,447,959 $500,000 $36,947,959
12/25/2013 Grudge Match Louis "Lightning" Conlon  $29,807,260 $40,000,000 $69,807,260
3/15/2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Rance Holloway  $22,537,881 $1,718,076 $24,255,957
12/14/2012 Stand Up Guys Hirsch  $3,310,031 $277,902 $3,587,933
10/12/2012 Argo Lester Siegel  $136,025,503 $91,115,254 $227,140,757
2/17/2012 Thin Ice Grovy Hauer  $789,752 $0 $789,752
11/23/2011 The Muppets Tour Guide  $88,625,922 $72,346,000 $160,971,922
8/5/2011 The Change-Up Mitch's Father  $37,081,475 $38,753,649 $75,835,124
3/19/2010 City Island   $6,671,036 $1,502,203 $8,173,239
11/27/2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee   $337,356 $0 $337,356
3/13/2009 Sunshine Cleaning   $12,062,558 $5,266,779 $17,329,337
12/25/2008 Marley & Me Arnie Klein  $143,153,751 $104,658,260 $247,812,011
6/20/2008 Get Smart The Chief  $130,319,208 $96,420,208 $226,739,416
10/19/2007 Rendition Sen. Hawkins  $9,736,045 $17,203,880 $26,939,925
2/2/2007 Raising Flagg Flagg Purdy  $4,109 $0 $4,109
11/3/2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Bud Newman  $84,500,122 $23,000,000 $107,500,122
7/26/2006 Little Miss Sunshine Grandpa  $59,891,098 $40,751,255 $100,642,353
2/10/2006 Firewall Arlin Forrester  $48,751,189 $34,000,000 $82,751,189
4/8/2005 Eros Dr. Pearl  $188,248 $1,347,437 $1,535,685
5/24/2002 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Gene  $3,287,435 $418,488 $3,705,923
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Wellness Guide  $93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
9/24/1999 Jakob the Liar Frankfurter  $4,956,401 $0 $4,956,401
8/14/1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Murray Abromowitz  $5,480,318 $0 $5,480,318
1/30/1998 Four Days in September Charles Burke Elbrick  $310,724 $0 $310,724
10/24/1997 Gattaca Detective Hugo  $12,339,633 $0 $12,339,633
4/11/1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Dr. Oatman  $28,073,151 $2,986,055 $31,059,206
11/1/1996 Mother Night George Kraft  $363,905 $0 $363,905
9/29/1995 Steal Big, Steal Little Lou Perilli  $3,087,268 $0 $3,087,268
2/3/1995 The Jerky Boys Lazarro  $7,555,256 $0 $7,555,256
7/22/1994 North Judge Buckle  $6,583,223 $0 $6,583,223
7/30/1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Police Chief  $11,585,483 $0 $11,585,483
4/23/1993 Indian Summer Unca Lou Handler  $14,717,851 $0 $14,717,851
9/30/1992 Glengarry Glen Ross George Aaronow  $10,725,228 $0 $10,725,228
6/21/1991 The Rocketeer Peevy  $46,573,027 $0 $46,573,027
12/12/1990 Havana Joe Volpi  $9,200,339 $0 $9,200,339
12/7/1990 Edward Scissorhands Bill Boggs  $53,976,987 $0 $53,976,987
3/9/1990 Coupe De Ville Fred Libner  $592,089 $0 $592,089
11/22/1985 Bad Medicine Dr. Ramón Madera  $2,549,195 $0 $2,549,195
9/6/1985 Joshua Then and Now Reuben Shapiro  $542,420 $0 $542,420
11/19/1982 The Last Unicorn Schmendrick  $6,455,330 $0 $6,455,330
1/1/1980 Simon Prof. Simon Mendelssohn  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
6/15/1979 The In-Laws Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.  $38,200,000 $0 $38,200,000
1/1/1974 Freebie and the Bean Bean  $30,000,000 $0 $30,000,000
6/24/1970 Catch-22 Captain John Yossarian, B-25 Bombardier  $24,911,670 $0 $24,911,670
7/19/1968 Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau  $0 $0 $0
10/26/1967 Wait Until Dark Roat/Harry Roat Jr/Roat Sr  $17,550,741 $0 $17,550,741
5/25/1966 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians… Lieutenant Rozanov  $21,693,114 $0 $21,693,114
Movies: 49Totals:$1,331,786,052$639,994,327$1,971,780,379