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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks
By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $8,478,440,049 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Woody (Toy Story 3), Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump), The Conductor/Hero Boy/Father/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus (The Polar Express), Chuck Noland (Cast Away)
Best-Known Technical Roles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Producer), Cast Away (Producer), The Polar Express (Executive Producer), Mamma Mia! (Executive Producer), Evan Almighty (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, Steven Spielberg, Akiva Goldsman

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading38$4,147,116,618$4,331,323,431$8,478,440,049
Lead Ensemble Member4$93,360,811$150,114,882$243,475,693
In Technical RolesProducer13$718,233,844$454,972,088$1,173,205,932
Executive Producer3$439,002,304$656,312,136$1,095,314,440

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Toy Story That Time Forgot

November 2nd, 2015

Toy Story thatTime Forgot

Toy Story that Time Forgot is the latest Disney TV special to hit the home market. It is based on the Toy Story franchise and hit TVs last December. Is is worth checking out if you haven't seen it before? Is it worth picking up? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases were Hunted Down

October 26th, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter

Most of the new releases were not expected to do well at the box office. ... Almost no one saw this coming. We had some near-record bombs this weekend and even the best of the new releases were terrible. This left The Martian in first place; in fact, the top three spots and four of the top five were held by holdovers. The best new release, The Last Witch Hunter, barely cracked the $10 million mark. The overall box office fell 14% from last weekend to $105 million. This was also 9.5% lower than the same weekend last year. Midweek numbers were better this year than last year, so the year-over-year actually improved and 2015 now has a 5.2% lead over 2014 at $8.60 billion to $8.18 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Goosebumps Set to Win Tight Race

October 18th, 2015


A slightly-softer-than-expected (but still good) opening for Goosebumps will be enough to take the film to the top of the box office chart this weekend, according to studio projections released on Sunday morning. Sony expects the family horror adventure to come in with $23.5 million on opening weekend, which is a solid enough start, and sets the film up for a good run, helped by strong reviews and Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks. The Martian will land in second with a projected $21.5 million as of this morning, a slightly steeper-than-expected 42% decline from last weekend, and a total to date around $144 million. In general, were looking at quite a few steep drops from last weekend thanks to an unfavorable comparison with the Columbus Day long weekend and a batch of new releases. More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Continues Box Office Domination

January 25th, 2015

American Sniper poster

After smashing the January weekend record last weekend, American Sniper is enjoying a very solid second-weekend hold. So solid, in fact, that it will also have the third-best January weekend. If it drops less than 35% next weekend, it will share with Avatar the records for the top six January weekends, each movie having topped $42 million three times. Snipers expected weekend this time around is $64.365m, according to Warner Bros. Sunday morning projection. More...

Featured Blu-ray review - The Terminal

May 5th, 2014

The Terminal came out in 2004, just after Tom Hanks' record-breaking run of seven $100 million hits in a row came to an end. The streak ended with The Ladykillers, but many thought The Terminal would start a new streak. It didn't. Now that it has been ten years since it came out, does it feel like it underperformed at the box office. Or was this never going to be a big hit with moviegoers? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 21st, 2014

January 20th, 2014

The home market picks up steam this week, sort of. We are starting to get some of the Awards Season hopefuls coming out, which is great news for fans of great movies. However, there's not a lot of depth to go with the award-worthy movies. The two films that were the main contenders for Pick of the Week were Captain Phillips on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In a World... on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close decision, but in the end, I went with In a World... More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Big: 25th Anniversary Edition

December 9th, 2013

Big hits the home market this week with a 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Or if you want to be snarky, you could call it a 4th Anniversary Edition of the 2009 Blu-ray release. Is there anything new this time around? No. That said, if you didn't grab the Blu-ray the first time around, is the 25th Anniversary Edition worth it? 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...

Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers

November 13th, 2013

On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.

If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gravity Soars Above, but Box Office Lacks Depth

October 15th, 2013

Both Gravity and Captain Phillips topped expectations, which is a reason to celebrate. However, it's practically the only reason to celebrate. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 did well, but from that point on, the box office was a disaster. Overall, the total box office was $116 million, which was down 8% from last week. Compared to last year, the box office was down by 10%. How can this year's top film earn more than twice as much as last year's number one film, but still lose out overall? Last year, the fourth place film was Hotel Transylvania, which earned $17.24 million. This year the fourth place film was Machete Kills, which earned just $3.84 million. The depth this year is simply terrible. Year-to-date, 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by less than 1% at $8.21 billion to $8.15 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Smooth Sailing for Gravity?

October 11th, 2013

There are two wide releases this week: Captain Phillips and Machete Kills. The former is a potential Awards Season player, while the latter is definitely not. Unfortunately, neither seems likely to challenge Gravity for top spot at the box office this weekend. Captain Phillips should come in a solid second place, while Machete Kills will try not to under-perform when compared to Runner Runner's opening from last weekend. Gravity could help 2013 top last year's box office, which was led by Taken 2 in its second weekend of release. The best new release was Argo, but it opened with less than $20 million and Captain Phillips should top that. However, last year had much better depth and might prove to be too much for 2013 to overcome. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. 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...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 11th, 2013

June 12th, 2013

Another typical summer week on the home market. There are a few first-run releases, but nothing that is a blockbuster. There are more TV on DVD releases, including a couple that were contenders for Pick of the Week. This includes Burn Notice: Season Six, but the screener is late, so I'm holding off. Enter the Dragon gets an Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and it is a contender. However, in the end I went with The Newsroom: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Schindler's List

March 3rd, 2013

Schindler's List came out 20 years ago and immediately earned near universal acclaim and went on to become the big winner at the 1994 Oscars taking home seven awards out of the twelve it was nominated for. This week it makes its Blu-ray debut. Does it still stand up 20 years later? And is the Blu-ray worthy of the film? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Catch Me If You Can

December 3rd, 2012

Catch Me If You Can opened on Christmas day 2002, and while it was never able to reach top spot on the box office chart (a little film called Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was blocking it) it did become a huge hit. Ten year later, it is coming out on Blu-ray. Has the film aged well? Is the Blu-ray worth the upgrade? 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...

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12/31/2017 Untitled Miracle on the Hudson Project Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Circle   $0 $0 $0
10/14/2016 Inferno Robert Langdon  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 A Hologram for the King   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Ithaca   $0 $0 $0
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies James Donovan  $65,457,320 $20,400,000 $85,857,320
4/14/2015 Misery Loves Comedy Himself  $19,634 $100 $19,734
12/13/2013 Saving Mr. Banks Walt Disney  $83,299,761 $31,662,764 $114,962,525
10/11/2013 Captain Phillips Captain Richard Philips  $107,136,417 $113,511,767 $220,648,184
6/11/2013 Killing Lincoln Narrator  $0 $0 $0
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Manager/Isaac Sachs/Dermot Hoggins/Cavendish Look-A-Like Actor/Zachry  $27,108,272 $103,564,882 $130,673,154
12/25/2011 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Thomas Schell  $31,847,881 $23,400,000 $55,247,881
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Larry Crowne  $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
6/18/2010 Toy Story 3 Woody  $415,004,880 $654,813,349 $1,069,818,229
5/15/2009 Angels & Demons Robert Langdon  $133,375,846 $357,500,000 $490,875,846
3/20/2009 The Great Buck Howard Mr. Gable   $750,587 $150,000 $900,587
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson  $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
7/27/2007 The Simpsons Movie Himself  $183,135,014 $343,936,008 $527,071,022
5/19/2006 The Da Vinci Code Robert Langdon  $217,536,138 $550,284,321 $767,820,459
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation Narrator  $34,126,126 $5,720,770 $39,846,896
8/2/2005 Elvis Has Left the Building Mailbox Elvis  $0 $0 $0
11/10/2004 The Polar Express The Conductor/Hero Boy/Father/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus  $194,949,659 $124,100,000 $319,049,659
6/18/2004 The Terminal Victor  $77,073,959 $141,600,000 $218,673,959
3/26/2004 The Ladykillers Professor G.H. Dorr  $39,692,139 $37,700,000 $77,392,139
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Joe Shaye  $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
9/20/2002 Apollo 13 (IMAX) Jim Lovell  $1,759,075 $460,127 $2,219,202
7/12/2002 The Road to Perdition Michael Sullivan  $104,054,514 $79,300,000 $183,354,514
12/22/2000 Cast Away Chuck Noland  $233,632,142 $193,598,374 $427,230,516
12/10/1999 The Green Mile Paul Edgecomb  $136,801,374 $153,900,000 $290,701,374
11/19/1999 Toy Story 2 Woody  $245,823,397 $265,506,097 $511,329,494
12/18/1998 You've Got Mail Joe Fox  $115,731,542 $134,978,505 $250,710,047
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Captain John Miller  $216,119,491 $268,700,000 $484,819,491
10/4/1996 That Thing You Do! Mr. White  $25,809,813 $8,700,000 $34,509,813
3/15/1996 The Celluloid Closet Interviewee  $1,310,167 $0 $1,310,167
11/22/1995 Toy Story Woody  $191,652,928 $172,749,283 $364,402,211
6/30/1995 Apollo 13 Jim Lovell  $172,036,360 $162,029,504 $334,065,864
7/6/1994 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump  $330,151,138 $349,706,026 $679,857,164
12/22/1993 Philadelphia Andrew Beckett  $76,512,063 $124,000,000 $200,512,063
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle Sam Baldwin  $116,856,908 $101,219,116 $218,076,024
7/1/1992 A League of Their Own Jimmy Dugan  $107,404,544 $24,906,141 $132,310,685
12/19/1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Sherman McCoy  $15,432,314 $0 $15,432,314
3/9/1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Joe  $38,169,803 $0 $38,169,803
7/28/1989 Turner & Hooch Scott Turner  $70,131,974 $0 $70,131,974
2/17/1989 The `Burbs Ray Peterson  $35,382,246 $0 $35,382,246
9/30/1988 Punchline Steven Gold  $21,032,000 $0 $21,032,000
6/3/1988 Big Josh  $113,327,971 $36,700,000 $150,027,971
6/26/1987 Dragnet Streebeck  $56,287,154 $0 $56,287,154
11/14/1986 Every Time We Say Goodbye David  $278,623 $0 $278,623
7/30/1986 Nothing in Common David Basner  $29,418,104 $0 $29,418,104
3/26/1986 The Money Pit Walter Fielding  $37,499,651 $0 $37,499,651
8/16/1985 Volunteers Lawrence Bourne III  $19,875,740 $0 $19,875,740
7/19/1985 The Man With One Red Shoe Richard  $8,645,411 $0 $8,645,411
6/29/1984 Bachelor Party Rick Gassko  $38,435,947 $0 $38,435,947
3/9/1984 Splash Allen Bauer  $62,599,495 $0 $62,599,495
8/29/1980 He Knows You're Alone Elliot  $4,875,436 $0 $4,875,436
Movies: 55Totals:$4,504,437,098$4,854,495,191$9,358,932,289
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12/31/2017 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Circle Producer $0 $0 $0
3/25/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Producer $0 $0 $0
10/4/2013 Parkland Producer $641,439 $0 $641,439
1/8/2013 Game Change Producer $0 $0 $0
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Producer,
$35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are Producer $77,233,467 $21,890,189 $99,123,656
3/20/2009 The Great Buck Howard Producer $750,587 $150,000 $900,587
7/18/2008 Mamma Mia! Executive Producer $143,762,955 $458,370,497 $602,133,452
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Producer $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
6/22/2007 Evan Almighty Executive Producer $100,289,690 $73,841,639 $174,131,329
7/28/2006 The Ant Bully Producer $28,142,535 $21,468,363 $49,610,898
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation Producer,
$34,126,126 $5,720,770 $39,846,896
11/10/2004 The Polar Express Executive Producer $194,949,659 $124,100,000 $319,049,659
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Producer $241,438,208 $133,451,826 $374,890,034
12/22/2000 Cast Away Producer $233,632,142 $193,598,374 $427,230,516
10/4/1996 That Thing You Do! Director,
$25,809,813 $8,700,000 $34,509,813
Movies: 17Totals:$1,183,045,961$1,119,984,224$2,303,030,185